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PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 107 STAT. 2207 such redesignated paragraph and inserting '*ihe Customs Service"; (5) by designating the last sentence of paragraph (1) of subsection (c) as paragraph (2); (6) by striking out customs officer" in subsection (d) and inserting "Customs Service"; and (7) by amending the section heading to read as follows: 'nSEC. 514. PROTEST AGAINST DECISIONS OF THE CUSTOMS SERVICE.". SEC. 646. REFUNDS AND ERRORS. Section 520 (19 U.S.C. 1520) is amended— (1) by inserting "or reconciliation" after "entry" in paragraphs (1) and (4) oi; subsection (a); and (2) by amending subsection (c)- — (A) by strildng out "appropriate customs officer" wherever it appears and inserting "Customs Service", (B) by inserting "or reconciliation" aft«r "reliquidate an entry", and (C) by inserting ", whether or not resulting from or contained in electronic transmission," aft«r "inadvertence" the first place it appears in paragraph (1). SEC. 647. BONDS AND OTHER SECURITY. Section 623 (19 U.S.C. 1623) is amended— (1) by inserting "and the manner in which the bond may be filed with or, pursuant to an authorized electronic data interchange system, transmitted to the Customs Service" after "form of such bond" in subsection (b)(D; and (2) by inserting at the end of subsection (d) the following new sentence: "Any bond transmitted to the Customs Service pursuant to an authorized electronic data interchange system shall have the same force and effect and be bindfing upon the parties thereto as if such bond were manually executed, signed, and filed.". SEC. 648. CUSTOMHOUSE BROKERS. Section 641 (19 U.S.C. 1641) is amended— (1) by adding at the end of subsection (a)(2) the following new sentence: "It also includes the preparation of documents or forms in any format and the electronic transmission of documents, invoices, bills, or parts thereof, intended to be filed with the Customs Service in furtherance of such activities, whether or not signed or filed by the preparer, or activities relating to such preparation, but does not include the mere electronic transmission of data received for transmission to Customs."; (2) by amending subsection (c)(1) to read as follows: "(1) IN GENERAI^. —Each person panted a customs broker's Regulations. license under subsection (b) shall be issued, in accordance with such regulations aa the Secretary shall prescribe, either or both of the following: "(A) A national permit for the conduct of such customs business as the Secretary prescribes by regulation. "(B) A permit for each customs district in which that person conductft customs business and, except as provided in paragraph (2), regularly employs at least 1 individual who is licensed under subsection (!bX2) to exercise respon-