Due to the upcoming Labor Day Holidayour office will be closing Friday, September 2nd at 3 p.m. EST and be closed on Monday, September 5th in the observation of the holiday.

Please contact your account officer to plan accordingly during this time frame.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

Happy Labor Day to all!

TRADE UPDATE: September 2022 Webinar Schedule Dates Announced by NCSD.

On August 8th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced September 2022 webinar schedule hosted by National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSM) in CSMS #52901250.

You may find the registration links below:

Thursday, September 1, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. EDT – Classification of Vehicles of Chapter 87 and Saying Hello to Hybrids.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. EDT – Other Articles of Base Metals.

The full message reads as follows:

“The Office of Trade’s National Commodity Specialist Division and the Office of Trade Relations is excited to present a series of approximately 40 commodity-specific, educational webinars to support Customs and Border Protection’s internal and external customers. The webinars began in February and will run through September 2022.  Each webinar will be approximately an hour.  The date and time will vary, so please be sure to check the time for each webinar.   

The schedule for the September webinars is below.  Please click on the webinar title to register.  The link to join will be sent via email no later than 9 a.m. on the day of the webinar. We look forward to your participation!”

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us HERE.


Trade Update: U.S Customs User Fees Changes Effective October 1, 2022

The latest in user fee changes have been announced by the U.S Customs and Boarder Protection in CSMS #52834229. The message reads as follows:

“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 114-94. The General Notice may be accessed at the link below:

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 $27.75 to $29.66; and the maximum will change from $538.40 to $575.35.

Some other fees that are changing:

The fee for Informal Entry/Release, automated and not prepared by CBP personnel (class code 311a), will change to $2.37.

The Surcharge for Manual Entry/Release (class code 500) will change to $3.56.

The Dutiable Mail fee (class code 496) will change to $6.52.

The Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility fee will change to $1.19 per individual waybill/bill of lading. An individual air waybill is the bill at the lowest level and is not a master bill or other consolidated document.  See 82 FR 50523 (Nov. 1, 2017).

The Commercial Vessel or Commercial Aircraft Passenger Arrival customs fee will change to $6.52 per passenger.

The Commercial Vessel Passenger Arrival (from exempt areas) customs fee will change to $2.29 per passenger.

The Commercial Truck Arrival fee will change to $6.50.  The Commercial Truck Arrival Fee is the CBP fee only; it does not include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Agricultural and Quarantine Inspection (AQI) Services Fee (currently $7.55) that is collected by CBP on behalf of USDA to make a total single crossing fee of $14.05.

Please see the General Notice for the full list of fees that are changing. Another CSMS will be sent when the changes are in the ACE Certification environment for trade testing.”

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us  HERE.