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§ 2083. —  Annual national trade and customs law violation estimates and enforcement strategy.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 19USC2083]

                        TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES
                       CHAPTER 10--CUSTOMS SERVICE
Sec. 2083. Annual national trade and customs law violation 
        estimates and enforcement strategy

(a) Violation estimates

    Not later than 30 days before the beginning of each fiscal year 
after fiscal year 1991, the Commissioner of Customs shall submit to the 
Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Finance of the Senate (hereafter in this section referred 
to as the ``Committees'') a report that contains estimates of--
        (1) the number and extent of violations of the trade, customs, 
    and illegal drug control laws listed under subsection (b) of this 
    section that will likely occur during the fiscal year; and
        (2) the relative incidence of the violations estimated under 
    paragraph (1) among the various ports of entry and customs regions 
    within the customs territory.

(b) Applicable statutory provisions

    The Commissioner of Customs, after consultation with the 
        (1) shall, within 60 days after August 20, 1990, prepare a list 
    of those provisions of the trade, customs, and illegal drug control 
    laws of the United States for which the United States Customs 
    Service has enforcement responsibility and to which the reports 
    required under subsection (a) of this section will apply; and
        (2) may from time-to-time amend the listing developed under 
    paragraph (1).

(c) Enforcement strategy

    Within 90 days after submitting a report under subsection (a) of 
this section for any fiscal year, the Commissioner of Customs shall--
        (1) develop a nationally uniform enforcement strategy for 
    dealing during that year with the violations estimated in the 
    report; and
        (2) submit to the Committees a report setting forth the details 
    of the strategy.

(d) Compliance program

    The Commissioner of Customs shall--
        (1) devise and implement a methodology for estimating the level 
    of compliance with the laws administered by the Customs Service; and
        (2) include as an additional part of the report required to be 
    submitted under subsection (a) of this section for each of fiscal 
    years 1994, 1995, and 1996, an evaluation of the extent to which 
    such compliance was obtained during the 12-month period preceding 
    the 60th day before each such fiscal year.

(e) Confidentiality

    The contents of any report submitted to the Committees under 
subsection (a) or (c)(2) of this section are confidential and disclosure 
of all or part of the contents is restricted to--
        (1) officers and employees of the United States designated by 
    the Commissioner of Customs;
        (2) the chairman of each of the Committees; and
        (3) those members of each of the Committees and staff persons of 
    each of the Committees who are authorized by the chairman thereof to 
    have access to the contents.

(Pub. L. 101-382, title I, Sec. 123, Aug. 20, 1990, 104 Stat. 642; Pub. 
L. 103-182, title VI, Sec. 691(c), Dec. 8, 1993, 107 Stat. 2224.)


    1993--Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 103-182 added subsec. (d) and 
redesignated former subsec. (d) as (e).

                          Transfer of Functions

    For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the 
United States Customs Service of the Department of the Treasury, 
including functions of the Secretary of the Treasury relating thereto, 
to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related 
references, see sections 203(1), 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, 
Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security 
Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note 
under section 542 of Title 6.