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107 STAT. 2198 PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 (2) claims that are unliquidated, under protest, or in litigation on the date of the enactment of tiiis Act. SEC. 633. EFFECTIVE DATE OF RATES OF DUTY. Section 315 (19 U.S.C. 1315) is amended— Regulations. (1) by Striking out "appropriate customs officer in the form and manner prescribed by r^ulations of the Secretary of the Treasury," in the first sentence of subsection (a) and inserting "Customs Service by written, electronic or such other means as the Secretary by regulation shall prescribe,"; (2) by striking out "ciistoms custody" in the first sentence of subsection (b) and inserting "custody of the Customs Service"; and } (3) by striking out "paragraph 813" in subsection (c) and inserting "chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States". SEC. 634. DEFINITIONS. Section 401 (19 U.S.C. 1401) is amended— (1) by amending subsection (k) to read as follows: "(k) The term *hovering vessel* means— "(1) any vessel which is found or kept off the coast of the United States within or without the customs waters, if, from the history, conduct, character, or location of the vessel, it is reasonable to believe that such vessel is being used or may be used to introduce or promote or facilitate the introduction or attempted introduction of merchandise into the United States in violation of the laws of the United States; and "(2) any vessel which has visited a vessel described in paragraph (1)."; and (2) by inserting at the end thereof the foUoMang new subsections: "(n) The term 'electronic transmission' means the transfer of data or information through an authorized electronic data intercheinge system consisting of, but not limited to, computer modems and computer networks. "(o) The term 'electronic entry* means the electronic transmission to the Customs Service of— "(1) entry information required for the entry of merchandise, and "(2) entry summary information required for the classification and appraisement of the merchandise, the verification of statistical information, and the determination of compliance with applicable law. "(p) The term 'electronic data interchange system* means any estabhshed mechanism approved by the Commissioner of Customs through which information can be transferred electronically. "^) The term 'National Customs Automation Program' means the program established under section 411. "(r) The term 'import activity summary statement* refers to data or information transmitted electronically to the Customs Service, in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary prescribes, at the end of a specified period of time which enables the Customs Service to assess properly the duties, taxes and fees on merchandise imported during that period, collect accurate statistics and determine whether any other applicable requirement of law (other than a requirement relating to release fi:t>m customs custody) is met.