CBP Updates

  • Effective Date: September 11, 2023
  • Affected Regions: North America
  • Advisory Type: Tariff

Dear Valued Customer,


CBP: COBRA Fees to be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2024


Effective October 1, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is adjusting certain customs user fees established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for the 2024 fiscal year. The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will not change. However, formal entries (class code 499) will change the MPF minimum and maximum. The minimum will change from $29.66 to $31.67; and the maximum will change from $575.35 to $614.35.


Federal Register: COBRA Fees to be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2024 CBP Dec. 23-08


CBP Extends Global Business Identifier (GBI) Initiative

The Global Business Identifier Evaluative Proof of Concept (EPoC) has been extended until February 14, 2024. The identifiers available in this EPoC include Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), Global Location Number (GLN), and the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). With the expansion of this program, CBP will allow participants to provide one or more of the three identifiers for the manufacturers, shippers, or sellers of merchandise. CBP will not require transmission of all three identifiers to participate in the test. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to your C.H. Robinson representative.

Federal Register: Extension and Modification of the National Customs Automation Program Test Concerning the Submission Through the Automated Commercial Environment of Certain Unique Entity Identifiers for the Global Business Identifier Evaluative Proof of Concept

USTR Extends Reinstated and Covid-Related Exclusions from China Section 301 Tariffs

On September 6, 2023, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced further extension of the 352 reinstated exclusions and 77 COVID-related exclusions in the China Section 301 Investigation until December 31, 2023.  Additional information is available in the Federal Register Notice.


Thank you for being a Valued Customer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your C.H. Robinson commercial representative for further information.


C. H. Robinson