Question of the month with our Licensed Customs Broker, Jessica Parks: Answer: No, as of July 24th, 2022, Customs will reject any entries filed with the code UNK in the Entity Number field for the FSVP Importer’s DUNS. Per FDA Regulations, 21 CFR 1.509(a), FSVP importers will be required to ensure that their valid, 9-digit DUNS number is provided in the Entity Number field. The … Read More
Is the Merchandising Processing Fee (MPF) Increasing this year?
Q: Is the Merchandising Processing Fee (MPF) Increasing in 2021? A: Yes, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), posted notice of the below-noted increase(s) in user fees, which are effective October 1, 2021. CBP will increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) ‘User Fees’ by 11.009 percent to adjust for inflation in the fiscal year 2022. New Rates Include: MPF Minimum: $27.75 (previously $27.23) MPF Maximum: … Read More
What is the Country of Origin Marking Requirements?
Customs Question of the Month with Licensed Customs Broker, Jessica Parks Q: What is the Country of Origin Marking Requirements? A: All cargo that is imported into the US needs to be labeled correctly with the country of origin (country of manufacture, production, or growth). The purpose of the marking is to inform the ultimate purchaser in the US of the country in which the article … Read More