On the exportation of beer, brewed or produced in the United States, the brewer thereof shall be allowed a drawback equal in amount to the tax paid on such beer if there is such proof of exportation as the Secretary may by regulations require. For the purpose of this section, exportation shall include delivery for use as supplies on the vessels and aircraft described in section 309 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1309).
PRIOR PROVISIONS A prior section 5055, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 613, related to "determination and collection of tax on beer", prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859. See section 5054(a)(1), (2), (c), (d) of this title. Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in prior section 5056, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 613, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.AMENDMENTS 1997—Pub. L. 105–34 substituted "paid on such beer if there is such proof of exportation as the Secretary may by regulations require." for "found to have been paid on such beer, to be paid on submission of such evidence, records and certificates indicating exportation, as the Secretary may by regulations prescribe." 1976—Pub. L. 94–455 struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary".EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1997 AMENDMENT Pub. L. 105–34, title XIV, §1420(b), Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 1049, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on the 1st day of the 1st calendar quarter that begins at least 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 5, 1997]."
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