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$800 Gorilla in the Room: De Minimis a Tale of ‘Unintended Consequences,’ Congressman Says

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Since 2015, the United States has allowed overseas shipments valued under $800 to come into the country free of tariffs, duties or taxes. This ruling sounded like a convenient way to save customs officials a lot of time processing paperwork and doing inspections. But raising the so-called de minimis regulation, which went from $200 to…

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