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H. R. 1535. A bill to amend certain administrative provisions of the Tariff

Act of 1930 and related laws, and for other purposes. -

1

Statement of -

Allersmeyer, Carl E., representing Althouse Chemical Co., Reading,

Pa..

347

Altschuler, Benjamin M., counsel, Customs Brokers and Forwarders
Association of America, Inc.---

450

Anthony, Richard H., secretary, the American Tariff League, Inc. 419

Beiter, Alfred F., president, National Customs Service Association - 413

Bell, C. Jasper, representing National Institute of Oilseeds Products. 488, 497

Bennett, Fred, chairman, import and customs committee, Commerce

and Industry Association of New York--

285

Bennett, Julia D., assistant director, Washington office, American

Library Association...

519

Breckenridge, John, representing West Coast Citrus Fruit and Tree-

nut Industries.

551

Breckenridge, John, representing the Dehydrated Onion and Garlic

Industry in the United States -

576

Brown, Winthrop G., Director, Office of International Matériels Policy,

Department of State..

643

Crist, John L., president, Southern Dyestuff Corp-

349

Coulter, John Lee, representing National Renderers Association

525

Fernós-Isern, Hon. Antonio, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico. 391

Garstang, M. R., counsel, National Milk Producers Federation... 593

Gordon, John B., representing Bureau of Raw Materials for American

Vegetable Oils and Fats Industries.---.

504

Graham, John S., Assistant Secretary of the Treasury-

34

Halvorson, Lloyd, economist, National Grange-

521

Higman, W. E., Chief of the Division of Classification Entry and

Value, Bureau of Customs.

165

Hilera, Felix R., general manager, Serralles Distillers Corp., Ponce,

Puerto Rico..

395

Hotchkiss, W. Stewart, representing Synthetic Organic Chemical

Manufacturers Association and Manufacturing Chemists' Associa-

tion, Inc...

328

Johnson, William R., Assistant to the Commissioner of Customs,

Treasury Department-

34

Joyce, R. E., vice president, National Distillers Product Corp.-

378

Joyce, William H., Jr., Assistant Administrator for Operations,

Economic Cooperation Administration.

244

King, Hadley S., representing the Association of the Customs Bar,

New York, NY.

433

Kraemer, F. L., customhouse broker, New York, N. Y..

457

Kunz, Eric C., president, Givaudan Corp. and Sidnar Corp., New

York City

358

Lerch, John C., partner, Lamb & Lerch, New York, N. Y..

313

Lourie, Harry L., executive vice president, National Association of

Alcoholic Beverage Importers, Inc.-

365

McDonald, Raymond F., president, United States Customs Ware-

house Officers Association of the Port of New York,

430

McFadden, Cornelius P., chairman, rubber footwear division, Rubber

Manufacturers Association, Inc.--

311

Malone, Hon. George W., United States Senator from the State of
Nevada..

578

Statement of-Continued

Martin, Edwin G., representing American Knit Handwear Associa Page
tion, Gloversville, N. Y.--

473
May, Ernest M., general manager, Otto B. May, Inc.-

331
Mercer, Walter J., director, American Chamber of Commerce for
Trade with Italy, Inc.

283
Moody, Sidney C., representing Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufac-
turers Association

322
Nichols, Philip, Jr., Assistant General Counsel, Treasury Department. 34, 254
Pickrell, Eugene R., attorney, New York, N. Y.

452
Putzell, Edwin J., Jr., assistant secretary, Monsanto Chemical Co- 352
Radcliffe, Harry S., executive vice president, National Council of
American Importers, Inc.-

257

Ray, John C., chairman, import and customs committee, Detroit Board

of Commerce-

279

Rocca, B. T., Jr., vice president, Pacific Vegetable Oil Corp--

596
Sawyer, Hon. Charles, Secretary of Commerce

215
Shipman, Frank M., vice president, Brown-Forman Distillers Corp.. 385
Smith, Lawrence M. C., president, the American Federation of Arts - 514
Souby, James M., general solicitor, Association of American Rail-
roads..

296
Strackbein, 0. R., representing the National Labor-Management
Council on Foreign Trade Policy.

399

Strubinger, David B., Acting Commissioner of Customs, Treasury

Department..

34, 211

Tipton, Stuart G., general counsel, Air Transport Association of

America --

301

Van Winckel, C. E., president, the Carwin Co., North Haven, Conn.. 362

Walsh, Dr. William L., representing General Aniline & Film Corp.,

New York, N. Y.-

344

Wills, J. Preston, organic chemicals department, E. I. du Pont de
Nemours & Co..

333
Miscellaneous information submitted to the committee by-
Curtis, Hon. Carl T.:
“U. S. Curb on Cheese Scored at Geneva," article from the New
York Times of September 18, 1951, entitled.--

648

Doughton, Hon. Robert L.:

American Farm Bureau Federation, letter of September 11, 1951.. 524

American Federation of Labor, letter of September 13, 1951. 523

Miles, Clarence R., United States Chamber of Commerce, letter

of August 3, 1951, to Hon. Robert L. Doughton.--

The Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, letter of

September 12, 1951..

645

Forand, Hon. Aime J.: United States Rubber Co., letter of August
21, 1951..

605

General discussion of H. R. 1535 by sections:

Section 1. Short title and effective date..

92

Section 2. Requirement of injury in dumping and countervailing

duty cases

44, 92, 134, 204

Section 3. Repeal of special marking requirements.

94

Section 4. Repeal of certain obsolete reciprocal provisions...

96

Section 5. American goods returned.-

97

Section 6. Free entry provisions for travelers.

101, 107, 145

Section 7. Free entry for noncommercial exhibitions..

107

Section 8. Temporary free entry for samples and other articles

under bond.

109

Section 9. Supplies and equipment for vessels and aircraft.

114

Section 10. Draw-back on export of imports not ordered..

118

Section 11. Administrative exemptions.--

120

Section 12. International traffic and rescue work.

125

Section 13. Value --- 54, 68, 71, 83, 87, 128, 136, 141, 144, 202

Section 14. Value not to be based on American selling price 88,

144, 148, 189, 198, 206

Section 15. Signing and delivery of manifests,

159

Section 16. Certified invoices and informal entries.-

160

Section 17. Amendment of entries and duties on undervaluation.. 161

Section 18. Commingled merchandise.--

169

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Miscellaneous information submitted to the committee by-Continued
General discussion of H. R. 1535 by sections—Continued

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Section 19. Correction of errors and mistakes...

171
Section 20. Conversion of currency ---

83, 173
Section 21. Customs supervision..

182, 185
Section 22. Delegation of authority-

195
Section 23. Conversion of processing taxes to import taxes.

195
Section 24. Repeal of discrimination against imports in certain
internal-revenue taxes.--

207
General discussion..

61, 71, 76, 85, 91
Jenkins, Hon.

Thomas A.:
Murphy, John J., president, United States Customs Inspectors'
Association, letter of August 10, 1951.--

377
National Institute of Oilseeds Products:
Table 1.-20 leading Philippine exports, 1950...--

491
Table II.-Use of coconut, cottonseed, and soybean oils in mar-

garine, percentage of total oils used and production of marga-

rine, fiscal years (ending June 30) 1924 to 1950, inclusive - 493
National Association of Margarine Manufacturers, letter of Sep-
tember 4, 1951.---

494
National Renderers Association:

Contrast of prices of coconut oil and No. 1 inedible tallow, by
months, 1950 and 1951 (tabulation).

533
Table I.-Imports of copra and coconut oil, 1921 to 1950, inclu-

sive; prices of coconut oil and inedible tallow, contrasted.. 534
Table II.-Fats and oils in soap industry, 1921 to 1950, inclusive;

total all fats and oils used contrasted with use imported lauric
acid oils

534
Table III.-Extent of use of coconut oil for purposes other than

in manufacture of soap, quantities and percentages, 1931 to
1950, inclusive.

535

Pacific Coast Renderers Association: Resolution..

599

Reed, Hon. Daniel A.:

Emergency tariff laws, Sixty-seventh Congress, Public No. 10,

Public No. 68, and Public No. 91...

45

Walker, Chas. P., Jr., New York Board of Trade, letter of
August 3, 1951, to Hon. Daniel A. Reed..

65

Reports received from Government departments on H. R. 1535:

Department of Agriculture

220

Department of Commerce..

219

Department of State.---

220

Economic Cooperation Administration.

221

United States Tariff Commission.---

221

Seattle Chamber of Commerce, letter of August 3, 1951, to Hon. Hal
Holmes

44

Treasury Department:

Amendment proposed by the Treasury Department- Verifica-

tion of documents.

34, 210

Analysis of the Customs Simplification Act of 1951.

15

Section 1. Short title and effective date..

15

Section 2. Requirement of injury in dumping and counter-

vailing duty cases.

16

Section 3. Repeal of special marking requirements.-

16

Section 4. Repeal of certain obsolete reciprocal provisions.. 16

Section 5. American goods returned..

Section 6. Free entry provisions for travelers.

17

Section 7. Free entry for noncommercial exhibitions.

18

Section 8. Temporary free entry for samples and other

articles under bond.

Section 9. Supplies and equipment for vessels and aircraft. 19

Section 10. Draw-back on export of imports not ordered.. 19

Section 11. Administrative exemptions...

19

Section 12. International traffic and rescue work.

20

Section 13. Value ---

20

Section 14. Value not to be based on American selling price.. 23

Section 15. Signing and delivery of manifests.

23

Section 16. Certified invoices and informal entries

23

iscellaneous information submitted to the committee by-Continued

Treasury Department-Continued

Analysis of the Customs Simplification Act of 1951-Continued

Section 17. Amendment of entries and duties on under- Page

valuation.

23

Section 18. Commingled merchandise -

26

Section 19. Correction of errors and mistakes

26

Section 20. Conversion of currency -

27

Amendment proposed by the Treasury Department in

section 20.-

30

Supplemental analysis of section 20 as proposed to be

amended.

Exhibit A. Par values of foreign currencies -

32

Exhibit B. I. M. F. member countries' currencies-

I. M. F. par values and rates certified by Federal

Reserve Bank of New York, fiscal year 1951.-

33

Section 21. Customs supervision.

27

Section 22. Delegation of authority --

28

Section 23. Conversion of processing taxes to import taxes.. 28

Section 24. Repeal of discrimination against imports in cer-

tain internal-revenue taxes.

28

Section 25. Saving clause---

30

Analysis of legislative proposals contained in H. R. 1535 (tabula-

tion)

77, 202

Average rate of duty in fiscal years 1931 and 1950, and estimated

effect of the Torquay agreement.--
Explanation of sections of H. R. 1535 which are contained in the

general agreement on tariffs and trade_organization charter... 79

Findings on dumping by the Treasury Department since enact-

ment of the Tariff Act of 1930..

75

List of Government groups with whom McKinsey & Co. discussed

customs activities during survey

64

List of representatives of the public with whom McKinsey & Co.

had contacts.

64

McKinsey & Co. legislative recommendations not included in

H. R. 1535.

80

Reciprocal privileges for aircraft

118
Statistics of entries received by Customs, 1947-51, and of appeals
to reappraisement received, etc...

60

Supplemental data concerning proposal in section 6, H. R. 1535,

that automobiles be admitted as personal effects in certain

cases.-

107

Volume of business and cost of customs operations...

139

91

673

698

697

672

Gloucester Vessel Owners Association, telegram from Melvin Bernstein,

secretary-

International Chamber of Commerce:

Nine principles in reference to customs simplification.---

Resolutions adopted by commission on formalities in international

trade

Simplifying U. $. Customs Procedure, report of the committee on

customs technique

Statement of E. S. Gregg, chairman, committee on administrative

barriers to international trade, United States Council.

Untangling our customs red tape, chart.

Joh. de Kuyper & Zoon, letters from

League of Women Voters of the United States, statement-

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, letter from Oscar A. Trippet, presi-

dent

Maraschino Cherry and Glacé Fruit Association, statement-

Marriner, Kenneth w., statement of

Martin, Edwin G., letter from...-

Massachusetts Fisheries Association, telegram from James S. Carlson,

president

McMaster, Thomas, statement of, on behalf of manufacturers of domestic

cordials and liqueurs.

National Association of Waste Material Dealers, Inc.:

Statement of

Levi, Richard, chairman, import-export committee, Textile

Fibres Processors Institute --

Teisch, Max M., chairman, nonferrous import-export sub-

committee

National Association of Wool Manufacturers, statement of

National Brotherhood of Operative Potters, telegram from James M.

Duffy, president ---

National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, statement of John J. Riggle,

assistant secretary -

National Federation of American Shipping, Inc., letter from A. U. Krebs,

counsel

New Bedford Seafood Producers Association, telegram from Edmund

O'Neil, general manager,

New York Board of Trade, Inc., letter from Floyd W. Jefferson, president.-

Rubber Manufacturers Association, Inc., letter from C. P. McFadden,

chairman, rubber footwear division, transmitting documents for record..

State Department, letter from Jack K. McFall, Assistant Secretary,

transmitting letter from J. M. Elizalde, Philippine Ambassador.---

United Cement, Lime, and Gypsum Workers International Union, tele-

gram from Wm. Schoenberg, general president..

United Gas, Coke, and Chemical Workers of America, letter of September

18, 1951.

United Wall Paper Craftsmen and Workers of North America, telegram

from Rudolph Heinl, international business representative..

Wine Institute, statement on behalf of the United States brandy industry

by Edward W. Wootton...

670

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