QSP is designed to encourage the development and expansion
of export markets for U. S. agricultural commodities by assisting U. S.
entities in providing commodity samples to potential foreign importers
to promote a better understanding and appreciation for the high
of U. S. agricultural commodities.
QSP participants will be responsible for procuring (or arranging
for the procurement of) commodity samples, exporting the samples, and
providing the technical assistance necessary to facilitate successful
use of the samples by importers.
Participants that are funded under
this announcement may seek reimbursement for the sample purchase price,
the cost of transporting the samples domestically to the port of
export, and then to the foreign port or point of entry.
costs from the foreign port or point of entry to the final destination
will not be eligible for reimbursement.
CCC will not reimburse the
costs incidental to purchasing and transporting samples, for example,
inspection or documentation fees.
Although providing technical
assistance is required for all projects, CCC will not reimburse the
costs of providing technical assistance.
A QSP participant will be
reimbursed after CCC reviews its reimbursement claim and determines
that the claim is complete.