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Departmental Regulation 1051-002

Author: 
Foreign Agricultural Service

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AGREEMENTS OF USDA AGENCIES

1 PURPOSE

This regulation addresses the responsibilities of Departmental agencies regarding coordination of international activities and agreements and establishes the Intra-Departmental Coordination Committee on International Affairs.  This regulation also establishes procedures within the Department to ensure compliance with the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112a and 112b, regarding consultation with the Secretary of State, reporting to Congress, and publication of international agreements.

2 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

a. This regulation is not intended to limit any agency’s authority to conduct international activities, to constitute a change in existing delegations of authority for any agency engaged in international activities, nor to constitute a delegation of authority to any agency to engage in international activities.

b. This regulation does not limit, or in any way supercede, DR 1051-1, “Coordination of USDA Activities with Foreign Countries” or regulations appearing at 7 C.F.R. part 2.

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