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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-113—SEPT. 29, 1977

91 STAT. 956 Bids.

7 USC 1715.

Payment, reports to Secretary.

Information, availability to public. Publication. Transmittal to congressional committees. Penalty.

" SEC. 115. (a) No purchases of food commodities shall be financed under this title unless they are made on the basis of an invitation for bid publicly advertised in the United States and on the basis of bid offerinp:s which shall conform to such invitation and shall be received and publicly opened in the United States. All awards in the purchase of commodities financed under this title shall be consistent with open, competitive, and responsive bid procedures, as determined by the Secretary of Agricultvire. Commissions, fees, or other payments to any selling agent shall—unless waived by the Secretary—be prohibited in any purchase of food commodities financed under this title. " (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any commission, fee, or other compensation of any kind paid or to be paid by any supplier of a commodity or ocean transportation financed by the Commodity Credit Corporation under this title, to any agents, brokers, or other representatives of the importer or importing country, including a corporation owned or controlled by the importer or the government of the importing country, shall be reported to the Secretary of Agriculture by the supplier of the commodity or ocean transportation. The report shall identify the person or entity to whom the payment is made and the transaction in connection wath which the payment is made. The Secretary shall maintain such information for public inspection, publish a report theieof annually, and forward a copy of the report to the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate. Any supplier of a commodity or ocean transportation who fails to file such a report or who files a false report shall be ineligible to furnish—directly or indirectly—commodities or ocean transportation financed under this title for a period of five years.". INCREASKD APPROPRIATION L I M I T FOR TITLE II

7 USC 1724.

SEC. 1203. Section 204 of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended, is amended by striking out "$600,000,000" in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "$750,000,000". ^,, AVAILABILITY OF COMMODITIES

7 USC 1731.

SEC. 1204. Section 401(a) of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended, is amended by striking out the period at the end of the last sentence and inserting in lieu thereof a comma and the following: "unless the Secretary of Agriculture determines that some part of the supply thereof should be used to carry out urgent humanitarian purposes of this Act.". <

7 USC 1732.

F I N A N C I N G THE SALE OF FOOD AND FIBER COMMODITIES

SEC. 1205. Section 402 of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new sentence as follows: "In the allocation of funds made available under title I of this Act, priority shall be given to financing the sale of food and fiber commodities.". VALUATION OF COMMODITIES ACQUIRED THROUGH PRICE SUPPORT PROGRAMS

7 USC 1733.

SEC. 1206. Section 403 of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended, is amended by— (1) inserting " (a) " immediately after the section designation; and