U.S. Code, Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 2343. Recordkeeping and Inspection

     (a) Any person who ships, sells, or distributes any quantity of cigarettes in excess of 60,000 in a single transaction shall maintain such information about the shipment, receipt, sale, and distribution of cigarettes as the Secretary may prescribe by rule or regulation. The Secretary may require such person to keep only—

     (1) the name, address, destination (including street address), vehicle license number, driver’s license number, signature of the person receiving such cigarettes, and the name of the purchaser;

     (2) a declaration of the specific purpose of the receipt (personal use, resale, or delivery to another); and

     (3) a declaration of the name and address of the recipient’s principal in all cases when the recipient is acting as an agent.

Such information shall be contained on business records kept in the normal course of business. Nothing contained herein shall authorize the Secretary to require reporting under this section.

     (b) Upon the consent of any person who ships, sells, or distributes any quantity of cigarettes in excess of 60,000 in a single transaction, or pursuant to a duly issued search warrant, the Secretary may enter the premises (including places of storage) of such person for the purpose of inspecting any records or information required to be maintained by such person under this chapter, and any cigarettes kept or stored by such person at such premises.

(Added Pub. L. 95–575, § 1, Nov. 2, 1978, 92 Stat. 2464.)

Effective Date

     Section effective on first day of first month beginning more than 120 days after Nov. 2, 1978, see section 4 of Pub. L. 95–575, set out as a note under section 2341 of this title.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in sections 1961, 2344, 2346 of this title.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "§ 2343. Recordkeeping and Inspection," U.S. Code, Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure in U.S. Code, Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed February 26, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TU4CPZ858JL9CX.

MLA: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel". "§ 2343. Recordkeeping and Inspection." U.S. Code, Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, in U.S. Code, Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 2002, Original Sources. 26 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TU4CPZ858JL9CX.

Harvard: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", '§ 2343. Recordkeeping and Inspection' in U.S. Code, Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure. cited in 2002, U.S. Code, Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 26 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TU4CPZ858JL9CX.