Bulletin Volume 19, No. 1

Bulletin Volume 19, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...also be had to the general scheme or policy which underlies their enactment, which seeks to graduate the rate of duty according to the cost or expense involved in the production of the articles to which it relates, and especially according to the quantum of labor, skilled and unskilled, which may be required for their manufacture. We find that this principle has been almost invariably observed in framing every act imposing duties; and the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Movius v. Arthur (95 U. S. 104), regarded it as of great value in determining doubtful cases where it was sought to so construe the law as to make the less expensive article pay the higher rate of duty. From the data before me it appears that the cost of the machinery and labor required for the manufacture of these coatings and suitings is greater than that required for the manufacture of cassimeres and other woolen cloths, which are used for the same purposes; and yet, if duty is assessed under paragraph 363, they will be made to pay a rate of duty in many cases 30 per centum less than cassimeres and other woolen cloths costing in the foreign market the same price. It is not to be presumed that Congress intended so great a departure from the general plan of the statute. As bearing upon this question of the intent of Congress it is also a circumstance of great weight that, in the present as well as in former tariff laws, woolen and worsted yarns are subjected to the same rate of duty; and if it was the intention to discriminate in favor of worsted products generally, by imposing upon them a lower rate, this discrimination would have been extended to the different kinds of yarn, for it is in the treatment of the wool while in the course of manufacture...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769287
  • 9781236769282