A vital concept explicit in the Export Trading Company Act (ETCA) and implicit in its Title III is that the time has come for American export cartelism. This is in response to a world in which international trading does not routinely honor the competition principles to which the United States ordinarliy adheres. Despite various successful and unsuccessful attempts, it is not America's job to reform the world. It is foolish to expect American companies to compete in world markets on terms other than those which govern their competitors.
John A. Maher & Nancy J. LaMont, Export Trade Certificates of Review: Will Efficacy be Permitted?, 2 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 241 (1984).