Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/298

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106 STAT. 1178 PUBLIC LAW 102-372—SEPT. 30, 1992 ance under subsection (a) and such an application may be approved by the Secretsuy only if the Secretary finds that such agreement meets all apphcable legal requirements and is consistent with the purposes of this Act. Regiilations. "(g) After notice and opportunity for public comment and within one hundred and eighty days after the date of enactment of the Tourism Policy and Export Promotion Act of 1992, the Secretary shall issue rules and guidelines to carry out this section. Proposed rules and guidelines shall be issued within ninety days after such date of enactment. "(f)(1) The tot£d amount of financial assistance that may be provided under subsection (a) shall, in each of the fiscal years 1994, 1995, and 1996, be not less than 25 percent of the amount appropriated to the Secretary for such fiscal year under section 304. "(2) Not more than 50 percent of the financial assistance provided under subsection (a) for any fiscal year may be used for tourism trade development designed to promote travel and tourism in the United States generally without promotion of a particular area of the United States. Cooperative tourism marketing programs receiving financial assistance under subsection (a) shall pool 50 percent of their financial assistance for such general toiuism trade development in each market selected by the Secretary under section 202(e)(3). The Secretary shall provide technical assistance to recipients of such financial assistance and coordinate such efforts.". (b) FEDERAL SHARE OP PROJECT COSTS. —The first sentence of section 202(c) (22 U.S.C. 2123(c)) is amended by striking all after "sources" and inserting in lieu thereof a period and the following new sentence: "Any recipient of financial assistance under section 203 shall provide matching ftuids (consisting of actual dollar expenditures on the program for which such financial assistance is provided) equal to at least 25 percent of such financial assistance.". SEC. 9. TOURISM TRADE BARRIERS. Title II (22 U.S.C. 2122 et seq.), as amended by section 8 of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the following new section: 22 USC 2123b. " SEC. 204. For each calendar year beginning with calendar year 1994, the Secretary sh^l— "(1) identify and analyze acts, poHcies, or practices of each foreign country that constitute significant barriers to, or distortions of. United States travel and tourism e3q)orts; "(2) make an estimate of the trade-distorting impact on United States commerce of any act, poHcy, or practice identified under paragraph (1); and "(3) make an estimate, if feasible, of the value of additional United States travel and tourism exports that would have been exported to each foreign country during such calendar year if each of such acts, policies, and practices of such country did not exist.". SEC. 10. ACTION TO FACILITATE ENTRY OF FOREIGN TOURISTS. Title II (22 U.S.C. 2122 et seq.), as amended by section 9, is further amended by adding at the end the following new section: 22 USC 2123c. "SEC. 205. The Secretary shall, in coordination with appropriate Federal agencies, take appropriate action to ensure that foreign tourists are not unnecessarily delayed when entering the United