7 U.S. Code § 7481 - Findings and declaration of policy
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Findings and declaration of policy
(a) FindingsCongress finds that—
popcorn is an important food that is a valuable part of the human diet;
(b) PolicyIt is the policy of Congress that it is in the public interest to authorize the establishment, through the exercise of the powers provided in this subchapter, of an orderly procedure for developing, financing (through adequate assessments on unpopped popcorn processed domestically), and carrying out an effective, continuous, and coordinated program of promotion, research, consumer information, and industry information designed to—
strengthen the position of the popcorn industry in the marketplace; and
(c) PurposesThe purposes of this subchapter are to—
(1) maintain and expand the markets for all popcorn products in a manner that—
does not compete with or replace individual advertising or promotion efforts designed to promote individual brand name or trade name popcorn products; and
(d) Statutory constructionThis subchapter treats processors equitably. Nothing in this subchapter—
provides for the imposition of a trade barrier to the entry into the United States of imported popcorn for the domestic market; or
provides for the control of production or otherwise limits the right of any individual processor to produce popcorn.
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