GENERAL AGREEMENT RESTRICTED ON TARIFFS AND L/ 1094 1959 6 November TRADE Limited Distribution Original English UNITED STATES AGRICULTURAL ADJUSTMENTACT Tariff Commission Investigation The following communication, dated 22 October 1959, has been received from the United States Permanent Delegate in Geneva: "I should like to report a number of recent actions by the United States in the field of commercial policy. Cheese "The most recent was a directive from the President to the Tariff Commission on October 20 asking that body to examine whether existing Section 22 quotas on imports of various cheeses may be modified to permit additional imports. The cheeses named are Edam., Gouda, and Italian-type cheeses of cows' milk. Fluorspar and Cobalt "Recently also two decisions by the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization turned down, after investigation, requests for emergency import restrictions on fluorspar (announced September 25) and cobalt (announced October 2). Shelled Almonds "On September 25 the Tariff Commission announced that the four commissioners who had participated in the investifation whether to invoke Section 22 to impose import restrictions on shelled almonds had divided evenly in their recommendations, Two recommended that a fee of 10 cents per pound be imposed in addition to existing import duties, while the two cthers found no basis for the imposition of any fee. This report is before the President for his decision. Women's and Childrents Leather Gloves "Finally, on October 5, 1959 the Tariff Commission instituted an escape- clause investigation on women's and childrents leather gloves, to determine whether imports are causing or threatening serious injury to the competing domestic industry. A hearing has been set in this case for January 19, 1960."