10 USC 2540 - Establishment of loan guarantee program

(a) Establishment.— 
In order to meet the national security objectives in section 2501 (a) of this title, the Secretary of Defense shall establish a program under which the Secretary may issue guarantees assuring a lender against losses of principal or interest, or both principal and interest, arising out of the financing of the sale or long-term lease of defense articles, defense services, or design and construction services to a country referred to in subsection (b).
(b) Covered Countries.— 
The authority under subsection (a) applies with respect to the following countries:
(1) A member nation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
(2) A country designated as of March 31, 1995, as a major non-NATO ally pursuant to section 2350a (i)(3) of this title, as in effect on that date.

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(3) A country in Central Europe that, as determined by the Secretary of State
(A) has changed its form of national government from a nondemocratic form of government to a democratic form of government since October 1, 1989; or
(B) is in the process of changing its form of national government from a nondemocratic form of government to a democratic form of government.
(4) A noncommunist country that was a member nation of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) as of October 31, 1993.
(c) Authority Subject to Provisions of Appropriations.— 
The Secretary may guarantee a loan under this subchapter only to such extent or in such amounts as may be provided in advance in appropriations Acts.