S. 171 (99th): Agricultural Trade Enhancement Act of 1985

Jan 03, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Reported by Committee)
James “Dan” Quayle
Senator from Indiana
Related Bills
S. 1714 (Related)
Agriculture, Food, Trade, and Conservation Act of 1985

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 1985


This bill was introduced on September 19, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 03, 1985
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 1985
Reported by Committee Sep 19, 1985
Full Title

A bill to provide additional market credit options for developing nations with expanding economies and to expand markets for United States agricultural commodities abroad, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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Agricultural Trade Enhancement Act of 1985 - Establishes an Agricultural Trade Committee composed of the Secretary of Agriculture, the U.S. Trade Representative, and other persons appointed by the President. Directs the Committee to:
(1) identify all major unfair trade practices of foreign countries that adversely affect farm commodities and their products;
(2) develop recommendations for eliminating or mitigating such adverse effects; and
(3) report its findings and recommendations to the President within six months of enactment of this Act. Terminates the Committee after submission of its report.
Directs the President, as soon as practicable after submission of such report, to:
(1) use any remedies available under any international agreement to eliminate or mitigate the adverse effects of the unfair practices identified by the Committee; and
(2) direct the appropriate agencies to take the necessary steps to eliminate or mitigate such adverse effects.
Amends the Food for Peace Act of 1966 to authorize the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to guarantee credits made to finance commercial export sales of agricultural commodities out of private stocks to certain developing countries.
Authorizes the CCC to provide intermediate credit financing to promote the export sales of farm commodities.
Deletes specified limits on the credit terms for such sales and on the resale or transshipment of such commodities.
Directs the Secretary to carry out the CCC export credit sales program including the credit guarantee program using not less than $500,000,000 for each of FY 1985 through 1988.
Limits the duration of any restriction imposed on exports of farm commodities or the products of such commodities to 60 days.
Prohibits such limitation from applying during a war declared by the Congress.

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