22 U.S. Code § 2552 - Definitions

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As used in this chapter—
(a) The terms “arms control” and “disarmament” mean the identification, verification, inspection, limitation, control, reduction, or elimination, of armed forces and armaments of all kinds under international agreement including the necessary steps taken under such an agreement to establish an effective system of international control, or to create and strengthen international organizations for the maintenance of peace.
(b) The term “Government agency” means any executive department, commission, agency, independent establishment, corporation wholly or partly owned by the United States which is an instrumentality of the United States, or any board, bureau, division, service, office, officer, authority, administration, or other establishment in the executive branch of Government.


(Pub. L. 87–297, title I, § 103, formerly § 3,Sept. 26, 1961, 75 Stat. 631; renumbered § 103 and amended Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XII, § 1223(2), (21),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–769, 2681–772.)

1998—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1223(2), struck out subsec. (c) which read as follows: “The term ‘Agency’ means the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.”
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–277effective Apr. 1, 1999, see section 1201 ofPub. L. 105–277, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6511 of this title.

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