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se PROCLAMATIONS, 1924. _1979 Done at the City of Washington this 22d dav of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty- [smu.] four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-ninth. C.u.v1x Coounon By the President: Cnantns E. Htonns »Se»crefury of Snitz. · Br Tru: Pn1»;sii>sxr or rm; lkirrn Burns or Axmuca. .9.-°°°2‘l°'.?L¥’ZL

 PRUt]1AMATlUN.

Whereas in and by section 315 ii of Title III of the act of Congress ';:mg;°¤*° wldapproved September 21. 1922. entitled "An act to provide revenue, ' to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to encourage the indus- $,,;,,,0,, ,,,,y,,,,~;,,. tries of the United States, and for other purposes," it is, among other "°°· thin , provided that whenever the President, upon investigation of V°‘~“· P·°“· the differences in costs of reduction of articles wholly or in part the growth or product of the United States and of like or similar articles wholly or in part the growth or product of competing foreign countries, shall find it therebv shown that the duties fixe in this act do _ not equalize the said differences in costs of production in the United States and the principal competing country he shall, by suchinvestigation, ascertain said differences and determine and proclaim the chan es in classifications or increases or decreases in rates of duty providecl in said act shown by said ascertained differences in such costs of &r§ductjon necessary to equalize the same; ereas in and by section 315 (c) of said act it is further provided V°'· “• ’· °°‘ that in ascertaining the differences in costs of production, under the provisions of subdivisions (a) and (b) of said section, the President, in so far as he finds it practicable, shall take into consideration (1) the differences in conditions in production, includin w `es, costs of material, and other items in costs of production og suiih or similar articles in the United States and in competing foreign countries; (2) * the differences in the wholesale selling lprices of domestic and foreign articles in the principal markets of the United States; (3) advantages granted to a foreign producer by a foreign government, or by a person, partnership, corporation, or association in a foreign country; v and (4) any other advantages or disadvantages in competition; l Whereas, under and by' virtue of said section of said act, the United States Tariff Commission has made an investigation to assist the President in ascertainin the differences in costs of production of and of all other facts and conditions enumerated in said section with respect to the article described in paragraph 1 of Title I of said v°l‘ *2’ “W tariff act of 1922, namelgj oxalic acid, being wholly or in part the growth or product of the nited States, and of and with respect to a 1ke or similar article wholly or in part the growth or product of corigpting foreign countries; ereas 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 President u on said investi ation of said differences in costs of production of) said article wholly or in part the growth or product of the United States and of the like or similar article who ly or in {part the growth or product of competing foreign countries, has there y found that the principal competing country is