22 U.S. Code § 2431d - Reduction of debt owed to United States as result of concessional loans under this chapter
(a) Authority to reduce debt
The President may reduce the amount owed to the United States (or any agency of the United States) that is outstanding as of January 1, 1998, as a result of concessional loans made to an eligible country by the United States under subchapter I of this chapter, part IV of subchapter II of this chapter, or predecessor foreign economic assistance legislation.
(2) Authorization of appropriations
For the cost (as defined in section 661a (5) of title 2) for the reduction of any debt pursuant to this section, there are authorized to be appropriated to the President—
(3) Certain prohibitions inapplicable
(A) In general
A reduction of debt pursuant to this section shall not be considered assistance for purposes of any provision of law limiting assistance to a country.
(b) Implementation of debt reduction
(1) In general
Any debt reduction pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be accomplished at the direction of the Facility by the exchange of a new obligation for obligations of the type referred to in subsection (a) of this section outstanding as of the date specified in subsection (a)(1) of this section.
(2) Exchange of obligations
(A) In general
The Facility shall notify the agency primarily responsible for administering subchapter I of this chapter of an agreement entered into under paragraph (1) with an eligible country to exchange a new obligation for outstanding obligations.
(B) Additional requirement
At the direction of the Facility, the old obligations that are the subject of the agreement shall be canceled and a new debt obligation for the country shall be established relating to the agreement, and the agency primarily responsible for administering subchapter I of this chapter shall make an adjustment in its accounts to reflect the debt reduction.
(c) Additional terms and conditions
(1) The following additional terms and conditions shall apply to the reduction of debt under subsection (a)(1) of this section in the same manner as such terms and conditions apply to the reduction of debt under section 2430c (a)(1) of this title:
(A) The provisions relating to repayment of principal under section 2430d of this title.
(B) The provisions relating to interest on new obligations under section 2430e of this title.
(2) In addition to the application of the provisions relating to repayment of principal under section 2430d of this title to the reduction of debt under subsection (a)(1) of this section (in accordance with paragraph (1)(A) of this subsection), repayment of principal on a new obligation established under subsection (b) of this section may be made in the local currency of the beneficiary country and deposited in the Tropical Forest Fund of the country in the same manner as the provisions relating to payment of interest on new obligations under section 2430e of this title.
(d) Authorization of appropriations for fiscal years after fiscal year 2001
For the cost (as defined in section 661a (5) of title 2) for the reduction of any debt pursuant to this section or section 2431e of this title, there are authorized to be appropriated to the President the following:
(e) Use of funds to conduct program audits and evaluations
Of the amounts made available to carry out this subchapter for a fiscal year, $200,000 is authorized to be made available to carry out audits and evaluations of programs under this subchapter, including personnel costs associated with such audits and evaluations.
Source(Pub. L. 87–195, pt. V, § 806, as added Pub. L. 105–214, § 1,July 29, 1998, 112 Stat. 887; amended Pub. L. 107–26, § 2(a),Aug. 17, 2001, 115 Stat. 206; Pub. L. 108–323, §§ 1–3(a),Oct. 6, 2004, 118 Stat. 1218.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in section catchline, was in the original “the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961”, meaning Pub. L. 87–195, Sept. 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 424, as amended, which is classified principally to this chapter (§ 2151 et seq.). For complete classification of the Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2151 of this title and Tables.
Section 321 of the International Development and Food Assistance Act of 1975, referred to in subsec. (a)(3)(B), is section 321 ofPub. L. 94–161, Dec. 20, 1975, 89 Stat. 868, which is set out as a note under section 2220a of this title.
References to Subchapter I Deemed To Include Certain Parts of Subchapter II
References to subchapter I of this chapter are deemed to include parts IV (§ 2346 et seq.), VI (§ 2348 et seq.), and VIII (§ 2349aa et seq.) of subchapter II of this chapter, and references to subchapter II are deemed to exclude such parts. See section 202(b) ofPub. L. 92–226, set out as a note under section 2346 of this title, and sections 2348c and 2349aa–5 of this title.
A prior section 806 ofPub. L. 87–195, pt. V, was classified to section 2435 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 94–329.
2004—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–323, § 3(a), designated existing provisions as par. (1), redesignated former pars. (1) and (2) as subpars. (A) and (B), respectively, of par. (1), and added par. (2).
Subsec. (d)(4) to (6). Pub. L. 108–323, § 1, added pars. (4) to (6).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 108–323, § 2, added subsec. (e).
2001—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107–26added subsec. (d).
Delegation of Functions
For delegation of functions of President under this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 12163, Sept. 29, 1979, 44 F.R. 56673, as amended, set out as a note under section 2381 of this title.