7 U.S. Code § 5693 - Duties of Foreign Agricultural Service
The Service shall assist the Secretary in carrying out the agricultural trade policy and international cooperation policy of the United States by—
Source(Pub. L. 95–501, title V, § 503, as added Pub. L. 101–624, title XV, § 1531,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3686; amended Pub. L. 104–127, title II, § 250,Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 971; Pub. L. 110–246, title III, § 3001(b)(1)(A), (2)(K),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1820.)
References in Text
The Food for Peace Act, referred to in par. (4), is act July 10, 1954, ch. 469, 68 Stat. 454, which is classified generally to chapter 41 (§ 1691 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1691 of this title and Tables.
2008—Par. (4). Pub. L. 110–246substituted “Food for Peace Act” for “Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954”.
1996—Pub. L. 104–127substituted “Duties” for “Establishment” in section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Service shall assist the Secretary in carrying out the agricultural trade policy of the United States by acquiring information pertaining to agricultural trade, carrying out market promotion and development activities, and implementing the programs authorized in this chapter, the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, and other Acts.”
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, see section 4(b) ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.
Study on Fee for Services
“(a) In General.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act [May 13, 2002], the Secretary of Agriculture shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture, and the Committee on International Relations [now Committee on Foreign Affairs], of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry of the Senate a report on the feasibility of instituting a program under which the Secretary would charge and retain a fee to cover the costs incurred by the Department of Agriculture, acting through the Foreign Agricultural Service or any successor agency, in providing persons with commercial services provided outside the United States.
“(b) Purpose of Program.—The purpose of a program described in subsection (a) would be to supplement and not replace any services currently offered overseas by the Foreign Agricultural Service.
“(c) Market Development Strategy.—A program under subsection (b) would be part of an overall market development strategy for a particular country or region.
“(d) Pilot Program.—A program under subsection (a) would be established on a pilot basis to ensure that the program does not disadvantage small- and medium-sized companies, including companies that have never engaged in exporting.”