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NAFTA Protocol

Protocol for Communications and Coordination in the NAFTA Market
  1. This Protocol sets out guidelines to facilitate the flow of information and communications and to assist in coordinating activities of the respective "Confederazione degli Imprenditori Italiani nel Mondo - Confederation of Italian Entrepreneurs Worldwide" (CIIM) offices in the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) market area.

  2. The CIIM offices in the NAFTA region hereby agree to establish a "Coordinating Committee" comprised of member offices of CIIM in the NAFTA region, the first members being the signatories set out below. The Coordinating Committee shall meet from time to time but at least once every six (6) months at a place the members may designate

  3. The members shall nominate a Chairman to conduct the "Coordinating Committee" for a period of two years in accordance with the agenda that the members may develop and agree upon.

  4. The Chairman designated of the Committee for the period June 30th, 2006 to June 30th, 2007 is Mr. Leonardo Kosarew.

  5. The CIIM offices in the NAFTA region shall designate an officer who shall be the primary contact person to whom communications from other CIIM offices in the NAFTA region may be directed and provide appropriate information as to how communications can be addressed for day-to-day purposes as well as for immediate requirements. The person so designated shall endeavour to reply promptly to any and all communications received from CIIM offices in the NAFTA region.

  6. The Coordinating Committee shall endeavour to coordinate all activities of CIIM offices in the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) market area, create a forum for the exchange of ideas, contacts, and expertise in developing the businesses and resources of Italian enterprises, and shall share all information they may have regarding business opportunities and resources so as to foster ties between Italian businesses and so as to promote Italian social, economic and cultural values.

This protocol was signed in Toronto on June 29, 2006 by:
Francesco de Leo
CIIM, Washington

Leonardo Kosarew
CIIM, Canada

Tomaso Veneroso
CIIM, New York