International Trade Today (Warren Communications) - Washington, DC
On January 19, 2022, Mara Lee of International Trade Today featured an article on "Republicans in Congress Concerned About Proposed de Minimis Carve-Out":
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee, said he knows that Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., is sincere in his concern that the more generous de minimis threshold since 2016 has had unintended consequences. Blumenauer was one of just 24 House Democrats who supported the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act that raised the threshold to $800. Blumenauer introduced a bill (see 2201180053) that would bar importers of Chinese goods from using de minimis, and would also end the ability to send exports to Canada and Mexico to wait in warehouses until a U.S. buyer makes an online purchase.
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E-Merchants Trade Council says that Blumenauer’s bill would have a major impact on e-commerce, both by ending the ability to ship imported goods from Canadian and Mexican warehouses and take advantage of de minimis, and because sellers would have to pay customs brokers for processing their imports. EMTC says that it typically costs $50 to $150 for each imported shipment.
See the full article at: Republicans in Congress Concerned About Proposed de Minimis Carve-Out itt-2022-01-19.pdf