Organisation for European Economic CooperationDocuments from  to 
Mainly official documents of the OEEC describing activities of the various OEEC bodies and committees and working parties, including complete series of Minutes and Working Papers of the Council and Executive Committee
A relevant part of the Fonds, arranged in Subject Files concerns the creation of a Free Trade Area.
Created in 1948 to allocate and distribute Marshall Plan aid and to plan for and effect a European Recovery Programme (ERP) for the countries of Western Europe, the OEEC encouraged Member States' to grow in the areas of industry, agriculture, energy and technology and contributed to freeing trade and to the convertibility of European currencies.
Notes for this introduction come from document N. 1597 of the Committee, drawn up 19 May 1960. (OEEC/250).
The complete version of this document is available in the Inventory Room in the Historical Archives of the European Communities.