September 10, 2001
at International Trade Shows
All FMD Cooperators and MAP Participants
Independence Ave., SW
Agricultural Service (FAS) sponsors or endorses U.S.
pavilions at many international trade shows. FAS believes
it is important to maintain a unified U.S. presence at
these shows, with all exhibitors contributing fairly.
Thus, at FAS sponsored or endorsed shows with a U.S.
pavilion, CCC funds will only be used to reimburse
eligible trade show expenses for Cooperators and
participants or companies located within the U.S.
pavilion. Such expenses must also adhere to the standard
terms and conditions of the U. S. Pavilion organizer.
FAS recognizes that certain organizations desire to utilize their own distinctive design. This creativity and diversity is welcomed, and we encourage each organization to work with the show organizer to incorporate its design into the unified U.S. presence.
FAS also recognizes
that organizations may occasionally have valid reasons to
be located outside of the U.S. pavilion. On a
case-by-case basis, FAS may consider granting a one-year
exception to this policy for two reasons:
An organization may be reimbursed for its eligible trade show expenses if it receives written approval from the director of its FAS commodity division granting an exception to this policy. If such an exception is granted, the FAS commodity division will notify the FAS Trade Show Office.
This notice supersedes the earlier notice MAP 01004, dated July 17, 2001, and is effective immediately.
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