Ocean Transportation of Grain to Russia: Hearings...88-2...January 28-30, 1964

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Page 30 - States to use export controls to the extent necessary (a) to protect the domestic economy from the excessive drain of scarce materials and to reduce the inflationary impact of abnormal foreign demand; (b) to further the foreign policy of the United States and to aid in fulfilling its international responsibilities; and (c) to exercise the necessary vigilance over exports from the standpoint of their significance to the national security of the United States.
Page 71 - Time to commence at 1 pm if notice of readiness to discharge is given before noon, and at 6. am next working day if notice given during office hours after noon.
Page 165 - US-flag vessels. If a US carrier is not available at reasonable rates, exporters must obtain prior authorization from the Maritime Administration to ship less than 50 percent on US carriers. This restriction applies only to wheat and wheat flour." The Department tried to cloak its reversal of policy by covering its announcement with a reference to the foreign aid program. The Bulletin said in part: ". . . Pursuant to a finding by the Maritime Administration as to the amount...
Page 8 - Europe only. An added feature is the provision that the wheat we sell to the Soviet Union will be carried in available American ships, supplemented by ships of other countries as required.
Page 76 - The salé of 4 million metric tons of wheat, for example, for an estimated $250 million, and additional sums from the use of American shipping, will benefit our balance of payments and gold reserves by that amount and substantially strengthen the economic outlook for those employed in producing, transporting, handling, and loading farm products.
Page 224 - ... depends on how many owners you could find who would have that much money to spend to take the ship out. Mr. GLEASON. I am talking about the Government. You are subsidizing 17 of the lines already. Would it be any more trouble to subsidize some of those ships to take the ships out of the mothballs? Mr. GILES. We have a subsidy in the Public Law 480, too. That is quite substantial as you know. Mr. Gleason, you have heard the comments here and as to these reasons there is certainly room for disagreement...
Page 205 - ... don't think anybody will deny that they have that power to bring about that improvement. If they have the power to do that by direct action, they have the power to reduce their hours; they have the power to increase or at least to better the laboring conditions around the mines and have better houses. It seems to me there is no reason in the world why the miner should not enjoy, even in a mining camp, some of the advantages that the worker has in the city. And I think that free organization of...
Page 131 - Cuban trade, except as provided in subdivision (ii) of this subparagraph; and (ii) that vessels under their control which are covered by contractual obligations, including charters, entered into prior to December 16, 1963...
Page 31 - No American exporter will be permitted to participate in these wheat and wheat flour export transactions to an extent greater than 25 percent of the total quantity expected to be purchased in the United States.
Page 124 - ... called at a Cuban port on or after January 1, 1963. The Secretary of Commerce, after consultation with the Secretary of State, may make an exception if the persons who control the vessel give satisfactory assurance that no vessels under their control will henceforth be employed in the Cuban trade so long as it remains the policy of the United States Government to discourage such trade.

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