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§ 1241g. Minimum tonnage

(a)
(1) For fiscal year 1986 and each fiscal year thereafter, the minimum quantity of agricultural commodities to be exported under programs subject to section 1241f of this Appendix shall be the average of the tonnage exported under such programs during the base period defined in subsection (b) of this section, discarding the high and low years.
(2) The President may waive the minimum quantity for any fiscal year required under paragraph (1) if he determines and reports to the Congress, together with his reasons, that such quantity cannot be effectively used for the purposes of such programs or, based on a certification by the Secretary of Agriculture, that the commodities are not available for reasons which include the unavailability of funds.
(b) The base period utilized for computing the minimum tonnage quantity referred to in subsection (a) of this section for any fiscal year shall be the five fiscal years beginning with the sixth fiscal year preceding such fiscal year and ending with the second fiscal year preceding such fiscal year.

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