The Tariff commission; its history, activities and organization

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJoshua Bernhardt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... could readily have been found in the Interstate Commerce Commission which had had an uninterrupted existence since 1887. Attempts were made before the creation of the present commission to provide for scientific and expert study of various aspects of the tariff question by government agencies, but these were all temporary bodies aimed to meet special circumstances and emergencies. Since the present commission represents the fruition of the experiences of its predecessors, a brief account will be necessary of each of these ephemeral agencies.4 The Revenue Commission of 1865. The first impetus to the utilization by Congress of an outside body to aid it in tariff legislation came just before the close-of the Civil War 4 Only those governmental agencies are considered in this monograph which Congress established definitely for the purpose of assisting it in framing tariff legislation. There were, however, various bureaus or divisions established primarily for other purposes which were of utility to Congressional committees in'this direction. As far back as in 1842, the Secretary of State was required by act of August 16, (s Stat. L., 507) to lay before Congress annually at the commencement of its session, in a compendium form, all such changes and modifications in the commercial systems of other nations whether by treaties, duties on imports and exports, or other regulations as might have come to the knowledge of the department. Subsequently a Bureau of Statistics was established in the Department of State, which prepared and published several volumes on "Tariffs of Foreign Countries." A report on "Modern Tariff Systems" was prepared in 1902 by the Bureau of Statistics of the Treasury Department. This bureau was consolidated with the Bureau of Statistics on F...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... could readily have been found in the Interstate Commerce Commission which had had an uninterrupted existence since 1887. Attem...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217373992

ISBN - 13:9780217373999

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