References in Text
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (b), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 90–629, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1321, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2751 of this title and Tables.
The Renegotiation Act of 1951, referred to in subsec. (c), is act Mar. 23, 1951, ch. 15, 65 Stat. 7, as amended, which was classified principally to section 1211 et seq. of the former Appendix to Title 50, War and National Defense, prior to its omission from the Code.
1999—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 106–113 designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
1996—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104–107 added subsec. (d).
1980—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–533 substituted “procurement contracts” for “contracts for the procurement of defense articles and defense services” and inserted reference to contracts entered into under section 2769 of this title.
1978—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–384 added subsec. (c).
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–329, § 207(a), inserted provisions requiring interest to be charged on any net amount a country or international organization is in arrears and the rate of interest to be determined by the Secretary of Treasury considering current average market yield of short-term obligations of United States on a particular day.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–329, § 207(b), substituted provisions authorizing President to issue letters of offer with provisions for billing on delivery of article or rendering of service and payment within 120 days after billing date where President determines that emergency conditions exist, for provisions authorizing President to accept a dependable undertaking of a foreign country or international organization with respect to sales of defense articles and services and to make payment within 120 days of delivery of article or rendering of service.
1973—Pub. L. 93–189 designated text preceding first proviso as subsec. (a) and inserted “Except as otherwise provided in this section,” before “the President”, designated first proviso as subsec. (b) and inserted reference to acceptance of a dependable undertaking of a foreign country or international organization, and struck out further provisions setting forth Presidential powers with respect to sales agreements with and payments by purchasing countries or international organizations.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment; Implementing Regulations
Pub. L. 104–107, title V, § 531A(b), Feb. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 731, provided that:
“Section 22(d) of the Arms Export Control Act [subsec. (d) of this section], as added by subsection (a)—
shall take effect on the 60th day following the date of the enactment of this Act [Feb. 12, 1996];
shall be applicable only to contracts made in implementation of sales made after such effective date; and
shall be implemented by revised procurement regulations, which shall be issued prior to such effective date.”
Requirement To Use Firm Fixed-Price Contracts for Foreign Military Sales
Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title VIII, § 830, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2282, as amended by Pub. L. 115–91, div. A, title VIII, § 812, Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1461, provided that:
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 23, 2016], the Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations to require the use of firm fixed-price contracts for foreign military sales.
“(b) Exceptions.—The regulations prescribed pursuant to subsection (a) shall include exceptions that may be exercised if the foreign country that is the counterparty to a foreign military sale—
has established in writing a preference for a different contract type; or
requests in writing that a different contract type be used for a specific foreign military sale.
“(c) Waiver Authority.—
The regulations prescribed pursuant to subsection (a) shall include a waiver that may be exercised by the Secretary of Defense or his designee if the Secretary or his designee determines on a case-by-case basis that a different contract type is in the best interest of the United States and American taxpayers.
“(d) Pilot Program for Acceleration of Foreign Military Sales.—
“(1) In general.—The Secretary of Defense shall establish a pilot program to reform and accelerate the contracting and pricing processes associated with full rate production of major weapon systems for no more than 10 foreign military sales contracts by—
basing price reasonableness determinations on actual cost and pricing data for purchases of the same or similar product for the Department of Defense; and
“(2) Determination of same or similar product.—
The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State shall jointly determine whether a product is considered to be a similar product for the purposes of this pilot program.
“(3) Waiver of cost or pricing certification.—
The Secretary of Defense
may waive the certification requirement under section 2306a(a)(2) of title 10
, United States Code, if the Secretary determines that the Federal Government has sufficient data and information regarding the reasonableness of the price.
“(4) Expiration of authority.—
Authority for the pilot program under this subsection expires on January 1, 2020.”
Provisions similar to those comprising subsec. (d)(2) of this section were contained in the following appropriation acts:
Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(2) [title V, § 556], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A–100.
Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(d) [title V, § 536], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–150, 2681–181.
Pub. L. 105–118, title V, § 535, Nov. 26, 1997, 111 Stat. 2416.
Pub. L. 104–208, div. A, title I, § 101(c) [title V, § 533A], Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–121, 3009–153.
Pub. L. 104–107, title V, § 531A(c), Feb. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 731.