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Executive Order 12220--Agricultural trade development

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 12220 of June 27, 1980, appear at 45 FR 44245, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 263, unless otherwise noted.

By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1691, et seq.) and Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and in order to provide for the delegation of certain functions to the United States International Development Cooperation Agency and to revise existing delegations, it is hereby ordered as follows:

101-1. Department of Agriculture.

1-101. Except as otherwise provided in this Order, the following functions vested in the President by the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the Act), are delegated to the Secretary of Agriculture: Titles I and IV (7 U.S.C. 1701, et seq., and 1731, et seq.).

1-102. The Secretary of Agriculture shall transmit the reports required by the provisions of paragraph 5 of the Act of August 13, 1957 (71 Stat. 345; 7 U.S.C. 1704a).

1-103. The Secretary of Agriculture, after consultation with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, shall transmit to the Congress all reports required by Section 408 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1736b).

1-2. United States International Development Cooperation Agency.

1-201. Administration of Title II. The functions vested in the President by Title II of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1721, et seq.) are delegated to the Director of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency.

1-202. Other functions.
(a) The functions vested in the President by the Act of negotiating and entering into agreements with friendly countries are delegated to the Director of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency. Such functions shall be exercised in accord with Section 112b of Title I of the United States Code and applicable regulations and procedures of the Department of State.
(b) The functions delegated to the Director of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency by subsection (a) of this section are exclusive of any functions under Section 104 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1704) that are delegated to any other agency by this Order and of functions under Section 310 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1692).
(c) The functions delegated by this Order to the Director of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency may be redelegated to the head of any other Executive agency.

1-3. Department of State.

1-301. The Secretary of State shall perform the function of determining which countries are friendly countries within the meaning of Section 103(d) of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1703(d)).

1-302. The functions delegated by this Order to the Secretary of State may be redelegated to the head of any Executive agency.

1-4. Foreign Currencies.

1-401. (a) Foreign currencies which accrue under Title I of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) may be used for the purposes set forth in Section 104 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1704) in amounts consistent with applicable provisions of law, sales agreements and loan assessments. Except as may be inconsistent with such law or agreements, priority shall be accorded to the sale of such currencies to appropriations or to their sale otherwise for dollars. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall fix the amounts of such currencies to be used for the purpose set forth in Section 104 of the Act. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall notify the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to any amounts so fixed.
(b) The function vested in the President by the penultimate proviso of Section 104 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1704) of waiving the applicability of Section 1415 of the Supplemental Appropriation Act of 1953 (31 U.S.C. 724) is delegated to the Director of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency with respect to Section 104(e) of the Act and to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in all other respects.

1-402. The Secretary of the Treasury shall issue regulations governing the purchase, custody, deposit, transfer and sale of foreign currencies received under the Act.

1-403. The provisions of Section 1-401 and 1-402 of this Order shall not limit Sections 1-202 and 1-3 of this Order. The provisions of Section 1-402 of this Order shall not limit Section 1-401 of this Order.

1-404. The purposes of the following paragraphs of Section 104 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1704) shall be carried out as follows:
(a) Those under paragraph (a) by the agencies with authority to pay the United States' obligations abroad.
(b) Those under paragraph (b)(1) by the Department of Agriculture.
(c) Those under paragraph (b)(2) by the agencies with responsibility for such functions.
(d) Those under paragraph (b)(3) of the Act as follows:
(1) Those with respect to collecting, collating, translating, abstracting, and disseminating scientific and technological information by the Director of the National Science Foundation and the head of such other agency or agencies as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget may designate after appropriate consultation;
(2) Those with respect to programs of culture and educational development, health, nutrition, and sanitation by the Director of the International Communication Agency,1 the Department of State, and the head of any other appropriate agency;
(3) All others by such agency or agencies as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget may designate after appropriate consultation.
(4) The term "appropriate consultation" shall include consultation with the Secretary of State, the Director of the National Science Foundation, and the head of any other appropriate agency.
(e) Those under paragraph (b)(4) by the Department of State and any other agency or agencies designated by the Secretary of State.
(f) Those under paragraph (b)(5) by the Librarian of Congress.
(g) Those under paragraphs (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h) by the United States International Development Cooperation Agency.
(h) Those under paragraph (j) by the Department of the Treasury in consultation with the Department of State.

1-405. The functions vested in the President by Section 104 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1704) are delegated as follows:
(a) Those under paragraph (f) of determining the manner in which the loans provided for in that paragraph shall be made to the Director of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency.
(b) Those under paragraph (j) of prescribing terms and conditions to the Secretary of the Treasury in consultation with the Secretary of State.

1-406. In negotiating international agreements pursuant to the Act, the Secretary of State shall avoid restrictions which would limit the application of normal budgetary and appropriation controls to the use of foreign currencies accruing under Title I of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) which are available for operations of the United States Government.

1-5. Revocations.

1-501. Executive Order No. 10900 of January 5, 1961, as amended, is revoked.

1-502. The following Executive Orders which have previously been superseded, at least in part, are revoked:
(a) Executive Order No. 10560 of September 9, 1954;
(b) Executive Order No. 10685 of October 27, 1956;
(c) Executive Order No. 10708 of May 6, 1957;
(d) Executive Order No. 10746 of December 12, 1957;
(e) Executive Order No. 10799 of January 15, 1959;
(f) Executive Order No. 10827 of June 25, 1959;
(g) Executive Order No. 10884 of August 17, 1960; and
(h) Executive Order No. 10893, as amended, except Section 201 thereof.


1 Editorial note: Redesignated as the United States Information Agency by Pub. L. 97-241 (96 Stat. 273, 22 U.S.C. 1461 nt.).


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