Trade Practice Rules, Sept. 1, 1935 to June 30, 1945

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946 - Competition, Unfair - 488 pages
 

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Page 18 - Provided, That nothing herein contained shall prevent discrimination in price between purchasers of commodities on account of differences in the grade, quality, or quantity of the commodity sold, or that makes only due allowance for difference in the cost of selling or transportation, or discrimination in price in the same or different communities made in good faith to meet competition...
Page 179 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That nothing in the Act approved June 19, 1936 (Public Numbered 692, Seventy-fourth Congress, second session) , known as the Robinson-Patman Antidiscrimination Act, shall apply to purchases of their supplies for their own use by schools, colleges, universities, public libraries, churches, hospitals, and charitable institutions not operated for profit.
Page 162 - Inducing Breach of Contract. Inducing or attempting to induce the breach of existing lawful contracts between competitors and their customers or their suppliers by any false or deceptive means whatsoever, or interfering with or obstructing the performance of any such contractual duties or services by any such means, with the purpose and effect of unduly hampering, injuring, or prejudicing competitors in their businesses, is an unfair trade practice.
Page 235 - Inducing breach of contract. It is an unfair trade practice to induce or attempt to induce the breach of existing lawful contracts between competitors and their customers, or their suppliers, by any false or deceptive means whatsoever, or to interfere with or obstruct the performance of any such contractual duties or services by any such means, with the purpose and effect of unduly hampering, injuring, or prejudicing competitors in their business.
Page 73 - DISPARAGEMENT OF THEIR PRODUCTS : The defamation of competitors by falsely imputing to them dishonorable conduct, inability to perform contracts, questionable credit standing, or by other false representations, or the false disparagement of the grade, quality, or manufacture of the products of competitors, or of their business methods, selling prices, values, credit terms, policies, or services, is an unfair trade practice.
Page 155 - Defamation of competitors or disparagement of their products. The defamation of competitors by falsely imputing to them dishonorable conduct, inability to perform contracts, questionable credit standing, or by other false representations, or the false disparagement of the grade, quality, or manufacture of the product of competitors, or of their business methods, selling prices, values, credit terms, policies, or services, is an unfair trade practice.
Page 17 - The secret payment or allowance of rebates, refunds, commissions, or unearned discounts, whether in the form of money or otherwise, or secretly extending to certain purchasers special services or privileges not extended to all purchasers purchasing upon like terms and conditions, to the injury of a competitor and where such payment or allowance tends to destroy competition, is an unfair trade practice...
Page 386 - The practice of selling industry products below the seller's cost with the intent and with the effect of injuring a competitor and where the effect may be substantially to lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly or unreasonably restrain trade is an unfair trade practice. All elements recognized by good accounting practice as proper elements of such cost shall be included in determining cost under this rule.
Page 381 - Arbitration. The industry approves the practice of handling business disputes between members of the industry and their customers in a fair and reasonable manner, coupled with a spirit of moderation and good will, and every effort should be made by the disputants themselves to compose their differences. If unable to do so they should, if possible, submit these disputes to arbitration.
Page 63 - Making, or causing to be made or published, directly or indirectly, any false, untrue or deceptive statement or representation, by way of advertisement or otherwise, concerning the grade, quality, quantity...

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