FG 369 (President's Interagency Committee on Export Expansion) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   144
Organizational Note

The President’s Interagency Committee on Export Expansion (PICEE) was established on December 20, 1973 by a Presidential Memorandum. It is an interagency committee which functions within the jurisdiction of the Domestic and International Business Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The Committee replaced the Interagency Committee on Export Expansion, which was abolished by Executive Order No. 11753, dated December 30, 1971.

The Committee coordinates government program and policies affecting United States export performance to insure these operate effectively to achieve common objectives. The Committee
recommends short-term action to achieve material improvement in the United States  trade account, long-term programs to achieve equilibrium in the United States balance of payments, actions to remove domestic impediments to United State exports,6 and improve or supplement existing export incentives.

The Committee is composed of the following 13 members: the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Labor and Transportation; the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs; the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; the Deputy Secretary of Defense; the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division; the President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission; the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations; the Director of the Office of Management and Budget ; and the Executive Director of the Council on International Economic Policy.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, and press releases. Primary correspondents include the President and White House staff Jerry H. Jones, General Brent G. Scowcroft, Bruce A. Kehrli, Peter M. Flanigan and William E. Timmons. 

The terms "Executive" [Ex] and "General" [Gen] are used before the code FG 369 to identify the source of the materials within a specific file. The files designated [Ex] are communications between national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress and other prominent people. Files designated [Gen] are communications between government officials and private citizens, institutions and other private interests.

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