22 U.S.C. § 6023 - Definitions

Cite as22 U.S.C. § 6023

As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) Agency or instrumentality of a foreign state

The term "agency or instrumentality of a foreign state" has the meaning given that term in section 1603(b) of title 28.

(2) Appropriate congressional committees

The term "appropriate congressional committees" means the Committee on International Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

(3) Commercial activity

The term "commercial activity" has the meaning given that term in section 1603(d) of title 28.

(4) Confiscated

As used in subchapters I and III, the term "confiscated" refers to-

(A) the nationalization, expropriation, or other seizure by the Cuban Government of ownership or control of property, on or after January 1, 1959-

(i) without the property having been returned or adequate and effective compensation provided; or

(ii) without the claim to the property having been settled pursuant to an international claims settlement agreement or other mutually accepted settlement procedure; and

(B) the repudiation by the Cuban Government of, the default by the Cuban Government on, or the failure of the Cuban Government to pay, on or after January 1, 1959-

(i) a debt of any enterprise which has been nationalized, expropriated, or otherwise taken by the Cuban Government;

(ii) a debt which is a charge on property nationalized, expropriated, or otherwise taken by the Cuban Government; or

(iii) a debt which was incurred by the Cuban Government in satisfaction or settlement of a confiscated property claim.

(5) Cuban Government

(A) The term "Cuban Government" includes the government of any political subdivision of Cuba, and any agency or instrumentality of the Government of Cuba.

(B) For purposes of subparagraph (A), the term "agency or instrumentality of the Government of Cuba" means an agency or instrumentality of a foreign state as defined in section 1603(b) of title 28, with each reference in such section to "a foreign state" deemed to be a reference to "Cuba".

(6) Democratically elected government in Cuba

The term "democratically elected government in Cuba" means a government determined by the President to have met the requirements of section 6066 of this title.

(7) Economic embargo of Cuba

The term "economic embargo of Cuba" refers to-

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT