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(20 ILCS 205/205-40)
(was 20 ILCS 205/40.31)
Export consulting service and standards.
Department, in cooperation with the
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, shall (1) provide a consulting service to
those who desire to export farm products, commodities, and supplies
guide them in their efforts to improve trade relations; (2) cooperate
with agencies and instrumentalities of the federal government to develop
export grade standards for farm products, commodities, and supplies
produced in Illinois and adopt reasonable rules and regulations to
ensure that exports of those products,
and supplies comply
with those standards; (3) upon request and after inspection of any
farm product, commodity, or supplies, certify compliance or noncompliance
with those standards; (4) provide an informational program to
and potential foreign importers of farm products, commodities, and
supplies; (5) qualify for U. S. Department of Agriculture matching
funds for overseas promotion of farm products, commodities, and supplies
according to the federal requirements regarding State expenditures that
are eligible for matching funds; and (6) provide a consulting service to
persons who desire to export processed or value-added agricultural
and assist those persons in ascertaining legal and regulatory
and market preferences that affect the sale of value-added
in foreign markets.
(Source: P.A. 100-110, eff. 8-15-17.)