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PUBLIC LAW 104-164-^ULY 21, 1996 110 STAT. 1425 the opportunities of entities in the national technology and industrial base to sell new or used equipment to the countries to which such articles are transferred; and "(F) the transfer of such articles is consistent with the policy framework for the Eastern Mediterranean established under section 620C of this Act. "(2) Accordingly, for the four-year period beginning on October Effective date. 1, 1996, the President shall ensure that excess defense articles President, offered to Greece and Turkey under this section will be made available consistent with the manner in which the President made available such excess defense articles during the four-year period that began on October 1, 1992, pursuant to section 573(e) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990. "(c) TERMS OF TRANSFERS. — " (1) No COST TO RECIPIENT COUNTRY.— Excess defense articles may be transferred under this section without cost to the recipient country. "(2) PRIORITY. —Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the delivery of excess defense articles under this section to member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on the southern and southeastern flank of NATO and to major non-NATO allies on such southern and southeastern flank shall be given priority to the maximum extent feasible over the delivery of such excess defense articles to other countries. "(d) WAIVER OF REQUIREMENT FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF DEPART- MENT OF DEFENSE EXPENSES. —Section 632(d) shall not apply with respect to transfers of excess defense articles (including transportation and related costs) under this section. " (e) TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED COSTS. — "(1) IN GENERAL.— Except as provided in paragraph (2), funds avedlable to the Department of Defense may not be expended for crating, paclmig, handling, and transportation of excess defense articles transferred under the authority of this section. "(2) EXCEPTION. —The President may provide for the transportation of excess defense articles without charge to a country for the costs of such transportation if— "(A) it is determined that it is in the national interest of the United States to do so; "(B) the recipient is a developing country receiving less than $10,000,000 of assistance under chapter 5 of this part of this Act (relating to international military education and training) or section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2763; relating to the Foreign Mihtary Financing progrsim) in the flscal year in which the transportation is provided; "(C) the total weight of the transfer does not exceed 25,000 pounds; and "(D) such transportation is accomplished on a space available basis. " (f) ADVANCE NOTIFICATION TO CONGRESS FOR TRANSFER OF CERTAIN EXCESS DEFENSE ARTICLES.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—The President may not transfer excess defense articles that are significant military equipment (as defined in section 47(9) of the Arms Export Control Act) or