22 U.S. Code § 290g–8 - Presidential instructions to United States Governor of the Fund to veto any use of funds to benefit a country pursuing a detrimental economic policy against United States interests; exceptions
The President shall instruct the United States Governor of the Fund to cause the Executive Director representing the United States in the Fund to cast the votes of the United States against any loan or other utilization of the funds of the Fund for the benefit of any country which has—
(1)nationalized or expropriated or seized ownership or control of property owned by any United States citizen or by any corporation, partnership, or association not less than 50 per centum of which is beneficially owned by United States citizens;
(2)taken steps to repudiate or nullify existing contracts or agreements with any United States citizen or any corporation, partnership, or association not less than 50 per centum of which is beneficially owned by United States citizens; or
(3)imposed or enforced discriminatory taxes or other exactions, or restrictive maintenance or operational conditions, or has taken other actions, which have the effect of nationalizing, expropriating, or otherwise seizing ownership or control of property so owned;
unless the President determines that
(A) an arrangement for prompt, adequate, and effective compensation has been made,
(B) the parties have submitted the dispute to arbitration under the rules of the Convention for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, or
(C) good faith negotiations are in progress aimed at providing prompt, adequate, and effective compensation under the applicable principles of international law.
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