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Prepayment of Single-Crossing User Fees for Commercial Trucks Expanded Nationwide

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has expanded to all commercial land border crossings a pilot test giving owners, agents, or persons in charge of commercial trucks the option to pay the single-crossing user fee through the Decal/Transponder Online Procurement System prior to the truck’s arrival at a port of entry. CBP states that since this test was launched in June at the Buffalo, Detroit, and El Paso POEs the online payment option has been used more than 4,400 times, reducing transaction time by an estimated 30 seconds per transaction.

CBP states that pre-paying the single-crossing user fee online reduces fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and wait times. It also enables CBP to process vehicles faster and optimize resources to facilitate trade and ensure the security of international travelers. CBP notes that cash and credit card payments will continue to be accepted at border crossings but that carriers who pay upon arrival may experience additional delays.

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