Federal Register: February 5, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 24)
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice of FY 1999 Emerging Markets Program and Solicitation of Private Sector Proposals
|AGENCY:||Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.|
|SUMMARY:||The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) invites proposals for
using technical assistance to promote the export of, and improve the market access for,
U.S. agricultural products to emerging markets in
fiscal year (FY) 1999 under the Emerging Markets Program (the Program).
The Program is authorized by the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, as amended (the Act). Proposals will be considered under this announcement from any U.S. private agricultural or agribusiness organization, with certain restrictions as indicated below. Under the Act, up to $10 million are available to fund the Program. All agricultural products except tobacco are eligible for consideration. This notice complements a notice published February 1 announcing the Unified Export Strategy (UES) of FAS.
FAS published on February 1, a Federal Register notice on its FY 1999 UES. The UES will provide a means for interested applicants to apply for Program funds. Some applicants may wish to use the UES process and apply under that announcement or to apply under this announcement. The Program will consider all requests whether based on this announcement or the UES announcement. However, the deadline for all applications to the Program is the close of business Friday, March 26, without exception.