This provision will be implemented on March 10, 2016. U.S, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends, as soon as possible, to publish an Interim Final Rule amending the appropriate regulations and soliciting comments from interested parties. However, beginning on March 10, 2016, shipments valued at $800 or less will be eligible for release under the same processes and with the same restrictions as currently apply for de minimis shipments of $200 or less.
On Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 12:01AM CBP made a programming change in ACE production to increase the de minimis value from $200 to $800. This program change will be implemented based on section 321 validations. All existing processes for these shipments will remain unchanged other than the value.
As always, CBP has the right to require a formal entry on any shipment where additional information, bonding or protection is required. In the case of low value shipments, it is important to note that this treatment can be denied if used for the purpose of avoiding compliance with any pertinent law or regulation. That is especially important where revenue, import safety or serious trade enforcement issues are present.
To read the entire CBP CSMS please follow this link: Increase in Deminimis