PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988
102 STAT. 1393
(1) compile and make readily available international trade information, including information concerning trade practices carried out by other countries to promote the export of agricultural commodities and products, trade barriers imposed by other countries, unfair trade practices of other countries, and remedies under United States law that might be available to persons injured by unfair trade practices; and (2) provide information and assistance to persons interested in participating in programs carried out by the Foreign Agricultural Service, the Commodity Credit Corporation, and other agencies with respect to the international marketing and export of domestically produced agricultural commodities and products or who believe they have been injured by unfair trade practices of other countries with respect to trade in agricultural commodities and products. (d) REPORT.— (1) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION.—Not later than 60 days after
the end of each fiscal year, the Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service shall submit a report described in paragraphs (2) and (3) to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate. (2) CONTENTS OF EACH REPORT.—Each such report shall describe— (A) the type of information that is currently aveilable through the office established by this section; and (B) the type of assistance provided to persons during the previous fiscal year. (3) ADDITIONAL CONTENTS FOR FIRST REPORT.—In the first report submitted under this section, the Administrator shall also— (A) provide an analysis of the information currently available concerning foreign agricultural trade practices and domestic agricultural trade promotion programs and the methods used to disseminate such information; (B) provide recommendations with respect to additional information and assistance that should be made available to interested persons; and (C) provide an analysis of the degree that overlapping information and reports concerning agricultural trade are prepared. PART 2—FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE SEC. 4211. PERSONNEL OF THE SERVICE.
(a) INCREASED LEVEL.—To ensure that the agricultural export programs of the United States are carried out in an effective manner, the authorized number of personnel for the Foreign Agricultural Service of the Department of Agriculture (hereinafter in this part referred to as the "Service") shall not be less than 900 fulltime employees during each of the fiscal years 1989 and 1990. (b) RANK OF FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE OFFICERS IN FOREIGN
MISSIONS.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of State shall, upon the request of the Secretary of Agriculture, accord the diplomatic title of Minister-Counselor to the senior Service officer Eissigned to any United States mission abroad.
7 USC 5231.