1983 Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: The Status of Export Controls to the People’s Republic of China

Yo-Hwan Lee, John | January 1, 1985

This Comment will, first, briefly sketch the history of the United States export policies towards China. Second, it will analyze the current controls over exports to the PRC in light of the 1983 amendment to the export regulations. Third, it will discuss the historical impact of the new amendment on the Sino-American relationship. Lastly, it will conclude that the 1983 Amendment establishes an appropriate and prudent export policy towards the PRC at this time, although in order to accomplish the ultimate goal of significantly increasing exports to the PRC, the United States must take further measures.