The Commodity Export Groups utilize SCTC services to discuss export prices for the upcoming crop year. This is a free service from SCTC. Without a SCTC Officer present at this meeting, discussion of export pricing could be considered collusion. Hence, SCTC ensures that the discussion is promoting and increasing the export trade of the United States; encouraging and expanding the Exports of small business; and providing a means of effective competition with foreign cartels or combinations in export markets.
Furthermore, SCTC also ensures that discussion does NOT consist of restrain trade within the United States; restraining the export trade of any domestic competitor or association; or the enhancement or depression of prices within the United States to substantially lessen competition within the US, or otherwise restrain trade therein.