Foreign Gifts

Minimal Value for Foreign Gifts: $390.00

Every three years, the GSA is required to revise this minimal value.  It has been updated effective January 1, 2017.

Specifically, 5 U.S.C. 7432 requires the Administrator of General Services, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to redefine every three years the definition for “minimal value” for a foreign gift, based on the changes in the consumer price index for the immediately preceding three years.  The implementing regulation is 41 CFR 102-42, “Utilization, Donation, and Disposal of Foreign Gifts and Decorations.”  The current minimal value of $390 was defined in Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B-41 (Foreign Gift and Decoration Minimal Value), dated 1/12/17. 

Last Reviewed 2017-02-01