Proclamation 2856—Change in Quota Year for Imports Of Long-Staple Cotton and Fixing of Quota for Interim Period
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 (7 U.S.C. 624), the President issued a proclamation on September 5, 1939 (No. 2351, 54 Stat. 2640), limiting the quantities of certain cotton and cotton waste which might be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, which proclamation was suspended in part or modified by proclamations of December 19, 1940 (No. 2450, 54 Stat. 2769), March 31, 1942 (No. 2544, 56 Stat. 1944), June 29, 1942 (No. 2560, 56 Stat. 1963), February 1, 1947 (No. 2715, 61 Stat. 1049), June 9, 1947 (No. 2734, 61 Stat. 1071), and July 20, 1948 (No. 2800, 13 F.R. 4176); and
Whereas under the said proclamation of September 5, 1939, as suspended in part and modified, the quantity of cotton having a staple of 1 1/8 inches or more but less than 1 11/16 inches in length which may be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption in any quota year may not exceed 45,656,420 pounds; and
Whereas under the said proclamation of September 5, 1939, the quota year for imports of such cotton commences on September 20; and
Whereas pursuant to section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as further amended by the acts of January 25, 1940, 54 Stat. 17, and July 3, 1948, 62 Stat. 1247, 1248, the United States Tariff Commission has made a supplemental investigation to determine whether the circumstances requiring the said import quota on cotton having a staple of 1 1/8 inches or more in length continue to exist, or whether changed circumstances require the modification of the quota or of the methods of administering it; and
Whereas in the course of the said supplemental investigation, after due notice, a public hearing was held on July 7, 1949, at which parties interested were given opportunity to be present, to produce evidence, and to be heard, and, in addition to the hearing, the Commission made such investigation as it deemed necessary for a full disclosure and presentation of the facts; and
Whereas the Commission has made findings of fact and has transmitted to me a report of such findings and its recommendations based thereon, together with a transcript of the evidence submitted at the hearing, and has also transmitted a copy of such report to the Secretary of Agriculture:
Now, Therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby find and proclaim, on the basis of the investigation and report of the United States Tariff Commission, that changed circumstances require the further modification, as hereinafter indicated, of the said proclamation of September 5, 1939, in order to carry out the purposes of the said section 22, as amended. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority contained in the said section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended, I hereby further modify the said proclamation of September 5, 1939, so that (1) the quota year in respect of cotton having a staple of 1 1/8 inches or more but less than l 11/16 inches in length shall hereafter commence on February 1 in lieu of September 20, and (2) during the period from September 20, 1949, to January 31, 1950, inclusive, the quantity of such cotton which may be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption shall not exceed 16,487,042 pounds.
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 third day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-fourth.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
By the President:
Secretary of State.
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