The commission agrees that $9.50 per dozen, foreign valuation, represents a fair breaking point for customs purposes between lower-grade hats competing on a price basis and hats of superior material and workmanship competing on a quality basis.
Under section 315 of the tariff act of 1922 there is an undetermined legal question with respect to including transportation expense in estimating foreign production costs. Commissioners Costigan, Dennis, and Baldwin agree that under subdivision (c) of section 315 a fair estimate of foreign costs should include the expense of transporting the foreign product to the principal competitive market or markets in this country. For hats whose foreign value is not in excess of $9.50 per dozen the rate of 88 per cent ad valorem is indicated as the correct duty for equalizing costs, with transportation included.
Chairman Marvin and Commissioner Glassie agree that under the law costs of production do not include transportation costs on either side. If transportation costs be not included in the foreign costs of production shown by this investigation, the rate indicated by the cost data would be 105 per cent on foreign valuation. This rate being in excess of the maximum permissible under su
A dark and disturbing one act play, set in a sinister and run-down saloon in the border town of Mexicali. Three characters--a retarded cowboy, a double-amputee librarian, and a talking horse--discuss their various problems; all the while drinking tequilla. The cowboy pours the tequilla shots for both the talking horse and double-amputee librarian since neither one has opposable thumbs.
Some sparkling dialogue and memorable phrases ('You ever try to run a library without arms? Well don't!).
Written by the United States Tariff Commission; a profound and welcome change from their usual dry and boring reports on tariffs and stuff.
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