Proclamation 2544—Suspending Quotas on Imports of Certain Cotton and Cotton Waste
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas pursuant to section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 as amended by section 31 of the act of August 24, 1935 (49 Stat. 750, 773), as amended by section 5 of the act of February 29, 1936 (49 Stat. 1148, 1152), and as reenacted by section 1 of the act of June 3, 1937 (50 Stat. 246), I issued a proclamation on September 5, 1939 (54 Stat. 2640), limiting the quantities of certain cotton and cotton waste which might be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, which proclamation was in part suspended by my proclamation of December 19, 1940 (54 Stat. 2769) ; and
Whereas the United States Tariff Commission has made a supplemental investigation pursuant to the said section 22 with respect to certain cotton and cotton waste and has made findings of fact with respect thereto; and
Whereas the Tariff Commission has transmitted to me a report of such findings and its recommendations based thereon, and has also transmitted a copy of such report to the Secretary of Agriculture:
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do hereby find and declare, on the basis of such investigation and report, that the circumstances requiring the provisions of my proclamation of September 5, 1939, with respect to the classes of cotton and cotton waste hereinafter described no longer exist. Accordingly, pursuant to the aforesaid section 22, as further amended by the act of January 25, 1940 (54 Stat. 17), I hereby proclaim that the provisions of my proclamation of September 5, 1939, are suspended, effective immediately, insofar as they apply to the following classes of cotton and cotton waste:
(a) Cotton produced in the United States, sold for export and actually exported on or after January 31, 1940, with respect to which cotton the Secretary of Agriculture shall have certified that there has been exported without benefit of subsidy, as an offset to the proposed reentry, an equal or greater number of pounds of cotton produced in the United States, of any grade or staple, but no such certification shall be required as a condition of reentry of cotton which is found by the Secretary of Agriculture to have been sold for export and actually exported during the period July 1 to September 17, 1941, inclusive; and
(b) Bona fide commercial samples of cotton or cotton waste of any origin, identified as commercial samples, in uncompressed packages weighing not more than 50 pounds gross weight per package; and
(c) Card strips made from cottons having a staple 13/16 inches or more in length.
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 31st day of March in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-sixth.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2544—Suspending Quotas on Imports of Certain Cotton and Cotton Waste Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357767