Reciprocal Trade Agreements Program: Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, First Session, on the Operation of the Trade Agreements Act and the Proposed International Trade Organization, Parts 1-2

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1947 - United States - 1731 pages
Hearings on reciprocal trade agreements program impact on various U.S. industries.

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National Treatment on Internal Taxation and Regulation 7
Boycotts 14
General Elimination of Quantitative Restrictions 15
Exceptions From the Rule of Nondiscrimination 22
Expansion of Trade by Complete State Monopolies of Import
Studies Relating to Restrictive Business Practices 34
SECTION B Intergovernmental Commodity Arrangements in General Page Article 48 Special Commodity Studies 37
Commodity Conferences 38
Intergovernmental Commodity Agreements Involving the Regulation of Production Trade or Prices Article 52 Circumstances Governing Use of Reg...
Additional Principles Governing Regulatory Agreements 40
Administration of Regulatory Agreements 41
Miscellaneous Provisions Article 57 Obligations of Members Regarding Existing and Proposed Commodity Arrangements 42
Definitions 43
ORGANIZATION SECTION A Functions and Structure of the Organization Article 61 Functions of the Organization 44
Structure of the Organization 45
Interim Tariff Committee Article 67 Interim Tariff Committee 46
The Executive Board Article 68 Membership 47
Voting 49
SECTION E The Commissions Article 72 Establishment 50
Functions of the Commission on Business Practices 51
Functions of the Commodity Commission 52
The Director General 53
International Responsibilities of Personnel of the Organization 54
Legal Capacity of the Organization 55
Payment of Contribution 56
Withdrawal and Termination 57
Annexure A List of Territories Referred to in Subparagraph 2 a ii of Article 14 58
Annexure B Assignment of Functions With Respect to Intergovern mental Commodity Arrangements 59

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