287. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Trade, Energy, and Financial Resources Policy Coordination (Parsky) to the Executive Committee of the Economic Policy Board 1
- Summary of report on Commodity Policy for Non-Fuel Minerals
On February 25 the Economic Policy Board directed its constituent agencies to form a task force to reexamine U.S. commodity policy for non-fuel minerals and report its findings to the Board on April 30.
Attached is the report summarizing the task force’s findings. The body of the report, which is presently several hundred pages long, will be forwarded as soon as it has been edited.
- Source: Ford Library, U.S. Council of Economic Advisers Records, Alan Greenspan Files, Box 58, Economic Policy Board Meetings, EPB—April 1975 (2). No classification marking. Attached to the minutes of an April 30 EPB Executive Committee meeting, which indicate that the committee reviewed the attached report and decided: "Procedures for further consideration of commodity agreement policy" would be examined at a review of international economic policy scheduled for May 3.↩
- Printed from a copy bearing this typed signature.↩
- On February 28, 1975, the EC and 46 LDCs signed the Lomé Convention, whose provisions included an earnings stabilization fund for LDC primary commodity exports known as Stabex. (The New York Times, March 1, 1975, p. 1)↩