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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1424

5 USC 5532.

Legal Services Corp., funds.

Post, p. 1563.

97 Stat. 1088.

Poultry. Eggs. Exports.

PUBLIC LAW 98-396—AUG. 22, 1984

to American farmers at reasonable rates and that American farmers be treated no less favorably than foreign borrowers with comparable levels of risk, and (2) the President, in cooperation with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, should take noninflationary actions necessary to reduce interest rates which are currently at levels abnormally above the historic real cost of money. SEC. 306. Section 5532(f)(2) of title V, United States Code, is amended by striking "December 31, 1984" and inserting "December 31, 1985" in lieu thereof. SEC. 307. Upon the enactment of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1985, the first proviso under the heading "Legal Services Corporation, Payment to the Legal Services Corporation ', in title II of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1985, is amended to read as follows: "Provided, That the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be expended in accordance with the provisions under the heading 'Legal Services Corporation, Payment to the Legal Services Corporation contained in Public Law 98-166 except that 'fiscal year 1984', wherever it appears in such provisions, shall be construed as 'fiscal year 1985', 'fiscal year 1983', wherever it appears in such provisions, shall be construed as 'fiscal year 1984'; 'January 1, 1984' shall be construed as 'January 1, 1985'; '$6.50' shall be construed as '$7.61'; and '$13' shall be construed as '$13.57'; and shall not be denied to any grantee or contractor which received funding from the Corporation in fiscal year 1984 as a result of activities which during fiscal year 1984 have been found by an independent hearing officer appointed by the President of the Corporation not to constitute grounds for a denial of refunding:". SEC. 308. (a) The Congress finds that— (1) the export of American poultry meat products has reduced our Nation s annual trade deficit by over $275,000,000 but has declined for two straight years; (2) an even more drastic decline in the exports of American shell eggs has occurred over the same period of time and many foreign markets have been completely lost; (3) the decline of such exports is largely a result of the use of unfair trade subsidies for poultry and egg exports by countries of the European Economic Community and Brazil; (4) the United States has been engaged for almost three years in negotiations with such countries to end the use of such subsidies but has been unable to make substantial progress in ending such subsidies; and (5) further negotiations to end the use of such subsidies are expected to be held in October 1984. (b) It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) the President should use all practicable means to necessitate an end to the use of unfair trade subsidies for poultry and egg exports by countries of the European Economic Community and Brazil in order to permit American producers to compete more fairly in international markets and to avoid the imposition of such subsidies by the United States; and (2) the President should use all of the authorities available, including the Commodity Credit Corporation, to move United States agricultural products in world trade at competitive prices.