Changes to United States Import Charges

Friday 11th March, 2016

Important news for our US based customers.

As from the 10th March 2016, shipments with a value of up to $800 will generally be permittered entry into the United States free from duty and tax.

A wide reaching customs reauthorisation bill (H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitiation and Trade Enforcement Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 24, 2016. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 raises the de minimis treshold for low value shipments. This means that the value of shipments that may be imported free to duty and tax, is increased from $200 to $800.

What does this charge mean for you?

Any single or combined order up with a value of up to $800 to the United States should now be imported, tax free. This new threshold covers the majority of the products on our website. 

Great news for our US customers and we hope you continue to buy direct from BIG Chief Studios in future.

More information please check out the link by our colleagues at FedEx.