10 U.S. Code § 2350d - Cooperative logistic support agreements: NATO countries

(a) General Authority.—
(1) The Secretary of Defense may enter into bilateral or multilateral agreements known as Support Partnership Agreements with one or more governments of other member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) participating in the operation of the NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies. Any such agreement shall be for the purpose of providing cooperative logistics support for the armed forces of the countries which are parties to the agreement. Any such agreement—
(A) shall be entered into pursuant to the terms of the charter of the NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies; and
(B) shall provide for the common logistic support of activities common to the participating countries.
(2) Such an agreement may provide for—
(A) the transfer of logistics support, supplies, and services by the United States to the NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies; and
(B) the acquisition of logistics support, supplies, and services by the United States from that Organization.
(b) Authority of Secretary.— Under the terms of a Support Partnership Agreement, the Secretary of Defense—
(1) may agree that the NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies may enter into contracts for supply and acquisition of logistics support in Europe for requirements of the United States, to the extent the Secretary determines that the procedures of such Organization governing such supply and acquisition are appropriate; and
(2) may share the costs of set-up charges of facilities for use by the NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies to provide cooperative logistics support and in the costs of establishing a revolving fund for initial acquisition and replenishment of supply stocks to be used by the NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies to provide cooperative logistics support.
(c) Sharing of Administrative Expenses.— Each Support Partnership Agreement shall provide for joint management by the participating countries and for the equitable sharing of the administrative costs and costs of claims incident to the agreement.
(d) Application of Chapter 137.— Except as otherwise provided in this section, the provisions of chapter 137 of this title apply to a contract entered into by the Secretary of Defense for the acquisition of logistics support under a Support Partnership Agreement.
(e) Application of Arms Export Control Act.— Any transfer of defense articles or defense services to a member country of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or to the NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies for the purposes of a Support Partnership Agreement shall be carried out in accordance with this chapter and the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.).
(f) Supplemental Authority.— The authority of the Secretary of Defense under this section is in addition to the authority of the Secretary under subchapter I and any other provision of law.

Source

(Added and amended Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title IX, §§ 931(c), 938 (c),Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1534, 1539; Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title VIII, § 843(b)(2),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2469; Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title XII, § 1250(a),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 926.)
References in Text

The Arms Export Control Act, referred to in subsec. (e), is Pub. L. 90–629, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1320, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 39 (§ 2751 et seq.) of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2751 of Title 22 and Tables.
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title XI, § 1102,Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3961, which was set out as a note under section 2407 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 101–189, § 931(d)(2).
Amendments

2013—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1250(a)(1), (2)(A), in introductory provisions, substituted “Support Partnership Agreements” for “Weapon System Partnership Agreements” and “NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies” for “NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization”.
Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1250(a)(1), substituted “NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies” for “NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization”.
Subsec. (a)(1)(B). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1250(a)(2)(B), substituted “activities” for “a specific weapon system”.
Subsec. (a)(2)(A). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1250(a)(1), substituted “NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies” for “NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1250(a)(3), substituted “Support Partnership Agreement” for “Weapon System Partnership Agreement” in introductory provisions.
Pub. L. 113–66, § 1250(a)(1), substituted “NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies” for “NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization” wherever appearing.
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1250(a)(3), substituted “Support Partnership Agreement” for “Weapon System Partnership Agreement”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1250(a)(1), (3), substituted “NATO Support Organization and its executive agencies” for “NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization” and “Support Partnership Agreement” for “Weapon System Partnership Agreement”.
1992—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–484inserted “and costs of claims” after “administrative costs”.
1989—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 101–189, § 938(c), inserted “this chapter and” after “in accordance with”.

 

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