302. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to Secretary of Commerce Klutznick1

The President has directed that China be moved from Country Group Y to a separate category with its own letter designation. Since it is not US policy to treat China and the USSR the same for export control purposes, it is misleading to have them share the same Country Group in the export control regulations.

Zbigniew Brzezinski
  1. Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 9, China (People’s Republic of), 3/80. Confidential. Copies were sent to Mondale, Vance, and Harold Brown.