Monthly Archives: September 2020

China Section 301 Product Exclusions Expired on September 20, 2020

China Section 301 product exclusions previously granted to certain goods from Lists 1 and 2 expired on September 20, 2020 as scheduled except for 62 exclusions from List 1 and 86 exclusions form List 2. A total of 313 exclusions expired. Goods eligible for the product exclusions that were extended must be entered under U.S…. Read more »

Merchandise Processing Fee and Other User Fees Increase

The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will increase from a minimum of $26.79 to $27.23 and the current maximum of $519.76 to $528.33 effective October 1, 2020. The MPF rate of 0.3464 percent will remain unchanged. You may view the complete list of user fees that are being increased here.

Upcoming Withhold Release Orders for Chinese Cotton Yarns, Textiles and Apparel Because of Suspected Forced Labor

U.S. Customs may be preparing to issue withhold release orders for cotton yarns, textiles, and apparel because of suspected forced labor and human right abuses involved with the manufacturing of these products in the Xinjiang region of China. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility petition submitted to the Acting Customs Commissioner on August 28, 2020… Read more »