US (United States) Code. Title 7. Chapter 25A: Export standars for grapes and plums

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7 USC CHAPTER 25A - EXPORT STANDARDS FOR GRAPES AND

PLUMS 01/06/03

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TITLE 7 - AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER 25A - EXPORT STANDARDS FOR GRAPES AND PLUMS

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CHAPTER 25A - EXPORT STANDARDS FOR GRAPES AND PLUMS

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Sec.

591. Standards of export; establishment; shipping without

certificate forbidden; hearings.

592. Notice of establishment of standards; shipments under

contracts made before adoption of standards.

593. Foreign standards; certification of compliance.

594. Exemption of minimum quantities.

595. Fees for inspection and certification; certificates as prima

facie evidence.

596. Refusal of certificates for violations of law; penalties for

violations.

597. Rules and regulations; cooperation with other agencies;

compensation of officers and employees; effect on other laws.

598. Separability.

599. Definitions.

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7 USC Sec. 591 01/06/03

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Sec. 591. Standards of export; establishment; shipping without

certificate forbidden; hearings

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It shall be unlawful for any person to ship or offer for shipment

or for any carrier, or any steamship company, or any person to

transport or receive for transportation to any foreign destination,

except as provided in this chapter, any grapes or plums of any

variety in packages which are not accompanied by a certificate

issued under authority of the Secretary showing that such grapes or

plums are of a Federal or State grade which meets the minimum of

quality established for such variety and destination by the

Secretary for shipment in export to such destination. The

Secretary is authorized to prescribe, by regulations, the

requirements, other than those of grades, which the fruit must meet

before certificates are issued. The Secretary shall provide

opportunity, by public hearing or otherwise for interested persons

to examine and make recommendation with respect to any standard of

export proposed to be established or designated, or regulation

prescribed, by the Secretary for the purposes of this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 86-687, Sec. 1, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 734; Pub. L.

87-105, Sec. 1, July 26, 1961, 75 Stat. 220; Pub. L. 93-606, Jan.

2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1966.)

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AMENDMENTS

1975 - Pub. L. 93-606 inserted ''and destination'' and ''to such

destination'' after ''such variety'' and ''for shipment in

export'', respectively.

1961 - Pub. L. 87-105 inserted ''of any variety'' and ''for such

variety'' after ''any grapes or plums'' and ''minimum of quality

established'', respectively.

SHORT TITLE

Pub. L. 86-687, as amended, which is classified to this chapter,

is popularly known as the ''Export Grape and Plum Act''.

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7 USC Sec. 592 01/06/03

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Sec. 592. Notice of establishment of standards; shipments under

contracts made before adoption of standards

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The Secretary shall give reasonable notice through one or more

trade papers of the effective date of standards of export

established or designated by him under this chapter: Provided, That

any grapes or plums may be certified and shipped for export in

fulfillment of any contract made within two months prior to the

date of such shipment if the terms of such contract were in

accordance with the grades and regulations of the Secretary in

effect at the time the contract was made.

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(Pub. L. 86-687, Sec. 2, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 734.)

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7 USC Sec. 593 01/06/03

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Sec. 593. Foreign standards; certification of compliance

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Where the government of the country to which the shipment is to

be made has standards or requirements as to condition of grapes and

plums the Secretary may in addition to inspection and certification

for compliance with the standards established or designated

hereunder inspect and certify for determination as to compliance

with the standards or requirements of such foreign government and

may provide for special certificates in such cases.

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(Pub. L. 86-687, Sec. 3, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 734.)

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7 USC Sec. 594 01/06/03

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Sec. 594. Exemption of minimum quantities

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The Secretary may, by regulation, exempt from compliance with the

provisions of this chapter (1) any variety or varieties of grapes

and plums, and (2) the shipment of such minimum quantities of

grapes and plums to any foreign country as he may prescribe.

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(Pub. L. 86-687, Sec. 4, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 734; Pub. L.

87-105, Sec. 2, July 26, 1961, 75 Stat. 220.)

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AMENDMENTS

1961 - Pub. L. 87-105 added cl. (1) and designated existing

provisions as cl. (2).

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7 USC Sec. 595 01/06/03

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Sec. 595. Fees for inspection and certification; certificates as

prima facie evidence

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For inspecting and certifying the grade, quality, or condition of

grapes or plums the Secretary shall cause to be collected a

reasonable fee which shall, as nearly as may be, cover the cost of

the service rendered: Provided, That when cooperative arrangements

satisfactory to the Secretary, or his designated representative,

for carrying out the purposes of this chapter cannot be made the

fees collected hereunder in such cases shall be available until

expended to defray the cost of the service rendered, and in such

cases the limitations on the amounts expended for the purchase and

maintenance of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles shall

not be applicable: Provided further, That certificates issued by

the authorized agents of the United States Department of

Agriculture shall be received in all courts of the United States as

prima facie evidence of the truth of the statements therein

contained.

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(Pub. L. 86-687, Sec. 5, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 734.)

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7 USC Sec. 596 01/06/03

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Sec. 596. Refusal of certificates for violations of law; penalties

for violations

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After opportunity for hearing the Secretary is authorized to

refuse the issuance of certificates under this chapter for periods

not exceeding ninety days to any person who ships or offers for

shipment any grapes or plums in foreign commerce in violation of

any of the provisions of this chapter. Any person or any common

carrier or any transportation agency violating any of the

provisions of this chapter shall be fined not less than $100 nor

more than $10,000 by a court of competent jurisdiction.

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(Pub. L. 86-687, Sec. 6, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 734.)

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7 USC Sec. 597 01/06/03

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Sec. 597. Rules and regulations; cooperation with other agencies;

compensation of officers and employees; effect on other laws

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The Secretary may make such rules, regulations, and orders, and

require such reports, as may be necessary to carry out the

provisions of this chapter, and may cooperate with any department

or agency of the Government, any State, Territory, District, or

possession, or department, agency, or political subdivision

thereof, or any person, whether operating in one or more

jurisdictions; and shall have the power to appoint, remove, and fix

the compensation of such officers and employees not in conflict

with existing law, and make such expenditures for rent outside the

District of Columbia, printing, binding, telegrams, telephones, law

books, books of reference, publications, furniture, stationery,

office equipment, travel, and other supplies and expenses including

reporting services, as shall be necessary to the administration of

this chapter in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and as may

be appropriated for by Congress. This chapter shall not abrogate

nor nullify any other statute, whether State or Federal, dealing

with the same subjects as this chapter; but it is intended that all

such statutes shall remain in full force and effect except insofar

as they are inconsistent herewith or repugnant hereto.

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(Pub. L. 86-687, Sec. 7, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 735.)

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7 USC Sec. 598 01/06/03

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Sec. 598. Separability

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If any provision of the chapter or the application thereof to any

person or circumstances is held invalid, the validity of the

remainder of the chapter and of the application of such provision

to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

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(Pub. L. 86-687, Sec. 8, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 735.)

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7 USC Sec. 599 01/06/03

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Sec. 599. Definitions

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When used in this chapter -

(1) The term ''person'' includes individuals, partnerships,

corporations, and associations.

(2) The term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of Agriculture.

(3) Except as provided herein, the term ''foreign commerce''

means commerce between any State, or the District of Columbia,

and any place outside of the United States or its possessions.

(4) The term ''grapes'' means vinifera species table grapes,

European type, whether or not they have been in storage.

(5) The term ''plums'' means both European and Japanese type,

whether or not they have been in storage, but does not mean

Italian-type prunes, nor damson-type plums.

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(Pub. L. 86-687, Sec. 9, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 735.)

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