Registry No. 216--09
N NATIONAL RE COVE RY ADMINISTRATION N
PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
AMERICAN WHOLESALE IMPORTERS
AND SELLING AGENTS OF IMPORTED
MALE WEARING APPAREL
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 31, 1933
WE DD OUR PART
The Code for the American Wholesale Importers
and Selling Agents of Imported Male Wearing Apparel Industry
ingits~present form merely reflects the proposal of the above-mentioned
industry, and none of the provisions contained therein are
to be regarded as having received the approval of
the National Recovery Administration
as applying to this industry
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AM6ERICAN WHOLESALE IMPORTERB AND SELLING AGENTS OP~
IMPORTED MAL~E WEARING APPAPREL
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR AMERICAN WHOLE.
SALE IMPORTERS AND SELLING AGENTS OF IMPORTED
MALE WEARING APPAREL
SECTION 1. The provisions of this code shall apply to any indi
viduals, organizations, or corporations otfering at wholesale, any such
merchandise in the United Sjtates.
SEC. 2. Pi~ce F~ixinz.g.--The fixing of prices by, agreement-- among~
wholesale TImporters: and Selling Agents is prohibited.
SEC. 8. SpdCifec Indurcemnents.--No rebates, bonuses, extra discounts,
freight allowances, delivery allowances, storage allowances, over
shipments without charge, gifts, adv\er~tising allowances, or other
tangible inducement of economic a2dvantagee shall be given to an~y
customer unless such rebat~es, bonuses, discounts, freight allowances,
storage aZllowan~ces, overshipmients without charge, gifts, adlvertising
allowances, or other tangible inducements, or economic advantages
are published and allowed to all other customers.
SEC, 4. S38/88 Belozo Cos~t.--No garment or class of garments shall
be sold for less than cost of such garment or class of garments,
including selling costs, Customs duties, charges, freight., clearance
and handling charges, except those discontinued lines, seconds, or
garments accumulated from previous selling seasons which may be
sold for less than cost. On and after effective date it shall be unfair
competition for a.ny wholesale Importer or Selling Agent,~ either
directly or indirectly, to sell their product at a price below its cost
as determined above, without any subterfuge an1d in accordance wspith
sound accounting practice. There shall be excepted, however, from.
the provisions of this section seasonal clearances of merchandise, anld
the following dates are 6ixed for such seasonal sales:
Spring goods, on and after M~ay 15th.
Fall goods, on and after December 15th.
Dropped lines or surplus stocks, sometimes designated as cose-
out.s,"' or inventories which must. be converted into cash to meet
immediate needs, may be sold on dates prior to those mentioned in
the preceding clause, at such prices as are necessary to move the
merchandise into the buyers' hands. However, all such stocks must
first be reported to the Code Authorityv of The Amerienn WVholesale
Importers a1nd Sellingr Agents of Importedr hMale Wearing Apparel.
SECTION i. Applicability of the Article.--This article shall be
applicable to all employes except, traje~ling salesmen and those oc-
cupying executive or supervisory positions.
SEC. 2. Employment of 11inors.--After August 31st, 1933, em~ploy-
ment of any persons under the age of 16 years is prohibited, except
persons between the ages of 14 and 16 may be employed not to exceed
three (3) hours per day and between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
in such work as will not interfere with the hours of day school.
SEC. 3. rSt#2776HL~ BOz/P& of Lboar.--Forty hours shall constitute
a week's work and no employee shall be required or permitted to
work any longer time. No employee shall be employed or permitted
to work for one or more employers in the industry in the aggregate
in excess of the number of hours prescribed in this section.
SEC. q. JE27127Rt ~TMIage.--No person shall be employed at a, wage
less than Fifteen Dollars per week except nuinors employed in ac-
cordance with Section two (2) of this article who shall be paid not
less than 27 cents per hour.
S;ECTION 1. C~On~z'lil/EC f8.-The sale of ga rments on consignment
is prohibited as an unfair method of competition. The termi con-
signment as herein used shall include the delivery by an Importer
or Selling Agent to any dist~r;ibutor, asr gent, purchaser, or otherwise,
under any agreement or understanding, expressed or implied, pur-
suant to which the seller retains anyZ lien upon or title to or interest
in the goods delivered, or pursuant to which t~he dlistributor ma~y at
his option, return a~ny of t~he gaoodls or claims any credits with respect
thereto. This prohibition shall not, apply to contracts entered into
prior to July 14th, 1933, the terms of which expire within one year
fromt the date of t'he enactment of the Industr~ial Recovery Act.
SECTION 1. For the better protection of retail merchlnt~s and the
general public, every indlividual, organization, or corporation oper-
ating under this code shall be required to maintain within the United
States a permanent regaist.er~ed office and with responsible representa-
tion during regular business hours.
SECTION 1. Code Authorit~y.--A board whichl ma~y consist of not
more than four (4) members shall be established to be known as The
Code Authority. One member may be appointed by the Adminis-
trator of the N.R.A. and such member shall be chairman of the
board. Two members shall be appointed by the individuals, organi-
zations, or corporations subscribing to this code. One member m~ay
be appointed by the employees of the individuals, organizations, or
corporations subscribing to this code.
OE~c. 2. du~tmoity/ and Powrer.-The Code Authority shall have the
primary responsibility for the administration of this code, the stand-
ards of operation set forth therein, and all appropriate rules and
regulations made pursuant thereto.
In connection with such responsibility, the code authority shall
have the following authorities and powers.
(A) Authority and power to cooperate, so far as possible, with the
Administrator in making investigations as to the functioning and
observance of the provisions of this code and the standards of opera-
tion set forth therein at its own instance or on complaint by any
person affected and to report its findings to the Administrator.
(B) Authority and power to submit any amendments or changes
in this code which experience may prove advisable.
J. W. 10AGNUS, Chairmiali
90~8 Fifth Avenzue, New York.
E. B3. 1VALTERS, Secr'etar~y,
45 Fifth Avenue, Newu Yorkll.
AvousT 30th, 1933.
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