Prohibitions and Penalties Under Section 582 of the 1990 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act

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Section 582 of the 1990 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act prohibits only the following: an explicit quid pro quo arrangement pursuant to which both the United States and another government or person that is to receive financial assistance from the United States agree that receipt of the assistance is expressly conditioned upon the recipient undertaking an action that the United States would be specifically prohibited by United States law from carrying out.

Neither violation of section 582, nor conspiracy to violate section 582, is punishable as a criminal offense.

Updated July 9, 2014