G E N E R A L S E C R E T A R I A T
THE SECRETARY GENERAL,
In exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Articles 114 and 118 of the Charter and Articles 4, 8, and 12 of the General Standards to Govern the Operations of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, and
That the countries of the region place the greatest importance on the expansion of their foreign trade within their strategies for economic development,
That to carry out this objective requires information programs which utilize a highly specialized technology for processing and transmitting data and for communications, which differentiates it from other technical cooperation activities,
That currently the General Secretariat, through the Foreign Trade Information Service (SICE), offers computerized information on the import/export markets of the United States, and
That in the future the General Secretariat contemplates the expansion of the service to provide information on other markets and supply sources of the products of the member states to potential importers.
To create a Department for Foreign Trade Information under the Executive Secretariat for Economic and Social Affairs.
III. AMENDMENTS AND REPEALS
Joao Clemente Baena Soares
Date: May 28, 1991