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On and after the 6th day of October, 1890, unless otherwise specially provided for in this act, the following articles when imported shall be exempt from duty:
Coir and coir yarn.
Cotton and cotton waste, or flocks.
Fans, common palm leaf, and palm leaf unmanufactured.
Istle, or Tampico fibre.
Hides, raw or uncured, whether dry, salted or pickled, Angora goat skins, raw, without the wool, asses' skins, and all other skins, with the wool on, except sheep skins.
India-rubber, crude, and milk of, or old scrap or refuse India-rubber which has been worn out by use and is fit only for remanufacture.
Ivory and vegetable ivory, not manufactured.
Needles, hand, sewing and darning.
That on and after the first day of March, 1891, all articles of foreign manufacture, such as are usually or ordinarily marked, stamped, branded, or labeled, and all packages containing such or other imported articles, shall respectively be plainly marked, stamped, branded, or labeled in legible English words, so as to indicate the country of their origin; and unless so marked, stamped, branded, or labeled they shall not be admitted to entry.