The US will strictly scrutinize low price packages

The Wall Street Journal quoted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as reporting that due to trade loopholes, the number of duty free small parcels entering the country from e-commerce companies such as Shein and Temu has surged, as a result, it will be subject to greater scrutiny, including investigating whether imported goods violate the U.S. forced labor ban from now on.

Currnetly, package worth less than $800 sent directly from abroad do not need to pay custom duties and will not vbe strictly scrutinized by U.S. Customs. However, in 2023, about 1 billlion this kind of packages entered the U.S. and most of them are from China.

On the other hand, Temu has stated that the accusations of forced labor are groundless and said that the company`s development does not rely on the small exemption clause, as well such clause is not the key for them to its success.