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Export Food Aid Commodities Licensing Agreement Presentation

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  1. Export Food Aid CommoditiesLicensing AgreementPresentation

  2. Background/History • Why do we need EFAC Licensing Agreement • Problems/Issues with Commodities for Foreign Food Assistance Programs

  3. OIG Audit Findings/Recommendations • No proper regulatory and operational procedures to take administrative action at non-compliant facilities • Develop USWA licensing agreement for port and transloading facilities

  4. United States Warehouse Act/Regulations • Authority for USDA to license facilities for storage/handling of agricultural products for the purposes of interstate or foreign commerce • Agricultural products (includes processed products)

  5. Development of USWA Licensing Agreement • Federal Register Notice 3/15/11 • Two comments received • Working with our partners @ USAID and FAS

  6. Licensing Agreement for Export Food Aid Commodities • Structured similar to other USWA Licensing Agreements • Other USWA Licensing Agreements on Commodity Operations Website • Licensing Agreement will apply to Port Warehouses/Transload Facilities • Challenge: EFAC Licensing Agreement vs other USWA Agreements • Sections in EFAC vs other USWA Agreements

  7. EFAC License Issues • Control of Facility • Other USWA Licensing Agreements vs EFAC Licensing Agreement • Input/Discussion

  8. USWA License • Voluntary • Fee Based • Specific Commodities

  9. Examination Guidelines • Port Terminal Examination • Transload Facility Examination • Checklists

  10. Types of Examinations • Original • Subsequent • Amendment • Special

  11. Port Terminal Checklist • Terminal Infrastructure • Commodity Storage • Pest Control • Security • Record Keeping

  12. Transload Facility Checklist • Condition and Suitability of Warehouse Structure/Premises • Pest Control • Security • Record Keeping

  13. Completion of Examination • Report/Corrective Action Requests

  14. Frequency of Examinations • Requirement for participation in International Food Assistance Programs • Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements

  15. Fee Guidelines • Application Fee • Inspection Fee • Annual User Fee

  16. Procedure/Process • New Application • Additions/Changes/Deletions of Space

  17. Summary/Next Steps • Consulting with USAID and FAS on EFAC Licensing Agreement • Finalize Agreement then put through clearance process • Lead time to implement Agreement

  18. Questions/Discussion ? ? ? ? ?