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(January 1952)

Plans for terminating international authority for the Ruhr ,   pp. 61-62 PDF (1.4 MB)


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ment shall terminate at the same time as
the Ruhr Agreement, except to the extent
necessary to complete the administrative
liquidation of the Authority itself.
Article 7
In all cases where the application of any
provision of this agreement depends on
the effective date of a measure to be taken
in implementation of the Treaty, such date
shall be that fixed by the High Authority
and notified or communicated by it. The
Government of France undertakes to notify
such dates to the International Authority
for the Ruhr and to the Government of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland as depository of the
agreement unless the High Authority noti-
fies them directly and so informs the Go-
vernment of France.
Article 8
For the purposes of the present agree-
ment:
(1) The expression "Ruhr Agreement"
shall mean the Agreement establishing the
International Authority for the Ruhr signed
at London on April 28, 1949;
(2) The expression "Treaty" shall mean
the Treaty constituting the European Coal
and Steel Community, signed at Paris on
April 18, 1951;
(3) The expression "Convention" shall
mean the Convention containing the tran-
sitional provisions, annexed to the Treaty
constituting the European Coal and Steel
Community;
(4) The expression  "High Authority"
shall mean the High Authority established
by the Treaty constituting the European
Coal and Steel Community.
Article 9
The present agreement shall enter into
force as soon as it shall have been signed
on behalf of the governments of Belgium,
France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nor-
thern Ireland, and the United States of
America.
Article 10
The original text of the present agree-
ment shall be deposited in the archives of
the Government of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
which shall supply certified true copies to
each of the governments on whose behalf
it has been signed. It shall be registered
with the secretary-general of the United
Nations.
Done at Paris this 19th day of October,
1951, in the English and French languages,
both texts being equally authentic.
In witness whereof the undersigned re-
presentatives, duly authorized by their
governments, have signed the present
agreement on the dates appearing opposite
their respective signatures.
* * *
Joint Instructions
Upon the entering into force of the
Treaty constituting the European Coal and
Steel Community signed at Paris on
April 18, 1951, certain controls heretofore
exercised in Germany will no longer be
appropriate. In order to take account of
this situation, the following measures shall
be taken:
1. The governments which signed the
Agreement of April 28, 1949 establishing
the International Authority for the Ruhr
have signed the text of a protocol and
approved the text of an agreement concern-
ing the termination of functions of the
Ruhr Authority and the termination of the
Ruhr Agreement. The governments will
put this agreement into effect as soon as
the Treaty constituting the European Coal
and Steel Community enters into force in
accordance with its terms (Article 99).
2. As soon as the Treaty constituting the
European Coal and Steel Community enters
into force the agreement hereto attached,
amending the agreement on prohibited and
limited industries concluded on April 3,
1951, shall be signed by the High Commis-
sioners on behalf of their governments in
order to remove the restrictions imposed
on German steel production and capacity.
3. When the Treaty constituting the Euro-
pean Coal and Steel Community enters
into force, the Allied High Commission
and its agencies (including the Combined
Coal Control Group and the Combined
Steel Group) shall cease to exercise those
of their functions concerning coal and
steel for which competence is given to the
High Authority under the terms of the
Treaty progressively as the High Authority
is authorized to exercise competence under
the Convention containing the transitional
provisions.
In particular, the Allied High Commis-
sion shall cease to exercise:
a) Its functions under Article 22 of the
Ruhr Agreement as soon as the functions
of the International Authority for the Ruhr
under Articles 15 and 20 are terminated.
b) All functions relating to investments
or the management of steel or coal con-
cerns, except as required for the appli-
cation of Allied High Commission Law 27.
4. No provision of the present instruc-
tions shall have the effect of restricting
the exercise by the High Commission of
functions now exercised or to be exercised
in conformity with the provisions of Law
27 and any regulations thereunder, or in
execution of the said law and the said
regulations.
Agreement
Amending the Agreement
Concerning Industrial Controlls
The High Commissioners of France, the
United Kingdom and the United States of
America on behalf of their respective gov-
Bibliography
The following related documents have
been published in past issues of the
Informa tion Bulle tin:
Ruhr Authority-Agreement for Inter-
national Control (signed April 28,
1949), Issue No. 153, Jan. 25, 1949,
page 5.
A Summary of the Essential Provisions
of the Schuman Plan Treaty Con-
stituting a European Coal and Steel
Community (signed April 18, 1951),
Issue of April 1951, page 63.
Agreement on Relaxations of Control
over   German    Industry  (signed
April 3, 1951), Issue of May 1951,
page 64.
A selected list of articles published
in the Information Bulletin includes:
- Meaning of Six-Power Agreement, by
John Elliot, adviser to director, Civil
Administration Division, OMGUS,
Issue No. 138, June 29, 1948, page 21.
ernments hereby   amenid* the agreement
concerning industrial controls in the French,
the United Kingdom and United States
areas of occupation in Germany signed on
April 3, 1951 (hereinafter referred to as
"the Agreement'):
-                Article 1
Article V of the agreement is amended
as follows:
Delete:
a) steel
b) electric arc and high frequency fur-
nace steel."
Article 2
Article VI of the agreement is deleted
in its entirety.
Article 3
The present agreement shall enter into
force on the date of signature.    ┬▒END
* The text of the pertinent articles of the
agreement is as follows:
Article V
1. Control shall be maintained over capacity
in the following industries:
(a) steel;
(b) electric arc and high frequency furnace
steel;
(c) shipbuilding;
(d) synthetic rubber;
(e) synthetic petrol, oil and lubricants, pro-
duced directly or indirectly from coal or
brown coal;
(f) ball and roller bearings, except equipment
only capable of producing non-precision bear-
ings.
2. No enterprise shall be permitted, except
under license from the Allied High Commis-
sion, to increase the productive capacity of
any of its plants or equipment that is engaged
or partly engaged in the industries listed in
this article, or of the industry as a whole,
whether it is proposed to effect the increase
by extension of existing facilities, the con-
struction of new facilities or the addition of
new equipment. Such licenses shall not be
granted unless the Allied High Commission is
satisfied with the arrangements made for the
disposal of the capacity replaced.
Article VI
1. Subject to the provisions of Paragraph 2
of this article the production of crude steel shall
be limited to 11,100,000 tons a year.
2. The Allied High Commission will allow
crude steel to be produced outside the fore-
going limitation where this will facilitate the
defense effort.
on the Ruhr
The Ruhr-Vital to Recovery, article
by Robert R. Estill, director, US-UK
Coal Control Group, Issue No. 141,
Aug. 10, 1948, page 3.
Ruhr Industry's Problems, address by
John J. McCloy, US High Commis-
sioner, at dinner of Ruhr industrial-
ists, political leaders and bankers in
Duesseldorf-Graffenberg, June 16, Is-
sue of August 1950, page 23.
Coal Productivity, statement by Michaei
Harris, chief, ECA Special Mission
to Western Germany, Issue of No-
vember 1951, page 2.
"'Glueck auf!", article by John J. Slo-
cum, chief, ECA and Economics
Branch, Public Relations Division,
HICOG, on life of Ruhr miners,
Issue of November 1951, page 3.
Coal in Postwar Germany, statement
by US Element, Coal Control Group,
Essen, Issue  of December    1951,
page 39.
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