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107 STAT. 2126 PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 (B) The biocontainment facility shall support research that will improve Uie scientific basis for regidatory activities, decreasing the need for new regulatory programs and enhancing international trade. (C) The biocontainment facility shall allow academic institutions, governmental agencies, and the private sector to conduct research in basic and applied research biology^, epidemiology, pathogenesis, host response, and diagnostic methods, on disease agents that threaten the livestock industries of the United States and Mexico. (D) The biocontainment facility may be used to support research involving food safety, toxicology, environmental pollutants, radioisotopes, recombinant microorganisms, and selected naturally resistant or transgenic animals. (4) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —T here are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year such sums as are necessary to carry out this subsection, (i) REPORTS ON INSPECTION OF IMPORTED MEAT, POULTRY, OTHER FOODS, ANIMALS, AND PLANTS.— (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this subsection: (A) IMPORTS.—The term "Hmports" means any meat, poultry, other food, animal, or plant that is imported into the United States in commercially significant quantities. (B) SECRETARY.—The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture. Reports. (2) IN GENERAL.—In consultation with representatives of other appropriate agencies, the Secretary shall prepare an annual report on the impact of the Agreement on the inspection of imports. (3) CONTENTS OF REPORTS. —The report required under this subsection shall, to the maximum extent practicable, include a description of— (A) the quantity or, with respect to the Customs Service, the number of shipments, of imports from a NAFTA country that are inspected at the borders of the United States with Canada and Mexico during the prior year; (B) any change in the level or types of mspections of imports in each NAFTA country during the prior year; (C) in any case in which the Secretary has determined that the inspection system of another NAFTA country is ty equivalent to the inspection system of the United States, the reasons supporting the determination of the Secretary; (D) the incidence of violations of inspection requirements by imports from NAFTA countries auring the prior year— (i) at the borders of the United States with Mexico or Canada; or (ii) at the last point of inspection in a NAFTA country prior to shipment to the United States if the brJ* agency accepts inspection in that country; s (E) the incidence of violations of inspection requirements of imports to the United States from Mexico or Canada prior to the implementation of the Agreement; (F) any additional cost associated with maintaining an adequate inspection system of imports as a result of the implementation of the Agreement; (G) any incidence of transshipment of imports—