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7 USC CHAPTER 43 - FOREIGN MARKET DEVELOPMENT 01/06/03

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TITLE 7 - AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER 43 - FOREIGN MARKET DEVELOPMENT

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CHAPTER 43 - FOREIGN MARKET DEVELOPMENT

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS; AGRICULTURAL COUNSELORS AND

AGRICULTURAL ATTACHEAE1S

Sec.

1761. Foreign markets; collection of information.

1762. Personnel.

(a) Appointment.

(b) Titles; rank and privileges; appointments of

Agricultural Counselors.

(c) Attachment to diplomatic missions.

(d) Assignment to United States.

1763. Transferred.

1764. Reports and dispatches.

(a) Availability to Department of State and

interested Government agencies.

(b) Office space, equipment, and administrative and

clerical services.

(c) Agency services, personnel, and facilities.

1765. Foreign service appropriations; applicability.

SUBCHAPTER II - UNITED STATES AGRICULTURAL TRADE OFFICES

1765a. Agricultural Trade Offices.

(a) Establishment.

(b) Administration.

(c) Appointment and compensation of officers.

(d) Transmittal of information.

(e) Office functions and activities.

(f) Personnel; employment of local nationals.

(g) Conflicts of interest.

(h) Diplomatic privileges and immunities.

1765b. Functions.

1765b-1. Omitted.

1765c. Performance of functions in foreign localities.

1765d. Acquisition of property.

1765d-1. Repealed.

1765e. Location of offices.

1765f. Availability of agency services, personnel, and facilities.

1765g. Availability of reports and dispatches.

SUBCHAPTER III - REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCES, REGULATIONS, GENERAL

PROVISIONS, AND AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIATIONS

1765h. Representation allowance.

1766. Rules and regulations; advance payment for rent and other

service; funds for courtesies to foreign representatives.

1766a. Presidential regulations.

1766b. Language training for families of officers and employees

assigned abroad.

1766c. Allowances and benefits.

1767. Authorization of appropriations.

(a) Unexpended balances.

(b) Annual appropriations.

(c) Funds for 1955; expenditures.

1768. Foreign Operations Administration unaffected.

1769. ''Agricultural commodity'' defined.

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7 USC SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS; AGRICULTURAL

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TITLE 7 - AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER 43 - FOREIGN MARKET DEVELOPMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS; AGRICULTURAL COUNSELORS AND

AGRICULTURAL ATTACHEAE1S

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS; AGRICULTURAL COUNSELORS AND

AGRICULTURAL ATTACHEAE1S

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SUBCHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This subchapter is referred to in sections 1765a, 1765h of this

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TITLE 7 - AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER 43 - FOREIGN MARKET DEVELOPMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS; AGRICULTURAL COUNSELORS AND

AGRICULTURAL ATTACHEAE1S

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Sec. 1761. Foreign markets; collection of information

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For the purpose of encouraging and promoting the marketing of

agricultural commodities of the United States and assisting

American farmers, processors, distributors, and exporters to adjust

their operations and practices to meet world conditions, the

Secretary of Agriculture shall acquire information regarding the

competition and demand for United States agricultural commodities,

the marketing and distribution of such commodities in foreign

countries and shall be responsible for the interpretation and

dissemination of such information in the United States and shall

make investigations abroad regarding the factors affecting and

influencing the export of United States agricultural commodities,

and shall conduct abroad any other activities including the

demonstration of standards of quality for American agricultural

commodities for which the Department of Agriculture now has or in

the future may have such standards, as he deems necessary. Nothing

contained herein shall be construed as prohibiting the Department

of Agriculture from conducting abroad any activity for which

authority now exists.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 601, 68 Stat. 908; Pub. L.

95-501, title III, Sec. 301(3), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1688.)

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AMENDMENTS

1978 - Pub. L. 95-501 substituted ''agricultural commodities''

for ''agricultural products'' in four places and substituted ''such

commodities'' for ''said products''.

WORLD LIVESTOCK MARKET PRICE INFORMATION

Pub. L. 101-624, title XV, Sec. 1545, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat.

3695, directed Secretary of Agriculture to develop appropriate

methodology for determining world price of livestock and livestock

products, to gather and analyze appropriate price and cost of

production information concerning such products in foreign

countries for purpose of price discovery and to aid in sale of

livestock and livestock products in foreign export markets, and to

periodically publish such information, prior to repeal by Pub. L.

104-127, title II, Sec. 273, Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 976.

IMPLEMENTATION OF 1978 AMENDMENT; REGULATIONS

Section 601 of Pub. L. 95-501, which required Secretary of

Agriculture to implement provisions of Pub. L. 95-501 as

expeditiously as possible, was omitted and a new section 601 of

Pub. L. 95-501 added as part of the complete revision of Pub. L.

95-501 by Pub. L. 101-624, title XV, Sec. 1531, Nov. 28, 1990, 104

Stat. 3668. See chapter 87 (Sec. 5601 et seq.) of this title.

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TITLE 7 - AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER 43 - FOREIGN MARKET DEVELOPMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS; AGRICULTURAL COUNSELORS AND

AGRICULTURAL ATTACHEAE1S

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Sec. 1762. Personnel

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(a) Appointment

To effectuate the carrying out of the purposes of this

subchapter, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to appoint

such personnel as he determines to be necessary and, with the

concurrence of the Secretary of State, to assign such personnel to

service abroad.

(b) Titles; rank and privileges; appointments of Agricultural

Counselors

Officers or employees assigned or appointed to posts abroad under

this subchapter shall have the designation of Agricultural

Counselor, Agricultural AttacheAE1, or such other titles or

designations that shall be agreed to by the Secretary of State and

the Secretary of Agriculture, and shall be accorded the same rank

and privileges as those of other counselors or attacheAE1s in

United States embassies. An Agricultural Counselor shall be

appointed in any nation -

(1) to which a substantial number of governments with which the

United States competes directly for agricultural markets in such

nation assign agricultural representatives with the diplomatic

status of counselor or its equivalent; or

(2) in which -

(A) the potential is great for long-term expansion of a

market for United States agricultural commodities, and

(B) competition with other nations for existing and potential

agricultural markets is extremely intense.

Not less than ten Agricultural Counselors shall be appointed within

three years after October 21, 1978.

(c) Attachment to diplomatic missions

Upon the request of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary

of State shall regularly and officially attach the officers or

employees of the United States Department of Agriculture to the

diplomatic mission of the United States in the country in which

such officers or employees are to be assigned by the Secretary of

Agriculture, and shall obtain for them diplomatic privileges and

immunities equivalent to those enjoyed by Foreign Service personnel

of comparable rank and salary.

(d) Assignment to United States

Any officer or employee appointed and assigned to a post abroad

pursuant to this subchapter may, in the discretion of the Secretary

of Agriculture, be assigned for duty in the continental United

States, without regard to the civil service laws (and without

reduction in grade if an appropriate position at the employee's

grade is not available in any agency of the Department of

Agriculture), for a period of not more than three years: Provided,

That the total number of such employees assigned for duty in the

continental United States under this provision shall not exceed

fifteen at any one time: Provided further, That this Act shall not

increase the number of persons employed at grade GS-16, GS-17, or

GS-18.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 602(a)-(d), formerly Sec.

602(a)-(c), (e), 68 Stat. 908, 909; amended June 28, 1955, ch. 189,

Sec. 12(c)(13), 69 Stat. 182; Pub. L. 89-106, Sec. 4, Aug. 4, 1965,

79 Stat. 431; Pub. L. 94-449, Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 1500;

renumbered Sec. 602(a)-(d) and amended Pub. L. 95-501, title III,

Sec. 301(4), (5), title IV, Sec. 401(3), (5), Oct. 21, 1978, 92

Stat. 1688, 1691.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The civil-service laws, referred to in subsec. (d), are set forth

in Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. See,

particularly, section 3301 et seq. of Title 5.

This Act, referred to in subsec. (d), is act Aug. 28, 1954, ch.

1041, 68 Stat. 897, as amended, known as the Agricultural Act of

1954. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Short Title note set out under section 1741 of this title and

Tables.

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AMENDMENTS

1978 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95-501, Sec. 301(4), substituted

''this subchapter'' for ''this chapter''.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95-501, Sec. 301(5), inserted provisions

relating to appointment of Agricultural Counselors and rank and

privileges to be accorded such counselors or other officers or

employees assigned abroad.

Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 95-501, Sec. 301(4), 401(5),

redesignated subsec. (e) as (d) and substituted ''this subchapter''

for ''this chapter''. Former subsec. (d), relating to Presidential

regulations, was redesignated section 606B of act Aug. 28, 1954, by

section 401(3) of Pub. L. 95-501, which is classified to section

1766a of this title.

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 95-501, Sec. 401(3), redesignated subsec.

(f), relating to language training for families of officers and

employees assigned abroad, as section 606C of act Aug. 28, 1954,

which is classified to section 1766b of this title.

1976 - Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 94-449 added subsec. (f).

1965 - Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 89-106 added subsec. (e).

1955 - Subsec. (a). Act June 28, 1955, repealed provisions

authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to place not more than

eight positions in grade 16 and two in grade 17 of the General

Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1955 AMENDMENT

Amendment by act June 28, 1955, effective June 28, 1955, see

section 13 of act of June 28, 1955.

REFERENCES IN OTHER LAWS TO GS-16, 17, OR 18 PAY RATES

References in laws to the rates of pay for GS-16, 17, or 18, or

to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be

considered references to rates payable under specified sections of

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529

(title I, Sec. 101(c)(1)) of Pub. L. 101-509, set out in a note

under section 5376 of Title 5.

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EX. ORD. NO. 10624. REGULATIONS FOR DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

PERSONNEL ABROAD

Ex. Ord. No. 10624, July 28, 1955, 20 F.R. 5445, as amended by

Ex. Ord. No. 10903, Jan. 9, 1961, 26 F.R. 217; Ex. Ord. No. 11530,

May 26, 1970, 35 F.R. 8335; Ex. Ord. No. 12292, Feb. 23, 1981, 46

F.R. 13967; Ex. Ord. No. 12608, Sept. 9, 1987, 52 F.R. 34617,

provided:

By virtue of the authority vested in me by sections 605, 606B and

606D of Title VI of the Act of August 28, 1954, as amended, (7

U.S.C. 1765, 1766a, and 1766c), and by section 301 of title 3 of

the United States Code, and as President of the United States, I

hereby prescribe the following regulations relating to personnel of

the Department of Agriculture assigned to service abroad:

Section 1. (a) The provisions of section 207 of the Foreign

Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3927) shall be applicable to the

official activities of persons assigned abroad under authority of

Title VI of the said act of August 28, 1954 (this chapter).

(b) The Secretary of Agriculture shall institute and maintain

such measures consistent with the said Part II as may be necessary

to insure that the official activities of persons assigned abroad

under the said Title VI are carried on consonant with United States

foreign-policy objectives as defined by the Secretary of State and

are effectively coordinated with the activities of representatives

of other United States agencies, under the leadership of the Chief

of the United States Diplomatic Mission.

(c) Consistent with subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the

Secretary of Agriculture shall issue instructions on agricultural

matters to persons assigned abroad under authority of the said

Title VI.

Sec. 2. In addition to rules and regulations pertaining to

allowances and benefits otherwise applicable to personnel assigned

abroad by the Secretary of Agriculture under Title VI of the Act of

August 28, 1954 (this chapter), or other authority, there shall be

applicable to such personnel the rules and regulations prescribed

by the Secretary of State in pursuance of (1) so much of the

authority vested in the President by subchapter III of chapter 59

of title 5 of the United States Code (section 5921 et seq. of Title

5, Government Organization and Employees), or by any amendment

thereof as relates to quarters allowances or cost-of-living

allowances, and (2) so much of the authority vested in the

Secretary of State by chapter 9 of Title I of the Foreign Service

Act of 1980 (section 4081 et seq. of Title 22, Foreign Relations

and Intercourse), as relates to allowances and benefits under the

said chapter 9 of Title I: Provided, (1) that the Secretary of

State, upon request of the Secretary of Agriculture, may prescribe,

within existing authority of law and when deemed necessary, special

rules and regulations for such personnel; and (2) that the

Secretary of Agriculture may, within the limitation of such rules

and regulations, prescribe necessary implementing directions. The

Secretary of Agriculture may designate employees of the Department

of Agriculture to make specific determinations and take specific

actions in the application of such rules and regulations to the

activities of the Department of Agriculture.

Sec. 3. Such provisions in annual appropriation acts of the

Department of State, including such acts hereafter enacted,

facilitating the work of the Foreign Service of the United States

as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall from

time to time determine appropriate shall be applicable to

activities authorized under Title VI of the said act of August 28,

1954 (this chapter).

This order shall be effective as of September 1, 1954.

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Sec. 1763. Transferred

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CODIFICATION

Section, act Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 603, 68

Stat. 909, which related to allowances and benefits, was renumbered

section 606D of act Aug. 28, 1954, by Pub. L. 95-501, title IV,

Sec. 401(3), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1691, and transferred to

section 1766c of this title.

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Sec. 1764. Reports and dispatches

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(a) Availability to Department of State and interested Government

agencies

The reports and dispatches prepared by the officers appointed or

assigned under this subchapter shall be made available to the

Department of State, and may be made available to other interested

agencies of the Government, and the agricultural reports and

dispatches and related information produced by officers of the

Foreign Service shall be available to the Secretary of Agriculture.

(b) Office space, equipment, and administrative and clerical

services

The Secretary of State is authorized upon request of the

Secretary of Agriculture to provide office space, equipment,

facilities, and such other administrative and clerical services as

may be required for the personnel affected by this subchapter. The

Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to reimburse or advance

funds to the Secretary of State for such services.

(c) Agency services, personnel, and facilities

Upon the request of the Secretary of Agriculture, each Federal

agency may make its services, personnel, and facilities available

to officers and employees appointed and assigned to a post abroad

under this subchapter in the performance of the functions of such

officers and employees. The Secretary of Agriculture may reimburse

or advance funds to any such agency for services, personnel, and

facilities so made available.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 604, 68 Stat. 909; Pub. L.

95-501, title III, Sec. 301(4), (6), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1688.)

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AMENDMENTS

1978 - Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 95-501, Sec. 301(4),

substituted ''this subchapter'' for ''this chapter''.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95-501, Sec. 301(6), added subsec. (c).

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1765g of this title.

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Sec. 1765. Foreign service appropriations; applicability

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Provisions in annual appropriation Acts of the Department of

State facilitating the work of the Foreign Service of the United

States shall be applicable under rules and regulations prescribed

by the President or his designee to activities pursuant to this

subchapter.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 605, 68 Stat. 909; Pub. L.

95-501, title III, Sec. 301(4), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1688.)

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AMENDMENTS

1978 - Pub. L. 95-501 substituted ''this subchapter'' for ''this

chapter''.

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SUBCHAPTER II - UNITED STATES AGRICULTURAL TRADE OFFICES

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Sec. 1765a. Agricultural Trade Offices

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(a) Establishment

For the purpose of developing, maintaining, and expanding

international markets for United States agricultural commodities,

the Secretary of Agriculture, after consultation with the Secretary

of State, shall establish not less than six nor more than

twenty-five United States Agricultural Trade Offices in other

nations.

(b) Administration

each (FOOTNOTE 1) United States Agricultural Trade Office shall

be directed and administered by an Agricultural Trade Officer who

by reason of training, experience, and attainments is qualified to

carry out the purposes of this subchapter. Such Officer shall be

appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture.

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. Probably should be capitalized.

(c) Appointment and compensation of officers

Each Agricultural Trade Officer may be appointed without regard

to the provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the

competitive service, and may be paid without regard to the

provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title

5 relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except

that no Agricultural Trade Officer (1) may be paid basic pay at a

rate in excess of the maximum annual rate of basic pay payable for

GS-17 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of such title, or

(2) may be paid at a rate in excess of the highest rate paid to an

Agricultural Counselor or AttacheAE1, as the case may be, who is

appointed under subchapter I of this chapter to the nation in which

such Officer is to serve.

(d) Transmittal of information

Each Agricultural Trade Officer shall, through the Agricultural

Counselor or AttacheAE1 or other senior representative of the

Secretary of Agriculture in each nation in which the United States

Agricultural Trade Office administered by such Officer exercises

its functions, keep the Chief of the United States diplomatic

mission fully and currently informed with respect to all activities

and operations of such Office.

(e) Office functions and activities

Each Agricultural Trade Officer shall be responsible for the

exercise of the functions of the United States Agricultural Trade

Office, and shall have the authority to direct and supervise all

personnel and activities thereof.

(f) Personnel; employment of local nationals

To carry out the functions of United States Agricultural Trade

Offices, the Secretary of Agriculture may appoint such other

personnel as the Secretary determines to be necessary and may, with

the concurrence of the Secretary of State, assign such personnel

abroad and employ local nationals for necessary professional and

clerical help.

(g) Conflicts of interest

No employee of any United States Agricultural Trade Office may

engage in any business, vocation, or other employment, or have

other interests, that are inconsistent with official

responsibilities.

(h) Diplomatic privileges and immunities

Upon the request of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary

of State shall request for Agricultural Trade Officers and

personnel of United States Agricultural Trade Offices diplomatic

privileges and immunities equivalent to those enjoyed by members of

the Foreign Service of comparable rank and salary.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 605A, as added Pub. L.

95-501, title IV, Sec. 401(1), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1688;

amended Pub. L. 96-465, title II, Sec. 2206(b)(1), Oct. 17, 1980,

94 Stat. 2162.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the

competitive service, referred to in subsec. (c), are classified

generally to section 3301 et seq. of Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees.

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AMENDMENTS

1980 - Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 96-465 substituted ''members of the

Foreign Service'' for ''Foreign Service Personnel''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1980 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 96-465 effective Feb. 15, 1981, except as

otherwise provided, see section 2403 of Pub. L. 96-465, set out as

an Effective Date note under section 3901 of Title 22, Foreign

Relations and Intercourse.

REFERENCES IN OTHER LAWS TO GS-16, 17, OR 18 PAY RATES

References in laws to the rates of pay for GS-16, 17, or 18, or

to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be

considered references to rates payable under specified sections of

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529

(title I, Sec. 101(c)(1)) of Pub. L. 101-509, set out in a note

under section 5376 of Title 5.

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Sec. 1765b. Functions

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The functions of each United States Agricultural Trade Office

shall be to -

(1) increase the effectiveness of agricultural export promotion

efforts through consolidation of activities, providing services

and facilities for foreign buyers and United States trade

representatives, and coordination of market development

activities sponsored by the Department of Agriculture;

(2) establish goals by nation or region and agricultural

commodity for developing, expanding, and maintaining markets for

United States agricultural commodities;

(3) initiate programs to achieve the export marketing goals

approved by the Department of Agriculture;

(4) maintain facilities for use by nonresident cooperators,

private trade groups, and other individuals engaged in the import

and export of United States agricultural commodities where the

use of such facilities would aid in the conduct of market

development activities, and cooperate, to the maximum extent

practicable, with such cooperators, groups, and individuals to

expand the level of United States agricultural exports;

(5) develop and maintain a current listing of trade,

government, and other appropriate organizations for each

agricultural commodity area and make such listing available to

persons with a bona fide interest in exporting or importing

United States agricultural commodities;

(6) originate and provide assistance for exhibits, sales teams,

and other functions for the promotion of United States

agricultural commodities;

(7) provide practical assistance for the use of the programs

under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of

1954 (7 U.S.C. 1691 et seq.), the export credit sales program,

the export incentives program, and related programs of the United

States Government where use of such programs will serve as a

market development tool for United States agriculture;

(8) supervise project agreements with United States

cooperators, coordinate the activities of the United States

Agricultural Trade Office with those of the cooperators, and

submit annual recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on

the efficacy of cooperator programs;

(9) publicize the services offered by the United States

Agricultural Trade Office through advertisements in trade

journals or by other appropriate means; and

(10) perform such other functions as the Secretary of

Agriculture, in consultation with the Secretary of State,

determines to be necessary and proper for achieving the purposes

of this subchapter.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 605B, as added Pub. L.

95-501, title IV, Sec. 401(1), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1689.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as

amended, referred to in par. (7), is act July 10, 1954, ch. 469, 68

Stat. 454, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter

41 (Sec. 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.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1765c of this title.

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Sec. 1765b-1. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Section, Pub. L. 95-501, title VI, Sec. 602, Oct. 21, 1978, 92

Stat. 1691, which provided for an annual report on export

promotion, was omitted as part of the complete revision of Pub. L.

95-501 by Pub. L. 101-624, title XV, Sec. 1531, Nov. 28, 1990, 104

Stat. 3668. See chapter 87 (Sec. 5601 et seq.) of this title.

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Sec. 1765c. Performance of functions in foreign localities

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Each United States Agricultural Trade Office shall carry out its

functions under section 1765b of this title in the nation where the

United States Agricultural Trade Office is located and in such

other nations as the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with

the Secretary of State, may prescribe in order to carry out the

purposes of this subchapter.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 605C, as added Pub. L.

95-501, title IV, Sec. 401(1), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1690.)

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Sec. 1765d. Acquisition of property

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Upon the request of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary

of State may use the authorities contained in the Foreign Service

Buildings Act, 1926 (22 U.S.C. 292 et seq.), to acquire sites and

buildings, including living quarters, for the purpose of

establishing United States Agricultural Trade Offices.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 605D, as added Pub. L.

95-501, title IV, Sec. 401(1), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1690.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Foreign Service Buildings Act, 1926, as amended, referred to

in text, is act May 7, 1926, ch. 250, 44 Stat. 403, as amended,

which is classified generally to chapter 8 (Sec. 292 et seq.) of

Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see section 299 of Title 22

and Tables.

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7 USC Sec. 1765d-1 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER II - UNITED STATES AGRICULTURAL TRADE OFFICES

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Sec. 1765d-1. Repealed. Pub. L. 107-228, div. A, title II, Sec.

213, Sept. 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 1365

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Section, Pub. L. 106-387, Sec. 1(a) (title VII, Sec. 738), Oct.

28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1549, 1549A-34, related to sale or disposal of

foreign residences purchased by the United States for housing

agricultural attacheAE1s.

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7 USC Sec. 1765e 01/06/03

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Sec. 1765e. Location of offices

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United States Agricultural Trade Offices shall be centrally

located in the cities of assignment to facilitate foreign trade

meetings and foreign trade reliance on such offices for assistance

in marketing activities.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 605E, as added Pub. L.

95-501, title IV, Sec. 401(1), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1690.)

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Sec. 1765f. Availability of agency services, personnel, and

facilities

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Upon the request of the Secretary of Agriculture, each Federal

agency may make its services, personnel, and facilities available

to a United States Agricultural Trade Office in the performance of

its functions. The Secretary of Agriculture may reimburse or

advance funds to any such agency for services, personnel, and

facilities so made available.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 605F, as added Pub. L.

95-501, title IV, Sec. 401(1), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1690.)

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Sec. 1765g. Availability of reports and dispatches

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The provisions of section 1764(a) of this title shall apply with

respect to personnel appointed and assigned under this subchapter.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 605G, as added Pub. L.

95-501, title IV, Sec. 401(1), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1690.)

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SUBCHAPTER III - REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCES, REGULATIONS, GENERAL

PROVISIONS, AND AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIATIONS

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Sec. 1765h. Representation allowance

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Any Agricultural Trade Officer and the senior representative of

the Secretary of Agriculture assigned to a nation under subchapter

I of this chapter may, under regulations prescribed by the

Secretary of Agriculture, be entitled to receive a representation

allowance in an amount determined by considering (1) the extent to

which such Agricultural Trade Officer or senior representative can

effectively use such funds to further the purposes of this chapter,

(2) travel and entertainment expenses customary in the private

trade for persons of comparable rank and salary, and (3) customs

and practices in the nation where such Agricultural Trade Officer

or senior representative is assigned.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 606, as added Pub. L.

95-501, title IV, Sec. 401(2), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1690.)

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Sec. 1766. Rules and regulations; advance payment for rent and

other service; funds for courtesies to foreign representatives

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The Secretary of Agriculture may make rules and regulations

necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter and may

cooperate with any Department or agency of the United States

Government, State, Territory, or possession or any organization or

person. In any foreign country where custom or practice requires

payment in advance for rent or other service, such payment may be

authorized by the Secretary of Agriculture. Funds available for the

purposes of this chapter may be used for extending courtesies to

representatives of foreign countries, when so provided in

appropriation or other law.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 606A, formerly Sec. 606,

68 Stat. 909; amended Aug. 3, 1956, ch. 950, Sec. 8, 70 Stat. 1034;

renumbered Sec. 606A, Pub. L. 95-501, title IV, Sec. 401(2), Oct.

21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1690.)

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AMENDMENTS

1956 - Act Aug. 3, 1956, inserted sentence relating to

availability of funds for extending courtesies to representatives

of foreign countries.

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Sec. 1766a. Presidential regulations

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The President shall prescribe regulations to insure that the

official activities of persons assigned abroad under this chapter

are carried on (1) consonant with United States foreign policy

objectives as defined by the Secretary of State; (2) in accordance

with instructions of the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to

agricultural matters; and (3) in coordination with other

representatives of the United States Government in each country,

under the leadership of the Chief of the United States Diplomatic

Mission.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 606B, formerly Sec.

602(d), 68 Stat. 909; renumbered Pub. L. 95-501, title IV, Sec.

401(3), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1691.)

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CODIFICATION

Provisions comprising this section were formerly classified to

section 1762(d) of this title prior to redesignation by section

401(3) of Pub. L. 95-501.

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Sec. 1766b. Language training for families of officers and

employees assigned abroad

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Effective October 1, 1976, the Secretary of Agriculture is

authorized to provide appropriate orientation and language training

to families of officers and employees of the Department of

Agriculture in anticipation of an assignment abroad of such

officers and employees or while abroad pursuant to this chapter or

other authority: Provided, That the facilities of the George P.

Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center or other Government

facilities shall be used wherever practicable, and the Secretary

may utilize foreign currencies generated under title I of the

Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as

amended (7 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), to carry out the purposes of this

section in the foreign nations to which such officers, employees,

and families are assigned. There are hereby authorized to be

appropriated such sums, not to exceed $50,000 annually, as may be

necessary to carry out the purposes of this section: Provided, That

for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1977, any appropriations

available to the Secretary of Agriculture (not to exceed $50,000)

may be used to carry out the purposes of this section.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 606C, formerly Sec.

602(f), as added Pub. L. 94-449, Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 1500;

renumbered Sec. 606C, and amended Pub. L. 95-501, title IV, Sec.

401(3), (4), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1691; Pub. L. 96-470, title I,

Sec. 102(f), Oct. 19, 1980, 94 Stat. 2237; Pub. L. 107-132, Sec.

1(b), Jan. 16, 2002, 115 Stat. 2412.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as

amended, referred to in text, is act July 10, 1954, ch. 469, 68

Stat. 454, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 41

(Sec. 1691 et seq.) of this title. Title I of the Act is

classified to subchapter II (Sec. 1701 et seq.) of chapter 41 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.

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CODIFICATION

Amendment by section 102(f) of Pub. L. 96-470 was executed to

this section which is section 606C of act Aug. 28, 1954, instead of

section 602(f) of act Aug. 28, 1954, as directed by section 102(f)

of Pub. L. 96-470, as the probable intent of Congress, in view of

the renumbering of section 602(f) of act Aug. 28, 1954 as section

606C of act Aug. 28, 1954 by section 401(3) of Pub. L. 95-501.

Provisions comprising this section were formerly classified to

section 1762(f) of this title prior to redesignation by section

401(3) of Pub. L. 95-501.

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AMENDMENTS

2002 - Pub. L. 107-132 substituted ''George P. Shultz National

Foreign Affairs Training Center'' for ''Foreign Service

Institute''.

1980 - Pub. L. 96-470 struck out provision requiring the

Secretary of Agriculture to submit to the House Committee of

Agriculture and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and

Forestry not later than ninety days after the end of each fiscal

year a detailed report showing activities carried out under the

authority of this section during such fiscal year.

1978 - Pub. L. 95-501, Sec. 401(4), substituted ''this section''

for ''this subsection'' in four places. See Codification note

above.

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Sec. 1766c. Allowances and benefits

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The Secretary of Agriculture may, under such rules and

regulations as may be prescribed by the President or his designee,

provide to personnel appointed or assigned by the Secretary of

Agriculture under this chapter or other authority allowance and

benefits similar to those provided by chapter 9 of title I of the

Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081 et seq.). Leaves of

absence for personnel under this chapter shall be on the same basis

as is provided for the Foreign Service of the United States by

subchapter I of chapter 63 of title 5.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 606D, formerly Sec. 603,

68 Stat. 909; renumbered Sec. 606D, Pub. L. 95-501, title IV, Sec.

401(3), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1691; amended Pub. L. 96-465, title

II, Sec. 2206(b)(2), Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2162.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Foreign Service Act of 1980, referred to in text, is Pub. L.

96-465, Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2071. Chapter 9 of title I of the

Act is classified generally to subchapter IX (Sec. 4081 et seq.) of

chapter 52 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse. For

complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title

note set out under section 3901 of Title 22 and Tables.

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CODIFICATION

''Subchapter I of chapter 63 of title 5'' substituted in text for

''the Annual and Sick Leave Act of 1951'' on authority of Pub. L.

89-554, Sec. 7(b), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 631, the first section

of which enacted Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Section was formerly classified to section 1763 of this title.

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AMENDMENTS

1980 - Pub. L. 96-465 substituted ''chapter 9 of title I of the

Foreign Service Act of 1980'' for ''title IX of the Foreign Service

Act of 1946''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1980 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 96-465 effective Feb. 15, 1981, except as

otherwise provided, see section 2403 of Pub. L. 96-465, set out as

an Effective Date note under section 3901 of Title 22, Foreign

Relations and Intercourse.

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Sec. 1767. Authorization of appropriations

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(a) Unexpended balances

For the fiscal year 1955 so much of the Department of State and

Department of Agriculture unexpended balances of appropriations,

allocations, and other funds employed, held, used, available, or to

be made available, in connection with the functions covered by this

chapter as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget or

the Congress by appropriation or other law shall determine shall be

transferred to or established in accounts under the control of the

Department of Agriculture, and there are hereby authorized to be

established such additional accounts as may be necessary for this

purpose.

(b) Annual appropriations

There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Department

of Agriculture such amounts as may be necessary for the purpose of

this chapter.

(c) Funds for 1955; expenditures

For the fiscal year 1955 funds which become available for the

purposes of this chapter may be expended under the provisions of

law, including current appropriation Acts, applicable to the

Department of State: Provided, That the provisions of section

961(d) of title 22 with respect to the source of payment for

Foreign Service officers and employees shall not apply to personnel

employed under this chapter. Obligations incurred by the

Department of State prior to September 1, 1954, with respect to

functions affected by this Act, shall be paid from appropriations

available to the Department of State.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 607, 68 Stat. 909; 1970

Reorg. Plan No. 2, Sec. 102, eff. July 1, 1970, 35 F.R. 7959, 84

Stat. 2085.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 961(d) of title 22, referred to in subsec. (c), was in

the original ''section 571(d) of the Foreign Service Act of 1946,

as amended'' and was repealed by section 2205(l) of the Foreign

Service Act of 1980, Pub. L. 96-465, title II, Oct. 17, 1980, 94

Stat. 2159. The Foreign Service Act of 1980 is classified

principally to chapter 52 (Sec. 3901 et seq.) of Title 22, Foreign

Relations and Intercourse. Section 2401(c) of the 1980 Act (22

U.S.C. 4172(c)) provides in part that references in law to

provisions of the Foreign Service Act of 1946 shall be deemed to

include reference to the corresponding provisions of the 1980 Act.

For provisions corresponding to section 571(d) of the 1946 Act, see

section 503(b)(2) of the 1980 Act (22 U.S.C. 3983(b)(2)).

This Act, referred to in subsec. (c), is act Aug. 28, 1954, ch.

1041, 68 Stat. 897, as amended, known as the Agricultural Act of

1954. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Short Title note set out under section 1741 of this title and

Tables.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Functions vested by law (including reorganization plan) in Bureau

of the Budget or Director of Bureau of the Budget transferred to

President by section 101 of 1970 Reorg. Plan No. 2. Section 102 of

1970 Reorg. Plan No. 2, redesignated Bureau of the Budget as Office

of Management and Budget and offices of Director, Deputy Director,

and Assistant Directors of Bureau of the Budget as Director, Deputy

Director, and Assistant Directors of Office of Management and

Budget, respectively. Section 103 of 1970 Reorg. Plan No. 2,

transferred records, property, personnel, and funds of Bureau of

the Budget to Office of Management and Budget. See Part I of

Reorganization Plan 2 of 1970, set out in the Appendix to Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

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Sec. 1768. Foreign Operations Administration unaffected

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Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect personnel

employed by or funds available to the Foreign Operations

Administration or programs conducted under its authorities.

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(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 608, 68 Stat. 910.)

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

The Foreign Operations Administration was abolished by Ex. Ord.

No. 10610 of May 9, 1955, and its functions and offices were

transferred to the Department of State and to the Department of

Defense, effective June 30, 1955.

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Sec. 1769. ''Agricultural commodity'' defined

-STATUTE-

The term ''agricultural commodity'' as used in this chapter

includes any agricultural commodity or product thereof.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, Sec. 609, as added Pub. L.

95-501, title IV, Sec. 401(6), Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1691.)

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