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AN ACT IMPOSING TEMPORARY DUTIES UPON CERTAIN AGRI.
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
APRIL 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, AND 26, 1921
Printed for the use of the Committee on Finance
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
BOIES PENROSE, Pennsylvania, Chairman. PORTER J. MCCUMBER, North Dakota. FURNIFOLD M. SIMMONS, North Carolina. REED SMOOT, Utah.
JOHN SHARP WILLIAMS, Mississippi. ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, Wisconsin. ANDRIEUS A. JONES, New Mexico. WILLIAM P. DILLINGHAM, Vermont. PETER G. GERRY, Rhode Island. GEORGE P. MCLEAN, Connecticut.
JAMES A. REED, Missouri.
DAVID I. WALSH, Massachusetts.
LEIGHTON C. TAYLOR, Clerk.
W. B. STEWART, Assistant Clerk. 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
EMERGENCY TARIFF AND ANTIDUMPING.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 1921.
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The committee met in executive session in Room 310, Senate Office Building, pursuant to the call of the chairman, at 10.30 o'clock a. m., Hon. Boies Penrose presiding.
Present: Senators Penrose (chairman), McCumber, Smoot, La Follette, Dillingham, McLean, Curtis, Watson, Calder, and Simmons.
Present, also: Mr. John E. Walker, Chief of the Senate Branch of the Legislative Drafting Service.
The committee proceeded to the consideration of House bill 2435, which is in full as follows:
[H. R. 2435, Sixty-seventh Congress, first session.]
AN ACT Imposing temporary duties upon certain agricultural products to meet present emergencies,
and to provide revenue; to regulate commerce with foreign countries; to prevent dumping of foreign merchandise on the markets of the United States; to regulate the value of foreign money; and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That on and after the day following the passage of this act, for the period of six months, there shall be levied, collected, and paid upon the following articles, when imported from any foreign country into the United States or into any of its possessions (except the Philippine Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the islands of Guam and Tutuila), the rates of duty which are prescribed by this section, namely:
1. Wheat, 35 cents per bushel.
5. Beans, provided for in paragraph 197 of the act entitled “An act to reduce tariff duties and to provide revenue for the Government, and for other purposes," approved October 3, 1913, 2 cents per pound.
6. Peanuts or ground beans, 3 cents per pound. 7. Potatoes, 25 cents per bushel of sixty pounds. 8. Onions, 40 cents per bushel of fifty-seven pounds. 9. Rice, cleaned, 2 cents per pound, except rice cleaned for use in the manufacture of canned foods, on which the rate of duty shall be 1 cent per pound; uncleaned rice, or rice free of the outer hull and still having the inner cuticle on, 14 cents per pound; rice flour, and rice meal, and rice broken which will pass through a number twelve wire sieve of a kind prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, one-fourth of 1 cent per pound; paddy, or rice having the outer hull on, three-fourths of 1 cent per pound.
10. Lemons, 2 cents per pound.
11. Oils: Peanut, 26 cents per gallon; cottonseed, coconut, and soya bean, 20 cents per gallon; olive, 40 cents per gallon in bulk, 50 cents per gallon in containers of less than five gallons. 12. Cattle, 30 per centum ad valorem.