Chew Hing Lung v. Wise - 176 U.S. 156 (1900)
U.S. Supreme Court
Chew Hing Lung v. Wise, 176 U.S. 156 (1900)
Chew Hing Lung v. Wise
Argued December 11-12, 1899
Decided January 22, 1900
176 U.S. 156
Tapioca flour is not a preparation fit for use as starch, and under the Tariff Act of October 1, 1890, c. 1244, paragraph 720, is entitled to free entry.
The designation of an article, eo nomine, either for duty or as exempt from duty must prevail over words of a general description which might otherwise include the article specially designated.
The statement of the case will be found in the opinion of the Court.