The United States and Cuba: Business and Diplomacy, 1917-1960

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Appendix

TARIFFS ON RAW SUGAR FROM CUBA SINCE 1897
July 24, 1897; Dingley tariff 1.6850
Dec. 27, 1903; Reciprocity Treaty effective 1.3480
Aug. 5, 1909; Payne-Aldrich tariff 1.3480
Mar. 1, 1914; Underwood-Simmons tariff 1.0048*
May 27, 1921; Emergency tariff 1.6000
Sept. 22, 1922; Fordney-McCumber tariff 1.7648
June 18, 1930; Hawley-Smoot tariff 2.000
June 8, 1934; Presidential Proclamation 1.5000
Sept. 3, 1934; Cuban Trade Agreement .9000
Sept. 12, 1939; Suspension of Sugar Act Quotas 1.5000
Dec. 27, 1939; Reimposition of Sugar Act Quotas .9000
Jan. 5, 1942; Trade Agreement with Cuba .7500
Jan. 1, 1948; Geneva Trade Agreement .5000
June 6, 1951; Torquay Trade Agreement .5000
* The act of 1913 provided that sugar should be placed on the
free list on May 1, 1916. This provision was repealed April 27, 1916.
U. S., Senate, Committee on Finance, Hearings on Sugar Act Exten-
sion, 84th Cong., 2nd Sess., 1956, 279.

THE PLATT AMENDMENT

That in fulfilment of the declaration contained in the joint resolution approved April twentieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, entitled "For the recognition of the independence of the people of Cuba, demanding that the Government of Spain relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba, and to withdraw its land and naval reserve forces from Cuba and Cuban waters, and directing the President of the United States to use the land and naval forces of the United States to carry these resolutions into effect," the President is hereby authorized to "leave the government and control of the island of Cuba to its people" so soon as a government shall have been established in said island under a constitution which, either as a part thereof or in an ordinance appended thereto, shall define the future relations of the United States with Cuba, substantially as follows:

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