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ory li wawe and Means Subconnittee Trade. CUSTOMS PROCEDURAL REFORM ACT OF

1977

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRADE

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 8149
A BILL TO PROVIDE CUSTOMS PROCEDURAL REFORM, AND

FOR OTHER PURPOSES

AND

H.R. 8222
A BILL TO APPLY DUTY-FREE TREATMENT UNDER CERTAIN
CIRCUMSTANCES TO ARTICLES PRODUCED IN THE INSULAR
POSSESSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, AND FOR OTHER

PURPOSES

JULY 19, 20, 21, AND 22, 1977

Serial 95-31

Printed for the use of the Committee on Ways and Means

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

94-846 O

WASHINGTON : 1977

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

AL ULLMAN, Oregon, Chairman JAMES A. BURKE, Massachusetts

BARBER B. CONABLE, JR., New York DAN ROSTENKOWSKI, Illinois

JOHN J. DUNCAN, Tennessee CHARLES A. VANIK, Ohio

BILL ARCHER, Texas OMAR BURLESON, Texas

GUY VANDER JAGT, Michigan JAMES C. CORMAN, California

WILLIAM A. STEIGER, Wisconsin SAM M. GIBBONS, Florida

PHILIP M. CRANE, Illinois JOE D. WAGGONNER, JR., Louisiana

BILL FRENZEL, Minnesota OTIS G. PIKE, New York

JAMES G. MARTIN, North Carolina J. J. PICKLE, Texas

L. A. (SKIP) BAFALIS, Florida CHARLES B. RANGEL, New York

WILLIAM M. KETCHUM, California WILLIAM R. COTTER, Connecticut

RICHARD T. SCHULZE, Pennsylvania
FORTNEY H. (PETE) STARK, California BILL GRADISON, Ohio
JAMES R. JONES, Oklahoma
ANDY JACOBS, JR., Indiana
ABNER J. MIKVA, Illinois
MARTHA KEYS, Kansas
JOSEPH L. FISHER, Virginia
HAROLD FORD, Tennessee
KEN HOLLAND, South Carolina
WILLIAM M. BRODHEAD, Michigan
ED JENKINS, Georgia
RICHARD A. GEPHARDT, Missouri
JIM GUY TUCKER, Arkansas
RAYMOND F. LEDERER, Pennsylvania

JOHN M. MARTIN, Jr., Chief Counsel
J. P. BAKER, Assistant Chief Counsel
John K. MEAGHER, Minority Counsel

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRADE

- CHARLES A. VANIK, Ohio, Chairman SAM M. GIBBONS, Florida

WILLIAM A. STEIGER, Wisconsin DAN ROSTENKOWSKI, Illinois

BILL ARCHER, Texas JAMES R. JONES, Oklahoma

GUY VANDER JAGT, Michigan
ABNER J. MIKVA, Illinois

BILL FRENZEL, Minnesota
JOSEPH L. FISHER, Virginia
OTIS G. PIKE, New York
KEN HOLLAND, South Carolina
ED JENKINS, Georgia

HAROLD T. LAMAR, Professional Staff

DAVID B. ROHR, Professional Staff
MARY JANE WIGNOT, Professional Staff
WILLIAM K. VAUGHAN, Professional Staff

(II)

CONTENTS

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Press release of Thursday, June 30, 1977, announcing hearings on customs

administration, section 592 of the Tariff Act of 1930, and on general

headnote 3(a) of the Tariff Schedules of the United States.

Test of H.R. 8149.-

Text of H.R. 8222.

U.S. International Trade Commission memorandum on H.R. 8149_

WITNESSES

Department of the Treasury, Hon. Bette B. Anderson, Under Secretary--

U.S. Customs Service:

Hon. Robert E. Chasen, Commissioner of Customs; G. R. Dickerson,

Deputy Commissioner; Thaddeus Rojek, Acting Chief Counsel;

Leonard Lehman, Assistant Commissioner (Regulations and Rul-

ings); and Richard Abbey, Acting Deputy Chief Counsel -

G. R. Dickerson, Deputy Commissioner; Leonard Lehman, Assistant

Commissioner' (Regulations and Rulings); John B. O'Laughlin,
Director, Duty Assessment Division; Thaddeus Rojek, Acting

Chief Counsel; and Richard Abbey, Deputy Chief Counsel.---

Bureau of the Census, Shirley Kallek, Associate Director for Economic

Fields, and Emanuel A. Lipscomb, Chief, Foreign Trade Division.--

Department of the Interior, Hon. James Joseph, Under Secretary, and

Ruth Van Cleve, Director, Office of Territorial Affairs----

Administrative Conference of the United States, Peter M. Gerhart,

William H. Allen, and Jeffrey S. Lubbers--
Air Transport Association, Leo Seybold and James R. Gorson.-
Allen, William H., Administrative Conference of the United States.
American Bar Association, Robert Herzstein--
American Importers Association, Joseph S. Kaplan. (See Joint Industry

Working Group.)
American Watch Association, Lewis A. Rivlin, Larry Heller, and William

Heeps.

Ammex-Champlain Co., Nicholas H. Zumas and James J. Murray-

Babb, Bernard J., Freeman, Meade, Wasserman & Schneider-

Barnes, Robert F., Hidalgo, Tex.--

Bauer, Lawrence F., JFK Airport Customs Brokers Association, Inc.

W. Bell & Co., Martin Pfeifer..

Blank, Jonathan, Brittania Sportswear Co---

Brittania Sportswear Co., Jonathan Blank.

Bruno, Vincent J. National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of

America, Inc.-

Casey, William R., National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association

of America, Inc.-

Chamber of Commerce of the United States, David J. Elliott. (See Joint

Industry Working Group.)

Commission on Federal Paperwork, Hon. Frank Horton.

Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers Association, Irving

Levine. (See Joint Industry Working Group.)
Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston, S.C.,

Inc., Thomas C. James, Gilbert Lee Sandler, and Thomas G. Travis---
Dawson, Gen. Donald, Virgin Islands Gift and Fashion Shops Committee-

de la Garza, Hon. E., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas...

de Lugo, Hon. Ron, Resident Commissioner in Congress from the Virgin

Islands.

Donohue, John P., Philadelphia Freight Brokers, Forwarders & Customs

Brokers Association..

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