22 U.S. Code § 2431c - Eligibility for benefits

§ 2431c.
Eligibility for benefits
(a) In generalTo be eligible for benefits from the Facility under this subchapter, a country shall be a developing country with a tropical forest
whose government meets the requirements applicable to Latin American or Caribbean countries under paragraphs (1) through (5) and (7) of section 2430b(a) of this title; and
that has put in place investment reforms, as evidenced by the conclusion of a bilateral investment treaty with the United States, implementation of an investment sector loan with the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank-supported investment reforms, or other measures, as appropriate.
(b) Eligibility determinations
(1) In general

Consistent with subsection (a), the President shall determine whether a country is eligible to receive benefits under this subchapter.

(2) Congressional notification

The President shall notify the appropriate congressional committees of his intention to designate a country as an eligible country at least 15 days in advance of any formal determination.

(Pub. L. 87–195, pt. V, § 805, as added Pub. L. 105–214, § 1, July 29, 1998, 112 Stat. 887; amended Pub. L. 107–26, § 1, Aug. 17, 2001, 115 Stat. 206.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 805 of Pub. L. 87–195, pt. V, enacted a provision set out as a note under former section 2431 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 94–329, title IV, § 413(a), June 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 761.


2001—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 107–26 struck out “major” before “investment reforms,”.

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.

For delegation of functions of President under subsec. (b) of this section, see section 1 of Ex. Ord. No. 13345, July 8, 2004, 69 F.R. 41901, set out as a note under section 1738 of Title 7, Agriculture.


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