Message to the Congress Reporting on the Continuation of Export Control Regulations

March 19, 1984

To the Congress of the United States:

This report is submitted pursuant to section 204 of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1703) and section 401(c) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) to account for government expenditures attributable to the national economic emergency that I declared following the lapse of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2401 et seq.) (EAA) on October 14, 1983. On that date, I issued Executive Order No. 12444 to continue in effect the system of controls that had been established under the EAA. In view of the extension by Public Law 98 - 207 (December 5, 1983) of the authorities contained in the EAA, this emergency authority was no longer needed, and on December 20, 1983, I issued Executive Order No. 12451, a copy of which is attached, rescinding the declaration of economic emergency and revoking Executive Order No. 12444.

The EAA export controls were not expanded during the emergency period, and the administration of the system of controls continued in the normal course. Accordingly, the government spent no funds over and above what would have been spent had the EAA remained in force without interruption.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

March 19, 1984.