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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 519-AUG. 8, 1947 year 1948, during the first ten days thereof) and at such other times during such calendar year as the Secretary may deem necessary to meet Basis. such requirements. In making such determinations the Secretary shall use as a basis the quantity of direct-consumption sugar distributed for consumption, as indicated by official statistics of the Department of Agriculture, during the twelve-month period ending October 31 next preceding the calendar year for which the determination is being made, and shall make allowances for a deficiency or surplus in inventories of sugar, and for changes in consumption because of changes in population and demand conditions, as computed from statistics published by agen- cies of the Federal Government; and, in order that such determinations shall be made so as to protect the welfare of consumers and of those engaged in the domestic sugar industry by providing such supply of sugar as will be consumed at prices which will not be excessive to con- sumers and which will fairly and equitably maintain and protect the welfare of the domestic sugar industry, the Secretary, in making any such determination, in addition to the consumption, inventory, popula- tion, and demand factors above specified and the level and trend of consumer purchasing power, shall take into consideration the relation- ship between the prices at wholesale for refined sugar that would result from such determination and the general cost of living in the United States as compared with the relationship between prices at wholesale for refined sugar and the general cost of living in the United States obtaining during 1947 prior to the termination of price control of sugar as indicated by the Consumers' Price Index as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor. SEC. 202. Whenever a determination is made, pursuant to section 201, of the amount of sugar needed to meet the requirements of con- sumers, the Secretary shall establish quotas, or revise existing quotas- Domestic areas. (a) For domestic sugar-producing areas, by apportioning among such areas 4,268,000 short tons, raw value, as follows: Area Short tons, raw value Domestic beet sugar-------------------------------- 1,800,000 Mainland cane sugar..-----------.-------------------- 500,000 Hawaii -------------------------------------- 1, 052,000 Puerto Rico--------------------------------------- 910,000 Virgin Islands -------------------------------- 6,000 Republic of the Philippines. 60 Stat. 144 . 22 U. S. C.§ 1261. Other foreign coun- tries. 52 Stat. 31. 7 U.8. C.§01281- 1407; 16 U. S. C. § 590h, 690o. Ante, pp. 721 722. Quota for Cuba. (b) For the Republic of the Philippines, in the amount of nine hundred and fifty-two thousand short tons of sugar as specified in section 211 of the Philippine Trade Act of 1946. (c) For foreign countries other than the Republic of the Philip- pines, by prorating among such areas an amount of sugar, raw value, equal to the amount determined pursuant to section 201 less the sum of the quotas established pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section, on the following basis: Area Per centum Cuba --------------------

_------------_ 98.64 Foreign countries other than Cuba and the Republic of the Philippines------------- _ --------- ---------- 1.36 The quota for foreign countries other than Cuba and the Republic of the Philippines shall be prorated among such countries on the basis of the division of the quota for such countries made in General Sugar Quota Regulations, Series 4, Number 1, issued December 12, 1936, pursuant to the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended. (d) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this title II, in the event the quota established for Cuba, including any and all deficits allotted or prorated to Cuba pursuant to the provisions of section 204 (a), shall be a smaller proportion of the total amount of sugar 924 [61 STAT.