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Determination Pursuant to Section 344(b) of the Trade Act of 2002

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Pursuant to section 344(b) of the Trade Act of 2002, 19 U.S.C. 1583 note (Pub. L. 107-210), and Delegation of Authority No. 245 (Apr. 23, 2001), I hereby determine that the provision of the Trade Act authorizing the U.S. Customs Service to search foreign mail transiting the United States without a warrant is not consistent with international law and the international obligations of the United States.

This determination is to be transmitted to Congress and published in the Federal Register.

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Dated: October 17, 2003.

Richard L. Armitage,

Deputy Secretary of State, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 03-27272 Filed 10-28-03; 8:45 am]

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