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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS. -CH. 520-DEC. 17, 1947 (h) not to export or permit removal from such country, while need therefor continues, of commodities made available under the authority of this Act or commodities of the same character produced locally or imported from outside sources, except to the extent agreed upon-by the Government of the United States; (i) to permit representatives of the Government of the United States, including such committees of the Congress as may be authorized by their respective Houses, to observe, advise, and report on the distribution among the people of such country of commodities made available under the authority of this Act; (j) to permit representatives of the press and radio of the United States to observe and report on the distribution and util- ization of the commodities made available under this Act and the special account provided for in subsection (b) of this section. SEC. 6. The President shall promptly terminate the provision of aid under this Act for any country (a) whenever he determines that such country is not adhering to the terms of its agreement entered into in accordance with section 5 of this Act; or (b) whenever he finds, by reason of changed conditions, that the provision of aid under this Act is no longer necessary or desirable; or (c) whenever he finds that be- cause of changed conditions aid under this Act is no longer consistent with the national interests of the United States. SEC. 7 . All commodities made available under the authority of this Act or the containers of such commodities shall, to the extent prac- ticable be marked stamped, branded, or labeled in a conspicuous place as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as the nature of such commodi- ties or containers will permit, in such manner as to indicate to the people of the country of destination that such commodities have been fur- nished or made available by the United States of America. SEC. 8. Wherever reference is made, in this Act, to commodities made available under the authority of this Act, such reference shall be deemed to include commodities procured with credits made avail- able to a recipient country under the authority of this Act. SEC. 9 . The President shall take appropriate steps to encourage other countries to make available to recipient countries such aid as they may be able to furnish. SEC. 10. The President may, from time to time, promulgate such rules and regulations as he may find necessary and proper to carry out any of the provisions of this Act: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall be deemed to authorize the issuance of any proclamations, orders, rules, or regulations in any way controlling production or prices or allocating deliveries of any commodity within the United States. He may delegate to the Secretary of State any of the powers or authority conferred on him under this Act. In accordance with the direction of the President, the responsibility for administering in the recipient countries the program of assistance provided for in this Act shall be vested in the field administrator of the United States foreign relief program appointed pursuant to section 4 of the joint resolution of May 31, 1947 (Public Law 84, Eightieth Congress). The provisions of subsections (i) and (j) of section 5 of this Act shall not apply to distribution of commodities in Austria: Provided, That the President shall have determined, upon recommendation of the United States High Commissioner for Austria, that commodities furnished to Austria hereunder will be distributed under control systems embodied in agreements between the High Commissioner and the other occupying authorities or the Austrian Government which assure compliance with the objectives of the occupation and with the purposes of this Act. No citizen or resident of the United States shall serve under this Act as a United States representative, 937 Termination of aid. Labeling of com- modities or contain- ers. "Commodities. " Encouragement of aid by other countries. Rules and regula- tlons. Delegation of pow. ers. Administration abroad. Ante, p. 127. Distribution in Austria. Loyalty and secu- rity investigations.