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both principal and interest by the United States on original issue or at the market price, is not in the public interest.
(c) Any obligation acquired by the Fund (except special obligations issued exclusively to the Fund) may be sold by the Secretary at the market price, and such special obligations may be redeemed at par plus accrued interest.
(d) The interest on, and the proceeds from the sale or redemption of, any obligations held in the Fund shall be credited to and form a part of the Fund.
(e) In accordance with section 6(4) of this Act, the Secretary shall pay out of the Fund such amounts, including expenses of the Commission, as the Commission considers necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act; except that amounts in the Fund, other than amounts which have been appropriated and amounts received (including amounts earned as interest on, and proceeds from the sale or redemption of, obligations purchased with amounts received) 16 by the Commission pursuant to sections 6(2) and 6(3), shall be subject to the appropriation process.
NOTE.—The Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995 (title V of Public Law 103–317; 108 Stat. 1769), provided the following for fiscal year 1995:
JAPAN-UNITED STATES FRIENDSHIP COMMISSION
JAPAN-UNITED STATES FRIENDSHIP TRUST FUND
16 The parenthetical phrase was added by sec. 503(b) of Public Law 97–241 (96 Stat. 298).
12. Exchange of Materials and Objects a. Implementation of the Beirut Agreement of 1949 Relating
to Audio-Visual Materials
Partial text of Public Law 89-634 (H.J. Res. 688), 80 Stat. 879, approved Oc.
tober 8, 1966; amended by Public Law 102–138 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993; H.R. 1415), 105 Stat. 647, approved October 28, 1991
JOINT RESOLUTION To give effect to the Agreement for facilitating the Inter.
national Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Character, approved at Beirut in 1948.
Whereas the Congress and the President have repeatedly declared
it to be a national policy to promote a better understanding of the United States in other countries, and to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peo
ple of other countries; and Whereas the General Conference of the United Nations Edu
cational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization of its third session at Beirut, Lebanon, in 1948, approved and recommended to member states for signature, an Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Character, which Agreement has been signed by twenty-one nations, including the United
States; and Whereas the Senate has given its advice and consent to the ratifi
cation of the Agreement; and Whereas the Congress does hereby determine that mutual under
standing between peoples will be augmented by the measures provided for in said Agreement: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That:
The 1 President of the United States is authorized to designate a Federal agency or agencies which shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Character and a related protocol of signature, opened for signature at Lake Success on July 15, 1949 (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the “Agreement”). It shall be the duty of the Federal agency or agencies so designated to take appropriate measures for the carrying out the provisions of the Agreement including the issuance of regulations.2 In carrying out this section, such Federal agency or agencies may not consider vis
119 U.S.C. 2051.
2 Sec. 207 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 105 Slat. 693), added lext from this point to the end of sec. 1.
I or auditory material to fail to qualify as being of international ucational character
(1) because it advocates a particular position or viewpoint, whether or not it presents or acknowledges opposing viewpoints;
(2) because it might lend itself to misinterpretation, or to misrepresentation of the United States or other countries, or their people or institutions;
(3) because it is not representative, authentic, or accurate or does not represent the current state of factual knowledge of a subject or aspect of a subject unless the material contains widespread and gross misstatements of fact;
(4) because it does not augment international understanding and goodwill, unless its primary purpose or effect is not to instruct or inform through the development of a subject or an aspect of a subject and its content is not such as to maintain, increase, or diffuse knowledge; or
(5) because in the opinion of the agency the material is prop
aganda. -- Such Federal agency or agencies may not label as propaganda any - material that receives a certificate of international educational character under this section and the Agreement.
Sec. 2.3 Agencies of the Federal Government are authorized to - furnish facilities and personnel for the purpose of assisting the
agency or agencies designated by the President in carrying out the provisions of the Agreement.
Sec, 3.4 * * *
*19 U.S.C. 2052. Sec. 3 amended the Tarill Schedules of the United States.
b. Carrying Out Provisions of the Beirut Agreement of 1949
Relating to Audio-Visual Materials Executive Order 11311, October 14, 1966, 31 F.R. 13413, 3 CFR, 1966–70
Comp., p. 693, 19 U.S.C. 2061 note By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, including the provisions of the Joint Resolution of October 8, 1966, Public Law 89–634, and section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, I hereby order and proclaim that
1. Pursuant to section 3(b) of the Joint Resolution, the amendments to the Tariff Schedules of the United States made by section 3(a) of the Joint Resolution shall apply with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on and after January 1, 1967.
2. Pursuant to the “Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific and Cultural Character", made at Beirut in 1948, the Joint Resolution, and headnote 1 to schedule 8, part 6 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States, the United States Information Agency is hereby designated as the agency to carry out the provisions of the Agreement and related protocol, and to make any determinations and to prescribe any regulations required by headnote
United Ste of art states thetwee
c. Exemption From Judicial Seizure of Cultural Objects
Imported for Temporary Exhibition (1) Public Law 89-259 (S. 2273), 79 Stat. 986, approved October 19, 1965 1 AN ACT To render immune from seizure under judicial process certain objects of
cultural significance imported into the United States for temporary display or exhibition, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) whenever any work of art or other object of cultural significance is imported into the United States from any foreign country, pursuant to an agreement entered into between the foreign owner or custodian thereof and the United States or one or more cultural or educational institutions within the United States providing for the temporary exhibition or display thereof within the United States at any cultural exhibition, assembly, activity, or festival administered, operated, or sponsored, without profit, by any such cultural or educational institution, no court of the United States, any State, the District of Columbia, or any territory or possession of the United States may issue or enforce any judicial process, or enter any judgment, decree, or order, for the purpose or having the effect of depriving such institution, or any carrier engaged in transporting such work or object within the United States of custody or control of such object if before the importation of such object the President or his designee has determined that such object is of cultural significance and that the temporary exhibition or display thereof within the United States is in the national interest, and a notice to that effect has been published in the Federal Register.
(b) If in any judicial proceeding in any such court any such process, judgment, decree, or order is sought, issued, or entered, the United States attorney for the judicial district within which such proceeding is pending shall be entitled as of right to intervene as a party to that proceeding, and upon request made by either the institution adversely affected, or upon direction by the Attorney General if the United States is adversely affected, shall apply to such court for the denial, quashing, or vacating thereof.
(c) Nothing contained in this Act shall preclude (1) any judicial action for or in aid of the enforcement of the terms of any such agreement or the enforcement of the obligation of any carrier under any contract for the transportation of any such object of cultural significance; or (2) the institution or prosecution by or on behalf of any such institution or the United States of any action for or in aid of the fulfillment of any obligation assumed by such institution or the United States pursuant to any such agreement.
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122 U.S.C. 2459.