The de minimis provision (Section 321) was amended in 2015 to allow for goods valued at $800 USD or less, to be imported duty-free into the U.S. In the years since, Section 301 tariffs, COVID, and supply chain disruptions have changed consumer buying patterns. This panel will explore the history of the provision and its evolution and discuss the implications of legislation included in the America COMPETES Act to amend it.
Beth Henke, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, AEO Inc.
Victoria Lane, Vice President Corporate Compliance, Branch Manager Portland, Coppersmith Global Logistics
Marianne Rowden, Chief Executive Officer, e-Merchants Trade Council
Brenda Smith, Global Director, Government Outreach, Expeditors; and former Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Ben Wastler, Senior Director, International Supply Chain Policy, National Foreign Trade Council
Moderator: Scott Miller, Senior Mentor (Non-resident), Executive Education, Center for Strategic & International Studies