U.S.-Russian Trade and Politiacl Relations
First Flurry Over Export of Potential War Goods
Dissension between the United States and Russia, combined with the demands of the European Recovery Program on American production, is bringing about a sharp reduction in exports from this country to the Soviet Union. Although the full extent of the reduction is not reflected in currently available trade statistics, the flow of American goods to Russia is already being restricted under tightened export controls recently put into force. It is expected to thin to a trickle as application of the Marshall Plan gets under way.
Soviet trade, except during the period of wartime lend-lease shipments, never has bulked large in United States export totals. The value of American commodities delivered to Russia in 1947 ...