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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2194

31 USC 5301 et seq.

President's Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1984. Third world nations. 7 USC 1728 note.

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

"(4) purchases by the United States Customs Service for evidence (A) of smuggling of controlled substances, and (B) of violations of the currency and foreign transaction reporting requirements of chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code, if there is a substantial probability that the violation of these requirements are related to the smuggling of controlled substances"; (4) by inserting after subsection (a) the following: "(b) If the expense of keeping the vessel, vehicle, aircraft, merchandise, or baggage is disproportionate to the value thereof, and such value is less than $1,000, such officer may proceed forthwith to order destruction or other appropriate disposition of such property, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. "(c) Amounts under subsection (a) of this section shall be available, at the discretion of the Commissioner of Customs, to reimburse the applicable appropriation for expenses incurred by the Coast Guard for a purpose specified in such subsection."; and (5) by redesignating subsections (b) through (f) as subsections (d) through (h) respectively. TITLE III—PRESIDENT'S EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1984 SHORT TITLE

SEC. 301. This title may be cited as the "President's Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1984". PART A—PRESIDENT'S EMERGENCY FUND FINDINGS

7 USC 1728.

SEC. 302. The Congress finds that— (1) acute food crises continue to cause loss of life, severe malnutrition, and general human suffering in many areas of the Third World, especially in sub-Saharan Africa; (2) the United States continues to respond to these needs, as a reflection of its humanitarian concern for the people of the Third World, with emergency food and other necessary assistance to alleviate the suffering of those affected by severe food shortages; (3) the timely provision of food and other necessary assistance to those in need is of paramount importance if the worst effects of such food crises are to be mitigated; and (4) the ability of the United States to provide food and other necessary assistance on a timely basis, and to ensure that such assistance is distributed to those in need, should be enhanced in order to better enable the United States to help those affected by severe food shortages. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FUND

President's Emergency Food Assistance Fund. 7 USC 1728a.

SEC. 303. (a) There is hereby established the President's Emergency Food Assistance Fund (hereafter in this title referred to as the "Fund"). Whenever the President determines it to be in the national interest of the United States, he is authorized to furnish, in accordance with the provisions of this part, and on such terms and conditions as he may determine, assistance from the Fund for the