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.Start Signature
Dated: October 17, 2003.
Richard L. Armitage,
Deputy Secretary of State, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 03-27272 Filed 10-28-03; 8:45 am]
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