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Continuation Of Export Control Regulations



                                  The White House 

                           Office of the Press Secretary 

         _______________________________________________________________ 

         For Immediate Release                             June 30, 1994 


                                  Executive Order 
                                      #12923 
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                     Continuation Of Export Control Regulations 


         	By the authority vested in me as President by the  
         Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,  
         including but not limited to section 203 of the International  
         Emergency Economic Powers Act ("Act") (50 U.S.C. 1702), I, William  
         J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, findthat  
         the unrestricted access of foreign parties to U.S. goods,  
         technology, and technical data and the existence of certain  
         boycott practices of foreign nations, in light of the expiration  
         of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C.  
         App. 2401 et seq.), constitute an unusual and extraordinarythreat  
         to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the  
         United States and hereby declare a national emergency with respect  
         to that threat. 

         	Accordingly, in order (a) to exercise the necessary  
         vigilance with respect to exports and activities affecting the  
         national security of the United States; (b) to further  
         significantly the foreign policy of the United States, including  
         its policy with respect to cooperation by U.S. persons with  
         certain foreign boycott activities, and to fulfill its  
         international responsibilities; and (c) to protect the domestic  
         economy from the excessive drain of scarce materials and reduce  
         the serious economic impact of foreign demand, it is hereby  
         ordered as follows: 

         	Section 1.  To the extent permitted by law, the provisions  
         of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, and the  
         provisions for administration of the Export Administration Act of  
         1979, as amended, shall be carried out under this order so as to  
         continue in full force and effect and amend, as necessary, the  
         export control system heretofore maintained by the Export  
         Administration Regulations issued under the Export  
         Administration Act of 1979, as amended.  The delegations of  
         authority set forth in Executive Order No. 12002 of July 7,1977,  
         as amended by Executive Order No. 12755 of March 12, 1991;  
         Executive Order No. 12214 of May 2, 1980; Executive Order  
         No. 12735 of November 16, 1990; and Executive Order No. 12851 of  
         June 11, 1993, shall be incorporated in this order and shall apply  
         to the exercise of authorities under this order. 

         	Sec. 2.  All rules and regulations issued or contained in  
         effect by the Secretary of Commerce under the authority of the  
         Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, including those  
         published in Title 15, Subtitle B, Chapter Vii, Subchapter C, of  
         the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 768 through 799, andall  
         orders, regulations, licenses, and other forms of administrative  
         action issued, taken, or continued in effect pursuant thereto,  
         shall, until amended or revoked by the Secretary of Commerce,  
         remain in full force and effect as if issued or taken pursuant to  
         this order, except that the provisions of sections 203(b)(2)  

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         and 206 of the Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2) and 1705) shall control  
         over any inconsistent provisions in the regulations.  Nothing in  
         this section shall affect the continued applicability of  
         administrative sanctions provided for by the regulations described  
         above. 

         	Sec. 3.  Provisions for administration of section 38(e) of  
         the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778(e)) may be madeand  
         shall continue in full force and effect until amended or revoked  
         under the authority of section 203 of the Act (50 U.S.C. 1702).  
         To the extent permitted by law, this order also shall constitute  
         authority for the issuance and continuation in full force and  
         effect of all rules and regulations by the President or his  
         delegate, and all orders, licenses, and other forms of  
         administrative actions issued, taken, or continued in effect  
         pursuant thereto, relating to the administration of section38(e). 

         	Sec. 4.  This order shall be effective as of midnight  
         between June 30, 1994, and July 1, 1994, and shall remain in  
         effect until terminated.  It is my intention to terminate this  
         order upon the enactment into law of a bill reauthorizing the  
         authorities contained in the Export Administration Act. 




         					William J. Clinton 




         The White House, 
             June 30, 1994. 




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