7 U.S. Code § 5680 - Technical assistance for specialty crops
The Secretary of Agriculture shall establish an export assistance program (referred to in this section as the “program”) to address unique barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of United States specialty crops.
The program shall provide direct assistance through public and private sector projects and technical assistance to remove, resolve, or mitigate sanitary and phytosanitary and technical barriers to trade.
The Secretary shall use the funds, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out this section.
Section was enacted as part of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and not as part of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 which comprises this chapter.
2014—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3205(a), substituted “technical barriers to trade” for “related barriers to trade”.
Subsec. (e)(2)(C) to (E). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3205(b), inserted “and” at end of subpar. (C), added subpar. (D), and struck out former subpars. (D) and (E) which read as follows:
“(D) $9,000,000 for fiscal year 2011; and
“(E) $9,000,000 for fiscal year 2012.”
2008—Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 110–246 added subsecs. (d) and (e) and struck out former subsec. (d). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “For each of fiscal years 2002 through 2007, the Secretary shall make available $2,000,000 of the funds of, or an equal value of commodities owned by, the Commodity Credit Corporation.”
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