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LETTER OF SUBMITTAL.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,
Washington, January 2, 1918.
B. S. CUTLER,
Chief of Burcau. To Hon. WILLIAM C. REDFIELD,
Secretary of Commerce.
EXPLANATION OF GENERAL TABLES.
General imports.-Tables Nos. 3 and 4 embrace imported articles entered at the customhouses for immediate consumption and imported articles entered for warehouse. The statement of imports untered for consumption, Table No. 9, embraces imported articles entered for immediate consumption and imported articles withdrawn from warehouse for consumption. The statement of general im ports and the statement of imports entered for consumption for any period will always differ to the extent that the value of entries for lurehouse for the period differs from the value of withdrawals from warehouse for consum ption. The term "entry for comsumption " is the technical name of the import entry made at the customhouse, and does not imply that the goods have been actually consumed, but that they have been delivered into the custody of the importer and that the duties have been paid on the dutiable portion. Some of them may be afterwards exported.
Kinds, quantities, and values, how ascertained.--The kinds and quantities of all imported merchandise are ascertained by entry, made upon oath or affirmation by the owner, or by the consignee or agent of the importer, or by actual examination where the collector shall think such examination necessary; and the values of all such merchandise are ascertained in the same manner in which the values of imports subject to duties ad valorem are ascertained.
The value of merchandise imported subject to ad valorem rates of duty, or duty based upon or regulated in any manner by the value thereof, shall be “the actual market value or wholesale price thereof, at the time of exportation to the United States, in the principal markets of the country whence exported; that such actual market value shall be held to be the price at which such merchandise is ireely offered for sale to all purchasers in said markets, in the usual wholesale quantities, and the price which the seller, shipper, or owner would have received, and was willing to receive, for such merchandise when sold in the ordinary course of trade in the usual wholesale quantities, including the value of all cartons, cases, crates, boxes, sacks, casks, barrels, hogsheads, bottles, jars, demijohns, carboys, and other containers or coverings, whether holding liquids or solids, and all other costs, charges, and expenses incident to placing the merchandise in condition, packed ready for shipment to the United States." (Rev. Stat., 336; act of Oct. 3, 1913, Sec. III, par. R.)
Domestic export values.-Tables Nos. 5 and 6 exhibit the exports of domestie products or manufactures, also exports of commodities of foreign origin which have been changed irom the form in which they were imported, or enhanced in value by further manufacture in the United States, such as sugar refined in this country from imported raw sugar, flour ground from imported wheat, and articles and utensils made from imported materials. Articles of domestic production when exported "shall be valued at their actual cost, or the values which they may truly bear at the time of exportation in the ports of the l'nited States from which they are exported.
Foreign export values.—Table No. 7, called "foreign exports, exhibits exports of foreign merchandise which had been imported. The value of such commodities exported "from warehouse?' is their import value. The value of such commodities exported “not from warehouse," comprising free goods mainly, is the same as the value of articles of domestic production.
Values of foreign merchandise in transit or transshipped.--Table No. 8 shows total values of foreign merchandise brought to the United States for immediate transit across the territory of the l'nited States to a foreign country, or for transshipment in the port3 of the United States to a foreign country. The value of the commodities returned in this table is similar to that of imports.
Tonnage tables.-In the tables of the foreign-tonnage movement the tonnage is stated in net tons of 100 cubic feet internal carrying capacity
Weights. In all tables published by the Bureau the measures of quantity are as follows, unless indicated otherwise: Ton, 2,240 pounds. Number of pounds to the barrel-Wheat flour, rye flour, and corn meal, 196 pounds net weight; rosin, tar, and turpentine, 280 pounds net; fish, pickled, 200 pounds net; cement, 380 pounds net. Number of pounds to the bushel is as follows: Wheat, beans, dried peas, and potatoes, 60 pounds; barley and buckwheat, 48 pounds; corn, rye, and flaxseed, 56 pounds; onions, 57 pounds; cats, 32 pounds; malt, 34 pounds; castor beans, 50 pounds.
CLASSIFICATION OF COUNTRIES FOR TABLES OF IMPORTS AND EXPORTS (Schedule C).
I Centralimerican States: 31 Costa Rica. 32 Guatemala. 33 lionduras. 34
Salvador. 37 Greenland.. 35
Newfoundland and Labrador
Trinided and Tobago.
Including the Bay Islands of Ruatan, Utila, Bonacca, etc.
The Bahamas, including the Andros and Abaco Islands, Grand Bahama, New Providence, Harbor Island,
SOUTH AMERICA, 52 Argentina..
Bolivia. 54 Brazil. 53 Chile. 56 ; Colombia. 57 Ecuador 58 Falkland Islands..
Guiana: 59 British.
Dutch. 1 French. 62 . Paraguay.
Perii 64 l'ruguay 65 Venczuela. 1
ASIA. 66 Aden.. 67
(British.) Aden and dependencies.
leased territory, French.
Titles of countries used in statements.
Countries or islands embraced.
India, comprising the following Provinces: Bombay, Madras, Bengal, the Northwest Provinces, the Punjal),
the Central Provinces and Oudh, the Northwestern Frontier Province, Assam, Burma, ('oorg. Ajmere Merwara, and British Baluchistan; and the protectorates of the native States of II yderabad, Jammu, and Kashmir, Mysore: the Burma States, the Rajputana States (including Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, and
other), Gwalior, Rewa, Bastar, Baluchistan, and numerous smaller States not specially mentioned.
bilan, and Pahang: Labuan Kelantan. Tringganu, and Kedah; and adjacent islands.
Islands, Sarawak, Brunei, North Borneo, and other smaller possessions in India and the East Indies not
for which see Straits Settlements), adjacent to Borneo; Celebes, and the Islands of Butong. Pangansane
in Malaysia belonging to the Netherlands not specified.
of Mahe, on the west coast of Ilindustan, and possessions in Cochin China, and ('ambodia, Tonkin, and
Reap, and Sisophon, and four ports on the Mekong hed in perpetual lease froin Siam.
Island (northeast part), etc., in Malaysia.
small islands not specified.
Raiatea, Tubuai, and Vavitao, Wallis Archipelago, Tuamotu, Gambier, and Rapa Islands, Clipperton
Caroline, and Pelew Islands in Polynesia; the Bisniarck Archipelago, including the whole of Neu Pom-
adjacent islands, German Samoa, and Marshall, including Providence and Brown Islands.
de Cunah Islands, and all other West Coast not specified.
and Orange River ('olony, Southern Rhodesia, Northwestern Rhodesia, Bechuanaland, Basutoland,
Swaziland; also Nyasaland Proteciorate.
Pemba Island), Mauritius, the Seychelles, and other East Coast not specified.
Upper Senegal and Niger: French Guinea, including the Island of Tombo; the Ivory Coast, including the
Salaam, Bagamoyo, Pangani, and Tanga.
Gambia, and the Bissagos Islands off the coast); Angola (including the divisions of Kongo Loanda, Ben-
Africa; Portuguese East Africa (including the districts of Lourenco Marques, Zambesi. and Mosambique).
coast, the Sahara Coast Protectorate from Boca Grande to (South) Cape Blanco, the Rio Mundi and the
Note.-In Tables Nos. 12 and 13, “Vessels entered and cleared in the foreign trade," certain countries are further subdivided, as follows:
Yukon Territory; British Columbia.