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November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

Records of the National Council for United States-China Trade 1973-1983

Summary

Primary sources chronicle the formation of NCUSCT and its role in commerce.

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Date Range: 1973-1983
Content: 73,923 pages
Source Library: 
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

Description
Although trade between the United States and China had resumed in June 1971 after a 22-year hiatus, the impetus for a trade council came from President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972. A joint communiqué issued in Shanghai stated, “Both sides view bilateral trade as another area from which mutual benefit can be derived, and agreed that economic relations based on equality and mutual benefit are in the interest of the people of the two countries.” The National Council became the facilitator for the United States.

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The White House and the Departments of State and Commerce granted support for the formation of the National Council for United States-China Trade (NCUSCT). Secretary Frederick B. Dent recruited 20 American business leaders to serve as an executive committee, which first met on March 22, 1973, to undertake formation of the Council. By July 1982 membership had grown to about 400 companies.

As a resource for the study of international business and politics, Records of the National Council for United States-China Trade 1973-1983 offers scholars a comprehensive view of trade relations by providing access to annual reports, brochures and publications on regulations and legislation.

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