"The International Bureau of American Republics was created by the 1st International American Conference held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1889-Apr. 19, 1890, and was confirmed and reorganized by the 2d and 3d International American Conferences held respectively in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 1901-Jan. 31, 1902, and in Rio de Janeiro, July 21-Aug. 26, 1906. This bureau is an international organization supported by contributions of the 21 Republics in this hemisphere, who have an equal interest in the institution." -- Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909, page 299.
The Monthly Bulletins report on various issues impacting trade and production of goods such as treaties, tariffs, transportation, etc., but that includes reports such as the following examples from 1898: