H.R. 5234 (103rd): Food for Trade Act of 1994

Oct 06, 1994 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Timothy Penny
Representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district
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Oct 06, 1994
12 pages

This bill was introduced on October 6, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 06, 1994
Referred to Committee Oct 06, 1994
Full Title

To amend the Agricultural, Trade, Development, and Assistance Act of 1954 to authorize the use of agricultural commodities to promote market development.


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Food for Trade Act of 1994 - Amends the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a pilot program to establish permanent, self-sustaining organizations utilizing agricultural commodities to promote financing for economic development activities in eligible countries.
Requires the facilitator of such program to establish in each country:
(1) an investment fund from the proceeds of the sale of agricultural commodities to be used for developmental activities; and
(2) an advisory board to advise the facilitator on the management of such fund.
Requires the Government to enter into an agreement with each recipient country for the establishment of a Food for Trade Joint Commission.

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