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PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 107 STAT. 2159 seek to do business with or invest in other Western Hemisphere countries. "(4) Provide grants, fellowships, endowed chairs, and financial assistance to outstanding scholars and authorities from Western Hemisphere countries. "(5) Provide grantfi, fellowships, and other financial assistance to qualified gradviate students, from Western Hemisphere countries, to study at the Center. "(6) Implement academic exchange programs and other cooperative research and instructional agreements with the complementary North/South Center at the University of Miami at Coral Gables. " (e) DEFINITIONS. —For purposes of this section— "(1) NAFTA. — The term *NAFTA' means the North American Free Trade Agreement.. "(2) WESTERN HEMISPHERE COUNTRIES. —The terms Westem Hemisphere countries', 'countries in the Western Hemisphere', and 'Western Hemisphere' mean Canada, the United States, Mexico, countries located in South America, beneficiary countries (as defined by section 212), the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. " (f) FEES FOR SEMINARS AND PUBLICATIONS.— Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a grant made under this section may provide that the Center may charge a reasonable fee for attendance at seminars and conferences and for copies of publications, studies, reports, and other documents the Center publishes. The Center may waive such fees in any case in which it determines imposing a fee would impose a financial hardship and the purposes of the Center would be served by gremting such a waiver. "(g) DURATION OF GRANT. — The Commissioner of Customs is directed to make grants to any institution or institutions selected as the Center for fiscal years 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997. "(h) REPORT.— The Commissioner of Customs shall, no later than July 1, 1994, and annually thereafter for years for which grants are made, submit a written report to the Committee on Finance of the Senate and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives. The first report shall include— "(1) a statement identifying the institution or institutions selected as the Center, "(2) the reasons for selecting the institution or institutions as the Center, and "(3) the plan of such institution or institutions for operating the Center. Each subsequent report shall include information with respect to the operations of the Center, the collaboration of the Center with, and dissemination of information to, Government policymakers and the business community with respect to the study of Western Hemispheric trade by the Cent<3r, and the plan and efforts of the Center to continue operations after grants under this section have expired.". (b) AUTHORIZATION OI' APPROPRIATIONS.— There are authorized 19 USC 270? to be appropriated $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1994, and such sums ^°^- as may be necessary in the 3 succeeding fiscal years to carry out the purposes of section 219 of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (as added by subsection (a)).