The Tariff on Sugar

Archive Report

Revision of the rates of duty on sugar imports will confront the special session of the Seventy-first Congress with one of the most complicated problems it will encounter in the framing of the tariff act of 1929, The sugar schedule has given rise to sharp controversy in nearly every previous tariff debate, This year new factors have entered the situation which measurably increase the difficulty of reaching a satisfactory solution.

Increases of;.at least 33 per cent in the rates of duty provided in the Fordney-McCumber tariff of 1922 were demanded by domestic beet and cane sugar producers as an absolute minimum, in hearings before the House Ways and Means Committee, And greater increases-ranging from 66 to more than 100 per cent-were urged by most of ...

locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles