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ROBERTSON V. SALOMON, 130 U. S. 412 (1889)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Robertson v. Salomon, 130 U.S. 412 (1889)

Robertson v. Salomon

No. 446

Argued January 16, 1889

Decided April 15, 1889

130 U.S. 412

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Syllabus

In settling the meaning and application of tariff laws, the commercial designation of an article is the first and most important thing to be ascertained.

When the commercial designation of an article fails to give it its proper place in the classification of a tariff law, then resort must be had to its common designation.


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