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Dairy Export Program Information Collection Under Review

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
By Shawn McCausland
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting through April 26 comments on the proposed extension of an information collection necessary to determine exporters’ eligibility for benefits under the Dairy Export Incentive Program.

The major objective of the DEIP is to expand U.S. agricultural exports by paying cash to exporters as bonuses, allowing them to sell U.S. agricultural products in targeted countries at competitive prices. When the program is operational, approximately 100 countries and three regions are targeted export destinations and 425 exporters are eligible to participate.

Exporters are required to submit the following: (1) information required for program participation, (2) performance security, (3) export sales information in connection with applying for a bonus, and (4) documentation evidencing export to support payment of the bonus. In addition, each exporter must maintain accurate records showing sales and deliveries of the eligible commodity exported in connection with an agreement made under the DEIP.

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