International Control of Essential Materials

Archive Report

Row Material in the Defense Emergency

Activity on Problem of Row-Material Shortages

Means of bringing about, through international action, increased production and fair distribution of raw materials essential to defense of the free world are now under intensive consideration in Washington. Actual or threatened shortages of numerous strategic materials, induced primarily by the vastly expanded rearmament programs of the United States and other nations, have made it urgently necessary to allocate available supplies to the points of greatest need while searching for methods of stimulating production of scarce commodities.

To examine all phases of the problem and devise measures for meeting it, the United States, Great Britain, and France jointly have been organizing an International Materials Conference, composed of a central group or steering committee and a ...

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