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Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate

Dear Mr. Speaker:     (Dear Mr. President:)

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days of the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.  In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice, stating that the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13637 of March 8, 2013, relating to the expiration of the Export Administration Act of 1979 is to continue in effect for 1 year beyond August 17, 2017.



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The Export Administration Act (EAA) of 1979 (P.L. 96-72) provided legal authority to the President to control U.S. exports for reasons of national security, foreign policy, and/or short supply. The act was in force from 1979 to 1994, with a lapse in 1984-1985. During this lapse, and upon the law’s expiration, the authority of export regulations was continued by executive authority. Presidents Reagan and Clinton each declared that the expiration created an emergency under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and reauthorized all regulations on that basis. Subsequent Presidents have extended the emergency each year by Presidential Notice.


Export Administration Act of 1979
                                                                                           Great Seal of the United States
Long title An Act to provide authority to regulate exports, to improve the efficiency of export regulation, and to minimize interference with the ability to engage in commerce.
Acronyms(colloquial) EAA
Nicknames Export Administration Act Amendments of 1979
Enacted by the 96th United States Congress
Effective September 29, 1979
Public law 96-72
Statutes at Large 93 Stat. 503
Titles amended 50 U.S.C.: War and National Defense
U.S.C. sections amended 50 U.S.C. ch. Appendix – Export Regulation§ 2401 et seq.
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the Senate as S. 737 by Adlai Stevenson, III (DILon March 22, 1979
  • Committee consideration by Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Passed the Senate on July 21, 1979 (74-3)
  • Passed the House on September 25, 1979 (passed, in lieu of H.R. 4034)
  • Reported by the joint conference committee onSeptember 27, 1979; agreed to by the Senate onSeptember 27, 1979 (agreed) and by the House onSeptember 28, 1979 (321-19)
  • Signed into law by President Jimmy Carter onSeptember 29, 1979

Source – Wikipedia