Proclamation 2506—Control of the Export of Certain Articles and Materials
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas section 6 of the act of Congress entitled "AN ACT To expedite the strengthening of the national defense", approved July 2, 1940, provides as follows:
"Sec. 6. Whenever the President determines that it is necessary in the interest of national defense to prohibit or curtail the exportation of any military equipment or munitions, or component parts thereof, or machinery, tools, or material, or supplies necessary for the manufacture, servicing, or operation thereof, he may by proclamation prohibit or curtail such exportation, except under such rules and regulations as he shall prescribe. Any such proclamation shall describe the articles or materials included in the prohibition or curtailment contained therein. In case of the violation of any provision of any proclamation, or of any rule or regulation, issued hereunder, such violator or violators, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or by both such fine and Imprisonment. The authority granted in this section shall terminate June 30, 1942, unless the Congress shall otherwise provide."
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the aforesaid act of Congress, do hereby proclaim that upon the recommendation of the Administrator of Export Control I have determined that it is necessary in the interest of the national defense that on and after August 27, 1941, the following-described articles and materials shall not be exported except when authorized in each case by a license as provided for in Proclamation 2413, of July 2, 1940, entitled "Administration of section 6 of the Act entitled ‘AN ACT To expedite the strengthening of the national defense' approved July 2, 1940":
All military equipment or munitions, or component parts thereof, or machinery, tools, or material, or supplies necessary for the manufacture, servicing, or operation thereof, in addition to the articles and materials the exportation of which is prohibited or curtailed by any proclamation heretofore issued under the authority of section 6 of the act of July 2, 1940, as amended.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this 27th day of August, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-sixth.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
Secretary of State.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2506—Control of the Export of Certain Articles and Materials Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357703