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Proclamation 3012—World Trade Week, 1953

April 23, 1953

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas it is the policy of this Government to foster mutual understanding and friendship among nations; and

Whereas world trade, freely conducted by private enterprise, increases material well-being and develops friendly intercourse among free peoples; and

Whereas international trade among the nations of the free world adds to the economic strength upon which their common defense is based; and

Whereas increased international exchange of goods, services, and capital promotes better economic utilization of the world's resources and higher standards of living; and

Whereas expanded world trade advances the ideal of unity among all mankind and strengthens the foundation for lasting peace and prosperity:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning May 17, 1953, as World Trade Week; and I request the appropriate officials of the Federal Government and of the several States, Territories, possessions, and municipalities of the United States to cooperate in the observance of that week.

I also urge business, labor, agricultural, educational, and civic groups, as well as the people of the United States generally, to observe World Trade Week with gatherings, discussions, exhibits, ceremonies, and other appropriate activities.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this twenty-third day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-seventh.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3012—World Trade Week, 1953 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/308064

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