U.S. Announces Increase in Importer Cotton Fee as of December 16, 2019

Effective December 16, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will increase the fee paid by U.S. importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.  The current rate of $0.011905 per kilogram will increase to $0.012222 per kilogram; an increase of $0.000317 per kilogram or 2.7%. The…

U.S. Cotton Fee to Increase October 16, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently published a final rule increasing its cotton fee assessed on applicable imports effective October 16, 2018 – subject to any adverse comments being received by the department. As of that date, the rate assessed will increase from $0.011510 per kilogram to $0.011905 per kilogram or by 3.4%. This fee…