Export Administration Act of 1979


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Related to Export Administration Act of 1979: International Emergency Economic Powers Act, Export Administration Regulations

Export Administration Act of 1979

Legislation in the United States that gave the president the authority to control exports to other countries when national security and/or short supply demand it. The Act expired in 1994 but its regulations have been renewed by executive order every year since. Since 1990, the Act has not applied to agricultural products under some circumstances.
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The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are overseen by the Department of Commerce and derive their authority from the Export Administration Act of 1979.
Further, the executive branch shall construe section 6(j)(5) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 as amended by section 7102(c) of the Act, to identify a non- - exclusive factor for the Secretary of State to consider in his discretion in making determinations under subsection 6(j), as is consistent with the use of the non- -exclusive term "include" in the provision and the congressional decision reflected in the text of the statute to afford the President substantial latitude in implementation of the provision.
The United States designated Libya a state sponsor of terrorism in September 1979 under the provisions of Section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (PL 96-72), which established the State Department's list of countries found to be supporting acts of international terrorism.
Last year, President Bush issued EO 13,222, (19) which declared a national emergency relating to the expiration of the Export Administration Act of 1979.
Congress is in the process of updating the Export Administration Act of 1979, which expires in August 2001.