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Harbor Maintenance Fee Forms Under Review by CBP

Monday, November 27, 2017
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CBP is accepting through Jan. 23 comments on the proposed extension without change of the information collection associated with the Harbor Maintenance Fee. The HMF and Trust Fund is used for the operation and maintenance of certain U.S. channels and harbors by the Army Corps of Engineers. CBP is required to collect the HMF from importers, domestic shippers, and passenger vessel operators using federal navigation projects. Commercial cargo loaded on or unloaded from a commercial vessel is subject to a port use fee of 0.125 percent of its value if the loading or unloading occurs at a port that has been designated by the Corps. The HMF also applies to the total ticket value of  embarking and disembarking passengers and on cargo admissions into a foreign-trade zone.

CBP Form 349, HMF Quarterly Summary Report, and CBP Form 350, HMF Amended Quarterly Summary Report, are completed by domestic shippers, FTZ applicants, and passenger vessel operators and  submitted with payment.

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