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(6) The freight rate from Cuba to the United States on refined sugar is higher per 100 pounds than on raw sugar. The rates on both products vary more or less from time to time and the amount of the differential per pound likewise varies.

At the time of the passage of the act of 1922, there were practically no domestic imports of refined sugar. Since that time a sugarrefining industry has developed in Cuba, and, as shown in the following table, refined sugar has been imported in substantial and increasing quantities:

Refined cane sugar: Imports for consumption, United States, 1925–19301

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From Foreign Commerce and Navigation of the United States. ? From Jan. 1 to June 17, 1930. From figures compiled by Statistical Division of the United States Tariff Commission.

3 From June 18 to Sept. 30, 1930. From figures compiled by Statistical Division of the United States Tariff Commission.

Respectfully,

HENRY P. FLETCHER, Chairman.

DECEMBER 12, 1930.

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