The Pact of Free Association is the agreement that established the relationship between the Federated States of Micronesia and the United States. Under the terms of the pact, the United States offers the WSF economic support, defense, and other services and benefits. In return, the UMF grants the United States certain exploitation rights in the SF, the denial of access to the territory of the SM by other nations and other agreements. The pact was created as an extension of the U.S.-United Nations Territorial Trusteeship Agreement, which required the U.S. federal government to “promote the development of people from the Trust Territory toward autonomy or independence, based on the particular circumstances of the Trust Territory and its peoples and the freely expressed wishes of the peoples concerned.”  Under the Pact, the U.S. federal government provides guaranteed financial assistance over a period of 15 years, managed through its Office of Island Affairs in exchange for full international defense power and responsibility. Title 2 of the Compacts of Free Association describes U.S. financial support to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with an initial period of financial support from 1986 to 2003. An amended pact, adopted as Public Law 108-188, followed with permanent financial assistance until 2023.
The Pact of Free Association with the Republic of Palau, enshrined in US Public Law 99-658, was followed by a compact review agreement signed in 2018 between the United States and Palau, which extended certain financial provisions until September 30, 2024. All aspects of the United States` relationship with each of these freely associated states and the economic assistance of the pact managed by the OIA are governed by the pacts and related agreements. The pact also provided for the renegotiation of certain conditions of the agreement after a set deadline. These negotiations took place in 2003 and resulted in the Amendments Act 2003. President Bush signed it on December 17, 2003. On 26 May 2004, after the four MSF member states had ratified these amendments, the WSF Congress approved the amended pact. The Compact of Free Association (COFA) is an international agreement that establishes and governs the relationship of free association between the United States and the three sovereign Pacific states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Republic of Palau. As a result, these nations are sometimes called freely associated states.
. Protocol to Combat Illegal Acts of Violence at Airports Used for International Civil Aviation negotiations for accession to the Pact of Free Association began in 1980. The STM approved the Pact in a referendum in 1983. The U.S. Congress passed the pact in 1986 and President Reagan signed it on November 13, 1986. Convention on Combating Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Accession to Civil Aviation. . United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Accession: October 4, 2004 Senate Act p.343, which would bring into effect the results of the 15-year review, died in Congress 2011-12  Another law, p.1268 in Congress 2013/14, was also not passed.  Each of the Associated States actively participates in all activities of the Office of Island Affairs in the field of technical assistance. The United States has access only to these countries to many U.S. national programs, including the Disaster Response and Recovery and Risk Reduction programs of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, some U.S. Department of Education programs, including Pell Grant, and the services of the National Weather Service, the U.S.
Postal Service, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Communications Commission and the UNITED States Representation. the International Frequency Registration Board of the International Telecommunication Union.  Although located outside the customs territory of the United States, the Compact Zone is primarily duty-free for imports.  For more details on the compact funds made available to the WSF, see www.uscompact.org. . . .