Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/815

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PUBLIC LAW 102-391—OCT. 6, 1992 106 STAT. 1695 "(A) only in the United States, the recipient country, or developing countries; or "(B) in any other country but only if—

    • (i) the provision of such assistance requires commodities or services of a type that are not produced in and

available for purchase in any country specified in subparagraph (A); or "(ii) the President determines, on a case-by-case basis, that procurement in such other country is necessary— "(I) to meet unforeseen circumstances, such as emergency situations, where it is important to permit procurement in a country not specified in subparagraph (A); or "(II) to promote efRciency in the use of United States foreign assistance resources, including to avoid impairment of foreign assistance objectives. "(2) For purposes of this subsection, the term 'developing countries' shall not include advanced developing countries.". POLICY ON TERMINATING THE ARAB LEAGUE BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL SEC. 598. (a) FINDINGS.— The Congress finds that— (1) since 1948 the Arab countries have maintained a primary boycott against Israel, refusing to do business with Israel; (2) since the early 1950s the Arab League has maintained a secondary and tertiary boycott against American and other companies that have commercial ties with Israel; (3) the boycott seeks to coerce American firms by blacklisting those that do business with Israel and harm America's competitiveness; (4) the United States has a longstanding policy opposing the Arab League boycott and United States law prohibits American firms from providing information to Arab countries to demonstrate compliance with the boycott; (5) with real progress being made in the Middle East peace process and the serious confidence-building measures taken by the State of Israel, an end to the Arab boycott of Israel and of American companies that have commercial ties with Israel is long overdue and would represent a significant confidence-building measure; (6) the President has proposed the sale of 72 advanced F-15 aircraft to Saudi Arabia despite its refusal to renounce publicly the Arab boycott of American firms that do business with or invest in Israel; and (7) in the interest of Middle East peace and free commerce, the President must take more concrete steps to press the Arab states to end their practice of blacklisting and boycotting American companies that have trade ties with Israel. (b)PouCY.— It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) the Arab League countries should immediately and publicly renounce the primary boycott of Israel and the secondary and tertiary boycott of ^jnerican firms that have commercial ties with Israel and (2) the President should— (A) take more concrete steps to encourage vigorously Arab League countries to renounce publicly the primary boycotts of Israel and the secondary and tertiary c>oycotts