H.R.2315 - A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to implement a grant program for the establishment and operation in the United States of international trade development centers to enhance the exportation of agricultural products and related products.99th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Watkins, Wes [D-OK-3] (Introduced 05/01/1985)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/10/1985 Referred to Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2315 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/01/1985)
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a program to make grants to States to pay for the establishment and operation of international trade development centers or the expansion of existing international trade development centers to enhance the exportation of agricultural products and related products. Requires such grants to provide half the funding for such centers.
Requires the Secretary to give preference to States which intend to use as sites for international trade development centers land-grant colleges which: (1) operate agriculture programs; (2) have existing international trade programs; and (3) have a communications system that might be linked on an international basis to conduct conferences on trade negotiations.
Provides that such centers may: (1) establish a permanent data base to address the problems faced by potential exporters; (2) be used to house exhibits on agricultural products produced in the United States; and (3) carry out certain other activities.