EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 584 March 18, 1980


WHEREAS, the implementation of an aggressive export promotion program requires that the Minister of Trade be directly involved in the selection of those who will compose the Foreign Trade Service Corps and in the posting abroad of the members thereof; and

WHEREAS, under Presidential Decree No. 1416, the President is empowered to undertake such organizational and related improvements as may be appropriate in the light of changing circumstances and new developments.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, and the authority vested in me by Presidential Decree No. 1416, do hereby order and ordain:

Sec. 1. Section 10 of Executive Order No. 540 is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 10. Assignment Abroad of Members of the Foreign Trade Service Corps. The assignment abroad of members of the Foreign Trade Service Corps shall be made by the Ministry of Trade: Provided, however, That the individual members so assigned shall be with the concurrence of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and shall be based on the qualifications of the officer to be assigned; Provided, further, That the said officer shall serve in a post of assignment for a period of not less than two years and more than six years: Provided, finally, That the determination of the specific places abroad which shall for Foreign Trade Service Corps postings shall be made by the Ministry of Trade, based on such criteria as export potential, availability of export financing, center for technology transfer, transhipment center, trade policy center and center for strategic imports."

Whenever a Foreign Trade Service Officer is given an assignment abroad, he shall be given the appropriate designation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enable him to perform his duties and functions effectively: Provided, That while he is abroad, he shall be under such administrative supervision of the Head of the Philippine Mission as is provided for in existing applicable laws and rules and such memorandum of understanding which may be entered into between the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and revised from time to time as necessary.

Sec. 2. All laws, rules and regulations which are inconsistent herewith hereby repealed, amended and/or modified accordingly.

Sec. 3. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 18th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty. lawphi1.net

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