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Approved Code No. 381-Amendment No. 3
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FUR DEALING TRADE
AS APPROVED ON JANUARY 9, 1935
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Approved Code No. 381-A amendment No. 3
~AMENDMIENIT TpO CObDE: OF FAIR COMPIETITIONJ
FUR DEALING TRADF$E
As Approved on January 9, 1935
APPROVING AMENDMENT OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE FIT~R
An application having been duly made pursuant to and ini full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of th~e National Industrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, for approval of an amend-
ment to a Code of Fair Competition for thle Fur Dealing Trade, and
hearings having been duly held thereon and the annexed report on
said amendment, containing findings with respect thereto, having
been made and directed to t~he President:
NJOW, THIEREFORE, onl behalf of th~ 1President of t~he United
States, the National Industrial Recovery Board, pursuant to author-
ity vested in it by Executive Orders of the President, including
Executive Order No. 6859, and otherwise, does hereby incorporate
by reference said annexed report and does find that said amendment
and the code as constituted, after being amended, comply in all
respects with the pertinent provisions and will promote the policies
and purposes of said title of said act; and dloes hereby order that
said amendment be and it is hereby approved, and that the previous
approval of said code is thereby amended to include ant approval of
said code in its entirety as amended.
]NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY BOARD,
By W. Al. H~nnIMNw, Administr~ative Olpeier.
Approval recommended :
PRENTIss L. COONLEY,
WASHIINGTON, 1D. C.,
JaEnuacry 9, 1935.
REPORT` TO THE PRESIDENT
The WThite House.
SmR: This is a report on the amendment to the Code of Fair Com-
petition for the Fur Dealing Trade and on the hearing conducted
thereon in Washington, D. C., on December 4, 1934, in accordance
with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery
T~he Fur Dealing Trade, through the Code Authority Board, has
availed itself of the provision in Section 2 of Article IX of the
Code of Fair Competition for the Fur Dealing Trade, approved by
the Administrator on the 4th day of April, 1934.
RESUME OF AMENDlE;NT
I. This amendment clarifies the Rabbit Dealing Division of the
Trade, and was requested by the Division. The Rabbit Dealing Di-
vision has provisions ~which do not apply to others, and it is only
fair to their D~ivision and the other Divisions that those dealing 65f/o
in rabbits should be considered as under this Division.
II. T~he amendment of Article V7II is to cover some of the mis-
leading practices prevalent in the Industry, especially per~tanirng
to advertising practices.
The Deputy Administrator, in his final report to the National
Industrial Recovery Board on said amecndmentll to said Code, having
found as herein set forth and onl the basis of all the proceedings in
this matter :
The Niational Industrial Recovery Board finds that:
(a) The amendment to the said Code and the Code as amended
are well designed tol promote the policies and purposes of Title I
of the National Industrial Recovery Act, including the removal of
obstr~uctions to the free flow of interstate arnd foreign commerce,
which tend to diminish the amount thereof, and will provide for
the general welfare by promoting the organization of in-dustryg for
the purpose of cou~perantive action among tradce groups, byT inducing
and maintaining united action of labor and management under atde-
quate governmental sanction and supervision, by eliminating unfair
competitive practices, by promoting the fullest possible utilization
of the present productive capacity of the industries, by avoiding
undue restrictions of production (except as may be temporarily
required), by increasing the consumption of industrial and agricul-
turl2 products through increasing purchasing power, byT reducing
and relie~tvingr unemployemet, by improving standards of labor, and
by otherwise rehabilitating industry.
(b) The Code as amended complies in all respects wF\ith the perti-
nenmt provisions of said Title of said Act, including wF~ithout limlita-
tion Sub-section (a) of Section 3, Sub-section (a) of Section 7 and
Sub-section (b) of Section 10, thereof.
(c) The Code emnpo,~lves the Code Authority Board to present the
a.foresaid amendmlrent inl behalf of the Industry as a whole.
(d) The amendment and the Code as ameltndled are not designed to
and will not permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) The amendment and thle Co~det as un~rtendel d are not designed to
and illnoteliminate or oppress small enterprises and will not
operate to discriminate against th~em.
(f) Those engaged in other steps of th~e ec'onoiclli process have naot
been deprived of the right to be heard prior to approval of said
For the National Indus~trial R~c~overy3 Board:
W. A. HARRIMAN,
JAN;UARY 9, 1935.
AMII~EINDM\ENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
THE ]FUR DEALING TRADE
1. Section 4, of Article II, shall be amended to read as follows:
The term Rabbit D~ealing Division as used herein shall include
all those wPhose business to the extent of at least sixty-five percent
(65%/) consists in dealing in rabbit skins.
2. Article VII, shall be amended to read as follows:
SEenowN 1. No member of the trade shall use advertising (wRhether
printed, radio, display or of any other nature) or other representa-
tion which is inaccurate in anyT material particular or in any way
misrepresent any commodity (including its use, trade mark, grade,
quality, quantity, origin, size, material content, or preparation) or
credit terms, values, po~licies, services, or the nature or form of
(a) All price lists, circulars, and other literature used in the
solicitation of raw furs (when the prices are stated) shall quote
prices payabl>e net to consignors without deduction of any charges
except transportation; however, a stipulated commission may be de-
ducted where goods are actually sold intact on commission for the
account of shippers. All price lists shall state thne expiration time
of prices quoted thereon1.
(b) A copy of all price lists, circulars and other literature and
other advertising used in the solicitation of raw furs shall be filed
with thne Code Authority Board on, thie date of issuance.
(c) All price lists shall indicate the State or States in which the
prices are effective.
S~EC.TION 2. NO member of the trade shall use selling or buying
methods or credit terms which tend to deceive or mislead customers
or prospective customers.
SECTION 3. No member of the trade shall brand or mark: any com~-
modity of the trade in any manner which tends to mislead or lecei~ve
purchasers with respect to the grade, quality, quantity, origin, size,
material co.ntenlt, name, or preparation. of such commodity.
SECTION 4. No mnemb~er of the trade shall give, permit to be gvn
or directly offer to give anything of value for the purpose of influ-
encing or rewarding the action of any employee, agent or repre-
sentative of another in, relation to the business of the employer of
such employee, the principal of such agent or the represented party-,
without the kmnowledge of such. employer, principal or party. This
provision shall not be construed to prohibit free and general dis-
tribution of articles commonly used for adv\er~tisinga, except so far as
such articles are actually used for commercial bribery as hereinabove
SECTION 5. No member of the trade shall secretly or otherwise give
or receive anything of value to or from the employee or agent of a
customer for the purpose of influencing a sale, or in furtherance of
a, sale render a bill or statement of account to such employee, agent
or cu1stomert~, which is inaccurate in any~;e mhatluerial particular.
SCECTION 6. No member of the taesalueayufi en
to secure confidential information regarding the manner in which
a competitor conlducts his business.
SECTION '7. No member of the trade shall maliciously attempt
to induce th~e brealch of an existing contract between~ a competitor
and his customer or source of supply; nor shall an~y such member
maliciously interfere with or obstruct thne performance of such con-
tractual duties or services.
SECTION 8. No member of the trade shall knowingly solicit or buy,
or mn any way deal in, furs illegally takeen.
SECTION 9. N~o member of their trade shall allow any discount. for
cash payments in excess of 2%0 cash, net sixty days; beyond sixty
days notes and. accounts shall bear interest at not less than six per
cent (6%~) per annum after sixty days.
SECTION 10. No member of the trade shall give or allow or receive
secret rebates, refunds, commissions, credits or unearned discounts,
whether in the form of money or otherwise; nor shall he secretly
extend to certain purchasers special services or privileges not ex-
tended to all purchasers on like terms and conditions. Nor shall he
give or receive unfounded or excessive allowances for damage or
alleged damage to skrins.
SECTION ~11. No member of the trade shall refund transportation
ch~r~ge~s on direct sh-ipmecnts from trappers.
SECTION1\ 12. No member of the trade shall cause raw fur skins to
be dreadj~ in combination process or otherwise by members of the
Fur D~ressingr and Fiur Dyeing Industry, unless such members of said
industry shall be operating under a registry number and N. R. A.
insignia, issued by or through the National- Industrial Recovery
Board or the Code Ar~uthority Board of the Fiur Dressing and Fur
Dyeing I~ndustry. No member of the trade shall cause raw or dressed
fur skins to be dyed in combination process or otherwise by a member
of the Fur Dressings and Fur Dyeing Indusr, unless such dyer
shall be operating under a registry number ndN. ]R. A. insignia,
issulea~ by or through the National Industrial Recov~ery Board or the
Code Authnorit~y Board of the Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing Indus-
try. Dyed skins shall bear there-on thre unremovable stamp, seal or
unpression, giving the registry number and N. R. A_. insignia assigned
to the member of the Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing Industry.
(a) No3~ member of this trade shall sell to, buy from, or otherwise
deal with a member of this trade unless suchn member is operating
under the Ni. R. A. insignia and registry number provided for in
Article VIII of this Code.
Approved Gode No. 381--Amlendment No. 3.
Registry No. 917-10.
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