HOUSE OKS PACA COMPLAINT FEE

WASHINGTON -- Businesses filing a complaint under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act would have to pay a filing fee of up to $360 that could be reimbursed if damages are found, according to a bill passed by the House June 17. The Senate is expected to approve the measure soon.The temporary fee, which would be in place through 1996, results from an agreement between produce growers and grocers

WASHINGTON -- Businesses filing a complaint under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act would have to pay a filing fee of up to $360 that could be reimbursed if damages are found, according to a bill passed by the House June 17. The Senate is expected to approve the measure soon.

The temporary fee, which would be in place through 1996, results from an agreement between produce growers and grocers who have been at odds over a proposed hike in the PACA license fee.

The fee

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