94 STAT. 3492
PUBLIC LAW 96-599—DEC. 24, 1980
DELEGATION OF PRESIDENTIAL POWERS AND DUTIES; PROTECTION OF INTERESTS OF UNITED STATES CONSUMERS; REMEDIAL ACTION 19 USC 1356m.
Report to Congress. Recommendations, submittal to Congress.
SEC. 4. The President may exercise any powers and duties conferred on him by sections 2 through 5 of this Act through such agency or officer as he shall direct. The powers and duties conferred by sections 2 through 5 of this Act shall be exercised in the manner the President considers appropriate to protect the interest of United States consumers. In the event the President determines that there has been an unwarrantied increase in the price of coffee due in whole or in part to the International Coffee Agreement, or to market manipulation by two or more members of the International Coffee Organization, the President shall request the International Coffee Council or the Executive Board to increase supplies of coffee available to world markets by suspending coffee export quotas and to take any other appropriate action. At the same time he shall report his determination to the Congress. In the event the International Coffee Council has failed to take corrective action to remedy the situation within a reasonable time after such request, the President shall submit to the Congress such recommendations as he may consider appropriate to correct the situation. In the event that members of the International Coffee Organization involved in market manipulation which has resulted in price increases have failed to remedy the situation within a reasonable time after a request for remedy, the exercise of the authority set forth in section 2 of this Act shall be suspended until the President determines that effective market manipulation activities have ceased. REPORT TO THE CONGRESS
19 USC 1356n. 28 UST 6401.
SEC. 5. The President shall submit to the Congress an annual report on the International Coffee Agreement 1976. Such report shall contain full information on the operation of such agreement, including full information with respect to the general level of prices of coffee and matters pertaining to the transportation of coffee from exporting countries to the United States. The report shall also include a summary of the actions the United States and the International Coffee Organization have taken to protect the interest of United States consumers. Approved December 24, 1980.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT: No. 96-1322 (Comm. on Ways and Means). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 126 (1980): Dec. 2, considered and passed House. Dec. 15, considered and passed Senate.