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

Customs Brokerage Question of the Month with LCB, Jessica Parks

Customs Question of the Month

Q: What information should your commercial invoice have to ensure compliance? A: Per U.S. Customs Regulations, each invoice for imported merchandise must include specific information and be in English (or include an English translation) to ensure compliance (19 CFR § 141.86).  This information includes, but is not limited to, a detailed description of the merchandise, the purchase price and currency, country of origin, the seller … Read More

Are 301 Tariffs Eligible for Duty Drawback?

Customs Question of the Month

CUSTOMS QUESTION OF THE MONTH with Licensed Customs Broker, Jessica Parks Nov. 2020 Q: Are 301 tariffs eligible for duty drawback? A: Yes, However Duty drawbacks, or refunds, of these duties can only occur under specific circumstances. Your goods are eligible for duty drawback if, after being imported into the U.S., they are subsequently exported without ever entering U.S. commerce, OR they are legally destroyed … Read More