Proclamation 2181—Increasing Rate of Duty on Slide Fasteners
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas pursuant to section 336 of Title III, Part II, of the Tariff Act of 1930 (46 Stat. 590, 701), the United States Tariff Commission has investigated the differences in costs of production of, and all other facts and conditions enumerated in said section with respect to, slide fasteners and parts thereof, being wholly or in part the growth or product of the United States and of and with respect to like or similar articles wholly or in part the growth or product of the principal competing country; and
Whereas in the course of said investigation a hearing was held, of which reasonable public notice was given and at which parties interested were given reasonable opportunity to be present, to produce evidence, and to be heard; and
Whereas the Commission has reported to the President the results of said investigation and its findings with respect to such differences in costs of production; and
Whereas the Commission has found it shown by the said investigation that the principal competing country is Japan, and that the duty expressly fixed by statute does not equalize the difference in the costs of production of the domestic articles and the like or similar foreign articles when produced in said principal competing country, and has specified in its report the increase in the rate of duty expressly fixed by statute found by the Commission to be shown by the said investigation to be necessary to equalize such difference; and
Whereas in the judgment of the President such rate of duty is shown by the said investigation of the Tariff Commission to be necessary to equalize such difference in costs of production:
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 336(c), Title III, Part II of the said Act do hereby approve and proclaim an increase in the rate of duty expressly fixed in Paragraph 397 of Title I of the said Act on slide fasteners and parts thereof, wholly or in chief value of copper, brass, nickel, zinc, or other base metal, but not plated with platinum, gold, or silver, or colored with gold lacquer, and not specially provided for, from 45 per centum ad valorem to 66 per centum ad valorem, the rate found to be shown by the said investigation to be necessary to equalize such difference in costs of production.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this first day of July, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixtieth.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2181—Increasing Rate of Duty on Slide Fasteners Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357356