Memorandum on Petroleum Imports and Energy Security
Memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce
Subject: Effects of the Imports of Petroleum on the National Security
I have considered your December 1, 1988, report under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862), concerning the effects of the imports of petroleum on the national security.
approve your finding that petroleum imports threaten to impair the national
security. However, based on your recommendation that takes into account my
detailed program to improve energy security, transmitted to the Congress on