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Accession 2345

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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Descriptive Summary

Title: National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) records
Dates: 1914-1985
Accession Number: 2345
Creator: National Foreign Trade Council
Extent: 183 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) was established on May 28, 1914 to coordinate the foreign trade activities of the United States. The convention appointed 35 delegates to serve as charter members of the NFTC, with James A. Farrell, then-President of U.S. Steel, the new organization's first chairman. Records chronicle U.S. corporate policy toward the most pressing issues of foreign trade in the 20th century.
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Records less than 25 years old are closed.

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Historical Note

The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) was established on May 28, 1914, by a resolution of the first National Foreign Trade Convention, during its proceedings at Washington D.C.'s Hotel Raleigh. In this resolution the convention, which met on May 27 and 28, 1914, called for the creation of a national organization "to coordinate the foreign trade activities of the nation." The convention appointed 35 delegates to serve as charter members of the NFTC, with James A. Farrell, then-President of U.S. Steel, the new organization's first chairman.

During the first phase of the NFTC's existence, from its founding in 1914 to its incorporation in New York as a membership corporation in 1936, the Council's activities were focused on organizing its annual convention and, increasingly, directly negotiating with foreign corporations and governments on behalf of member companies for repatriation of funds and for commercial funding agreements. Much of the Council's activity during this period was focused on Caribbean and Latin American trading partners.

As part of its 1936 incorporation, the Council reorganized with a Board of Directors and a permanent, paid President responsible for "general direction of the Council, [and] all matters pertaining to finances and policyà" In his capacity as CEO of the Council, the President also directed the Council's first permanent staff. The Board of Directors was comprised of executives of member companies elected annually by the membership, including in 1936, Gerard Swope (General Electric Co.); Fred I. Kent (Bankers Trust); Walter C. Teagle (Standard Oil Co.); James D. Mooney (General Motors Export Co.); George H. Bucher (Westinghouse); and seven other executives from leading American industrial and financial corporations with significant export interests. Eugene P. Thomas served as the first President of the Council (1932-1950).

The Council enlarged its activities significantly in the immediate pre-war period, consolidating with the American Manufacturers Export Association in 1936, and establishing its Captain Robert Dollar Memorial Award in 1937. This award, given annually at the NFTC annual convention, honors "...the most outstanding contribution towards the advancement of the foreign trade of our country" and was named for Captain Robert Dollar, a founding NFTC member and the owner of the Dollar Line, a pioneering international steamship company. Secretary of State Cordell Hull was the first recipient of the award in 1938, with successive awardees including government officials and leading industrialists and financiers.

By 1940, the NFTC had 516 member companies, and was increasingly active in the promotion of competitive trade policies based on principles of free enterprise and limited regulation. The activities of the Council were carried out largely through the establishment of committees concerned with specific regional trade or particular legislative or regulatory issues, and by the adoption of committee reports and recommendations by the Board. Committees were established by the Board of Directors according to the interests of the membership.

During World War II, the Council's activities were primarily focused on securing U.S. property held abroad and consulting with government agencies responsible for war production and foreign trade on behalf of its membership. Throughout the war, however, the NFTC continued to promulgate resolutions and recommendations emphasizing the primacy of free trade and competition as standards for any post-war normalization of international trade relations and treaties. Through its declarations, publications, and submissions to Congressional hearings and government conferences, the NFTC promoted simplification of regulations governing the export trade, and opposed trade barriers, the application of restraint of trade law to foreign enterprise by U.S. companies, and restrictive tariffs in general.

The NFTC's activities in the immediate post-war period were increasingly focused on post-war planning and problems related to the position of private enterprise during the post war economic transition. Council representatives and members took part in or advised on many of the most significant conferences and international agreements following the end of hostilities, including the Bretton Woods Agreements, the Rye Conference, the 1947-1948 United Nations International Trade Organization conference in Havana, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and the Marshall Plan. NFTC conference statements, committee proceedings, and publications in this period emphasize planning for the preservation of free enterprise and the deregulation of trade between friendly nations. The Council was also interested in influencing legislation and regulations concerning expropriated U.S. property in Germany and Soviet Union- occupied areas of Germany and Eastern Europe, and with relaxing restrictions on business travel to formerly hostile areas, Europe, and the Western Pacific.

As a result of the dramatic increase in the scope and influence of its work in the post-war environment, the Council expanded its permanent staff structure and merged with smaller organizations, establishing a new territorial division in 1948 through the absorption of the Council for Inter-American Cooperation. The NFTC also planned, but never consummated, a merger with the Far East-America Council. The Council also worked extensively with other trade organizations in attempts to coordinate policy positions and legislative initiatives. Council directors were also members of such organizations as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, N.A.M., the American Maritime Council, and Nelson Rockefeller's U.S. Council of International Economic Policy, among others.

Throughout this period the Council continued to hold its annual convention, but also increased the scope of its publication and information services to members, issuing large numbers of memoranda, bulletins, regional periodicals and digests of business news on particular issues or areas related to international trade. Council staff and members were increasingly involved in government liaison, including testimony before Congress and lobbying of administration officials.

The Council continued to be an influential voice in US international trade and investment throughout the 1950s and 1960s, issuing statements and testifying before Congressional hearings on the fullest range of US foreign trade policies, including taxation of foreign earnings, GATT, immigration policy, and the protection of US business interests in revolutionary regimes. The Council continued to issue frequent and voluminous reports on trade policies and other legislative and political developments with trading partners across the globe. Council initiatives in the 1970s and 1980s included promotion of the economic benefits of multinational corporations to home countries and involvement in US and international legislation and agreements regulating the activities of global and trans-national companies; reporting on the impact of U.S. tax reform on American expatriates and business interests; development of regulations proposed in response to the depreciation of the dollar; the OPEC boycott and many other issues.

From the 1990s, the Council continued to take a leading role in representing US business interests in the global economy. In 1997, the NFTC was instrumental in the founding of USA*Engage, a coalition of business interests including the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute, opposed to unilateral sanctions against foreign regimes. This organization has focused on US government trade policy relating to Myanmar, Sudan, Iran and other nations accused of permitting or promoting human rights violations. Other recent policy initiatives include lobbying in support of the Central American Free-Trade Agreement (CAFTA) through the Hispanic Alliance for Free Trade, an umbrella group organized by the NFTC; support of United States business interests in South Africa through its sponsorship of the US South Africa Business Council; continued representation of American export business interests at the World Trade Organization's Doha round of negotiations. Through its Human Resources initiative, the Council has explored issues surrounding the human resource management of global business interests, particularly compensation and benefits for mobile executives and relocated employees of US companies.

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Scope and Content

The National Foreign Trade Council (NTFC) records chronicle U.S. corporate policy toward the most pressing issues of foreign trade in the 20th century, from the Council's initial charge in 1914 to "àcoordinate the foreign trade activities of the nation." Records prior to the 1936 incorporation are slight, and the Council's activities in that period relate almost exclusively to negotiations of funding agreements with Latin-American trading partners of various member companies. The Council became progressively more active, and its records more substantial, in the immediate pre-war period and especially in the period of trade reconstruction immediately following the Second World War. From this period up until the present date, the Council is one of the most significant and influential trade associations dealing exclusively with foreign trade, with a membership representing the largest and most profitable American companies with significant foreign trade interests, as well as many multinational corporations based in America. Its records document corporate interests and influence on U.S. government policies in the taxation and regulation of foreign trade, the promotion of free-market policies, and U.S. participation in the negotiation of international trade treaties.

The publications received from the NFTC are not complete. Many of the older serial and individual publications are lacking, although some are available in other libraries.

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Separated Material

The proceedings of the annual National Foreign Trade Conventions, NFTC's largest publication, have been transferred to the Published Collections Department and may be found in Hagley's online library catalog.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Corporate Records
Scope and Content
Consists of minutes and dockets for the annual and monthly meetings. Describes the operation of the NFTC in the most summary form at the level of the annual members' meeting and the regular meetings of the Board of Directors. Most of the detail work is carried out by the various committees and by the permanent staff.
A. Annual Meeting Dockets
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1 Records of annual meetings of the National Foreign Trade Council, 1940, 1960-1978
B. Board Minutes
Scope and Content
Consists of bound file copies of monthly board of directors meeting material. This includes agendas and minutes for meetings with some supplemental material.
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1 Board Minutes, 1936-1944
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2 Board Minutes, 1945-1953
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3 Board Minutes, 1954-1959
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4 Board Minutes, 1960-1966
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5 Board Minutes, 1967-1973
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6 Board Minutes, 1974-1979
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7 Board Minutes, 1980-1982
C. Board Meeting Dockets
Arrangement
Folders for monthly meetings are arranged chronologically. The digest is arranged alphabetically by topic with a chronological digest of actions on that topic. As such, it can be used as an index to the dockets themselves.
Scope and Content
Consists of records of monthly meetings of the Board of Directors, includes more substantial documentation of the organization's policy development in key areas of foreign trade policy and regulation. Folders for monthly meetings include background information and briefing papers, statements before Congressional hearings and correspondence with Commerce Department officials, key congressional figures, and other business leaders and trade associations. Occasional folders, mostly before 1950, include full transcripts of meetings where key policies are discussed and developed.
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7 Board Meeting Dockets, March 16, 1936-March 24, 1944
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8 Board Meeting Dockets, September 14, 1944-December 19, 1947
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9 Board Meeting Dockets, January 16, 1948-January 20, 1950
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10 Board Meeting Dockets, February 24, 1950-March 28, 1952
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11 Board Meeting Dockets, April 25, 1952-April 23, 1954
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12 Board Meeting Dockets, May 21, 1954-October 25, 1956
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13 Board Meeting Dockets, December 14, 1956-January 22, 1960
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14 Board Meeting Dockets, February 18, 1960-January 23, 1963
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15 Board Meeting Dockets, March 6, 1963-November 4, 1965
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16 Board Meeting Dockets, December 14, 1965-February 14, 1968
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17 Board Meeting Dockets, April 23, 1968-February 18, 1970
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18 Board Meeting Dockets, April 21, 1970-October 25, 1972
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19 Board Meeting Dockets, December 14, 1972-June 18, 1975
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20 Board Meeting Dockets, September 10, 1975-October 20, 1977
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21 Board Meeting Dockets, February 1, 1978-April 22, 1980
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22 Board Meeting Dockets, June 10, 1980-February 16, 1983
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23 Board Meeting Dockets, February 16, 1983 September 20, 1983
23 Board Meeting Dockets, February 14, 1984-September 18, 1984
23 Board Meeting Dockets, February 6, 1986-September 11, 1986
23 Press release re: merger, October 22, 1986
23 Meeting re: merger with United States Council for International Business (USCIB), October 22, 1986
23 Board Meeting Dockets, November 6, 1986
23 Special board meeting, November 21, 1986
23 Executive Committee of Board, 1987
23 Board Meeting Dockets, April 8, 1987
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24 Board Meeting Dockets, October 21, 1987
24 Objectives and current projects (as sent to board), 1988
24 Board Meeting Dockets, March 16, 1988-June 16, 1988; December 1, 1988
24 Digest of Board Minutes, 1945-1959
24 Reorganization Committee, 1938-1963, undated
24 Board luncheons -- speakers, 1949-1956
24 Board meetings -- attendance, 1956-1957, 1969-1972
II. Publications
Scope and Content
The publications of the NFTC consist of regular annual and quarterly reports covering the operations of the organization as a whole; bulletins and memoranda issued to the members with discussions of current events and topics of interest; smaller newsletters that in recent years supplemented the older bulletins and memoranda; and special publications.
A. Annual/Biennial Reports
Scope and Content
While the early NFTC annual reports contain substantive information, its periodic reports to the membership in the postwar years were relatively perfunctory, more detailed communications taking place through the series of Bulletins and Memoranda. The postwar reports were also issued in an irregular fashion, and a formal, illustrated annual report was issued only for 1963. NFTC issued no reports at all for the years 1964-71. However, the reports can be used to some extent as a guide to the contents of other series, since they note what topics were addressed in a given year.
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24 Address of the Chairman and Annual Report, 1915 1916 1919 1920 1923-1932 1934-1937
24 Report of the Treasurer, 1918
24 The Record for 1947-The Record for 1962
24 Annual Report, 1963 [None published 1964-1971.]
24 President's Report to the Board of Directors, 1972-1978
B. Quarterly/Triennial Reports
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24 Activities during, 1941
24 Summary of Current Work, January 1945-July 1945
24 Summary of Current Activities, December 1945-1956
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25 Summary of Current Activities, April 1957-December 1961
25 NFTC Quarterly Report, 1962
C. Bulletins
Scope and Content
NFTC established its first monthly bulletin under the title of National Foreign Trade in April 1915. This serial is not represented in the archive. NFTC began issuing a new series of regular, sequentially-numbered Bulletins to its members in 1938. They are simple typed notices of any current events that might impact America's foreign trade or economic relations with foreign governments. During the war years, the Bulletins include government notices against trading with the enemy and blacklists identifying Axis front organizations, particularly in Latin America. Occasionally, copies of publications, including numbers of the NFTC's own Memoranda series and publications of the National Foreign Trade Conventions, were mailed with the Bulletins. The information in the Bulletins was intended for members only and was not to be published or redistributed. The information in the Bulletins is usually limited to straightforward news items or analyses of statistics released by the U.S. or foreign governments without editorial comment or endorsement. Taken as a whole, the Bulletins give a good picture of which events and issues the NFTC considered important over a sixty year period. Certain items of note among the bulletins have been cataloged individually in Hagley's online catalog.
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25 B-1 -- B-730, 1938-1942
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26 B-731 -- B-1359, 1942-1947
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27 B1360 -- B2102, 1947-1953
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28 B2103 -- B2625, 1953-1958
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29 B2626 -- B3079, 1958-1964
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30 B3080 -- B3543, 1964-1974
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31 B3544 -- B5036, 1974-1996
D. Memoranda
Scope and Content
The NFTC began issuing its Memorandum series in 1947. The Memoranda were prepared for the Board by its Divisions and Committees and tended to be more substantial and more focused than the Bulletins. Memoranda were numbered sequentially with a new numbered series usually beginning after 10,000. In later years, there were parallel series with and without an "M" prefix, plus other collections of memoranda on particular subjects.
The Tax Committee accounts for the largest number of memoranda during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. These include the texts of tax treaties with numerous trading partners granting equal tax status to each country's nationals and companies. During the 1950s, the memoranda include reports and speeches delivered at the annual National Foreign Trade Conventions, some of which have been cataloged individually. The memoranda also include periodic reports on the cost of living in foreign countries issued by the U.S. State Department.
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75 Indexes 1-20, 1964-1983
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32 M-1 -- M-797, 1947-1948
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33 M-78 -- M1982, 1948-1949
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34 M1983 -- M3186, 1949-1951
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35 M3187 -- M4099, 1951-1952
35 M4500 -- M4764, 1952
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36 M4765 -- M5965, 1952-1954
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37 M5966 -- M7236, 1954-1955
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38 M7237 -- M8084, 1955-1956
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39 M8086 -- M9062, 1956-1958
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40 M9063 -- M9999, 1958-1959
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41 M1 -- M817, 1959-1960
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42 M821 -- M1600, 1960-1961
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43 M1601 -- M2261, 1961-1962
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44 M2262 -- M2987, 1962-1963
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45 M2988 -- M3760, 1963-1964
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46 M3765 -- M4262, 1964
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47 M4263 -- M4475, 1964
47 M5326 -- M5841, 1965-1966
47 M5850 -- M6244, 1966
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48 M6243 -- M6726, 1966
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49 M6727 -- M7265, 1966-1967
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50 M7266 -- M7932, 1967-1968
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51 M7933 -- M8555, 1968
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52 M8556 -- M9159, 1968-1969
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53 M9160 -- M10007, 1969-1971
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54 M8 -- M674, 1971-1973
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55 M691 -- M1447, 1973-1975
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56 M1449 -- M1880, 1975-1976
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57 M1881 -- M2409, 1976-1978
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58 M2410 -- M2564, 1978
58 M2332 -- M2890, April 1978-December 1979
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59 M2902 -- M3088, January-July 1980
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60 M3090 -- M3265, July-December 1980
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61 M3269 -- M3644 (with an index), January-December 1981
61 Latin America seminar -- speakers (correspondence), 1981
61 M3281 -- M3422, January-May 1981
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62 M3423 -- M3629, June-November 1981
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63 M3602 -- M3859, November 1981-June 1982
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64 M3834 -- M3986, June-November 1982
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65 M3989 -- M4317, November 1982-October 1983
65 Latin American Conference -- background materials, October 1983
65 Latin American Meeting, October 1983
65 Conference on Latin America -- attendance and expenses, October 1983
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66 M4318 -- M4792, November 1983-January 1985
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67 M4791 -- M5220, February 1985-March 1986
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68 M5221 -- M5647, April 1986-December 1987
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69 M5649 -- M6157, January 1988-August 1989
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70 M6159 -- M6536, September 1989-May 1991
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71 M6537 -- M7018, June 1991-December 1993
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72 M7011 -- M7536, January 1994-July 1996
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73 M7547 -- M7566, August-December 1996
73 Memoranda and bulletins -- United Nations, 1949-1972
73 Washington Report, 1987-1988
73 Report to Members, April 7, 1980-June 8, 1987
73 Memoranda -- International Investment Committee, 1980-1983
73 Memoranda -- Tax Committee, 1978
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74 Memoranda -- Tax Committee, 1969-1962
E. Newsletters
Scope and Content
The NFTC began issuing Breve in 1963 as a weekly digest of European news relating to trade issues. Hagley has volumes 17-19 (1979-1981).
The NFTC assumed the publication of Noticias, an English language newsletter of Latin American affairs, from the Council for Inter-American Cooperation in 1959. Hagley has volumes 26-44 (1970-1988)
The NFTC began circulating its Report to Members in April 1980. It contains news briefs and a calendar of upcoming events. Hagley has numbers 1-20 from April 1980 to August 1985.
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75 Breve - Europe Report, 1979-1982
75 Noticias -- Comments Over the Years ..., 1945-1984
75 Noticias (Volumes 26-30), 1971-1974
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76 Noticias, 1975-1988
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77 Report to Members, 1980-1985
F. Non-Serial Publications
Scope and Content
The records contain a small sample of the NFTC's non-serial publications. There are both specialized studies and pamphlets designed for school children or the general public to educate people about the importance of foreign trade to the American standard of living. Most of these publications have been cataloged individually on Hagley's Online Public Access Catalog.
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77 Brochures, undated
77 Conducting Business in Japan, April 1983
77 Co-Determination in Western Europe, April 1976
77 Foreign Investment Regulations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, April 1977
77 General Publications, 1935 1936 1937
77 Historical publications, 1933-1935
77 The Impact of U.S. Sanctions and Controls on U.S. Firms, April 1990
77 Insuring American Business against Political Risks Abroad, 1983
77 Legal Changes Affecting Business in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela, November 1981
77 Membership Services, 1962
77 Our Imports and Who Use Them, 1930
77 "Pacific-Asia Report," 1981
77 Regulations Affecting U.S. Business with East European Countries, 1979
77 Sources of Marketing and Economic Information on Latin America, 1975
III. National Foreign Trade Conventions
Historical Note
The first annual National Foreign Trade Convention was held in May 1914 and preceded the formation of the National Foreign Trade Council. The Convention became the NFTC's principal event and the one time in which most of its members could congregate. Arranging the conventions was one of the major duties of the NFTC staff.
During the last half of the twentieth century, the conventions were typically divided into general and special sessions that focused either on topical concerns such as industrial relations, education, trade barriers, foreign investment, international finance, energy concern and the like, or on regional developments such as trade with Latin America, the European Union, or Asia and the western Pacific. The conventions also featured exhibits, a series of group luncheons, a general banquet, and later a "World Trade Dinner."
In earlier years, the National Foreign Trade Convention circulated around the country, but in the post-1950 period it was usually held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. In addition to the NFTC membership, the conventions attracted government officials and public policy experts from the U.S. and its international trading partners.
Through 1974, the conventions published a final declaration, which represented the NFTC's stand on current issues and its policy recommendations. Beginning in 1975, the declaration was published in the name of the NFTC itself, and generally issued after the convention.
Beginning in 1938, the convention culminated with the bestowal of the annual Captain Robert Dollar Memorial Award upon the individual who, in the words of then NFTC President Eugene P. Thomas, "shall have made during the preceding calendar year the most outstanding contribution towards the advancement of the foreign trade of our country."
Scope and Content
The files relating to the National Foreign Trade Conventions have been arranged in three series.
A. General Files
Scope and Content
Consists of files about the operation of the conventions in general, including notes on comparative costs and topical digests of the final declarations. There are also copies of ceremonial letters from the Presidents of the United States from Franklin D. Roosevelt through Jimmy Carter, some of which are in the general and some in the annual files. These letters are on White House stationery with facsimile signatures and usually contain nothing more than a bland assessment of current trade and international issues.
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78 Breakdown of final declaration recommendations, by topics, 1940-1949 [Plus 1950 supplement.]
78 Chairmen -- Declaration Committees NFTC conventions, 1938-1973
78 Chairmen and speakers (previous years), area luncheons, main general
78 Sessions, world trade dinner, 1943-1974
78 Conventions -- Dates, 1962-1977
78 Conventions - Declarations, 1934-1939
78 Conventions - Expense -- income comparative figures, 1958-1971
78 Digest of final declarations of National Foreign Trade conventions, 1945-1961
78 Messages from Presidents, etc., 1942-1975
78 Waldorf-Astoria -- arrangements, 1954-1961
B. Conventions
Scope and Content
This series arranges the papers dealing with each convention chronologically from the fifth in 1918 to the seventy-second in 1987. For the period from 1918 to 1939, the file is generally limited to a copy of the final declaration. From the 1952 into the 1980s, the files are much more thorough. They contain all of the paperwork generated by arranging and staging the convention, including securing the hotel facilities, arranging the seating and menus for the luncheons and banquets (often with floor plans of the hotels), publicity, registration and invitations to non-members, arranging the programs for individual and general sessions, recruiting speakers and honorees, copies of speeches and papers, drafts and final copies of declarations, final accounting, and printing of the proceedings. These published proceedings have been transferred to the Published Collections Dept. Photographs and audiotapes have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections Dept.
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78 5th Convention, 1918
78 6th Convention, 1919
78 8th Convention, 1921
78 9th Convention, 1922
78 10th Convention, 1923
78 11th Convention, 1924
78 12th Convention, 1925
78 13th Convention, 1926
78 14th Convention, 1927
78 15th Convention, 1928
78 16th Convention, 1929
78 17th Convention, 1930
78 18th Convention, 1931
78 19th Convention, 1932
78 20th Convention, 1933
78 21st Convention, 1934
78 22nd Convention, 1935
78 23rd Convention, 1936
78 24th Convention, 1937
78 25th Convention, 1938
78 26th Convention, 1939
78 27th Convention, 1940
78 28th Convention, 1941
78 29th Convention, 1942
78 30th Convention, 1943
78 31st Convention, 1944
78 32nd Convention, 1945
78 33rd Convention, 1946
78 34th Convention, 1947
78 35th Convention, 1948
78 36th Convention, 1949
78 37th Convention, 1950
78 38th Convention, 1951
78 39th Convention, 1952
78 40th Convention, 1953
78 41st Convention (A-F), 1954
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79 41st Convention (F-T), 1954
79 42nd Convention, 1955
79 43rd Convention, 1956
79 44th Convention (A-P), 1957
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80 44th Convention (R-W), 1957
80 45th Convention, 1958
80 46th Convention, 1959
80 47th Convention (A-I), 1960
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81 47th Convention (M-W), 1960
81 48th Convention, 1961
81 49th Convention, 1962
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82 50th Convention, 1963
82 51st Convention (A-E), 1964
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83 51st Convention (E-W), 1964
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84 51st Convention (W), 1964
84 52nd Convention, 1965
84 53rd Convention (A-F), 1966
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85 53rd Convention (F-W), 1966
85 54th Convention (A-S), 1967
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86 54th Convention (S-W), 1967
86 55th Convention (A-I), 1968
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87 55th Convention (L-W), 1968
87 56th Convention (A-W), 1969
87 57th Convention (A-C), 1970
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88 57th Convention (C-W), 1970
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89 57th Convention (W), 1970
89 58th Convention (A-D), 1971
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90 58th Convention (D-P), 1971
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91 58th Convention (P-W), 1971
91 59th Convention (A-C), 1972
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92 59th Convention (C-D), 1972
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93 59th Convention (D-N), 1972
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94 59th Convention (O-W), 1972
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95 59th Convention (W), 1972
95 60th Convention (A-E), 1973
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96 60th Convention (F-M), 1973
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97 60th Convention (M-W), 1973
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98 60th Convention (W), 1973
98 61st Convention (A-F), 1974
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99 61st Convention (F-P), 1974
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100 61st Convention (P-W), 1974
100 62nd Convention (A-F), 1975
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101 62nd Convention (G-W), 1975
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102 63rd Convention (A-R), 1976
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103 63rd Convention (R-W), 1976
103 64th Convention (A-C), 1977
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104 64th Convention (E-S), 1977
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105 64th Convention (S-W), 1977
105 65th Convention (A-I), 1978
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106 65th Convention (I-S), 1978
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107 65th Convention (S-W), 1978
107 66th Convention (A-D), 1979
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108 66th Convention (E-P), 1979
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109 66th Convention (R-W), 1979
109 67th Convention (A-D), 1980
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110 67th Convention (E-S), 1980
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111 67th Convention (S-W), 1980
111 68th Convention, 1981
111 69th Convention, 1983
111 70th Convention, 1984
111 71st Convention, 1985
111 World Trade Dinner, 1986
111 72nd Convention, 1987
C. Robert Dollar Award Files
Scope and Content
This series consists of files assembled for the nomination, selection and award process for the Captain Robert Dollar Memorial Award. Records relating to the nomination, selection, and award process for the Captain Robert Dollar Memorial Award.
Folders typically include correspondence and memoranda concerning selection of award committee; letters of nomination from various NFTC members and officers, with biographical information and nominator's opinions on the nominee's fitness for the award; correspondence concerning balloting for the award, tabulation of results, and final decisions; arrangements for awardees' attendance at honors event, with organizational correspondence relating to production of award plaque, drafts of event speeches, press clippings and press releases.
Arrangement
Records are arranged chronologically by year of award, with folder titles generally including the name of the recipient.
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112 Dollar Award Miscellany [Includes background and public relations materials concerning the Dollar Award and Capt. Robert Dollar; scrapbook of photographs of the presentation ceremonies, 1938-1973; scrapbook of press clippings; transcripts of presentation ceremonies.]
112 Cordell Hull, 1938
112 James A. Farrell, 1939
112 Thomas J. Watson, 1940
112 Eugene P. Thomas, 1941
112 Sumner Welles, 1942
112 J.T. Trippe, 1943
112 Eric A. Johnston, 1944
112 Fred I. Kent, 1945
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113 William L. Clayton, 1946
113 John Abbink, 1947
113 Robert F. Loree, 1948
113 Christian A. Herter, 1949
113 Paul G. Hoffman, 1950
113 James A. Farley, 1951
113 Edward Riley, 1952
113 Eugene Holman, 1953
113 Clarence B. Randall, 1954
113 George W. Wolf, 1955
113 William S. Swingle, 1956
113 Howard C. Sheperd, 1957
113 W. Rogers Herod, 1958
113 Samuel C. Waugh, 1959
113 Henry W. Balgooyen, 1960
113 J. Peter Grace, 1961
113 William E. Knox, 1962
113 James A. Farrell, Jr., 1963
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114 David Rockefeller, 1964
114 Thomas J. Watson Jr., 1965
114 George S. Moore, 1966
114 William Blackie, 1967
114 Linder, Harold F., 1968
114 Hoglund, Elis S., 1969
114 Rudolph A. Peterson, 1970
114 Henry Kearns, 1971
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115 Robert J. Dixson, 1972
115 Walter B. Wriston, 1973
115 George P. Shultz, 1974
115 Stephen D. Bechtel, 1975
115 Reginald H. Jones, 1976
115 Irving S. Shapiro, 1977
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116 J. Paul Austin, 1978
116 J. Robert Fluor, 1979
116 T.A. Wilson, 1980
116 A.W. Clausen, 1981
116 William E. Brock, 1982
116 Malcolm Baldrige, 1983
IV. Committees
Historical Note
The committees of the National Foreign Trade Council were the mechanism through which the organization tapped the expertise of its individual members. Some of the most important work of the NFTC was thus carried on through its committees, which were of several kinds. The first were standing committees such as the Executive Committee, the Policy Advisory Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Salary Committee. Area committees deal with issues affecting commercial and financial relations between the United States and particular countries or regions. They serve to monitor developments relevant to U.S. business interests in those countries, give advice on specific issues, and recommend actions to be taken by the whole Council. The third type consisted of special technical committees that deal with such matters as taxation, treaties, law, international finance, industrial relations, etc., on a worldwide basis.
A. Committees -- General, 1948-1973
Scope and Content
Records relate to the membership of various committees and to appointments of committee members and chairs.
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117 General and Appointments, 1948-1973
B. Antitrust Committee
Scope and Content
These records are concerned with issues in U.S. and international antitrust legislation and enforcement, beginning with the renewal of vigorous antitrust campaigns during the Truman Administration. This series includes: publications, memoranda and press clippings concerning the reemergence of cartels in post-war international trade, extension of U.S. antitrust laws to U.S. companies' overseas operations, and other general antitrust issues and pending legislation; responses by the NFTC to proposed antitrust legislation, including the Rodino and Hart-Scott bills, the Webb-Pomerane Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, and others; copies of findings and judgments in various Sherman Act cases; publications and statements on the development and application of European Community antitrust laws to U.S. companies; NFTC correspondence, predominantly 1955-1957 with members of Congress and federal officials concerning proposed amendments to antitrust legislation, enforcement, and new regulations, requests for comments and testimony, cover letters for reports and memoranda sent to officials and congressional staff; publications and releases by the NFTC, U.S. governments departments, and other organizations and corporations on antitrust issues.
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117 Antitrust Law Amendments, 1976
117 Cartels, 1944-1955
117 Cases, 1945-1956
117 Common Market, 1960-1965
117 Compliance Reports, 1971-1972
117 Correspondence, 1950-1971
117 Exclusive Distributorships, 1950-1954
117 General, 1943-1977
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118 Hart Foreign Antitrust Subcommittee Hearings, 1966
118 Releases & Publications, 1950-1965
118 Robinson-Patman Act, 1952-1955
118 Treasury Questionnaire, 1972
C. Balance of Payments Committee, 1971-1981
Scope and Content
Records of the Balance of Payments Committee are concerned with current trends and outlook of the United States trade balance with foreign nations. Separate files for regular committee meetings include: correspondence concerning membership and participation in meetings; arrangements for speakers and letters of appreciation, with some transcripts of addresses by speakers, usually Treasury or Commerce Department officers, finance ministers of foreign governments, bank and business executives; background information and balance of payments summaries and projections; organizational arrangements and scheduling. Proceedings of meetings were generally held "off the record," without minutes being taken so scant details of discussions are included within the files.
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118 Committee Meeting Files, 1975-1978
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119 Committee Meeting Files, 1979-1980
119 Speakers, 1972-1981
D. Committee on the Law of the Sea, 1968-1982
Scope and Content
This series deals with the NFTC's involvement with issues of the international law of the sea, particularly in the 1973 revisions to the Law of the Sea proposed by the United Nations. The series includes: NFTC bulletins concerning navigation and transport of goods, industrial use of the seabed and its regulation, exploitation of seabed natural resources, and related issues; NFTC and committee correspondence regarding and reports on U.S. and international body investigations and proposed legislation, particularly the U.N.'s Third Conference on the Law of the Sea; United Nations publications, press releases, reports and proceedings of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea.
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119 Committee Files, 1968-1978 1981
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120 Informal Composite Negotiating Text, 1981
120 NFTC Reports, 1982
120 Revisions as Retyped, 1981
120 United Nations Publications, 1968-1978
E. European Community Committee
Scope and Content
Mostly Memoranda produced and distributed to EC Committee and interested NFTC members concerning current legislative and regulatory trends and NFTC advocacy with the European Community, its members and statutory agencies. Records include drafts of copy, correspondence and preparatory material such as press clippings and European Parliament publications, minutes of committee meetings, transcripts of addresses and accounts of meetings with members of the European Parliament, ministers, and other individuals. Most records in the Memorandum group concern the "Vrederling proposals," a controversial set of proposed EC regulations on management-employee consultation and information sharing that were vigorously opposed by U.S. and multinational corporate business interests. Other topics include new accounting requirements under the EC's 4th and 7th Directives; liability of employers and producers under European law; trade mark regulation; antitrust and competition law in EC nations.
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121 Directives -- Fourth, 1978
121 Directives -- Seventh, 1979-1980
121 Directives -- Seventh -- Meetings, 1980
121 Directives -- Seventh -- Miscellaneous, 1980
121 Memoranda, 1982-1983
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122 Memoranda, 1983
F. Finance Committee
Scope and Content
The records of the Finance Committee are concerned primarily with establishing the NFTC's budgets.
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122 Budget Reports, 1951-1974
122 Meetings, 1938 1945-1947 1950-1963 1965-1976
G. Foreign Property Committee
Scope and Content
Records of the NFTC's Foreign Property Division and Foreign Property Committee concern attempts by U.S. companies to retrieve goods and property lost or seized by enemy governments during World War II, including direct losses of U.S. companies with goods and plant in Nazi-occupied Europe and the Far East and losses claimed by U.S. companies after the Soviet Union occupation of Eastern Europe and the beginning of the Cold War. Records include copies of agreements between the U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission and various governments, and NFTC memoranda and correspondence concerning the Foreign Claims Act of 1949 and its amendment; proceedings and reports of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission; transcripts of addresses by corporate and government officials concerning compensation and expropriation policies and agreements; establishment of U.S. Government programs though the Mutual Security Agency and the State Department's Agency for International Development related to the protection of U.S. private enterprise abroad; general surveys of trade restraints in various countries and of U.S. private investments abroad; NFTC comments and correspondence on foreign assistance, war claims, and other related treaties and legislation before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations, including the ratification of the establishment of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
The Foreign Property Committee was constituted in 1960 to continue the work of the NFTC's Foreign Property Division and to develop policies concerning the seizure of United States business property by the government in Cuba following the 1959 revolution. Records related to Cuba include memoranda on proposed agreements and legislation concerning the protection of U.S. business property, enforcement of the trade embargo against Cuba, insurance and corporate accounting issues of expropriations, surveys of U.S. business activities in Cuba prior to the revolution.
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122 Central File, 1960-1964
122 Convention on the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, 1968
122 Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes, 1966-1968
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123 Correspondence, 1974-1978
123 Foreign Property Declaration, NFTC Convention, 1974
123 Foreign Claims Settlement Act of 1949 - Correspondence, 1949-1955
123 Foreign Claims Settlement Act of 1949 - General, 1949-1965
123 Foreign Claims Settlement Act of 1949 - NFTC Releases, 1949-1966
123 Foreign Claims Settlement Commission - Correspondence, 1954-1967
123 Foreign Claims Settlement Commission - General, 1954-1963
123 Foreign Claims Statutes and Publications, 1950-1965
123 International Claims Settlement Commission, 1954-1967
123 Mixed Claims Commission, 1955
123 Mutual Security Agency, 1951-1962
123 Trading with the Enemy Act, 1950-1955
H. Immigration Committee
Scope and Content
The National Foreign Trade Council's Immigration Committee was formed in February 1980 in response to increasing concern over problems in the processing of L-1 visas for foreign professional and technical specialists, and in anticipation of far-reaching immigration reform proposals by the Reagan administration and U.S. Congress.
Material in these records dates predominantly from 1981 and relates to lobbying the U.S. Congress and federal government agencies concerning the imminent reform of immigration law, particularly the L-1 visa programs for managerial, professional, and technical staff. Records include NFTC testimony at Congressional hearings for the Omnibus Immigration Control Act (S.1765/H.R. 4832) and testimony before the President's Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy.
Files and topics include memoranda to NFTC Immigration Interest list; press clippings and congressional statements, and other background and briefing material for NFTC publications and statements; notes on meetings with administration officials, members of Congress, and other interested organizations; surveys of INS performance in processing visas and waivers for business interests and memoranda from members on L-1 and other visa program usage; proceedings of NFTC immigration committee; analysis of bills before Congress; NTFC proposals on labor certification and worker identity cards and eligibility for employment; correspondence between NFTC members concerning current issues and policies.
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124 Committee Correspondence, 1981
124 Committee Interest List, 1979
124 Copies of Immigration Bills, 1981
124 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1979-1981
124 Draft NFTC Status Report & Other Publications, 1981
124 Final Report of the Select Committee on Immigration and Refugee Policy, 1981
124 Lobbying Correspondence, 1981
124 Meeting with House Subcommittee on Immigration, 1981
124 Memoranda on Status of NFTC Immigration Proposals, 1981
124 NFTC Bulletins, 1981
124 NFTC Committee Meetings and Status of Immigration Reform Bills, 1982-1983
124 NFTC Meetings and Memoranda, 1981
124 NFTC Memorandum on Select Commission, 1979
124 Omnibus Immigration Control Act -- Draft & Analysis, 1981
124 Responses re Inquiry about Identity Cards, 1980
124 S. 1663 -- Immigration Efficiency Bill, 1981
124 Select Commission Newsletter, 1980
124 Select Commission Reports & Related Material, 1980
124 Select Commission Testimony and L-1 Visa Survey, 1979-1980
124 Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings, 1981
124 Senate Subcommittee Hearings & Drafts of Testimony, 1981
124 State Dept., Dept. of Labor & American Bar Assn., 1981
124 Statistics on Immigrant Visa Issuances during FY 1980, 1981
124 Testimony before Congress, 1981
124 Transcript -- "Reagan Admin. Approach to Immigration Policy," 1981
I. Industrial Property Committee
Scope and Content
The Industrial Property Committee of the National Foreign Trade Council collected and disseminated information and developed NFTC policy concerning issues in trademark and patent issues within the U.S. and abroad. Records in this series reflect the Committee's activities in influencing revisions to patent legislation and regulations proposed by the U.S. Congress and the Department of Commerce; proposed revisions of international agreements and treaties, particularly the Paris Treaty, and attempts to standardize property rights protection, to implement reciprocal agreements, and to enforce U.S. companies' patents and trademarks in the Eastern Bloc and developing nations, including the NFTC and other U.S. groups' lobbying of the Indian government in relation to proposed loosening of patent rights to pharmaceuticals. These records also contain U.S. and foreign government reports and publications concerning export regulations related to arms and defense materiel, atomic technology, drugs and medicine, especially where such exports include sensitive high technology under patent to U.S. companies, along with publications of other companies and agencies, and press clippings. Records include correspondence with international groups including the International Cooperation Administration, United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property [BIRPI], and the World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO].
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125 Advisory Committee on International Intellectual Property, 1976
125 Armed Forces Procurement Regulations, 1958
125 Arrangement for the International Deposit of Designs, 1959-1960
125 Atomic Aid, 1955-1959
125 Bibliography, undated
125 Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI), 1966-1967
125 Correspondence, 1958-1976
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126 Correspondence, 1977-1978
126 Defense Use of Technology, 1955-1960
126 European Economic Community, 1960-1966
126 Export Control of Technical Data, 1955-1974
126 Africa
126 Australia
126 Belgium
126 Canada
126 France
126 Germany
126 Ghana
126 The Hague
126 India
126 Japan
126 Mexico
126 Netherlands
126 Philippines
126 South Africa
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127 Taiwan
127 USSR
127 Importation of Trade Market Articles, 1959-1965
127 Intellectual Property Conference of Stockholm, 1966
127 International Bureau for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1960-1963
127 International Convention re Joint Patent Agreements, 1959
127 International Cooperation Administration, 1953-1957
127 Legislation, 1958-1975
127 Licensing, 1952-1967
127 Patent Reform Act of 1967, 1967
127 Patents, 1955-1975
127 Publications, 1936-1962
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128 Publications, 1957-1980
128 Requests for Material, 1956-1961
128 Treaty of Paris, 1975-1980
128 World Intellectual Property Organization, 1967-1974
J. International Compensation Committee
Scope and Content
Records of meetings, memoranda, reports and correspondence of NFTC committee concerned with cost of living and compensation policies for U.S. business executives working and living abroad. Topics of meetings and presentations include policies on payment in local currency; U.S. government's orientation programs, compensation and allowance policies; policies mitigating impact of foreign exchange rate changes and devaluation on executive compensation; presentations and surveys on compensation and employment of third country nationals [TNCs] by multinational corporations; surveys of relocation policies, compensation and special allowances, particularly housing allowances, and on spendable income and cost-of-living allowances; safety and security issues for foreign executives and their families; presentations on compensation policies of various multinational corporations. Records also include membership lists and related correspondence, and correspondence concerning organization and arrangements for committee meetings.
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129 Business/Govt. International Compensation Group Meetings, 1973-1977
129 International Compensation Group, 1978-1979
129 International Compensation Committee Meetings, 1980-1984
K. International Energy Policy Committee
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130 Meetings, June 1977, April 1979
Y. Trade Policy Committee
Scope and Content
Reference files, studies and memoranda on international trade policy, law, treaties, and promotion of foreign economic development compiled by the NFTC's Committee on International Trade Policy, also known as the Trade Policy Committee.
Records include United Nations and U.S. government circulars and publications concerning negotiations at the United Nations' Havana Conference on Trade and Employment, along with related NFTC memoranda, correspondence and publications concerning the position of the NFTC and other U.S. trade groups regarding the negotiations and the proposed establishment of the International Trade Organization.
The records also include copies of testimony by NFTC executives and representatives of other U.S. trade groups before various Congressional subcommittees and special commissions, including the Randall, Fairless, Straus, Rockefeller and Bell Commissions.
There are also reference files on trade agreements and commercial treaties with most foreign countries, with related press clippings, memoranda and White House and State Department press releases.
Other files relate to organizational matters and arrangements for meetings of the Trade Policy Committee
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160 Archives - A. Lend-Lease
160 Archives - B. Pont Four Program
160 Archives - C. Economic Cooperation Administration
160 Archives - E2 Administration, Mutual Security Program
160 Archives - General Studies
160 Archives - NFTC Business
160 Archives - Miscellaneous
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161 Committee on International Trade Policy -- Meetings, 1964-1967
161 Development of the International Trade Organization, 1948-1950
161 Organizational Opinion - American Tariff League
161 Organizational Opinion - Association of Marine Underwriters
161 Organizational Opinion - Chamber of Commerce of the USA
161 Organizational Opinion - Committee for Economic Development
161 Organizational Opinion - Committee for the International Trade Organization
161 Organizational Opinion - Correspondence -- General
161 Organizational Opinion - Dept. of State
161 Organizational Opinion - International Chamber of Commerce
161 Organizational Opinion - National Association of Manufacturers
161 Organizational Opinion - National Council of American Importers, Inc.
161 Organizational Opinion - National Foreign Trade Council
161 Studies - A. Congressional Committees
161 Studies - B. Advisory Groups
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162 Studies - B. Advisory Groups
162 Studies - C. Government
162 Studies - D. Bills in Congress
162 Studies - E. General Policy Reviews
162 Studies - F. Personnel & Organization
162 Studies - G. Treaties
162 Trade Agreements, 1925-1967
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163 Trade Agreements, 1925-1967
L. International Environment Committee
Scope and Content
This committee was established in May 1974, succeeding an informal interest group of members first assembled in 1972. The committee represented NFTC interests concerning the manufacture and export of pollution control equipment, pollution control policies, and environmental regulation in various countries and their impact on industry. It represented the NFTC in national and international conferences and organizations, especially the United Nations.
Committee correspondence mostly includes discussion of the establishment and interests of the committee, identification and recruitment of members, drafting of position papers, and NFTC conference declarations. United Nations material includes publications, newsletters, and addresses by U.N. officials; memoranda on environmental issues and regulations by various corporations and industrial groups, including the NFTC and the National Association of Manufacturers; NFTC position papers; correspondence between members concerning the 1972 Stockholm United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.
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130 Committee Correspondence and Memoranda, 1972-1975
130 International Chamber of Commerce Publications, 1972
130 United Nations, 1968-1980
130 United Nations -- Stockholm Conference, 1972
M. International Finance Committee
Scope and Content
Includes correspondence, press clippings, and publications concerning the Bretton Woods Agreements, with member opinions and committee recommendations to the NFTC regarding the proposed establishment of the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, analyses of various aspects of the agreement's impact on international trade and trade policy, and reports of other organizations, including the American Bankers Association, and the National Association of Manufacturers. Committee correspondence and meeting topics, 1944-1946, mostly concern Bretton Woods. Later topics of meetings, correspondence and presentations include: implementation of the Marshall Plan and other issues of postwar recovery; provision of credit to trading partners; regulation of U.S. business investment in foreign industry, particularly in Britain and European nations; convertibility of currency between trading partners; opinions on the restoration of the gold standard; operation and administration of the Export-Import Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank, with committee correspondence with U.S. congressional committees responsible for oversight of those organizations; European economic integration and its effects; establishment of an export credit and transfer insurance system; regulation of private investments abroad. The files also include invitations to meetings and responses from members; agendas and reports, transcripts of addresses, and minutes of meetings; articles and memoranda on monetary and banking policy in various countries and regions.
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130 Bretton Woods Agreements -- Conferences, 1944-1945
130 Bretton Woods Agreements -- Correspondence, 1944-1945
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131 Bretton Woods Agreements -- Documents, 1944-1945
131 Bretton Woods Agreements -- Press Clippings, 1945-1947
131 International Finance Committee -- Correspondence, 1945-1966
131 International Finance Committee -- Releases, 1945-1955
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132 International Finance Committee -- Releases, 1956-1965
132 NFTC Declaration -- Draft Recommendation, 1971
N. International Investment Committee
Scope and Content
The International Investment Committee was created in March 1980, largely in response to perceived ambiguities in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, which governed the conduct of U.S. companies abroad, and neutrality or hostility of the Carter Administration to measures to facilitate American foreign investment. The committee was instrumental in providing ideas for the Republican platform in the 1980 election. Other matters touched upon in the meeting records include the European Communities' Directive on Consultation with Employees, regulations governing technology transfer, and the creation of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
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132 Meetings, 1980-1981
O. International Trade & Investment Policy Committee
Scope and Content
This committee was formed around 1968 from the earlier International Trade Policy Committee. Its primary focus was the proposed Trade Expansion Act of 1968 and resisting attempts to increase protectionism. The bulk of the files deal with testimony designed to shape this legislation.
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132 Trade Expansion Act of 1968
132 International Trade Policy Committee -- Meetings, 1964
P. Latin America Division
Scope and Content
The Latin America Committee was established in March 1963 to deal with such broad subjects as the Latin American Free Trade Association and the Alliance for Progress. The NFTC had committees devoted to individual Latin American countries and sub-regions for many years, and the new committee augmented rather than replaced them. The various Latin America committees were lodged in the Western Hemisphere Division (established in 1948) under the direction of Robert L. Wood. It was renamed the Latin America Division in 1969. The records deal primarily with economic and political conditions affecting U.S. investment in Latin America, particularly Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.
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132 Andean Committee, 1968-1969
132 Brazil Committee, 1961-1965
132 Latin America Committee, 1963-1968
132 Chronological File, 1969-1973
132 Latin American Management Policy, 1969
132 Meetings - America's Luncheon, 1961
132 Meetings - Americas Summit Meeting in Puenta del Este, 1967
132 Meetings - Argentine Trade and Investment, 1969
132 Attendance -- Chicago Meeting, 1961
132 Cárdenas (José C.) -- Meeting, 1969
132 Meetings - Central American Common Market, 1965
132 Meetings - International Business Operations, 1967
132 Joint Meeting -- Brazil & Industrial Relations Committees, 1962-65
132 Meetings - Latin America - General - Board of Directors, 1948-1962
132 Meetings - Latin America -- General -- Bulletins & Memos, 1962
132 Meetings - Latin America -- Investment, 1967-1969
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133 Meetings - Latin America Luncheon, 1968
133 Meetings - Latin American Free Trade Association, 1965
133 Meetings - Latin American Regional Integration, 1966
133 Luncheon Meetings, 1964-1967
133 Meetings - Memos and Bulletins, 1970-1971
133 Meetings - Mexico, 1966
133 Meetings - Private Investment in Latin America, 1965
133 Meetings - Survey -- Federal Bank Questionnaire, 1968
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134 Latin America Policy Statements, 1955-1969
134 Meeting of American Ministers of Finance, 1957
134 Meeting of Presidents of the Hemisphere, 1967
134 Meetings on Argentina and Brazil, 1967
134 Meetings on Peru, 1970
134 Memorandum Notices Issued by Robert L. Wood, 1967-1969
134 Mexico Committee, 1968-1973
134 Roundtable on Latin America, 1973
134 Roundtable on U.S. Investment in Latin America, 1973
134 Western Hemisphere Division - Board of Directors Reports, 1961
134 Western Hemisphere Division - Chronological File, 1966-1967
134 Western Hemisphere Division - General Correspondence, 1963-1968
134 Western Hemisphere Division - Latin American Correspondence, 1963-1968
Q. Management Resources & Organization Committee
Scope and Content
This committee and its predecessors, the International Executive Development Committee and the International Organization and Management Development Group, were formed to discuss and research issues in worldwide human resource management, including: international workforce and executive development; compensation in U.S. businesses in established and emerging foreign markets; lifestyle and professional issues of expatriate employees; status of foreign nationals in management; accommodation of cultural and nationalistic preferences; equal opportunities and affirmative action programs in international staffing; recruitment and retention of executives, and promotion of female and minority executives. Records include publications, surveys, and transcripts of addresses distributed to committee members; presentations on international executive development issues and the human resource strategies of various multinational companies; copies of executive development and compensation plans and organizational charts of many member companies; and background material on topics and speakers.
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134 International Executive Development Committee, 1969-1972
134 International Organization & Management Development Group, 1973-1976
134 Management Resources & Organization Group, 1976
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135 Management Resources & Organization Group, 1977-1979
135 Management Resources & Organization Committee, 1980-1983
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136 Management Resources & Organization Committee, 1984
R. Nominating Committee
Scope and Content
Annual files include correspondence concerning nominations of officers and directors of the NFTC: nominations proposals; offers and acceptances; lists of directors; meeting attendance records and terms of service; memoranda concerning NFTC bylaws on nominations and service; minutes of meetings and reports of the Nominating Committee to the annual meeting.
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136 General Files, 1944-1977
S. Pension Committee
Scope and Content
The Pension Committee deals with the pension plan and other fringe benefits offered to employees of the NFTC.
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137 General Files, 1957-1970
T. Policy Advisory Committee
Scope and Content
The Policy Advisory Committee was charged with preparing formal statements of the NFTC's position on U.S. foreign economic policy. The first such statement in the files was prompted by the Korean War crisis and the deepening Cold War and was concerned with maintaining a role for U.S. private enterprise and investment within the broader framework of military and economic aid. In later years, the Committee also made recommendations on candidates for the NFTC Board and Chairmanship.
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137 General Files, 1950-1966
U. Policy Declaration Committee
Scope and Content
Through 1974, the NFTC issued its annual policy declaration in connection with the National Foreign Trade Convention. Beginning with 1975, the declaration was issued directly by the NFTC, at first slightly in advance of the fall convention, and then at the beginning of the following year. The records of the Policy Declaration Committee include notices and summaries of meetings, various drafts and comments on the declaration, arrangements for laying out and printing the declaration in pamphlet form, and for arranging publicity connected with the declaration's release. The file for 1979 contains materials relating to the "Energy Crisis" of that year.
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137 Declarations, 1976-1977
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138 Declarations, 1977-1982
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139 Declarations, 1892-1983
V. Public Relations Committee
Scope and Content
The International Public Relations Committee of the NFTC was established in 1959 to make recommendations concerning influencing foreign opinion of American business in general and in response to specific general and local issues, to gather and disseminate information on international public relations, and to engage with the domestic and foreign press and with public relations specialists. In 1962 the committee was reorganized as the Public Relations Committee [PRC] and its responsibilities were enlarged to include public relations activities on behalf of the NFTC itself, including the promotion of Council positions and policies through the domestic media and the development of educational programs promoting American free-enterprise.
Records include Public Relations Committee files of William H. Baldwin (see also Records of NFTC executives); minutes of meetings of the committee and related records; PRC activities related to the proposed Burke-Hartke legislation, including NFTC and other group's lobbying activities, and publications, press clippings and statements concerning the bill collected from NFTC members and interest groups; collected press clippings and press releases on general topics of interest to NFTC members. The "press reference" file contains correspondence with and samples of U.S. and foreign business publications being investigated as possible recipients of NFTC press releases or advertising.
Topics dealt with in Committee minutes include: US relations with Cuba and anti-Castro propaganda activities; corporate responses to expropriation of property by foreign governments; relations with the U.S. Information Agency; preparation of 1961 NFTC statements on community and public relations; issues in developing-world education and media penetration; promotion of U.S. enterprises in Communist countries; 1964 member survey on foreign public relations activities and staff; member company statements on President Johnson's 1965 balance of payments program; surveys of opinion regarding American business enterprises in France, Germany and other European countries; the impact of the Arab-Israeli war on public opinion of U.S. business in the Middle East; public opinion in African nations; member responses to the Burke-Hartke Bill; anti-apartheid disinvestment campaigns; restrictive and corrupt business practices. Committee minutes also include summaries of meetings with U.S. and foreign government trade and diplomatic representatives.
Press release and press clipping topics include: trade outlook in various regions and industries; balance of payments and taxation of foreign profits; foreign and domestic protectionism; foreign economic development; immigration reform and status of U.S. workers abroad; press coverage of NFTC annual conventions; speeches and summaries of Congressional testimony on various topics by NFTC executives and members, NFTC appointments and other announcements; news, obituaries, and other reports on NFTC members. Press reference file consists of news clippings about and promotional material from U.S. and foreign newspapers, business magazines and industry periodicals, TV networks and other media outlets, mostly tracking organizational and regulatory news, market and audience information. Reference file consists mainly of biographical information on a variety of individuals in political and business life, and biographical information on NFTC executives, members, and staff. The biographical files on NFTC members include published articles, resumes, news clippings, formal obituaries and memorials, and letters of condolence.
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139 Committee Meetings, 1959-1981
139 Community Relations Abroad, 1961-1964
139 Education Outreach Activities & Publications, 1958-1980
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140 Foreign Trade & Investment Act of 1972 (Burke-Hartke Bill) - Correspondence, 1972-1973
140 Foreign Trade & Investment Act of 1972 (Burke-Hartke Bill) - General, 1972-1973
140 Foreign Trade & Investment Act of 1972 (Burke-Hartke Bill) - NFTC Study Distribution, 1972
140 Foreign Trade & Investment Act of 1972 (Burke-Hartke Bill) - Publications and Clippings
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141 Foreign Trade & Investment Act of 1972 (Burke-Hartke Bill) - Publications and Clippings
141 Luncheons and Reception, 1977-1978
141 Memoranda, 1963-1966
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142 Memoranda, 1968-1977
142 Press Clippings, 1961-1966
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143 Press Clippings, 1967-1969 1980-1985
143 Press Reference -- A to F
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144 Press Reference -- G to W
144 Press Reference -- Foreign
144 Press Reference -- Miscellaneous
144 Press Releases, 1951-1958
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145 Press Releases, 1959-1973
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146 Press Releases, 1974-1980
146 NFTC Biographies -- Directors
146 NFTC Biographical Subjects -- A to G
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147 NFTC Biographical Subjects -- H to W
147 NFTC Historical Subjects
147 Miscellaneous Biographical Subjects -- T to Z
W. Salary Committee
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147 Membership Lists, 1961-1968
X. Tax Committee
Scope and Content
The Tax Committee was established in 1943, and was one of the most important and prolific committees of the NFTC. It dealt with all forms of domestic and foreign taxation. The largest set of files deals with proposed revisions to the U.S. Internal Revenue tax codes, arranged according to code section. Other important subjects include the Burke-Hartke Bill (the Foreign Trade & Investment Act of 1972), other federal tax legislation, double taxation of multinational operations, the use of tax havens and tax credits, the use of foreign flag registration of American shipping, the problems posed by international trade boycotts and U.S. Congressional opposition to the Arab boycott of Israel in the early 1970s.
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148 Ad Hoc Committee for an Effective Investment Tax Credit, 1974
148 Alliance for Progress, 1961-1967
148 American Committee for Flags of Necessity, 1972
148 Anti-Boycott Guidelines -- Rule of Law Committee, 1977
148 Border Taxes, 1963-1970
148 Boycott Guidelines Mailgram, 1977
148 Boycott Guidelines -- Ribicoff Amendment, 1977-1978
148 Boycott Regulations, 1977-1978
148 Boycotts, 1978
148 Bribery, Slush Funds, 1976-1977
148 Burke-Hartke Bill, 1971-1973
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149 Business Roundtable Comments on Tax Reform, 1975
149 Comparative Study of Tax Systems ... on Mining Investments, 1975
149 Comparisons of Tax Systems, 1961-1962
149 Competent Authority Procedure, 1970
149 Competitive Authority Provision, 1975
149 Conglomerate Financing Bill, 1969
149 Corporate Taxation & the Location of Overseas Direct Investment, 1973
149 Deferral -- Drafts & Comments, 1978
149 Depletion, 1965
149 Domestic International Sales Corporations, 1970-1976
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150 Energy Taxes, 1974
150 Estate Taxes, 1968-1973
150 European Company Statute, 1975
150 Excise Taxes, 1954-1964
150 Export & Expansion Tax, 1969
150 Export Administration Act -- Anti-Boycott Amendment, 1977
150 Export Incentives, 1963 1971
150 Foreign Flag Shipping Company Tax Planning, 1971-1972
150 Foreign Income -- Taxation, 1972
150 Foreign Investors Tax Act of 1966
150 Foreign Tax Credit, 1956-1978
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151 Foreign Tax Credit, 1969-1976
151 Foreign Trade & Investment Act of 1973
151 Fowler Report, 1964-1966
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152 Guarantees of Subsidiary's Borrowing, 1975-1977
152 Insurance on the Properties of Foreign Subsidiaries, 1957-1960
152 Interest Equalization Tax, 1963-1973
152 Internal Revenue Service -- Office of International Operations, 1964
152 International Claims Settlement Act, 1957-1960
152 International Investment Survey Act of 1975
152 International Waters -- Jurisdictional Problems, 1968-1969
152 Less Developed Country Investment Credit Act, 1964
152 Minimum Distribution, 1963-1975
152 Offshore Captive Insurance Companies, 1971-1976
152 Organizations of Economic Cooperation & Development, 1962-1965
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153 President's Tax Recommendation, 1963
153 Private Investment Abroad -- Questionnaire, 1959
153 Revenue Act of 1962
153 Revenue Act of 1963, 1963-1964
153 Revenue Act of 1971
153 Shipping Taxation, 1950-1975
153 Tax Code - Section 861 (A-E), 1973-1975
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154 Tax Code - Section 861 (E-T), 1972-1976
154 Tax Code - Section 861-8, 1973
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155 Tax Code - Section 861 & 862, 1967-1969
155 Tax Code - Section 863, 1958-1967
155 Tax Code - Section 864, 1967-1969
155 Tax Code - Section 902, 1970
155 Tax Code - Section 904, 1971-1972
155 Tax Code - Section 912, 1976
155 Tax Code - Section 931, 1953-1979
155 Tax Code - Section 951, 1963-1968
155 Tax Code - Section 952, 1963-1966
155 Tax Code - Section 953, 1964
155 Tax Code - Section 954, 1962-1974
155 Tax Code - Section 956, 1962-1963
155 Tax Code - Section 963, 1963-1969
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156 Tax Code - Section 964, 1963-1968
156 Tax Code - Section 1502, 1965-1967
156 Tax Code - Section 2104 (c), 1971
156 Tax Code - Section 3401, 1955-1968
156 Tax Code - Section 4912, 1974
156 Tax Code - Section 6038, 1961-1963
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157 Tax Code - Section 6038, 1961-1968
157 Tax Code - Section 6046, 1962-1968
157 Tax Code - Section 6316, 1956-1966
157 Tax Code - Section 7805, 1958
157 Tax Equity Act of 1973
157 Tax Equity Act of 1975
157 Tax Haven Legislation, 1947 1961-1962
157 Tax Havens -- Foreign, 1972
157 Tax Incentives, 1964
157 Tax Increase Proposals, 1974
157 Tax Reduction Act of 1975
157 Tax Reform (A-G), 1974-1978
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158 Tax Reform (H-W), 1973-1978
158 Tax Reform Act of 1969
158 Tax Reform Act of 1976
158 Tax Reform Proposals, 1973-1974
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159 Tax Seminars, 1983
159 Tax Treaties, 1960-1976
159 Taxation of Foreign Income, 1972-1979
159 Taxation of Foreign Subsidiary Earnings, 1972
159 Trade Reform Act of 1973
159 U.S. Income Tax Treatment of Confiscated Cuban Property, 1961-1962
159 Windfall Profits, 1973-1974
V. Council for Inter-American Cooperation
Historical Note
The Council for Inter-American Cooperation (CIAC) was established in 1944 to promote mutual understanding and cultural exchange between Latin America and the U.S., particularly through the establishment of local and city organizations sharing the CIAC's goals. Nelson A. Rockefeller was instrumental in establishing the CIAC and served as chairman, trustee and board member between 1944 and 1953. Rockefeller also provided the CIAC with a headquarters at 9 East 67th Street in New York City.
The CIAC merged with the newly-established Western Hemisphere Division of the NFTC in 1948, following a 1947 affiliation agreement. Following the merger, the Western Hemisphere Division was responsible for the NFTC's promotion of Latin American trade, mostly through support of affiliated Inter-American Centers and liaison with U.S. government agencies, Latin American government and industry contacts, and other national trade groups. The Western Hemisphere Division continued to publish the CIAC's Spanish-language newsletter, Noticias. Some aspects of the division's cultural and educational outreach programs were carried out under the CIAC name. The CIAC was formally consolidated into the NFTC between 1965 and 1966, and was dissolved in 1968.
Scope and Content
The records include summaries of board meetings of the NFTC and CIAC concerning negotiations over the merger of CIAC and the reorganization of the NFTC; annual and periodic reports by CIAC, minutes of committee meetings, and copies of publications; financial records of the organization, including lists of subscribers, bank statements, and tax filings; officers' correspondence concerning various issues, including the establishment and activities of regional Inter-American Centers; responses to inquiries concerning CIAC information resources and activities. Records of the organization's application for tax-exempt status provide particularly detailed financial records and a comprehensive organizational summary. The full transcript of the October 1945 meeting includes frank discussion by Nelson A. Rockefeller, CIAC Chairman Burgess, and other officials about the goals of the organization and the reasons for its establishment, selection of members and inclusion of Latin American representatives in the governance of the organization, CIAC activities and financing.
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163 Affiliation with NFTC, 1947-1948
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163 By-laws and certificate of incorporation, 1944-1952
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163 CIAC -- General, 1946-1951
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163 CIAC -- Dissolution, 1968
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163 Meeting Transcript, October 19, 1945
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163 Reports and Publications, 1946-1952
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163 Tax Matters, 1968
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163 Treasury Dept. Ruling re Tax Exempt Status, 1942-1967
VI. Executive Correspondence
Scope and Content
The correspondence and reference files of the NFTC's executive officers have been arranged in six series. To some degree, this division is artificial, as the records appeared to have been put in storage in miscellaneous batches with mixed provenance. Regardless of origin, most of the records appear to have passed through the hands of the Corporate Secretary.
Therefore, the principal series has been arranged as a general subject file. Authors represented include Chairmen Elis S. Hoglund, Robert J. Dixson and Robert F. Loree; Presidents William S. Swingle, John Aiken and Robert M. Norris; and Vice Presidents John Quick, Joseph B. Brady, Donald F. Heatherington and William H. Baldwin, Jr. Files that can be tied to a single officer have been arranged in five smaller series.
A large portion of most of the series consists of the NFTC's published Memoranda and Bulletins, but here they are grouped by subject rather than being arranged chronologically as in the Publications group. In addition to regular correspondence, the files also contain news clippings and tear sheets, press releases, reports and drafts, speeches and testimony, and publications of the NFTC itself, business corporations, the federal government, the United Nations, and their associated agencies. There are many letters and statements offering advice to important members of Congress, presidents and cabinet officers, but relatively few candid replies from notable public figures. Most of the letters are from officers of Fortune 500 corporations that make up the membership of the NFTC. There are copies of opposing testimony from trade unions and their leaders on trade and investment legislation seen as threatening American jobs and wage levels.
All of the important government and corporate publications embedded in these files have been individually cataloged in Hagley's on line public catalog and can be retrieved through author, title, and subject searches.
A. General Subject Files, 1941-1985
Scope and Content
General subject files cover most of the important international trade issues of the 1960s and 1970s, with minimal coverage before 1954 and after 1982. There are speeches by Chairmen Elis S. Hoglund and Robert J. Dixson. The most prominent subjects are those related to the rise of multinational corporations, including investigations by the U.S. government, the United Nations, and the European Community, questions of taxation, of the export of jobs and capital, and of foreign corrupt practices.
Another large group of files is devoted to the activities of the United Nations and its agencies, including proposed regulation of multinational companies, of the carriage of goods by sea, of international intellectual property rights, and restrictive business practices. Other files deal with U.S. trade legislation, particularly the attempts to pass extremely protectionist bills in the early 1970s, particularly the Burke-Hartke Bill, with expropriation of the foreign assets of U.S. companies, particularly in Cuba and the subsequent embargo against that country, and the growing importance of trade with East Asia.
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164 Agency for International Development -- Foreign Currency Loans, 1962
164 Agency or Dealership Agreements, 1965
164 Agents or Representatives of Foreign Firms, 1964
164 Agricultural Trade Development & Assistance Act of 1954, 1954-1966
164 Alien Property Office, 1953-1962
164 American Business Investment Abroad -- Commerce Dept. Survey, 1964
164 American Merchant Marine -- Letter to Pres. Kennedy, 1962
164 American-Owned Business Abroad -- Protection, 1962
164 Anti-Dumping, 1954-1971
164 Arbitration, 1954-1961
164 Arbitration -- Report on Inter-American Convention, 1976
164 Asia Development Bank, 1966
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165 Banquets at the Sheraton Centre, 1983
165 Bureau of the Census -- Foreign Trade Statistical Services, 1956-1961
165 Business Group for Latin America -- Membership List, undated
165 Cargo Sharing, 1979
165 Cargo War Risk Insurance -- Nuclear Warfare, 1962
165 Carriage by Sea -- Hamburg Rules, 1979
165 China -- Trade, 1983
165 China -- U.S. Aid, 1948
165 Church Committee, 1972-1976
165 Colombia -- Commercial Debts, 1956
165 "Conducting Business in Japan," 1983
165 Conference on U.S.-Japan Economic Relations, 1985
165 Congressional Record, October 7, 1983
165 Convention on Settlement of Investment Disputes, 1965
165 Countertrade, 1979-1983
165 Cuba, 1961
165 Cuba -- Embargo, etc., 1964-1979
165 Cuba -- Expropriation, 1960-1964
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166 Directory of International Personnel Executives, 1982
166 Dixson, Robert J. -- Speeches, 1969-1973
166 Doing Business in the People's Republic of China, 1983
166 The Dollar and the U.S. Economy in 1985
166 Dunhill Case -- Amicus Curiae Brief, 1974
166 Energy Policy, 1979
166 European Regional Forum on International Investment, 1966
166 Export Control Act -- Extension, 1946 1969
166 Export Credit, 1961
166 Export Expansion -- White House Conference, 1963
166 Exports, 1979
166 Expropriation, 1962-1967
166 Expropriation Claims, 1975-1976
166 Foreign Agents Registration Act -- Amendments, 1966
166 Foreign Aid, 1961
166 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 1980-1981
166 Foreign Investment in the U.S., 1964-1980
166 Foreign Investments Act of 1966
166 Foreign Tax Credits, 1964
166 Foreign Trade Definitions, 1941-1964
166 Government Data, 1944-1945
166 Hill, Robert B. -- Luncheon Meeting, 1977
166 Hoglund, Elis S. -- Speeches, 1964-1966
166 Hong Kong -- Exports, undated
166 Honduras -- Convention with U.S., 1964
166 Informational Services, 1966
166 Inter-American Development Bank, 1962
166 Interest Equalization Tax -- Proposed, 1963-1969
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167 Internal Revenue Service -- Regulations re Foreign Corporations, 1962
167 International Barter, 1983
167 International Monetary Fund, 1959-1962
167 International Trade Organization -- Havana Charter, 1949-1950
167 "Investment Policies in 73 Countries," 1981
167 Japan -- Trade & Investment Relations, 1979
167 "Legal Changes Affecting Business in Argentina, etc.," 1981
167 Legislation -- NFTC Releases, 1956-1968
167 Luncheon Meeting with J. T. Smith, 1977
167 Meeting with 21 Foreign Economists, 1977
167 Multinational Corporation Group - Meetings, 1975-1979
167 Multinational Corporation Group - Wall Street Journal Meeting, 1975
167 Multinational Corporations - Bibliography, 1975
167 Multinational Corporations - Career Opportunities, 1972
167 Multinational Corporations - Codes of Conduct, 1945-1976
167 Multinational Corporations - Current Exchange, 1972-1975
167 Multinational Corporations - E.E.C. Guidelines, 1976-1978
167 Multinational Corporations - General, 1966-1970
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168 Multinational Corporations - General, 1971-1976
168 Multinational Corporations - Global Reach, 1974-1975
168 Multinational Corporations - Hearings -- Mills, 1973
168 Multinational Corporations - Hearings -- Ribicoff, 1973
168 Multinational Corporations - Memos, 1974-1979
168 Multinational Corporations - MNCs and U.S. Economy, 1975
168 Multinational Corporations - MNC Guidelines -- E.E.C., 1976
168 Multinational Corporations - MNCs' Replies, 1975-1976
168 Multinational Corporations - Multinational Probe, 1972-1975
168 Multinational Corporations - O.E.C.D. Guidelines, 1975-1976
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169 Multinational Corporations - O.E.C.D. Guidelines, 1976-1980
169 Multinational Corporations - State Dept. Advisory Comm. on Transnational Corps., 1975-1980
169 Multinational Corporations - United Nations, 1972-1974
169 Mutual Security Funds -- Letter to Secretary Dulles, 1956
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170 Oil Price Conference, 1983
170 "Operating in Today's Uncertain Environment in Latin America," 1983
170 Organization of American States -- O.A.S. Code, 1976
170 Originals for Mailing, 1982
170 Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), 1977-1981
170 Philippines -- Statement by NFTC Directors, 1950-1951
170 Remittance Law in Brazil, 1963-1964
170 Programs -- Seminars, 1979-1984
170 Prospects for the Dollar in 1984
170 Public Relations -- Memos, 1967
170 Regional Seminars -- Outlooks for World Trade, 1977
170 Restrictive Business Practices, 1979-1981
170 Revenue Act of 1963
170 Standard & Poor's Compustat Services, Inc., 1983
170 Taxation -- Entertainment Expenses, 1962
170 Taxation of Foreign Subsidiaries, 1962-1964
170 Trade Act of 1969 (A-M), 1968-1970
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171 Trade Act of 1969 (M-Z), 1970
171 Trade Act of 1970
171 Trade Agreements Act of 1979
171 Trade Policy -- Boggs Hearings, 1970
171 Trade Reform Act of 1973 (A-M), 1971-1974
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172 Trade Reform Act of 1973 (T-Z), 1973-1974
172 United Nations - Bulletins & Memos, 1968-1974
172 United Nations - Cargo Sharing, 1979-1981
172 United Nations - Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1978-1979
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173 United Nations - Charter of Economic Rights & Duties, 1974
173 United Nations - General, 1959-1969
173 United Nations - Hamburg Rules, 1978-1979
173 United Nations - International Union of Marine Insurance, 1972-1978
173 United Nations - Liner Conference, 1979
173 United Nations - Meetings with Heads of Transnational Corporations, 1975
173 United Nations - Non-Governmental Organizations, 1976-1980
173 United Nations - Restrictive Business Practices, 1953-1975
173 United Nations - U.S. Mission
173 United Nations - Accreditation, 1971-1981
173 United Nations - Correspondence & Briefings, 1970-1978
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174 United Nations - General, 1966-1980
174 United Nations - Permanent Sovereignty, 1952-1966
174 United Nations - World Intellectual Property Organization, 1972-1977
174 United Nations - U.S.-U.N. Briefings, 1976-1979
174 U.N. Commission on Transnational Corporations, 1972-1978
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175 U.N. Conference on Trade & Development, 1975-1981
175 U.N. Fund for Economic Development -- Letter to J.F. Dulles, 1956
175 U.N. Group of Eminent Persons on TNCs, 1973-1974
175 U.N. Trade & Development Conference -- Letter to G.W. Ball, 1964
175 U.S. Congress -- NFTC Statements to Members, 1971-1976
175 U.S. Information Agency -- Publicity for Private Investments, 1960
175 U.S.- Saudi Relations -- Factors Affecting the Future, 1983
175 Wheat Sale to Russia, 1963
175 "Will the Eximbank See its Shadow?," 1983
B. Files of William H. Baldwin, 1973-1982
Scope and Content
Files of Senior Vice President & Secretary William H. Baldwin, Jr. deal with support for the Export-Import Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, proposed trade sanctions and boycotts, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, codes of conduct for multinational corporations, technology transfer to developing countries, and the impact of Common Market directives on export businesses in the U.S.
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176 Blue Book, 1973
176 Board of Directors Meetings, 1981
176 Chronological File, December 1978-December 1980
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177 Chronological File, January 1981-December 1982
177 Foreign Aid, 1980-1981
177 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 1982
177 International Investment Committee, 1977-1981
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178 International Investment Committee, 1981
178 International Trade Committee, 1981
178 Interoffice Memos, 1978-1982
178 Meeting with Foreign Economists, 1978
178 Memoranda & Bulletins, 1983
178 Miscellaneous News Clips, 1982
178 Multilateral Trade Negotiations -- Code Enforcement, 1981
178 Multinational Corporations, 1977-1981
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179 Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1977-1981
179 Personal Correspondence for Washington Position, 1980
179 Public Relations Committee, 1968-1981
179 Public Relations Committee -- Membership, 1975-1981
179 Research & Publications
179 Resumes, 1981
179 Resumes for Trade Director, 1981
179 Time Spent on Foundation Activities, 1982-1991
C. Files of Francis M. Goldmark, 1974-1982
Scope and Content
Concern Francis M. Goldmark's activities in his successive positions as Director of Research & Special Projects, Director of European & Latin American Trade Affairs, and Vice President of International Affairs. A chronological file of correspondence contains requests for information and cover letters for NFTC publications sent to members, organizational correspondence with committee chairmen, lists of appointments, and invitations to NFTC events issued to foreign diplomats and trade representatives. The majority of the files are copies of NFTC memoranda arranged both by geographic region and by subject. Subject files deal with trade, investment and taxation issues in Eastern Europe and Latin American and with meetings with foreign ministers and diplomats.
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180 Correspondence -- Chronological File, 1977-1982
180 Memoranda (by Region), 1974-1982
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181 Memoranda (Individual Issues), 1974-1979
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182 Argentina -- Foreign Investment Law, 1974
182 Cancelled Meeting -- Ambassador Burrelli, 1975
182 European Common Market -- Rules of Origin, 1974
182 European Position on Multinational Corporations, 1973
182 Foreign Investment Regulations -- Mexico, 1974
182 Latin America Committee, 1974
182 Luncheon Meeting with Argentine Ambassador, 1974
182 Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister, 1975
182 Meeting with East German Ambassador, 1975
182 Meeting with Galo Plaza, 1975
182 Meeting with Irish Minister, 1975
182 Meeting with Romanian Ambassador, 1974
182 Most-Favored Nation Treatment for Romania, 1975
182 New Chilean Foreign Investment Decree, 1974
182 New Foreign Investment Law of Argentina, 1973-1974
182 New U.K. Income Tax, 1974
182 Symposium on Business Legal Problems in Latin America, 1975
D. Files of Carter Gore, 1979-1981
Scope and Content
The chronological file of Carter L. Gore (1979-1981), details his administrative activities and committee work as Director of the Tax/Legal Division. They deal with matters of tax policy and lobbying concerning proposed legislation affecting the foreign revenue of U.S. Corporations.
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182 Chronological File, 1979-1981
E. Files of Robert M. Norris, 1964-1978
Scope and Content
The files of President Robert M. Norris contains speeches and articles on a variety of topics, notes on an NFTC declaration on energy policy and on a United Nations initiative on multinational corporations, and a briefing book of trade-related statistics.
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182 Articles by Norris
182 Briefing Book, 1973
182 Energy Policy Declaration, 1974
182 Insurance Committee, 1978
182 Special Committee on Chairmanship, 1976
182 Speeches, 1964-1968
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183 Speeches, 1969-1978
183 Statements, 1964-1978
183 United Nations Initiatives on TNCs, 1975-1977
F. Files of Richard W. Roberts, 1978-1982
Scope and Content
The files of President Richard W. Roberts consists of texts of articles by Roberts and a chronological file. The latter covers such subjects as policies and proposed legislation regarding the taxation of foreign earnings, solicitation of member comments on policy statements, recruitment of new members and staff, lobbying on a variety of issues, and arrangements and invitations to the National Foreign Trade Conventions.
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183 Articles, 1980
183 Chronological File, 1978-1982