Customs Regulatory Updates – Americas

Important customs regulations changes in Americas

For: Shippers, Receivers
Shipping: Packages
Effective: September 23, 2022

What you need to know

Argentina Customs Authorities reduced the formal import clearance value threshold from 3,000 to 1,000 USD.

In addition, on November 16, 2022, the Argentinean Customs Authorities indicated the only exceptions to this regulatory change are imports conducted by Argentinean Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Each MSME that meets applicable requirements may maintain the existing import clearance value threshold of 3,000 USD for a limited number of shipments.

Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP)  

For: Importers
Shipping: Packages
Effective: May 13, 2024

What you need to know

  • The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) is a multi-year initiative that is changing the way CBSA manages commercial goods being imported into Canada, including collection of duties and taxes
  • The CARM Client Portal (CCP) was launched for use by importers, customs brokers and trade consultants, who must register and create an account
  • Importers into Canada will need to register and delegate authority to their respective broker, such as DHL, via CCP, enabling them to manage their commercial importation activities
  • DHL can help you understand what CARM means to you

DHL Express – Understanding CARM  

For: Shippers, Receivers
Shipping: Packages
Effective: June 21, 2022

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) has established rules regarding importing products from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region into the United States.

What you need to know

  • Customs authorities may detain, exclude, and/or seize and forfeit items
  • The Importer of Record may be required to provide evidence clearly confirming items are not the product of forced labor

U.S. Customs and Border Protection  

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