339. Editorial Note

On March 31, 1961, President Kennedy approved P.L. 87-15 (75 Stat. 40), which amended and extended the Sugar Act of 1948 (P.L. 80-388, approved on August 8, 1947; 61 Stat. 922), as amended, to June 30, 1962. The law continued the President’s authority to exclude Cuban sugar exports from the U.S. market and authorized him to deny the Dominican Republic the share of the Cuban quota that it would otherwise gain.

For a statement in support of this bill (H.R. 5463, 87th Congress) by Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Martin before the Senate Finance Committee on March 27, see Department of State Bulletin, April 17, 1961, page 562.