Report of the Tariff Commission; Appointed Under Act of Congress Approved May 15, 1882 Volume 3

Report of the Tariff Commission; Appointed Under Act of Congress Approved May 15, 1882 Volume 3

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...difference of freight charged by these bonded lines. There are some of the importers here now, and I hope they will address the Commission on this point. Mr. B. W. Spire, of Nashville, importer of crockery ware, said: I have been engaged in importing crockery ware here for a number of years, and I find it very difficult to get crockery through the original ports of entry. It seems that the delay and inconvenience is caused by various conflicting interests. The manufacturers in England give to purchasers a discount of five per cent. cash on the other side. It is optional, however, with the purchaser whether he pays on the other side or on this side. If he chooses not to send the money over there, but to pay on this side, it has been customary for him to bill the goods to his agent in the East as though they had been paid for. taking off this five per cent. discount. When they arrive in New York it is to the interest of the manufacturer, and also to the interest of the collector of the port, to stop the goods from going into the interior. The collector's interest consists in Lis commission on the collection of duties at the original port of entry, and the manufacturer's interest is the duty that he gets on the five per cent. I remember an instance where one hundred crates of crockery came to New Orleans consigned to Carroll & Co. Mr. Carroll, knowing that he had to have a custom-house power of attorney, wrote to Nashville for that power of attorney. It was furnished in proper form, as I supposed, but the officer discovered a flaw in it; he found that the word Carroll was spelled with one " r" instead of two. That was the only irregularity, and on that he ordered the goods back to the custom house. For that simple reason they...show more

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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 680g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860454
  • 9781236860453