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CUSTOMS SIMPLIFICATION ACT
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
UNITED STATES SENATE
AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE PROVI-
SIONS OF THE TARIFF ACT OF 1930 AND RELATED
LAWS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
WALTER F. GEORGE, Georgia, Chairman TOM CONNALLY, Texas
EUGENE D. MILLIKIN, Colorado HARRY FLOOD BYRD, Virginia
ROBERT A. TAFT, Ohio EDWIN C. JOHNSON, Colorado
HUGH BUTLER, Nebraska CLYDE R. HOEY, North Carolina
EDWARD MARTIN, Pennsylvania ROBERT S. KEKR, Oklahoma
JOHN J. WILLIAMS, Delaware J. ALLEN FREAR, JR., Delaware
RALPH E. FLANDERS, Vermont
ELIZABETH B. SPRINGER, Chief Clerk
Text of H. R. 5505.
Acer, Victor A., vice president, Spencer Kellogg & Sons, Inc., Buffalo,
Altschuler, Benjamin M., counsel, Customs Brokers and Forwarders
Association of America, Inc.-
Anthony, Richard H., secretary, the American Tariff League-
Armstrong, Jan, assistant to the president, Eldorado Oil Works.
Beiter, Alfred F., national president, National Customs Service
Bennett, Fred, chairman, import and customs committee, Commerce
and Industry Association of New York, Inc.---
Bennett, Julia D., director, Washington office, American Library
Berkowitz, Max, codirector, National Authority for the Ladies'
Breckenridge, John, the Dehydrated Onion and Garlic Industry
Canfield, Robert E., American Paper and Pulp Association, New York,
Casey, James H., executive secretary, National Association of Leather
Cohen, Samuel Harris, attorney, Pocketbook Workers Union, AFL-
Colburn, J. Bradley, Association of the Customs Bar..
Dailey, H. Warner, secretary, Pin Clip and Fastener Association.
Gordon, John B., secretary, bureau of raw materials for American
Vegetable Oils and Fats Industries..
Graham, Hon. John S., Assistant Secretary, Department of the
Treasury, accompanied by Philip Nichols, Jr., General Counsel,
Renegotiation Board; W. R. Johnson, Assistant to the Com-
missioner of Customs, and Charles McNeill, Assistant General
Grinberg, P. Irving, exeoutive vice chairman, Jewelers Vigilance
Hinckley, Hugh F., Associated Representation of Staffordshire Potters.
Hooker, R. W., Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Associa-
tion, and the Manufacturing Chemists Association..
Huston, Howard, American Cyanamid Co..
Jones, Rowland, Jr., president, American Retail Federation.
Lerch, John G., Lamb and Lerch.
Linder, Hon. Harold J., Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Eco-
nomic Affairs, Department of State
Martin, Robert F., executive secretary, Vitrified China Association.-
Mercer, Walter J., president, Hudson Shipping Co., Inc.
Miller, Charles C., director of public relations, Rubber Manufacturers
Moss, Harry A., Jr., execut secretary, American Knit Handwear
O'Mahoney, Hon. Joseph C., United States Senator from the State of
Pickrell, Eugene R., representing Carbic Color and Chemical Co., Inc.,
and Sandoz Chemical Works, Inc.-
Pinkussohn, Lewis A., Jr., assistant secretary, Camillus Cutlery Co.-
Radcliffe, Harry S., 'executive vice president, National Council of
American Importers, Inc.--
Ray, John, chairman, Import and Customs Committee, Detroit Board
Text of H. R. 5505—Continued
Rothschild, Louis, executive director, National Association of Retail
Clothiers and Furnishers..
Shapiro, Benjamin, president, National Handbag and Accessories
Salesman's Association, Inc.--
Southard, Hon. Frank A., Jr., special assistant to the Secretary of the
Strackbein, O. R., chairman, National Labor-Management Council
on Foreign Trade Policy.
Taylor, Wayne C., consultant, Mutual Security Agency -
Tipton, Stuart G., general counsel, Air Transsort Association of
Tomkins, Allerton de Cormis, committee on trade barriers, United
States Council, International Chamber of Commerce..
Tyre, A. C., Importers Association, Inc., Chicago, Ill.
Walinsky, Ossip, president, International Handbag, Luggage, Belt and
Novelty Workers' Union.
Wellman, Arthur 0., president, Nichols & Co., Inc.--
Additional information submitted by-
Air Transport Association of America: Statement of Stuart G. Tipton,
American Association of Nurserymen, Inc., Washington, D. C.:
Statement of Richard P. White, executive secretary
American Chamber of Commerce for Trade with Italy, Inc., New
York, N. Y.: Statement of Walter J. Mercer, director
American Cyanamid Co., New York, N. Y.: Letter from Howard
Huston, vice president, to chairman, April 22, 1952--
American Farm Bureau Federation: Letter from John C. Lynn,
legislative director, to chairman, April 21, 1952.
American Retail Federation:
Advertisement from New York Times.
Statement of Rowland Jones, Jr., president-
American Tariff League: Conversion of foreign currencies under
United States laws..
American Warehousemen's Association, merchandise divison: Letter
from Jay Weil, Jr., chairman, committee on bonded warehouses
and foreign trade, to chairman, May 1, 1952-
American Vegetable Oils and Fats Industries: Brief of John B. Gordon,
secretary, bureau of raw materials.-
American Watch Association, Inc.: Statement of S. Ralph Lazrus,
Associated Representatives of Staffordshire Potters: Statement of
Hugh F. Hinckley
Association of the Customs Bar: Statement of J. Bradley Colburn -
Book Manufacturers Institute, Inc., New York, N. Y.: Letter from
J. Raymond Tiffany to chairman, with enclosures, April 28, 1952..
Boston Wool Trade Association: Telegram from Ralph J. Keltie,
president, to Hon. Leverett Saltonstall, April 21, 1952
Boudin, Cohn, and Glickstein: Letter from Samuel Harris Cohen to
committee, May 2, 1952, transmitting statement in behalf of Pocket-
book Workers Union, AFL.
California Fig Institute, the: Statement of John Freckenridge.
California Stevedore and Ballast Co., San Francisco, Calif.: Letter
from J. G. Ludlow, vice president and general manager, to chair-
man, December 20, 1951.-
Camillus Cutlery Co., Camillus, N. Y.: Letter from Alfred B. Kastor,
chairman of the board, April 15, 1952--
Carpet Institute, Inc.: Statement of Merrill A. Watson, president.
Chamber of Commerce of the United States: I etter from Clarence
R. Miles, manager, department of governmental affairs, to chair-
man, January 23, 1952.
Close & Stewart, Spokane, Wash.: Letter from Ralph M. Close to
Hon. Harry P. Cain, February 11, 1952.-
Additional information submitted by-Continued
Commerce and Industry Association of New York, New York, N. Y.:
Letter from Vincent J. Bruno, manager, import division, world
trade department, to clerk, April 29, 1952, transmitting recom-
Statement of Fred Bennett, chairman, import and customs com-
Commerce Department: Letter from Charles Sawyer, Secretary, to
chairman, April 29, 1952.
Curtis & Tompkins, Ltd., San Francisco, Calif.: Letter from H. de
Bussieres, vice president, to Ian Armstrong, Eldorado Iron Works,
San Francisco, Calif., April 25, 1952-.
Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc., New
York, N. Y.: Statement of Benjamin M. Altschuler, counsel -
Dehydrated Onion and Garlic Industry of America, the: Briefs filed
before the United States Tariff Commission under the provisions of
section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930..
Detroit Board of Commerce, Detroit, Mich.:
Statement of John C. Ray, chairman, import and customs com-
Export Managers Club of New York, Inc., the: Letter from Oren O.
Gallup, executive vice president, to chairman, April 21, 1952.-
Fountain Pen and Mechanical Pencil Manufacturers' Association,
Inc.: Statement of Frank L. King, executive secretary ---
Hunter, Hon. Allan 0.: Remarks in House of Representatives, May
Illinois Manufacturers' Association, Chicago, Ill.: Letter from
James L. Donnelly, executive vice president, to chairman, January
Importers Association, Inc., Chicago, Ill.: Statement of A. C. Tyre..
International Chamber of Commerce, Inc., New York, N. Y.: State-
ment and proposed revisions of Allerton de Cormis Tompkins--
Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Inc.: Letter from P. Irving Grinberg,
executive vice chairman, to chairman, transmitting statement
and letter to Commissioner of Customs, March 25, 1952...
Joseph Magnin Co., Inc., San Francisco, Calif.: Letter from Cyril
Magnin, vice president, to Hon. William Knowland, April 21, 1952-
Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City, Mo.: Letter from
Arthur 0. Terrel, chairman, foreign-trade committee, to chairman,
February 28, 1952..
Lerch, John G.:
Brief submitted to House Committee on Ways and Means.
Data on small industries that have been injured by imports
within a recent period.---
Legislative history-application of ad valorem rates of duty.
Metropolitan Stevedore Co., San Ffancisco, Calif.: Letter from J. G.
Ludlow, president, to chairman, December 20, 1951..
Mundt, Hon. Karl E.: Letter to chairman, April 22, 1952-
National Association of Retail Clothiers and Furnishers, Washington,
D. C.: Statement of Louis Rothschild, executive director.-
National Association of Waste Material Dealers, Inc., New York,
N. Y.: Letter from Clinton M. White, executive vice president, to
chairman, April 1, 1952.
National Association of Wool Manufacturers: Statement of Edwin
Wilkinson, executive vice president---
National Council of American Importers, Inc.: Statement of Harry S.
Radcliffe, executive vice president-
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Washington, D. C.: Letter
from John J. Riggle, assistant secretary, to chairman, April 23,
National Federation of American Shipping, Inc.: Letter from A. U.
Krebs, counsel, to chairman, April 25, 1952-
National Foreign Trade Council, Inc., New York, N. Y.: Letter from
William S. Swingle, president, to chairman, February 4, 1952.--