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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1576

PUBLIC LAW 98-412—AUG. 30, 1984

Public Law 98-412 98th Congress Joint Resolution Aug. 30, 1984 [H.J. Res. 600]

To amend the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 to provide for the establishment of a commission to study and make recommendations concerning agriculture-related trade and export policies, programs, and practices of the United States.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That title XII of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 is amended by inserting after subtitle B a new subtitle C as follows: Agricultural Trade and Export Policy Commission Act.

"SUBTITLE C—AGRICULTURAL TRADE AND EXPORT POLICY COMMISSION ACT

7 USC 1691 note.

"SEC. 1217. This subtitle may be cited as the 'Agricultural Trade and Export Policy Commission Act',

" S H O R TITLE

"FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF POLICY 7 USC 1691 note.

"SEC. 1218. (a) Congress finds that— "(1) the economic well-being of the Nation's agricultural industry is directly related to its ability to compete in international markets; and "(2) a thorough examination of agriculture-related trade and export policies, programs, and practices of the United States is needed to ensure that such policies, programs, and practices increase the competitiveness of United States agricultural commodities and products in international markets. "(b) It is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress to expand international trade in United States agricultural commodities and products and to develop, maintain, and expand markets for United States agricultural exports. "ESTABLISHMENT

National Commission on Agricultural Trade and Export Policy, establishment. 7 USC 1291 note. President of U.S.

"SEC. 1219. (a) There is established a National Commission on Agricultural Trade and Export Policy to conduct a study of the agriculture-related trade and export policies, programs, and practices of the United States. "(b) In addition to the ex officio congressional members specified in subsection (c) of this section, the Commission shall be composed of twenty-three members appointed or designated by the President and selected as follows: "(1) The President shall select three members from among officers or employees of the Executive branch who shall serve in an ex officio capacity without voting rights; and "(2) The President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall each select ten members from among private citizens of the United States to represent industries that are directly affected by agriculture-related trade