Subject files and correspondence, 1949-1958.
Dollar Exports Council and predecessors
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Dollar Exports Board (DEB) was set up in 1949 at the instigation of the Board of Trade with the active participation of a number of bodies and interests, including the Federation of British Industries (FBI), the National Union of Manufacturers, the Association of British Chambers of Commerce (ABCC), the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the City Advisory Group. It encouraged and assisted manufacturers to export to the hard currency areas of Canada, the United States of America and the Caribbean. It became the Dollar Exports Advisory Council (DEAC) in June 1951 and the Dollar Exports Council (DEC) in December 1951. In 1959 it was reconstituted as the Western Hemisphere Exports Council (WHEC), becoming a constituent of the British National Export Council in 1965.
Reference: Alan Crookham, Michael Wilcox, Christine Woodland and Richard Storey, 'The Confederation of British Industry and predecessor archives' (Coventry: University of Warwick Library, 1997).
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This collection was deposited in the Centre by the CBI in 1979.
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Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/DEC
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