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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

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PUBLIC LAW 100-449—SEPT. 28, 1988

102 STAT. 1893

extraordinary challenge committees convened pursuant to chapter 19 of the Agreement. (2) The United States Trade Representative is authorized to transfer funds appropriated pursuant to the authorization provided under paragraph (1) to any department or agency of the United States in order to facilitate payment of the expenses described in paragraph (1). (3) Funds appropriated for the payment of expenses described in paragraph (1) during any fiscal year may be expended only to the extent such funds do not exceed the amount authorized to be appropriated under paragraph (1) for such fiscal year. This paragraph shall apply, notwithstanding any law enacted after the date of enactment of this Act, unless such subsequent law specifically provides that this paragraph shall not apply and specifically cites this paragraph. SEC. 407. TESTIMONY AND PRODUCTION OF PAPERS IN EXTRAORDINARY Records. CHALLENGES. (a)

AUTHORITY OF EXTRAORDINARY CHALLENGE COMMITTEE TO

OBTAIN INFORMATION.—If an extraordinary chedlenge committee Oiereinafter referred to in this section as the "committee") is convened pursuant to article 1904(13) of the Agreement, and the allegations before the committee include a matter referred to in article 1904(13XaXi) of the Agreement, for the purposes of carrying out its functions and duties under Annex 1904.13 of the Agreement, the committee— (1) shall have access to, and the right to copy, any document, paper, or record pertinent to the subject matter under consideration, in the possession of any individual, partnership, corporation, Eissociation, organization, or other entity, (2) may summon witnesses, take testimony, and administer oaths, (3) may require any individual, partnership, corporation, association, organization, or other entity to produce documents, books, or records relating to the matter in question, and (4) may require any individual, partnership, corporation, association, organization, or other entity to furnish in writing, in such detail and in such form as the committee may prescribe, information in its possession pertaining to the matter. Any member of the committee may sign subpoenas, and members of the committee, when authorized by the committee, may administer oaths and affirmations, examine witnesses, take testimony, and receive evidence. Qo) WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE.—The attendance of witnesses who are authorized to be summoned, and the production of documentary evidence authorized to be ordered, under subsection (a) may be required from any place in the United States at any designated place of hearing. In the case of disobedience to a subpoena authorized under subsection (a), the committee may request the Attorney General of the United States to invoke the aid of any district or territorial court of the United States in requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of documentary evidence. Such court, within the jurisdiction of which such inquiry is carried on, may, in case of contumacy or refusal to obey a subpoena issued to any individual, partnership, corporation, association, organization, or other entity, issue an order requiring such individual or entity to appear before the committee, or to produce docu-