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§ 1241e. Exemption of certain agricultural exports from requirements of cargo preference laws

The requirements of sections 1241 (b)(1) and 1241–1 of this Appendix, shall not apply to any export activities of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Commodity Credit Corporation—
(1) under which agricultural commodities or the products thereof acquired by the Commodity Credit Corporation are made available to United States exporters, users, processors, or foreign purchasers for the purpose of developing, maintaining, or expanding export markets for United States agricultural commodities or the products thereof at prevailing world market prices;
(2) under which payments are made available to United States exporters, users, or processors or, except as provided in section 1241f of this Appendix, cash grants are made available to foreign purchasers, for the purpose described in paragraph (1);
(3) under which commercial credit guarantees are blended with direct credits from the Commodity Credit Corporation to reduce the effective rate of interest on export sales of United States agricultural commodities or the products thereof;
(4) under which credit or credit guarantees for not to exceed 3 years are extended by the Commodity Credit Corporation to finance or guarantee export sales of United States agricultural commodities or the products thereof; or
(5) under which agricultural commodities or the products thereof owned or controlled by or under loan from the Commodity Credit Corporation are exchanged or bartered for materials, goods, equipment, or services, but only if such materials, goods, equipment, or services are of a value at least equivalent to the value of the agricultural commodities or products exchanged or bartered therefor (determined on the basis of prevailing world market prices at the time of the exchange or barter), but nothing in this subsection shall be construed to exempt from the cargo preference provisions referred to in section 1241f of this Appendix any requirement otherwise applicable to the materials, goods, equipment, or services imported under any such transaction.

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