“03.01.75 Passage of the Trade Act of 1974, whose Title IV reinforced the restrictions on the tariff treatment to communist countries and provided that in order to grant MFN [Most Favoured Nation] status to such countries, the President [Gerald Ford] must certify that free migration is allowed and that certain commercial advantages are given to the United States; likewise, it prohibited the Import-Export Bank to extend credits to Cuba, unless the President determines that Cuba grants its citizens their right to free migration.” [Pro Embargo]

“Gerald Ford (R). Timeline,” Cuba versus Blockade: Cuban People’s website, 2007