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CBP Enhances Accountability in E-Commerce through Ruling on Duty Exemptions for Low Value Shipments

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued an administrative ruling that will clarify the duty-free exemption status of certain low-value shipments sent to U.S. fulfillment centers and domestic warehouses. The ruling is intended to enhance accountability in the e-commerce environment while strengthening CBP’s ability to identify counterfeit goods, consumer safety violations, and other threats to U.S.