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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey, Chairman
CLARENCE F. LEA, California
ROBERT CROSSER, Ohio
ALFRED L. BULWINKLE, North Carolina
VIRGIL CHAPMAN, Kentucky
LINDLEY BECKWORTH, Texas
J. PERCY PRIEST, Tennessee
OREN HARRIS, Arkansas
GEORGE G. SADOWSKI, Michigan
RICHARD F. HARLESS, Arizona
DWIGHT L. ROGERS, Florida
EUGENE J. KEOGH, New York
ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk
Gold, Charles, general counsel, Retail Manufacturing Furriers of
Miller, Henry, Director, Trade Practice Conferences and Wool Act
Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D. C.- 43, 199
Majerus, Paul W., executive secretary, Associated Fur Industries of
imports for consumption, by kinds, 1946, submitted by Joseph H.
FUR LABELING ACT
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1948
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D. C. The committee met at 10 a. m., in room 1334, New House Office Building, pursuant to call, Hon. Charles A. Wolverton (chairman) presiding.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.
The committee has met this morning to hear testimony on H. R. 3734 entitled "A bill to protect consumers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers, dealers, and producers from misnaming, misbranding, improper identification, and deceptive or misleading advertising of fur products and articles made in part or in whole from fur, and for other purposes.” (H. R. 3734 above referred to is as follows:)
[H. R. 3734, 80th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To protect consumers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers, dealers, and producers from misnaming, misbranding, improper identification, and deceptive or misleading advertising of fur products and articles made in part or in whole from fur, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the “Fur Products Labeling Act of 1947”.
Sec. 2. As used in this Act,
(a) The term "person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, business trust, or any organized group of any of the foregoing.
(b) The term "fur” means the skins or any part or piece thereof from fur bearing animals with the hair or fur fibers attached, either in a raw or processed state, whether domestic or imported.
(c) The term "raw fur” means unprocessed fur.
(d) The term "processed fur” means raw furs which have been tanned, dressed, dyed, or artifically blended or bleached and made suitable for use.
(e) The term "virgin fur” means all fur except reused fur as defined below. (f) The term "reused fur” means fur which has been processed or manufactured into a fur article and which after having been used in any way by the ultimate consumer subsequently has been remade into a state suitable for reuse.
(g) The term "fur article" means any article or any portion of an article, which contains, purports to contain, or in any way is represented as containing virgin fur or reused fur.
(h) The term “Commission” means the Federal Trade Commission.
(i) The term "Fur Products Name Guide" means the Fur Products Name Guide regulation issued by the Commission pursuant to section 9 of this Act.
(j) The term “imported fur” means fur that has been imported into the United States other than fur contained in fur articles.
(k) The term "commerce” means commerce between any State, Territory, or possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and any place outside thereof; or between points within the same State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, but through any place outside thereof; or within any Territory or possession or the District of Columbia.
(1) The term “United States” includes the Territories and possessions of the United States.