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PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 107 STAT. 2175 shall make, keep, and render for examination and inspection records (which for purposes of iMs section include, but are not limited to, statements, declarations, documents and electronically generated or machine readable data) which— "(A) pertain to any such activity, or to the information contained in the records required by this Act in connection with any such activity; and "(B) are normall}^ kept in the ordinary course of business."; and (2) by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:

    • (c) PERIOD OF TIME.—The records required by subsections (a) Claims.

and (b) shall be kept for such period of time, not to exceed 5 years from the date of entry or exportation, as appropriate, as the Secretary shall prescribe; except that records for any drawback claim shall be kept until the 3rd anniversary of the date of payment of the claim.**. SEC. 61S. EXAMINATION OF BOOKS AND WITNESSES. Section 509 (19 U.S.C. 1509) is amended as follows: (1) Subsection (a) is amended— (A) by striking out "and taxes" wherever it appears and inserting ", iees and taxes"; (B) by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows: "(1) examine, or cause to be examined, upon reasonable notice, any record (which for purposes of this section, includes, but is not limited to, any statement, declaration, document, or electronically generated or machine readable data) described in the notice with reasonable specificity, which may be relevant to such investigation or inquiry, except that— "(A) if such record is required by law or regulation for the entry of the merchandise (whether or not Uie Customs Service reciuired its presentation at the time of entry) it shall be provided to the Customs Service within a reasonable time after demand for its production is made, taking into consideration the number, type, and age of the item demanded; and "(B) if a person of whom demand is made under subparagraph (A) fails to comply with the demand, the person may be subject to penalty under subsection (g);"; (C) by amending that part of paragraph (2) that precedes subparagraph (D) to read as follows: "(2) summon, upon reasonable notice— "(A) the person who— "(i) imported, or knowingly caused to be imported, merchandise into the customs territory of the United States, " (ii) exported merchandise, or knowingly caused merchandise to be exported, to Canada, "(iii) transported or stored merchandise that was or is carried or held under customs bond, or knowingly caused such transportetion or storage, or "(iv) filed a declaration, entry, or drawback claim with the Customs Service; "(B) any officer, employee, or agent of any person described in subparagraph (A);