MPF increase October 1, 2018

The U.S. Customs Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) increased on October 1, 2018. Pursuant to 83 Federal Register Notice 37509, published August 1, 2018 (CSMS 18-000465), and effective October 1, 2018, the MPF minimum for formal entries will increase from $25.67 to $26.22 and the maximum […]

Future Security for E-Commerce Small Shipments

CBP Creates Strategy for the Future of E-Commerce Shipments U.S. Customs and Border Protection just released its E-Commerce Strategy in response to the rapidly growing market of low value imports into the United States of America. The U.S. market has become a “small, just-in-time package,” society, […]

CBP Reaches Milestone in ACE

CBP Reaches Historic Milestone with Final Core Trade Processing Deployment in ACE Release Date: February 27, 2018 Information Derived from: U.S. Customs and Border Protection ACE expedites import/export processing and has automated 269 forms across CBP and more than 47 partner government agencies   WASHINGTON – […]

Triennial Status Reports Due Feb 28

2018 is a Triennial Status Report Year Everything you Need to Know Deadline: Feb 28th, 2018 at 11:59PM EST Triennial Status Report Form:  Download Now Instructions for Filing: Submissions will be collected online via accepts credit card, debit card, and digital wallet (i.e. […]

Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act passes House

MTB Act The House of Representatives just passed the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act which allows an amendment of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to modify temporarily certain duty rates through this bill also known as MTB or H.R. 4318. The manufacturing […]

CBP Antidumping Scam Alert

Did You Receive an Email Offering a “Solution” to Avoid Antidumping Duties?  All information taken from CBP Official Website Sample text of scam email:   This is a violation of U.S. Law. Knowingly engaging in activities designed to evade the payment of antidumping or countervailing […]

In-Bond Regulatory Changes Pushed Back

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will extend the time frame for initial implementation of these regulatory changes for all participants for six months. CBP Officers will continue to accept paper CBP Form 7512 and input the data on the trade’s behalf until July 2, 2018. On […]

Manifest Data Confidentiality Request

U.S. Customs Exams Explained

What to Expect U.S. Customs exams can happen to the best of us.  And it is what one might say luck of the draw if you’re importing into the United States.  It can cause major delays and become very expensive, very quickly. Now, there are […]

Reminder that CBP bills for Supplemental Duties and More

  A notice from U.S. Customs and Border Protections Cargo Systems Messaging Service sent on August 4, 2017 states: “This is a reminder that CBP bills for supplemental duties, taxes and fees, or vessel repair duties are due thirty (30) days from the date of the […]

ACE Portal Reminders

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just recently sent a notice of reminders for the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Portal. New Content To better serve ACE Portal users, CBP has updated information posted to With these updates, you will be better able to […]