195. Action Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon1
- Actions Resulting from National Security Council Meeting of April 9, 1969
- At Tab A is a list of actions indicated during the NSC meeting of April 9 on U.S. Trade Policy. The list of actions has been coordinated on an “Eyes Only” basis with the principals and has been agreed to by them. It will be retained for record purposes.
- At Tab B is an NSSM reflecting your decision to continue our internal study of trade.2
- At Tab C is an NSSM providing for further study of the proposal for generalized tariff preferences for less developed countries.3
Since the steps to implement the remaining actions contained in Tab A will be accomplished through the submission of a legislative program, preparation of which is under way, I do not believe a formal Decision Memorandum should be promulgated, especially since you will wish to retain some flexibility as to details of the legislative program.
Recommend approval of:4
- the list of actions at Tab A,
- the NSSM on the internal study of trade,
- the NSSM providing for further study of the proposal for generalized tariff preferences for less developed countries.
- Source: National Security Council, Secretariat, Box 83, 4/9/69 NSC Meeting-US Trade Policy. Confidential.↩
- Not found, but presumably a draft of NSSM 49, Document 199.↩
- Not printed; it is a draft of NSSM 48, Document 198.↩
- The President initialed approval of all three recommendations.↩
- Confidential; Eyes Only. The text is virtually identical to that circulated under cover of an April 10 memorandum from Kissinger to Laird, Stans, Hardin, Rogers, Wheeler, Helms, Lincoln, Volcker, McCracken, and Gates. (National Archives, RG 59, S/S Files: Lot 71 D 175, April 9 NSC Meeting)↩