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Men's Sewed Straw Hats Report of the United Stated Tariff Commission to the President of the United States (1926)   By:

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UNITED STATES TARIFF COMMISSION WASHINGTON

MEN'S SEWED STRAW HATS

REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES TARIFF COMMISSION TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

INVESTIGATION OF THE COSTS OF PRODUCTION OF MEN'S SEWED STRAW HATS IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN THE PRINCIPAL COMPETING FOREIGN COUNTRIES

WITH APPENDIX PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT

WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1926

UNITED STATES TARIFF COMMISSION

Office: Eighth and E Streets NW., Washington, D. C.

COMMISSIONERS

THOMAS O. MARVIN, Chairman . ALFRED P. DENNIS, Vice Chairman . EDWARD P. COSTIGAN. HENRY H. GLASSIE. A. H. BALDWIN. EDGAR B. BROSSARD.

JOHN F. BETHUNE, Secretary .

ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS PUBLICATION MAY BE PROCURED FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON, D. C. AT 5 CENTS PER COPY

CONTENTS

Page Introductory: Reference to files 1 Rates of duty 1 History of investigation 1 Scope of investigation 2

Information obtained in the investigation: Domestic production 2 Kinds of hats produced 3 Organization 3 Labor conditions 3 Imports 4 Effect of imports 6 Principal competing country 7 Foreign production Types of hats produced 8 Organization 8 Working hours and wages 8 Costs of production Methods of obtaining cost data 9 Description of cost items Material 9 Labor 9 Overhead 9 Selling expense ( a ) Domestic 9 ( b ) Foreign 9 Tables showing cost comparisons 10 Competitive conditions Transportation and marketing costs 11

Formal statement of conclusions 11 Summary of conclusions 13

Separate statement of Commissioner Costigan, in part concurring and in part dissenting, in the investigation of men's sewed straw hats: Both higher and lower duties indicated by the commission's cost figures 15 Determining the dividing line for tariff purposes between higher and lower priced hats 15 Some omissions from and doubtful features in the commission's report 16 Representativeness of samples 16 Importers' selling expenses omitted 17 Deficiencies in comparative overhead data 18

Appendix: Proclamation by the President 21

LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

JULY 17, 1925... Continue reading book >>




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