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A BILL TO AMEND CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
OF THE TARIFF ACT OF 1930 AND RELATED LAWS,
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Printed for the use of the Committee on Ways and Means
COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
DANIEL A. REED, New York, Chairman THOMAS A. JENKINS, Ohio
JERE COOPER, Tennessee RICHARD M. SIMPSON, Pennsylvania
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan ROBERT W. KEAN, New Jersey
WILBUR D. MILLS, Arkansas CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska
NOBLE J. GREGORY, Kentucky NOAH M. MASON, Illinois
A. SIDNEY CAMP, Georgia THOMAS E. MARTIN, Iowa
AIME J. FORAND, Rhode Island HAL HOLMES, Washington
HERMAN P. EBERHARTER, Pennsylvania JOHN W. BYRNES, Wisconsin
CECIL R. KING, California ANGIER L. GOODWIN, Massachusetts
THOMAS J. O'BRIEN, Illinois
ANTONI N. SADLAK, Connecticut
HALE BOGGS, Louisiana
HOWARD H. BAKER, Tennessee
THOMAS B. CURTIS, Missouri
VICTOR A. KNOX, Michigan
JAMES B. UTT, California
GORDON GRAND, JR., Clerk
THOMAS A. MARTIN, Assistant Clerk
Text of H, R. 5106..
Altschuler, Benjamin M., counsel, Customs Brokers and Forwarders
Association of America, Inc.-
Beiter, Alfred F., national president, National Customs Service
Bennett, Julia D., director, Washington office, American Library
Berkowitz, Max, codirector, National Authority for the Ladies'
Breckinridge, John, on behalf of Pin, Clip and Fastener Association..
Bruno, Vincent J., manager, import division, world trade department,
Commerce and Industry Association of New York --
Burnstine, B. N., representing National Jewelers Association..
Colburn, J. Bradley, Association of the Customs Bar..
Crawford, Hon. Fred L., Washington, D. C.
Grinberg, P. Irving, executive vice chairman, Jewelers Vigilance
Jones, Rowland, Jr., president, American Retail Federation.-
Krebs, Alfred V., counsel, National Federation of American Shipping--
Lerch, John G., New York, N. Y.----
Martin, Robert F., executive secretary, Vitrified China Association,
McFaden, C. P., chairman, rubber footwear division, Rubber Manu-
facturers Association --
Pickrell, Eugene R., attorney, New York, N. Y.
Prince, Gregory S., general solicitor, Association of American Railroads.
Radcliffe, Harry S., executive vice president, National Council of
American Importers, Inc.
Ray, John C., chairman, import and customs committee, Detroit
Board of Commerce.
Rose, Hon. H. Chapman, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, ac-
companied by Charles R. McNeill, Assistant General Counsel;
David B. Strubinger, Acting Commissioner of Customs; and W. R.
Johnson, Assistant to the Commissioner of Customs..
Strackbein, (. R., chairman, Nationwide Committee of Industry,
Agriculture, and Labor on Import-Export Policy -
Tipton, Stuart G., general counsel, Air Transport Association of
Wagner, Dr. Cary, president, Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufac-
turers Association of the United States; also representing Manu-
facturing Chemists Association, Inc.--
White, Richard P., executive secretary, American Association of
Additional information submitted for the record by-
Air Transport Association of America: Letter from S. G. Tipton,
general counsel, transmitting proposed amendment.
Allied Chemical & Dye Corp., letter from M. M. Biddison, president--
American Farm Bureau Federation, letter from John C. Lynn, legis-
American Knit Handwear Association, Inc., letter from Harry A.
Moss, Jr., secretary-
American Retail Federation, member associations of
American Tariff League, letter from A. C. Ackerman, first vice presi-
Burley and Dark Leaf Tobacco Export Association, Inc., statement
of Randolph S. Taylor, executive secretary --
Additional information submitted for the record by-Continued
Central Manufacturing Co., letter from Gilbert Rosenthal, vice
Columbia University Libraries, letter from Richard H. Logsdon, as-
Commerce and Industry Association of New York, Inc., letter from
Joseph A. Sinclair, secretary, to Secretary of the Treasury
Commerce Department, statement of Hon. Samuel W. Anderson,
Assistant Secretary -
Cornell University Library, letter from Stephen A. McCarthy, di-
Cranbrook Academy of Art, letter from Henry S. Booth, chairman.. 223
Detroit Board of Commerce:
Statement of John C. Ray, chairman, import and customs com-
mittee, on H. R. 4034_
Telegram from Gerald R. Heatter, world trade manager.
Energetic Worsted Corp., statement of John J. Hosey, president. 202
Export Managers' Club of New Orleans, telegram from David A.
Foreign Trade Association of Southern California, telegram from
Robert D. Parrish, president.
Fountain Pen and Mechanical Pencil Manufacturers' Association,
statement of Frank I.. King, executive secretary-
Haase, A. C. L., Co., letter from Walter S. Haase -
Houston Chamber of Commerce, telegram from John C. Flanagan,
Houston World Trade Association, telegram from Tom Brown, presi-
International House, letter from G. E. Roper, Jr., director, world
Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, letter from Alonzo Lansford, director - 224
Johns Hopkins University Library, letter from Warren J. Haas,
Kean, Hon. Robert W.: Proposed amendment to sec. 522 (d) of the
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.-
Lerch, John G., letter from.
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, letter from Roy M. Hagen,
Museum of Modern Art, letter from Rene d'Harnoncourt-
Mutual Security Agency, statement of
National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Importers, Inc., letter
from Harry L. Lourie, executive vice president-
National Association of Waste Material Dealers, Inc., statement of
Richard Levi, chairman, legislative committee, Textile Fibers
National Cotton Council of America, letter from William Rhea Blake,
executive vice president--
National Creameries Association, letter from Otie M. Reed, Wash-
National Customs Service Association:
Additional statement of Alfred F. Beiter..
How Congress and the courts have supported the vital function of
customs supervision and inspection and rejected the calculated
risk policy set forth in section 24 of H. R. 5106.
Legislative background and history of tariff laws..
Beiter, Alfred E. national president-
Frankel, Allan J., chairman, wage and hours committee.. 112
National Federation of American Shipping: Letter from A. U. Krebs,
National Foreign Trade Council, statement of William S. Swingle,
Nationwide Committee of Industry, Agriculture, and Labor on
Excerpts and correspondence from previous hearings concerning
Letter from 0. R. Strackbein, chairman.
Additional information submitted for the record by-Continued
New York Board of Trade, telegram from Fred J. Emmerich, chair-
man, international trade section.-
Pennsylvania, University of, letter from Froelich Rainey, director,
Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, resolution of
Port of New Orleans, letter from E. H. Lockenberg, general manager.-
Port of Seattle, letter from Warren D. Lamport, managing director---
Princeton University Library, letter from Lawrence Heyl, associate
Propeller Club of the United States, port of Houston, telegram from
Edwin Eikel, president-
Scarbrough, E. M., & Sons, letter from J. W. Scarbrough enclosing
correspondence from W. R. Zanes & Co..
Siber Hegner & Co., Inc., letter from Frederic A. Fery, Jr., assistant
Tobacco Associates, Inc., statement of J. B. Hutson, president-
Trans-Pacific Import & Export Co., letter from Edward J. Kraft,
Customs Simplification Act of 1953, comparison with act of 1951.
Letter from Hon. H. Chapman Rose, transmitting proposed
amendment to section 303.
Report on H. R. 5106....
Summary explanation of H. R. 5106, by Committee on Ways and
U. S. Customs Inspectors' Association, letter from C. W. Tait, chair-
man, law and publicity committee
United States Chamber of Commerce, letter from Clarence R. Miles..
Vitrified China Association, Inc.: New Montreal Store Attracts
United States Tourists, item from Retailing, September 29, 1952-.