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Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : British Zone) / Documents on bizonal economic organization: special report of the Military Governor
(1947)

Proclamation No. 5 (English),   pp. 2-4 PDF (1.3 MB)


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CIVIL ADMINISTRATION
MILITARY GOVERNIENT GERMANY
UNITED STATES AREA OF CONTROL
PROCLAMATION NO. 5
ECONOMIC COUNCIL
To the German people in the United States Zone, including Land
Bremen:
WHEREAS by an agreement dated 29 May 1947, and made between
the Military Governors and Commanders-in-Chief of the United States and
British Zones of Occupation, provision was made for the establishment
of an Economic Council, an Executive Committee and Executive Directors
in order to facilitate the solution of pressing economic problems and
the construction of economic life by popularly controlled German
agencies, and whereas the said agreement is published as Appendix "A"
to this Proclamation of which it forms part,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, General Lucius D. Clay, Commanding General,
European Command, and Military Governor for Germany (U.S.), do hereby
proclaim as follows:
ARTICLE I
FUNCTIONS OF THE ECONOMIC COUNCIL
The Economic Council shall have power, within the United States
Zone (including Land Bremen),
(1) To direct the permissible economic reconstruction of
the Zone, subject to the approval of the Bipartite
Board;
(2) To adopt and promulgate ordinances on the administration
of railways, maritime ports and coastal shipping, inland
water transport, inter-Land inland waterways and communi-
cations and postal services; to adopt and promulgate
ordinances dealing with matters of general policy affect-
ing more than one Land with respect to inter-Land highways
and highway transport; production, allocation and distri-
bution of goods, raw materials, gas, water and electricity;
foreign and internal trade; price formation and price con-
trol; production, importation, collection, allocation and
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