Branch or Additional Business Facility [Agricultural Marketing Service] Law and Legal Definition

According to 7 CFR 46.2 [Title 7 Agriculture; Subtitle B; Regulations Of The Department Of Agriculture; Chapter I, Agricultural Marketing Service H1 (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), Department Of Agriculture; Subchapter B - Marketing Of Perishable Agricultural Commodities, Part 46 -Regulations (Other Than Rules Of Practice) Under The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930; Definitions] “Branch or additional business facility”, as used in section 3(b) of the Act, means “an office or outlet in a location other than that of the principal or main office of a firm, out of which or through which the firm purchases, sells, negotiates contracts, solicits, or handles consignments, or otherwise contracts in perishable agricultural commodities including seasonal, part-time and full-time operations. As used in this paragraph, "branch or additional business facility" includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) Jobbers, wholesalers, distributors -- each location through which commodities are bought, sold or otherwise contracted;

(2) Retailers -- each outlet through which retail sales of commodities are made and each office which purchases commodities;

(3) Trucker/dealer -- a truck is a "branch" office if the driver is authorized to buy, sell or otherwise contract for commodities on behalf of the firm;

(4) Shippers -- on-the-ground representatives making purchases, sales or otherwise contracting for commodities;

(5) Brokers -- each office conducting contract negotiations including on-the-ground representatives negotiating contracts for commodities;

(6) Processors -- each location at which commodities are purchased, sold or contracted to be purchased or sold;

(7) Cooperatives -- each operation away from the main office that has responsibility to account for proceeds received from sales of commodities; or

(8) Seasonal/part-time operations -- any facility with on-the-ground representatives making purchases, sales, or otherwise contracting for commodities.”