Press Release Issued by the White House on July 31, 194015

Col. R. L. Maxwell, Administrator of Export Control, recommends, and the President approves, the issuance of the following announcement:

In the interests of the national defense the export of aviation gasoline is being limited to nations of the Western Hemisphere, except where such gasoline is required elsewhere for the operations of American-owned companies.

  1. Reprinted from Department of State, Bulletin, August 3, 1940 (vol. iii, No. 58), p. 94.