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Pursuant to the General Notice (87 FR 46973) published August 1, 2022, adjustments to certain customs user fees and corresponding limitations, as codified in 19 U.S.C. § 58c, will take effect on October 1, 2022. These adjustments are being made in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (FAST Act), Public Law …

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The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. The MPF minimum and maximum for formal entries (class code 499) will change. The minimum will change from $27.23 to $27.75; and the maximum will change from $528.33 to $538.40. Pursuant to the General Notice (86 FR 40864) published July 29, 2021, …

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We recently participated in a conference call with FDA representatives in attendance. During this meeting it was made clear that the FDA would be increasing both remote, and on-site inspections, and reviews of compliance with the FSVP program. Based on their recent experience with FSVP enforcement, the FDA anticipates it will be issuing more warning …

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Following an announcement by the US Trade Representative on March 5th, on March 16th a notice was officially published in the Federal Register stating that the USTR has determined to modify the action being taken in the investigation by suspending the additional tariffs on goods of the European Union for a period of four months.

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Every year, Customs and Border Protection publishes any updates to their user fees that take effect in the new fiscal year, which for the government is October 1st. In FY 2021, CBP announced by Federal Register notice on July 29th that the following increases are forthcoming. Minimum Merchandise Processing Fee: $27.23 Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee: …

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Published on August 2, 2019, in the Federal Register, Customs and Border Protection announced new fee levels for a number of things which affect importers, specifically the minimums and maximums for merchandise processing fee (MPF) for formal and informal entries. The minimum merchandise processing fee for a formal entry is now $26.79. The maximum merchandise …

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While the dispute between the United States and the European Union has raged for years at the World Trade Organization, a final decision by a WTO arbitrator on Wednesday paved the way for the USTR to announce a raft of punitive duties on imports from certain EU countries effective October 18th. The abbreviated version of …

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This month, CBP announced via a Federal Register Notice an upward adjustment to the Merchandise Processing Fee and Harbor Maintenance Fees collected at the time of entry. In December, 2015, the passage of the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act) provided for CBP to make adjustments to user fees in accordance with increases in …

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On July 29th, Customs and Border Protection finally published their long-awaited guidance on how they would handle refunds of GSP entries. GSP, you will recall, was lapsed for two years because of lack of Congressional support. Supporters of GSP were concerned because when the program had lapsed previously, the re-authorization legislation always provided retroactive refunds. In …

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Customs and Border Protection has a busy year in 2015; there are many new programs, new technology and additional initiatives they are rolling out to the trade. Here are three important Customs changes to keep in mind this year. CBP is transitioning to ACE from ACS. CBP continues to progress with the plan to develop …

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