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107 STAT. 2214 PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 by the Customs Service for official use, transferred to any other Federal agency or to any State or local agency, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary shall prescribe. All transfer and storage charges or expenses accruing on retained or transferred merchandise shall be paid by the receiving agency. "(d) PETITION.— Whenever any party, having lost a substantial interest in merchandise by virtue of title vesting in the United States under subsection (b), can establish such title or interest to the satisfaction of the Secretary within 30 days after the day on which title vests in the United States under subsection (b), or can establish to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the party did not receive notice under subsection (b), the Secretary may, upon receipt of a timely and proper petition and upon finding that the facts and circumstances warrant, pay such party out of the Treasury of the United States the amount the Secretary believes the party would have received under section 493 had the merchandise been sold and a proper claim filed. The decision of the Secretary with respect to any such petition is final and conclusive on all parties. "; and (3) by amending subsection (e) (as so redesignated) by striking out "appropriate customs officer" in paragraph (3) and inserting "Customs Service". SEC. 660. DESTRUCTION OF MERCHANDISE. Section 492 (19 U.S.C. 1492) is amended— (1) by inserting ", retained for official use, or otherwise disposed oP after "destroyed"; and (2) by striking out "appropriate customs officer" and insert- , ing "Customs Service". SEC. 661. PROCEEDS OF SALE. Section 493 (19 U.S.C. 1493) is amended— (1) by inserting "taxes, and fees," after "duties,"; (2) by striking out "by the appropriate customs officer"; and (3) by striking out "such customs officer" and inserting "the Customs Service". SEC. 662. ENTRY UNDER REGULATIONS. Section 498(a) (19 U.S.C. 1498(a)) is amended— (1) by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows: "(1) Merchandise, when— "(A) the aggregate value of the shipment does not exceed an amount specified by the Secretary by regulation, but not more than $2,500; or "(B) different commercial facilitation and risk considerations that may vary for different classes or kinds of merchandise or dinerent classes of transactions may dictate;"; and (2) by striking out "$10,000" in paragraph (2) and inserting "such amounts as the Secretary may prescribe". SEC. 663. AMERICAN TRADEMARKS. Section 526(e)(3) (19 U.S.C. 1526(e)(3)) is amended— (1) by striking out "1 year" and inserting "90 days"; and (2) by striking out "appropriate customs officers" and inserting "the Customs Service.