33. Memorandum From President Ford to Secretary of State Kissinger, Washington, April 24, 1975.1 2


  • Determination under Section 402(c) (1) (A) of the Trade Act of 1974 — Socialist Republic of Romania
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April 24, 1975

Presidential Determination No. 75-15


Pursuant to the authority vested in me under the Trade Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-618, January 3, 1975; 88 Stat. 1978) (hereinafter “the Act”), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 402(c) (1) (A) of the Act, that a waiver by Executive Order of the application of subsections (a) and (b) of section 402 of the Act with respect to the Socialist Republic of Romania will substantially promote the objectives of section 402 of the Act.

You are requested on my behalf to transmit this determination to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President of the Senate.

This determination shall be published in the Federal Register.


Gerald R. Ford
  1. Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC Staff for Europe, Canada, and Ocean Affairs: Convenience Files, Box 20, Country File, Romania, 1975 (4) WH. No classification marking. Ford signed the memorandum. Section 402 of the Trade Act of 1974 prohibited granting MFN, extending credit, or entering into a commercial agreement with any non-market country denying its citizens the right or opportunity to emigrate or by excessively taxing emigration. The President, through Executive Order, waived these conditions for one year on assurance of improvements in Romania’s future emigration practices.
  2. President Ford issued an Executive Order issuing Most-Favored Nation Trade Status to Romania.