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The Ernest M. May GATT related testimony collection


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Ernest M. May was President of Otto B. May, Inc. and acted as Technical Specialist to OSR. His expertise resulted in his involvement in the GATT negotiations.

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The papers are limited in scope, as they revolve around a particular set of events, rather than offering an overview of May's entire career.

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This is a small but important collection concerning events critical to the eventual demise of the domestic dye industry. As chair of the ICRC of SOCMA during the Kennedy Round of GATT negations in Geneva, May presented forceful argument against tariff reductions in an attempt to establish an american selling price for dyes and dyestuffs.

Source of acquisition--May, Ernest M. . Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2000..

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