Export Administration Amendments

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Export Administration Amendments

Export Administration Amendments

Act Details

Export Administration Amendments was, as a bill, a proposal (now, a piece of legislation) introduced on 1974-07-22 in the House of Commons and Senate respectively of the 93 United States Congress by Adlai Ewing Stevenson in relation with: Exports, Foreign trade and international finance, Licenses.

Export Administration Amendments became law (1) in the United States on 1974-10-29

It was referred to the following Committee(s): (2)

Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs (SSBK)

Adlai Ewing Stevenson, member of the US congress
Adlai Ewing Stevenson, Democrat, Representative from Illinois, district 13

The proposal had the following cosponsors:

Birch Evans Bayh, Democrat, Senator, from Indiana
James Glenn Beall, Republican, Senator, from Maryland
Alan Cranston, Democrat, Senator, from California
Peter Hoyt Dominick, Republican, Senator, from Colorado
Thomas Eagleton, Senator, from Missouri
William Dodd Hathaway, Democrat, Senator, from Maine
Harold Hughes, Senator, from Iowa
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Democrat, Senator, from Minnesota
Edward Kennedy, Democrat, Senator, from Massachusetts
Walter Mondale, Senator, from Minnesota
Claiborne De Borda Pell, Democrat, Senator, from Rhode Island
Jennings Randolph, Democrat, Senator, from West Virginia
Richard Schultz Schweiker, Republican, Senator, from Pennsylvania
Robert Theodore Stafford, Republican, Senator, from Vermont
Robert Alphonso Taft, Republican, Senator, from Ohio
Harrison Arlington Williams, Democrat, Senator, from New Jersey

Act Overview

Text of the Export Administration Amendments

(LATEST SUMMARY) Export Administration Amendments – Removes the requirement that foreign demand be “abnormal” before export controls may be imposed. Directs the Secretary of Commerce to monitor exports and contracts for exports when such exports contribute or may contribute to domestic price increases or shortages and such price increases or shortages have or may have a serious adverse impact on the domestic economy or any sector thereof. Requires that the Secretary issue periodic reports indicating the results of such monitoring and analyzing the domestic and international impact of shortages and price increases. Requires that the Secretary consult with the Federal Energy Administration to determine whether such monitoring is warranted for energy-related exports. Makes it national policy to foster international cooperation and the development of international rules and institutions to assure reasonable access to world supplies. Provides for a petition procedure for hardship relief from export controls together with specified criteria to be considered by the Secretary of Commerce in decisions with respect to the granting or denial of such relief. Directs the Secretary of Defense to review proposed exports of goods or technology to certain countries to determine whether such exports will significantly increase the military capability of such countries and to recommend to the President that exports which would make such a significant increase be disapproved. Directs the President to review laws and regulations governing the export and re-export of nuclear materials and technology and the adequacy of domestic and international safeguards to prevent proliferation of such materials and technology. Requires that the President report to the Congress within six months on the adequacy of such laws and regulations. Provides for an extension of the Export Administration Act of 1969 to September 30 1976. States that in imposing export controls the President's authority shall include but not be limited to the imposition of export license fees. Makes it the policy of the United States to use export controls to secure removal by foreign nations of restrictions on access to supplies if such restrictions have or may have a serious impact on the economy or have been imposed for purposes of influencing U.S. foreign policy. Directs the President to allocate a portion of export licenses on the basis of factors other than prior export history in effecting the policy set forth in the Export Administration Act.

Act Notes

  • [Note 1] An Act (like Export Administration Amendments) or a resolution cannot become a law in the United States until it has been approved (passed) in identical form by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as signed by the President (but see (5)). If the two bodys of the Congress versions of an Act are not identical, one of the bodies might decide to take a further vote to adopt the bill (see more about the Congress process here). An Act may be pass in identical form with or without amendments and with or without conference. (see more about Enrollment).
  • [Note 2] Proposals are referred to committees for preliminary consideration, then debated, amended, and passed (or rejected) by the full House or Senate. To prevent endless shuttling of bills between the House and Senate, bills like Export Administration Amendments are referred to joint committees made up of members of both houses.
  • [Note 3] For more information regarding this legislative proposal, go to THOMAS, select “Bill Number,” search on (Export Administration Amendments)
  • [Note 4] An original bill to amend and extend the Export Administration Act of 1969. The current official title of a bill is always present, assigned at introduction (for example, in this case, on 1974-07-22) and can be revised any time. This type of titles are sentences.
  • [Note 5] The Act is referred to the appropriate committee by the Speaker of any of the two Houses. Bills are placed on the calendar of the committee to which they have been assigned. See Assignment Process.
  • [Note 6] Regarding exceptions to President´s approval, a bill that is not signed (returned unsigned) by the President can still become law if at lest two thirds of each of the two bodys of the Congress votes to pass it, which is an infrequent case. See also Presidential Veto.
  • [Note 7] Legislative Proposal types can be: hr, hres, hjres, hconres, s, sres, sjres, sconres. A bill originating in the Senate is designated by the letter “S”, and a bill originating from the House of Representatives begins with “H.R.”, followed, in both cases, by its individual number which it retains throughout all its parliamentary process.
  • [Note 8] For information regarding related bill/s to Export Administration Amendments, go to THOMAS.


No analysis (criticism, advocacy, etc.) about Export Administration Amendments submitted yet.

Foreign trade and international finance

Further Reading

  • “How our laws are made”, Edward F Willett; Jack Brooks, Washington, U.S. G.P.O.
  • “To make all laws : the Congress of the United States, 1789-1989”, James H Hutson- Washington, Library of Congress.
  • “Bills introduced and laws enacted: selected legislative statistics, 1947-1990”, Rozanne M Barry; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.

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