(a) Authority to Establish Restrictions.— The Secretary of Defense may establish restrictions on the ability of eligible patrons of commissary and exchange stores located outside of the United States to purchase certain merchandise items (or the quantity of certain merchandise items) otherwise included within an authorized merchandise category if the Secretary determines that such restrictions are necessary to prevent the resale of such merchandise in violation of treaty obligations of the United States or host nation laws (to the extent such laws are not inconsistent with United States laws).
(b) Limitations on Use of Authority.— In establishing a quantity or other restriction, the Secretary—
(1)may not discriminate among the various categories of eligible patrons of the commissary and exchange system; and
(2)shall ensure that the restriction is consistent with the purpose of the overseas commissary and exchange system to provide reasonable access for eligible patrons to purchase merchandise items made in the United States.
2002—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–314added subsec. (c) and struck out heading and text of former subsec. (c). Text read as follows: “The Secretary of Defense shall notify Congress of any change proposed or made to any of the host nation laws or any of the treaty obligations of the United States, and any changed conditions within host nations, if the change would necessitate the use of quantity or other restrictions on purchases in commissary and exchange stores located outside the United States.”
1999—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–65substituted “October 17, 1998” for “the date of the enactment of this section”.
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