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Measures To Restrict The Participation By United STATES Persons In Weapon S Proliferation Activities

                        The White House 

                 Office of the Press Secretary 


For Immediate Release                         September 30, 1993 

                        Executive Order 
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    Measures To Restrict The Participation By United STATES 
          Persons In Weapons Proliferation Activities 

    By the authority vested in me as President by the  
Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, 
including section 203 of the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702), the National Emergencies Act  
(50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), the Export Administration Act of 1979,  
as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2401 et seq.), and section 301 of  
title 3 of the United States Code, 

    I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of 
America, find that the proliferation of nuclear, biological and 
chemical weapons, and of the means of delivering such weapons, 
constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, and 
hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. 

    Accordingly, in light of the revocation of Executive Order  
No. 12730 of September 30, 1990, and in order to limit the 
participation by United States persons in weapons proliferation 
activities, it is hereby ordered as follows: 

    Section 1. The Secretary of Commerce, in consultation  
with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized and directed  
to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules, 
regulations, and amendments thereto, as may be necessary to 
continue to regulate the activities of United States persons in 
order to prevent their participation in activities that could 
contribute to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction  
and the means of their delivery, as provided in the Export 
Administration Regulations, set forth at 15 Cfr sections 768-799 

    Sec. 2. Nothing in this order is intended to affect the 
continued effectiveness of any rules, regulations, orders, 
licenses, or other forms of administrative action issued,  
taken, or continued in effect heretofore or hereafter under the 
authority of the Export Administration Act, or the authorities 
provided under Executive Order No. 12730 of September 30, 1990,  
and Executive Order No. 12735 of November 16, 1990. 

    Sec. 3. This order shall take effect immediately. 

                                  William J. Clinton 

The White House,  
    September 30, 1993.  

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