19 U.S. Code § 3539 - Fund for WTO dispute settlements

§ 3539.
Fund for WTO dispute settlements
(a) Establishment of fund

There is established in the Treasury a fund for the payment of settlements under this section.

(b) Authority of USTR to pay settlementsAmounts in the fund established under subsection (a) of this section shall be available, as provided in appropriations Acts, only for the payment by the United States Trade Representative of the amount of the total or partial settlement of any dispute pursuant to proceedings under the auspices of the World Trade Organization, if—
(1)
in the case of a total or partial settlement in an amount of not more than $10,000,000, the Trade Representative certifies to the Secretary of the Treasury that the settlement is in the best interests of the United States; and
(2)
in the case of a total or partial settlement in an amount of more than $10,000,000, the Trade Representative certifies to the Congress that the settlement is in the best interests of the United States.
(c) AppropriationsThere are authorized to be appropriated to the fund established under subsection (a) of this section—
(1)
$50,000,000; and
(2)
amounts equivalent to amounts recovered by the United States pursuant to the settlement of disputes pursuant to proceedings under the auspices of the World Trade Organization.
Amounts appropriated to the fund are authorized to remain available until expended.
(d) Management of fund

Sections 9601 and 9602(b) of title 26

Codification

Section was enacted as part of the Trade Act of 2002, and not as part of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act which enacted this chapter.

 

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