Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 3.djvu/497

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PUBLIC LAW 107-295—NOV. 25, 2002 116 STAT. 2089 "(3) REASSIGNMENT TO ANOTHER VESSEL. —For purposes of this subsection and subsection (f), if merchandise has been tendered to a marine terminal operator and subsequently reassigned for carriage on another vessel, the merchandise shall be considered properly documented if the information provided reflects carriage on the previously assigned vessel and otherwise meets the requirements of subsection (b). Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, it shall be the responsibility of the vessel carrier to notify the Customs Service promptly of any reassignment of merchandise for carriage on a vessel other than the vessel on which the merchandise was originally assigned. "(4) MULTIPLE CONTAINERS.— If a single shipment is comprised of multiple containers, the 48-hour period described in paragraph (1) shall begin to run from the time the last container of the shipment is delivered to the marine terminal operator. It shall be the responsibility of the person tendering the cargo to inform the carrier that the shipment consists of multiple containers that will be delivered to the marine terminal operator at different times as part of a single shipment.". (b) MANDATORY ADVANCED ELECTRONIC INFORMATION. —Section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210) is amended— 19 USC 2071 (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following: note. "(1) IN GENERAL. — (A) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Secretary is authorized to promulgate regulations providing for the transmission to the Customs Service, through an electronic data interchange system, of information pertaining to cargo to be brought into the United States or to be sent from the United States, prior to the arrival or departure of the cargo. "(B) The Secretary shall endeavor to promulgate an initial Regulations, set of regulations under subparagraph (A) not later than Deadline. October 1, 2003.". (2) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following: "(2) INFORMATION REQUIRED. —The cargo information required by the regulations promulgated pursuant to paragraph (1) under the parameters set forth in paragraph (3) shall be such information on cargo as the Secretary determines to be reasonably necessary to ensure cargo safety and security pursuant to those laws enforced and administered by the Customs Service. The Secretary shall provide to appropriate Federal departments and agencies cargo information obtained pursuant to paragraph (1)."; and (3) in paragraph (3)— (A) by striking "aviation, maritime, and surface transportation safety and security" in subparagraphs (F), (H), and (L)(ii) and inserting "cargo safety and security"; (B) in subparagraph (F)— (i) by inserting "merchandise" after "determining"; (ii) by inserting "and preventing smuggling" after "security"; and (iii) by adding at the end the following: "Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, nothing in this section shall be treated as amending, repealing, or otherwise modifying title IV of the Tariff Act of 1930 or regulations promulgated thereunder."; (C) in subparagraph (G)—