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U.S. Increases the De Minimis Threshold on Inbound Shipments

Service Update


Posted February 29, 2016

The United States is increasing the de minimis level on international shipments inbound to the U.S. from $200 per shipment to $800 per shipment*. The change is targeted to take effect March 10, 2016.

This represents a significant step in facilitating trade, reducing costs and accelerating the delivery of merchandise. In particular, this change will benefit Canadian exporters by reducing paperwork for faster clearance.

To learn more about these new changes, review the UPS® de minimis Infographic.

*Certain commodities regulated by U.S. government agencies may require customs entry regardless of value and will not benefit from the new de minimis level