7 CFR § 1484.12 - Participation eligibility.

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§ 1484.12 Participation eligibility.

(a) To participate in the Cooperator program, an entity must be a nonprofit U.S. agricultural trade organization that promotes the exports of one or more U.S. agricultural commodities, does not have a business interest in or receive remuneration from specific sales of agricultural commodities, and contributes at least 50 percent of the value of resources reimbursed by CCC for activities conducted under the agreement.

(b) CCC may require that an agreement include a contribution level greater than that specified in paragraph (a) of this section. In requiring a higher contribution level, CCC will take into account such factors as past Cooperator contribution level, previous Cooperator program funding levels, the length of time an entity participates in the program, and the entity's ability to increase its contribution level.

(c) CCC will enter into agreements only for the promotion of eligible commodities.