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    Further to promote the defense of the United States, and for other purposes.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as "An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States."
    Section 2
    As used in this Act-
    (a) The term "defense article" means-
    (1) Any weapon, munition, aircraft, vessel, or boat;
    (2) Any machinery, facility, tool, material, or supply necessary for the manufacture, production, processing, repair, servicing, or operation of any article described in this subsection;
    (3) Any component material or part of or equipment for any article described in this subsection
    (4) Any agricultural, industrial, or other commodity or article for defense.
    Such term "defense article" includes any article described in this subsection manufactured or procured pursuant to section 3, or to which the United States or any foreign government has or hereafter acquires title, possession, or control.
    (b) The term "defense information" means any plan, specification, design, prototype, or information pertaining to any defense article.
    Section 3
    (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the President may, from time to time, when he deems it in the mterest of national defense, authorize the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, or the head of any other department or agency of the Government-
    (1) To manufacture in arsenals, factories, and shipyards under their jurisdiction, or otherwise procure, to the extent to which funds are made available therefore, or contracts are authorized from time to time by the Congress, or both, any defense article for the government of any country whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the United States.
    (2) To sell, transfer title to, exchange, lease, lend, or otherwise dispose of, to any such government, any defense article, but no defense article not manufactured or procured under paragraph (1) shall in any way be disposed of under th is paragraph except after consultation with the Chief of Staff of the Army or the Chief of Naval Operations of the Navy, or both. The value of defense articles disposed of in any way under authority of this paragraph, and procured from funds heretofore appropriated, shall not exceed $1,300,000,000. The value of such defense articles shall be determined by the head of the department or agency concerned or such other department, agency, or officer as shall be designated in the manner provided in the rules and regulations issued hereunder. Defense articles procured from funds hereafter appropriated to any department or agency of the Government, other than from funds authorized to be appropriated under this Act ,shall not be disposed of in any way under authority of this paragraph except to the extent hereafter authorized by the Congress in the Acts appropriating such funds or otherwise.
    (3) To test, inspect, prove, repair, outfit, recondition, or otherwise to place in good working order, to the extent to which funds are made available therefore, or contracts are authorized from time to time by the Congress, or both, any defense article for any such government, or to procure any or all such services by private contract.
    (4) To communicate to any such government any defense information, pertaining to any defense article furnished to such government under paragraph (2) of this subsection.
    (5) To release for export any defense article disposed of in any way under this subsection to any such government.
    (b) The terms and conditions upon which any such foreign government receives any aid authorized under subsection (a) shall be those which the President deems satisfactory, and the benefit to the United States may be payment or repayment in kind or property, or any other direct or indirect benefit which the President deems satisfactory:
    Provided, however, That nothing in this paragraph shall be construed t6 authorize the President to assume or incur any obligations on the part of the United States with respect to post-war economic policy, postwar military policy, or any post-war policy involving international relations except in accordance with established constitutional procedure.
    (c) After June 30, 1946, or after the passage of a concurrent resolution by the two Houses before June 30,1946, which declares that the powers conferred by or pursuant to subsection (a) are no longer necessary to promote the defense of the United States, neither the President nor the head of any department or agency shall exercise any of the powers conferred by or pursuant to subsection (a); except that until July 1, 1949, any of such powers may be exercised to the extent to carry out a contract or agreement with such a foreign government made before July 1, 1946, or before the passage of such concurrent resolution whichever is the earlier; Provided, however, That nothing in section 3 (c) shall be construed to authorize the President to enter into or carry out any contract or agreement with a foreign government for post-war relief, post-war rehabilitation or post-war reconstruction; except that a contract or agreement entered into in accordance with this Act in which the United States undertakes to furnish to a foreign government defense articles, services, or information for use in the prosecution of the present war and which provides for the disposition, on terms and conditions of sale prescribed by the President, of any such defense articles, services, or information after the President determines they are no longer necessary for use by such government in promoting the defense of the United States shall not be deemed to be for post-war relief, post-war rehabilitation or post-war reconstruction.
    (d) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize or to permit the authorization of convoying vessels by naval vessels of the United States.
    (e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize or to permit the authorization of the entry of any American vessel into a combat area in violation of section 3 of the Neutrality Act of 1939.
    Section 4
    All contracts or agreements made for the disposition o~ any defense article or defense information pursuant to section 3 shall contain a clause by which the foreign government undertakes that it will not, without the consent of the President, transfer title to or possession of such defense articles or defense information by gift, sale, or otherwise, or permit its use by anyone not an officer, employee, or agent of such foreign government.
    Section 5
    (a) The Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, or the head of any other department or agency of the Government involved shall, when any such defense article or defense information is exported, immediately inform the department or agency designated by the President to administer section 6 of the Act of July 2, 1940 (54 Stat. 714), of the quantities, character, value, terms of disposition, and destination of the article and information so exported.
    (b) The President, from time to time, but not less frequently than once every 90 days, shall transmit to the Congress a report of operations under this Act except such information as he deems incompatible with the public interest to disclose. Reports provided for under this subsection shall be transmitted to the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representatives, as the case may be, if the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, is not in session;
    Section 6
    (a) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated from time to time, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such amounts as may be necessary to carry out the provisions and accomplish the purposes of this Act.
    (b) All money and all property which is converted into money received under section 3 from any government shall, with the approval of the Director of the Budget, revert to the respective appropriation or appropriations out of which funds were expended with respect to the defense article or defense information for which such consideration is received, and shall be available for expenditure for the purpose for which such expended funds were appropriated by law, during the fiscal year in which such funds are received and the ensuing fiscal year; but in no event shall any funds so received be available for expenditure after June 30, 1949.
    Section 7
    The Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, and the head of the department or agency shall, in all contracts or agreements for the disposition of any defense article or defense information, fully protect the rights of all citizens of the United States who have patent rights in and to any such article or information which is hereby authorized to be disposed of and the payments collected for royalties on such patents shall be paid to the owner and holders of such patents.
    Section 8
    The Secretaries of War and of the Navy are hereby auth6rized to purchase or otherwise acquire arms, ammunition, and implements of war produced within the jurisdiction of any country to which section 3 is applicable, whenever the President deems such purchase or acquisition to be necessary in the interests of the defense of the United States.
    Section 9
    The President may, from time to time, promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper to carry out any of the provisions of this Act; and he may exercise any power or authority conferred on him by this Act through such department, agency, or officer as he shall direct.
    Section 1 0
    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to change existing law relating to the use of the land and naval forces of the United States, except insofar as such use relates to the manufacture, procurement, and repair of defense articles, the communication of information and other noncombatant purposes enumerated in this Act.
    Section 11
    If any provision of this Act or the application of such provision to any circumstance shall be held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act and. the applicability of such provision td other circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

    On March 13, 1945, the House of Representatives voted 354-8 to extend the Lend-Lease Act, as amended, until July 1, 1946. The Senate voted unanimously ~or the extension of the Act, as amended, on April 10, 1945. The President signed the Act on April 16, 1945. The Amendment consisted of a proviso added to subsection (c) of section 3.


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    AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE U. S. S. R. ON THE DISPOSITION OF LEND-LEASE SUPPLIES IN INVENTORY OR PROCUREMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
    The Government of the United States and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, in order to provide for the orderly disposition in their mutual interests of the undelivered articles which were in inventory or procurement in the United States, prior to the cessation of active military operations against the common enemy, for the purpose of providing war aid to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under the act of Congress of ~1arch 11,1941, as amended, agree as follows:
    Article l
    All articles and services undertaken to be provided by the Government of the United States under this agreement shall be made available under the authority and subject to the terms and conditions of the act of Congress of March 11, 1941, as amended, and any acts supplementary thereto.
    Article II
    Within such periods as may be authorized by law, the Government of the United States undertakes to transfer to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics agrees to accept subject to the right of inspection referred to in article V, those articles which are or will be available to the Government of the United States for transfer to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics out of articles that are included in the requisitions set forth in schedule I~A or in the categories of articles set forth in schedule I-B and that were in inventory or procurement in the United States for the purpose of providing war aid to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, but were not transferred, prior to the date of the signature of this agreement.
    The Government of the Union Soviet of Republics undertakes to pay the Government of the United States in dollars, for the articles transferred to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under this article, an amount to be determined as set forth in schedule II, and interest thereon, according to the terms and conditions set out in that schedule. The obligation of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to make payment in dollars in accordance with the terms of this agreement may be discharged by the delivery of gold, which will be valued at the buying price for gold provided in the provisional regulations issued under the Gold Reserve Act of 1934 as the same may be in effect at the time of each delivery.
    Schedule I-A, Schedule I-B, and Schedule II, which are annexed hereto, are made a part of this Agreement.
    Article III
    Changes may be made from time to time by mutual agreement of the parties in the list of requisitions and categories in schedule I-A and schedule I-B.
    The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shall be released from its obligation to accept articles under the provisions of article II upon payment to the Government of the United States of any net losses to the Government of the United States, including contract cancellation charges, resulting from the determination of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics not to accept such articles.
    The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics reserves the right, without payment as provided in the foregoing paragraph, not to accept articles which cannot be made available by the Government of the United States in complete units as specified in the approved requisitions or written requests of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or in the offerings mad e by the United States Government, relating to such articles and units.
    Article IV
    Within such periods as may be authorized by law, the Government of the United States undertakes to aid in the movement to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of the articles provided under article II by furnishing American flag shipping and related services so far as it deems necessary to supplement Soviet flag shipping and so far as it is consistent with the national interest of the United States, and the G6vernment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics agrees to pay the Government of the United States for such shipping and related services as may be made available under the provisions of this article in an amount and on terms and conditions set forth in schedule II.
    Article V
    The Government of the United States will, in lieu of granting any warranty express or implied with respect to articles transferred to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, assign to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics any assignable rights which it may have against the suppliers, inland carriers, or other private contracting agencies for breach of warranty, or any assignable claims for loss of or damage to articles prior to transfer to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shall have the right of inspection of articles prior to delivery. The Government of the United States undertakes to use its best efforts to provide appropriate assistance to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to effectuate a satisfactory settlement with the suppliers, inland carriers, or other private contracting agencies of any claims of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics covered by the aforesaid assignment.
    The Government of the United States agrees that the provisions of article V of the Mutual Aid Agreement of June 11,1942, shall not apply to supplies made available to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under the provisions of article JI of this agreement.
    Article VI
    The provisions of this agreement shall not apply to those articles which the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has agreed to purchase and the United States Government has agreed to transfer under the terms and conditions of the letter dated May 30, 1945, from the Foreign Economic Administrator to the Chairman of the Government Purchasing Commission of the Soviet Union in the United States.
    Nothing in this agreement shall modify or otherwise affect the final determination, under the act of March 11, 1941, as amended, and the Mutual Aid Agreement between the two Governments of June 11, 1942, of the terms and conditions upon which the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has received aid except for the articles and services made available under the provisions of this agreement.
    Article VII
    This agreement shall take effect as from this day's date.
    In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed the present agreement in duplicate in Washington on the 15th day of October 1945.

    For the Government of the United States:
    (Signed) LEO T. CROWLEY.
    For the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:
    (Signed) LEONID G. RUDENKO.

    SCHEDULE I
    (Schedule I-A and Schedule I-B contain voluminous detailed information concerning the materials and equipment to be supplied under the Agreement.)

    SCHEDULE II
    The terms and conditions upon which articles are to be transferred and shipping and related services rendered by the Government of the United States to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under the provisions of this Agreement are as follows:
    A. Definiiions..-1. The term "contract price" means the contract price f. o. b. point of origin, or the price computed by the United States Government f. o. b. point of origin in cases in which contracts are written on terms other than f.o.b. point of origin (confirmed by proper documents), which is paid by the United States Government to the contractor. The contract price shall be evidenced by a specific contract in cases where specific contracts have been entered into by a United States Government procurement agency in pursuance of an approved requisition or other written request of the Soviet Government Purchasing Commission or to fulfill 6fferings made by the United States to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for the war programs of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In cases where articles so requested or offered are not procured on contracts placed by a U.S. Government procurement agency in part or in whole specifically for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics but are procured by a United States Government procurement agency on general war supply contracts without specification of the particular ultimate recipient or recipients, the contract price shall be the average contract price (as computed by the United States Government) f.o.b. point of origin paid by the United States Government procurement agency for similar articles.
    2. The term "the fair value of the articles" means: (a) In the case of nonfoodstuffs, in the aggregate, the contract price less 10 percent of such contract price; (6) In the case of foodstuffs, the price (as computed by the United States Government) at which the United States Government sells similar articles in similar quantities in the United States to other foreign governments at or about the time of transfer to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
    3. The term "Inland point of origin" means the factory in the case of articles in production or under contract for production at the time of the signing of this agreement and in the case of articles completed at the time of the sighing of this agreement the point at which such articles are then situated or their immediate next destination if the articles are in transit.
    B. Unless otherwise provided by mutual agreement, transfers of articles to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shall take place, in the case of nonfoodstuffs, immediately upon delivery of the articles at the inland point of origin, and in the case of foodstuffs, immediately upon the loading of the articles on board ocean vessels in a United States port, and title and risk of loss with respect to articles shall pass upon transfer to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; provided, that any article which shall not have been transferred to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as above set forth prior to 3 months following the time of the signing of this agreement or 3 months following the time of notice to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of the availability of the articles, whichever is the later, shall be deemed to be transferred to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics upon such date, and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shall thereafter assume complete financial responsibility for the articles.
    All articles made available shall be properly packed or prepared to meet the requirements of ocean shipping. The invoice delivered by the Government of the United States as certified by authorized officials of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with respect to articles transferred under article II shall be final. The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shall, with respect to foodstuffs transferred, supply the Government of the United States with the necessary number of ship manifests and signed on-board bills of lading with related invoices, packing lists, and other documents, whenever the foodstuffs are transported on a vessel not under the control of an agency of the Government of the United States.
    C. The amount, which the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shall pay the Government of the United States, for articles transferred under the provisions of article II of this agreement, shall be the sum of the following items set forth in subparagraphs 1 and 2:
    1. The fair value of the articles.
    2. The costs incurred subsequent to transfer for storage, inland transportation, inland accessorial charges, and port accessorial charges normally incurred by cargo in accordance with the custom of the port.
    In the case of nonfoodstuffs, such costs shall be evidenced by bills of lading, warehouse receipts or other appropriate invoices, which shall be certified by the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to represent true charges. Upon presentation of such documents to the Government of the United States by the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics the Government of the United States will pay the carrier, warehouse or other contracting agency, as the case may be. The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics undertakes to identify by marking on the bill of lading, warehouse receipt, or other documents involved, the requisition and contract numbers and shipping marks or a description of the articles covered by such documents.
    In the case of foodstuffs, such cost is included in the fair value of the article determined in accordance with subparagraph (1) above.
    D. The amount which the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shall pay the Government of the United States for shipping and related services made available under the provisions of article IV of this agreement shall be determined on the basis of applicable rates established by the Government of the United States, which shall be subject to acceptance by the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
    E. Payment of the total amount determined as set forth above in paragraphs C and D shall be made by the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, on or before July 1, 1975, in 22 annual installments, the first of which shall become due and payable on July 1, 1954. The amounts of the annual installments shall be as follows:
    Each of the first 4 installments shall be in an amount equal to 2.5 percent of the amount determined as set forth above; each of the second 4 installments shall be 3.5 percent of said determined amount; each of the third 4 installments shall be 4.5 percent of said determined amount; each of the fourth 4 installments shall be 5.5 percent of said determined amount; and each of the last 6 installments shall be 6 percent of said determined amount.
    Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from anticipating the payment of any of the installments, or any part thereof, set forth above.
    If by agreement of both Governments it is determined that, because of extraordinary and adverse economic conditions arising during the course of payment, the payment of a due-installment would not be in the joint interest of the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, payment may be postponed for an agreed upon period.

    Interest on the unpaid balance of the total amount determined as set forth above in paragraphs C and D shall be paid by the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics at a fixed rate of 23/8 percent per annum accruing from July 1, 1946. Interest shall be payable annually, the first payment to be made July 1, 1947.

    For the Government of the United States:
    (Signed) LEO T. CROWLEY.

    For the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:
    (Signed) LEONID G. RUDENKO.
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