An Act To provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to encourage the industries of the United States, to protect American labor, and for other purposes

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The importation of cattle, sheep, or other domestic ruminants, or swine, or of fresh, chilled, or frozen beef, veal, mutton, lamb, or pork is prohibited from any foreign country where rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease exists. No meat of any kind shall be imported into the United States unless such meat is healthful, wholesome, and fit for human food. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of this section.


United States. Secretary of Agriculture


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 46 Stat. 590
  • Title 19, Sec. 1306
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large


References are made to the Meat Inspection Amendment, 34 Stat.674 (1906) and to the Food and Drugs Act, 34 Stat. 768 (1906).

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46 Stat. 590 (1930); ch. 497 (Book)

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  • 1931
  • 06/17/1930


  • Agriculture
  • Foot-and-mouth disease
  • Foreign trade regulation
  • Meat inspection
  • Rinderpest
  • Import quotas
  • Laws and legislation
  • Agriculture--Laws and legislation


Public Law

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 590, 689

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