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NCBFAA Requests MPF Waived on Section 321 Entries

Given that the merchandise processing fee (MPF) for informal entries filed for release on goods valued below the de minimis level are minimal, CBP should waive the fees for such entries, the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America … Subscribe to Read >>

Canada Still Working Through Issues With New ARL Customs Accounting System; Some Resolution in 3 Months

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ontario -- The Canada Border Services Agency is “still stabilizing” its new Accounts Receivable Ledger (ARL) customs accounting and payment system, some nine months after it went live in January 2016, CBSA Comptroller Jen O’Donoughue said at the Canadian … Subscribe to Read >>

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Lighted 'Cone-Shaped Tree' Not Festive Article, CBP Tells Mr. Christmas

A lighted "cone-shaped tree" made of glass meant for indoor decoration doesn't meet the legal test for classification as a festive article, CBP said in a Aug. 18 ruling, HQ H258442 (here). The importer, Mr. Christmas, Inc., requested CBP reconsideration of a 2014 ruling (here) that classified the tree in heading 7013 as “Glassware of a kind used for table, kitchen, toilet, office, indoor decoration or similar purposes (other than that of heading 7010 or 7018).” The company, represented by Robert Leo, a lawyer with Meeks Sheppard, said the tree should instead be classified in heading 9505 as a "festive article." … Read More >>

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