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Title 22Chapter ISubchapter APart 3 → §3.3

Title 22: Foreign Relations

§3.3   Definitions.

When used in this part, the following terms have the meanings indicated:

(a) Employee means (1) an officer or employee of the Department, AID, IDCA, or USICA, including an expert or consultant, however appointed, and (2) a spouse (unless separated) or a dependent of such a person, as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (26 U.S.C. 152).

(b) Foreign government means: (1) Any unit of foreign governmental authority, including any foreign national, State, local, or municipal government; (2) any international or multinational organization whose membership is composed of any unit of foreign government as described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section; (3) any agent or representative of any such unit or organization, while acting as such;

(c) Gift means a tangible or intangible present (other than a decoration) tendered by, or received from, a foreign government;

(d) Decoration means an order, device, medal, badge, insignia, emblem or award tendered by, or received from, a foreign government;

(e) Minimal value means retail value in the United States at the time of acceptance of $100 or less, except that on January 1, 1981, and at 3-year intervals thereafter, “minimal value” is to be redefined in regulations prescribed by the Administrator of General Services, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to reflect changes in the consumer price index for the immediately preceding 3-year period.

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