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Approver Release 2006/01/03 : CIA-RDP80B?76R000300120007-1 The Honorable Glenard P. Lipscomb House of Representatives Washington, D. C. Dear Olen: This letter is in response to your request of 20 October relative to the role of this Agency in the Department at Commer+r e. review of the Commodity Control List. The responsibility of CIA in supporting the Department of Commerce in its administration of US export controls, under the Export Control Act of 1949 (as amended), is limited almost exclusively to intelligence backup and, with one exception. Approved For Release 2006/01/03 : CIA-RDP80B01676R00030012([007-1 Approved I* Release 2006/01/03: CIA-RDP80BOOR000300120007-1 Bulletin nc Wed in the primarily for technical or adria.istrative reasons (as explained in the appropriate footnotes) rather than for substantive reams. Thor* was no general discussion of these iteas. I recognise that this to a ccmplioated matter and this letter may be too brief to cover it ade- quately for you. If you wish, I will be happy to send someone to discuss it with you further. IS Indicated. Be 1toWn were i l Cordially, /S/. Richard Helms Richard Bets Director STAT Attachment DDI:RJSmith; ORR: (26 Oct 66) Distribution: w/o attachment internal Orig & 1 - Addressee 1 - DCI 1 - ER 1 - DDI 2 - ORR 1 - Legislative Counsel CONCUR: IAaan 2 OCT 19W Deputy Director for Intelligence R. J. SMITH STAT Approved For Release 2006/01/03 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000300120007-1 I neowil a Registry PFD,..LIP.,O&proved For Release 2006/01/03 : CIA-RDP80B0l H DST., mad ?f:Cgfon, i .Cr. October 20, 1966 The Honorable Richard Helms, Director Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D.C. 20505 SUBCOMMITTEES: DEFENSE STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE, JUDICIARY HOUSE ADMINISTRATION JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE LIBRARY JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING Enclosed is a copy of Current Export Bulletin Number 941 dated October 12, 1966. As a member of the "Intelligence Community" it is implied that the Central Intelligence Agency was consulted before the Commodity Control List was revised. It is also implied that your organization gave its authorization to the removal of specific licensing requirements for the categories of commodities listed in Bulletin #941. I should like your organization to analyze the list of commodities as found in Export Bulletin Number 941 and then send ma a statement which adequately describes the consultations which the Commerce Department held with your organization before the Commodity Control List was revised. I am particularly interested in the dates on which the Central Intelligence Agency gave its authorization to permit the listed commodities to move under general license to the USSR and other Eastern European Communist countries. If your records indicate various dates-for the many items instead of one blanket authorization for the entire list, then it will be sufficient to make ink notations on the pages of the bulletin itself and to return the bulletin so annotated (or a copy of the bulletin) as an enclosure to your reply. Sincerely yours, c,# __-e el Hard P. Lipscomb Member of Congress GPL:WSD Approved For Release 2006/01/03 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000300120907 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 0,i' il .~CIIA L ,OUT 1N -~ ~ ( DATE INITIALS NAME AND ADDRESS T, REPL DISPATCH 1011 FILE R'~T'JRid 1r+tnilMtq'ilnf! SI3i:i1fURt. F ZO PA:'P',',?~:. ,'ADD .SS AND ?:-1O? NO. eTFQ~ Ref~s0(/~/4: CIA-R P80B 1676ROO~Obf~~ 1. J ~I 0! oil Approved For Release 2006/01/03 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000300120007-1 ROOM NO. BUILDING FORM NO .n A '~ REPLACES FORM 36 8 1 FEB 55 L`t WHICH MAY BE USED. Approved For Release 2006/01/03 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000300120007-1