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USDA/FAS RIN: 0551-AA95 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Emerging Markets Program 

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 adopted the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) with some changes, and the EMP program regulations, codified in 7 CFR part 1486, must be updated to align with the new statutory language. In addition, the USDA Office of General Counsel (OGC) identified certain other instances in which the existing EMP regulations should be amended to more precisely reflect current statutory language. Current regulations also reference outdated Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) organizational structures and practices. The intended effect of this rulemaking is to amend the current EMP regulations by incorporating the 2018 Farm Bill changes, updating outdated FAS organizational references, addressing inconsistencies with 2 CFR 200, and aligning the regulations more closely with statutory language, as OGC previously identified.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1486   
Legal Authority: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  12/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Connie Ehrhart
Management Analyst
Department of Agriculture
Foreign Agricultural Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 690-1578