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Approved For Release 2000/08/23: CIA-RDP64-00014A000100060002-4 APPENDIMS (Pre1(mintry 9ereion) OF SOVIET-TDE ECOi10!11C WARR T (19491952) NATURE 07 TI POLICY A TA CTI CAS State Dept. declassification & release instructions on file Approved For Release 2000/08/23 : CIA-RDP64-00014A000100060002-4 Approved For Release 2000/08/23 : CIA-RDP64-00014AO00100060002-4 APPENDIX A Statements on Soviet Trado Policy and Taotios and Us Need fcer Western Coordination 1. Cax or to from the Field 2. Ertraots frcm Papers Prepared in Washington 3- Statonnts b F Repro aentativo s of foreign Oren is Approved For Release 2000/08/23: CIA-RDP64-00014AO00100060002-4 Approved For Release 2000/08/23 : CIA-RDP64-00014AO00100060002-4 SEMET. w sEMRrr,J MVtt.IATIO! m~ r s.v~ rir m..a ~ m mm mmw ~~Ommlmm~mm~~ T1 Soviet Propaganft Um cn Trade -SO ET - SEMRITY IN1OR1'1ATION Approved For Release 2000/08/23 : CIA-RDP64-00014AO00100060002-4 Approved For Release 2000/08/23 : CIA-RDP64-00014AO00100060002-4 P1NDIx B S 212ET P' :3I1AGANDh LINE CONCERNING TR&M After preparing the first draft of this paper. the writer analyzed a pamphlet issued by the Soviet Government which presented an amazingly concise statement of the apparent and basie.Soviet propaganda line regarding East-West trade. The pamphlet. entitled the "Resumption and Development of International Economic Relations", was specifically prepared,in connection with the International Economic Conference held in Moscow in April 1952. In this pamphlet the Soviet Government has accomplished a masterful job of skillfully presenting the sundry deceptions concerning the nature of Soviet Bloc trade policies and tactics. This exposition carefully and adroitly takes up each of the features of Soviet policy which would alienate the Free World and indicate the absence of common ground in the economic field. It then blandly denies the existence of the policy or inverts the fact into a lie about Western policies, This type of Soviet propaganda has a. very serious impact in the field of economic relations. It will continue adversely to affect our economic policies until the true facts of the Soviet Bloc economic policies are more completely understood. and understood in such a way that the false Soviet counterfact meets immediate reputation in the Western mind, The major points of the trade chapter in this pamphlet are quoted below,tagether with a statement in each ease of the fact of the true situation and the reference to the pertinent sections of this paper on "The Nature of Policy and Tactics of Soviet Type Economic Warfare," Approved For Rel 0014A000100060002-4 Approved For Release 2000/08/23 : CIA-RDP64-0004AbW10ba0002-4 SECRET - SECURITY INFOM&TION SOVIET INTEREST IN TRADE .PANSIOPI T he Soviet PERRtgaadk; "The Soviet Union is ever ready Uto expand and strengthen, business and trade relations with other countries?111 M12 Fact; The Soviet economic: doctrine, as well as declarations of Soviet leaders and activitiese show this to be an inversion of the fact- Soviet trade is aimed at the development of independence from the need to trade, Soviet policies are not concerned with the principle of expansion of world trade and economic advantages of a division of international labor, The paper on Soviet Policy and Tactics (particularly Part I. Sections It and IV, and Part II) shwas that the Soviet interest is in decreasing its dependence upon the ream--Soviet world and the development of an integrated. Soviet Bloc economy. This discussion points out that its goals and policies are not compatible with Western principles-----the expansion of world trade the reduction of discriminatory treatment, The Soviet Bloc countries are interested only In trade which is beneficial to. the Bloc from a strategic standpoint, SECRET - SECURITY INF 14f TON Approved For Release 2000/08/23 : CIA-RDP64-00014A000100060002-4 Appendix Hai Approved For Relea 0/044'1' PL~j 014A000100060002-4 21 SO= Y~M M-MCIPM Tbo ftwimnM- . i "The Soviet Union is interested in expanding trade relations with all countries provided the principles of non-inteference in inter- nal affairs and honest fulfillment of commitments assumed on the basis of equality and mutual, benefits are observed" . "The Soviet Union ...steadfastly adheres to the policy of banor- - able . and peaceful relations with all countries that manifest a desire for friendly cooperation provided the principles of mutual benefit WA ful- fillment of comitmenta are observed." "The main condition for the suace ssful. expan eL on of the trade of any state with the Chinese People's Republic,, with the European coin- tries of People's Republica'end the German Democratic Repubaio1 as well as with the Soviet Union is absolute adherence to the democratic prinal- glen of equal rights and mutual advcnta;ee respect for nrtiensl soversigaty, and the fulfillment of contracts." DR ft9l The Soviets attempt to convince the Western World that its "econo?ic policies and aims ere completely in line with those of the West# and are peaceful in intent, even though serious basic military and political conflicts may be raging simultaneous3 "a se pointed out in the body of the paper (See Presdsas Part Se Section ITt end Part Th Section III). The Soviet Moo cannot rightly speak of trade on the basis of mutual benefit and non-interference in Internal affairs of trading partners, The Soviet lH.ooe as shown above# in-..erferes directly in the internal affairs of their trccling partners bar promoting and fostering the oirouom