Trade Adjustment Agreement
Trade adjustment assistance for farmers, created in 2002 by far-reaching trade laws (P.L. 107-210, sec 141), allows expenditures of up to $90 million per year until the 2007 GJ. Under the program, some agricultural producers may receive payments of up to $10,000 per year if the price declines for their products have been caused, at least in part, by imports. To qualify for such aid, these producers must be members of certified groups and meet a number of legal criteria. The program is managed by the Ministry of Agriculture. The Minister of Labour has been authorised to introduce trade readjustment Assistance (TRA) and Relocation Allowances by the cooperating public authorities. THE TRA are income aids paid on that date in addition to the normal unemployment benefit. The original program did not have a training or re-employment component.