Ocean Transportation of Grain to Russia: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Merchant Marine ... Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session. January 28, 29, and 30, 1964

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Committee Serial No. 88-26. Considers requirements of use of American carriers for Russian wheat shipments. Includes Federal Maritime Administration hearing "Continental Grain Co. Waiver Request on Use of U.S. Ships for Grain Shipments to Russia," Feb. 6, 1964 (p. 171-270).

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Page 56 - Idaho be authorized and he is hereby directed to immediately forward certified copies of this memorial to the speaker of the house and to the president of the senate...
Page 28 - 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 73 - 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 171 - 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 6 - 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 81 - Moreover, having for many years sold them farm products which are not in surplus, it would make no sense to refuse to sell those products on which we must otherwise pay the cost of storage. In short, this particular decision with respect to sales to the Soviet Union, which is not Inconsistent with many smaller transactions over a long period of time, does not represent a new Soviet-American trade policy. That must await the settlement of many matters. But it does represent one more hopeful sign that...
Page 135 - That vessels under their control which are covered by contractual obligations, including charters, entered into prior to December 16, 1963...
Page 230 - 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 on honest disagreement on many of these items. I would say again, because it is my job to try to do the best we...
Page 125 - ... would not have made it. However, as I have said, there will be people much more competent in these areas to speak to the question in detail. I would prefer to let them answer because of their knowledge and my lack of it. Mr. GLENN. You say that this statement is correct ? Mr. GRAY. This is my belief. Mr. GLENN. That is all. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Rogers? Mr. ROGERS of Florida. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Gray, what is your feeling about the authority that exists? I presume...
Page 29 - 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.

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