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107 STAT. 2200 PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 Regulations. "(C) the term letters and documents' means— "(i) data described in General Headnote 4(c) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, "(ii) securities and similar evidences of value described in heading 4907 of such Schedule, but not monetary instruments defined pursuant to chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code, and "(iii) personal correspondence, whether on paper, cards, photographs, tapes, or other media.". SEC. 636. INVOICE CONTENTS. Section 481 (19 U.S.C. 1481) is amended— (1) by amending subsection (a)— (A) by amending the matter preceding paragraph (1) to read as follows: "IN GENERAL. —All invoices of merchandise to be imported into the United States and any electronic equivalent thereof considered acceptable by the Secretary in regulations prescribed under this section shall set forth, in written, electronic, or such other form as the Secretary shall prescribe, the following:", (B) by amending paragraph (3) to read as follows: "(3) A detailed description of the merchandise, including the commercial name by which each item is known, the grade or quality, and the marks, numbers, or sjonbols under which sold by the seller or manufacturer in the country of exportation, together with the marks and numbers of the packages in which the merchandise is packed;", and (C) by amending paragraph (10) to read as follows:

    • (10) Any other fact that the Secretary may by regulation

require as being necessary to a proper appraisement, examination and classification of the merchandise.; (2) by amending subsection (c) to read as follows: " (c) IMPORTER PROVISION OF INFORMATION. —Any information required to be set forth on an invoice may alternatively be provided by any of the parties qualifying as an 'importer of record' under section 484(a)(2)(B) by such means, in such form or manner, and within such time as the Secretary shall by regulation prescribe."; and (3) by inserting before the period at the end of subsection (d) the following: and may allow for the submission or electronic transmission of partial invoices, electronic equivalents of invoices, bills, or other documents or parts thereof, required under this section". SEC. 637. ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE. (a) AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 484.— Section 484 (19 U.S.C. 1484) is amended to read as follows: «SEC. 484. ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE. " (a) REQUIREMENT AND TIME. — "(1) Except as provided in sections 490, 498, 552, 553, and 336(j), one of the parties qualifying as 'importer of record' under paragraph (2)(B), either in person or by an agent authorized by the party in writing, shall, using reasonable care— "(A) make entry therefor by filing with the Customs Service— "(i) such documentation or, pursuant to an electronic data interchange system, such information as