16 U.S. Code § 4242 - Certification under Pelly amendment

If the Secretary finds in administering this chapter that a country does not adhere to the CITES Ivory Control System, that country is deemed, for purposes of section 1978(a)(2) of title 22, to be diminishing the effectiveness of an international program for endangered or threatened species.

(Pub. L. 100–478, title II, § 2303, Oct. 7, 1988, 102 Stat. 2322.)