FG 368 (President's Export Council) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   50
Organizational Note

The President’s Export Council was established by Executive Order 11753 of December 20, 1973. The Council is a Presidential advisory committee which functions within the Domestic and International Business Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The Council succeeds the National Export Expansion Council.

The President’s Export Council was abolished: 12/20/73  (See: FG 21 –22)

 The Council was established to advise the President, the Council on International Economic Policy and the President’s Interagency Committee for Export Expansion on matters relating to export trade. In particular the Council may identify and examine problems regarding the effects of industrial practices on export trade, the need for industry to improve its export efforts and recommend solutions to these problems; survey and evaluate export expansion activities which reflect the ideas of the business community; provide liaison among members of the business and industrial community on export expansion matters; encourage the business and industrial community to enter new foreign markets and to expand existing export programs;  advise on plans and actions of the federal government involving export expansion policies affecting business and industry; and provide a forum for business and government on current and emerging problems and issues in the field of export expansion.

The Council is composed of a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and 20 members appointed by the President to serve for two-year terms; 12 of the members are selected to represent geographical regions of the country and 8 are selected without regards to geographical distribution.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, and executive nominations. Primary correspondents include the President and White House staff Jerry H. Jones, General Alexander M. Haig Jr., Stephen B. Bull, Peter M. Flanigan, David N. Parker, Jonathan C. Rose, and William E.  Timmons. 

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