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Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly relative to the importation of foreign goods


Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly

Feb. 15, 1957

IMPORTATION OF FOREIGN MADE GOODS.

No. 12 (House Resolution No. 98).

A Resolution.

Memoralizing [sic] the Congress of the United States to take corrective measures to equalize imports; and for other purposes.

Whereas, the impact of imports of steel, toys, recreational equipment, textiles and similar materials has more than a direct effect upon the economy of this Nation, and

Whereas, it is important to maintain, within the bounds of this Nation, facilities for the production of such items and to have the equipment utilized in such production available for use of this Nation in times of national emergency, and

Whereas, the importation of foreign produced goods that are produced by laborers that have failed to achieve the standards of living of the American laborer and to enable these goods to be placed on the market to compete with American-made goods endangers the living standard of the American laborer, and

Whereas, these foreign-made products, with few exceptions, are grossly inferior to comparable American-made products, and

Whereas, it is desirable to that corrective measures be taken to prevent foreign produced goods from obtaining a marketing advantage in American markets over American produced goods.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the General Assembly of Georgia that the Federal government be memorialized to take appropriate action to equalize the imports of steel, toys, recreational equipment, textiles and other foreign produced goods so as to protect the economy of the American people.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Georgia delegation in the Congress of the United States, to the President of the United States; to the clerk of both houses of the Congress of the United States; to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, and to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce.

Approved February 15, 1957.

Ga. Laws 1957, pp. 54-55.