Executive Order No. 2687–A, August 21, 1917, Establishing an Exports Administrative Board and an Exports Council
By virtue of authority vested in me by Title VII of the Act approved June 15, 1917, entitled “An Act to punish acts of interference with the foreign relations, the neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the United States, to punish espionage and better to enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and for other purposes”:[Page 927]
I hereby establish an Exports Administrative Board1 to be composed of a representative respectively of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, the Food Administrator, and the United States Shipping Board, and I hereby vest in the said Administrative Board the executive administration of all instructions issued by the President under said Title VII and of the proclamations thereunder, and the said Administrative Board is hereby authorized and directed to take such measures as may be necessary to administer and execute the same and to grant or refuse export licenses thereunder, in accordance with those instructions.
I hereby establish an Exports Council, to be composed of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, the Food Administrator, and the Chairman of the Shipping Board, and I hereby authorize and direct the said Exports Council, thus constituted, to act in an advisory capacity upon such matters, under this Act, as may be referred to them by the President or the Administrative Board.
This order shall supersede the Executive order of June 22, 1917,2 and become effective August 27, 1917.
August 21, 1917 .