A de minimis shipment, also called a Section 321 shipment, allows for goods valued at $800 US Dollars or less to enter duty-free into the United States. Section 321 (19 U.S.C. 1321) is the statute that describes de minimis. With the passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) (2016), the value amount
On March 1, 2021, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) issued an opinion that could signal a coming sea-change in whether goods imported into the United States from non-market economies (e.g., the People’s Republic of China) are properly eligible for “first sale” appraisement.
CIT Senior Judge Thomas Aquilino, in Meyer Corporation, U.S. v. United…
In light of increased U.S. actions and rising global concerns over reports of forced labor in Xinjiang, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued the following Q&A responses:
- What is the scope of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) Withhold Release Order (WRO)?
- Can imported goods within the scope of the WRO be
In response to recent action by the European Union in the Large Civil Aircraft (Boeing-Airbus) Dispute in the World Trade Organization (“WTO”), the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) has announced the inclusion of additional products to the list of EU goods subject to Section 301 tariffs.
Section 301 tariffs will apply to specified additional products…
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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – A Substantial Rewrite of NAFTA or More of the Same?
The USMCA will go into effect on July 1, 2020, and companies should immediately assess how their NAFTA compliance programs…
The Office of the United States Trade Representative has notified the United States Congress that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will enter into force on July 1, 2020. Following the notification to Congress, the United States became the third country to certify to the Parties (Mexico and Canada) that it had completed its domestic procedures…