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THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON
TERRITORIES AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 1028

A BILL TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT TO PROVIDE
FOR THE COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE OF THE PHILIPPINE
ISLANDS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADOPTION OF A

CONSTITUTION AND A FORM OF GOVERN-
MENT FOR THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”

FEBRUARY 16 TO MARCH 15, 1939

Printed for the use of the Committee on Territories and Insular Affairs

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COMMITTEE ON TERRITORIES AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

MILLARD E. TYDINGS, Maryland, Chairman KEY PITTMAN, Nevada

GERALD P. NYE, North Dakota CARL HAYDEN, Arizona

ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan
WILLIAM H. KING, Utah

ERNEST W. GIBSON, Vermont
BENNETT CHAMP CLARK, Missouri HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR., Massachusetts
ROBERT R, REYNOLDS, North Carolina JOHN A. DANAHER, Connecticut
HOMER T. BONE, Washington
KENNETH MCKELLAR, Tennessee
BURTON K. WHEELER, Montana
PETER G. GERRY, Rhode Island
ERNEST LUNDEEN, Minnesota
JOHN E. MILLER, Arkansas

CORINNE BARGER, Clerk

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
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DIVISION OF DOCUMENTS

COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1939

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON TERRITORIES AND INSULAR AFFAIRS,

Washington, D.C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10:30 a. m., in the Foreign Relations Committee room, in the Capitol, Senator Millard E. Tydings (chairman) presiding.

Present: Senators Millard E. Tydings (chairman), Pittman, Hay. den, King, Bone, Gerry, Miller, Vandenberg, Gibson, Lodge, and Danaher,

The committee had under consideration S. 1028.

[S. 1028, 76th Cong., 1st sess. ]

A BILL To amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the complete independence of

the Philippine Islands, to provide for the adoption of a constitution and a form of government for the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes”

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 6 of the Act of March 24, 1934, entitled “An Act to provide for the complete independence of the Philippine Islands, to provide for the adoption of a constitution and a form of government for the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes” (48 Stat. 456), is hereby amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 6. During the period beginning January 1, 1940, and ending July 3, 1946, trade relations between the United States and the Philippines shall be as now provided by law, subject to the following exceptions :

"(a) On and after January 1, 1941, the Philippine Government shall impose and collect an export tax on every Philippine article shipped from the Philippines to the United States, except as otherwise specifically provided in this section. Said tax shall be computed in the manner hereinafter set forth in this subsection and in subsection (c) of this section. During the period January 1, 1941, through December 31, 1941, the export tax on every such article shall be 5 per centum of the United States duty; on each succeeding January 1 thereafter the export tax shall be increased progressively by an additional 5 per centum of the United States duty, except that during the period January 1, 1946, through July 3, 1946, the export tax shall remain at 25 per centum of the United States duty.

“(b) (1) No export tax described in subsection (a) of this section shall be imposed or collected upon any Philippine article of a class or kind in respect of which a quota is established by subdivision (3) of this subsection, nor upon copra or manila (abaca) fiber not dressed or manufactured in any manner.

“(2) The United States duty shall be levied, collected, and paid in the United States upon every article which is of a class or kind in respect of which a quota is established by subdivision (3) of this subsection and which is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after December 31, 1939, in excess of its respective quota.

"(3) For the purposes indicated in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection, there are hereby established the following quotas of the designated Philippine articles: For the calendar year 1940, the quotas, hereafter called original quotas, shall be as follows:

"a. cigars (exclusive of cigarettes, cheroots of all kinds, and paper cigars and cigarettes including wrappers), two hundred million cigars ;

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