22 U.S. Code § 2200b - Prohibition on noncompetitive awarding of insurance contracts on OPIC supported exports

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(a) Requirement for certification
(1) In general
Except as provided in paragraph (3), the investor on whose behalf insurance, reinsurance, guaranties, or other financing is provided under this subpart with respect to a project shall be required to certify to the Corporation that any contract for the export of goods as part of that project will include a clause requiring that United States insurance companies have a fair and open competitive opportunity to provide insurance against risk of loss of such export.
(2) When certification must be made
The investor shall be required, in every practicable case, to so certify before the insurance, reinsurance, guarantee, or other financing is provided. In any case in which such a certification is not made in advance, the investor shall include in the certification the reasons for the failure to make a certification in advance.
(3) Exception
Paragraph (1) does not apply with respect to an investor who does not, because of the nature of the investment, have a controlling interest in fact in the project in question.
(b) Reports by United States Trade Representative
The United States Trade Representative shall review the actions of the Corporation under subsection (a) of this section and, after consultation with representatives of United States insurance companies, shall report to the Congress in the report required by section 2241 (b) of title 19 with respect to such actions.
(c) Definitions
For purposes of this section—
(1) the term “United States insurance company” includes—
(A) an individual, partnership, corporation, holding company, or other legal entity which is authorized, or in the case of a holding company, subsidiaries of which are authorized, by a State to engage in the business of issuing insurance contracts or reinsuring the risk underwritten by insurance companies; and
(B) foreign operations, branches, agencies, subsidiaries, affiliates, or joint ventures of any entity described in subparagraph (A);
(2) United States insurance companies shall be considered to have had a “fair and open competitive opportunity to provide insurance” if they—
(A) have received notice of the opportunity to provide insurance; and
(B) have been evaluated on a nondiscriminatory basis; and
(3) the term “State” includes the District of Columbia and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.

Source

(Pub. L. 87–195, pt. I, § 240B, as added Pub. L. 102–549, title I, § 109,Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 3654.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 2200b,Pub. L. 87–195, pt. I, § 240B, as added Pub. L. 97–65, § 10,Oct. 16, 1981, 95 Stat. 1024, related to return of appropriated funds, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–204, § 15,Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1676.

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