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Update – Customs User Fee Adjustments

Thursday, November 02, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

In its Nov. 1, 2017, issue, the Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report reported on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s adjustment of customs user fees and limitations for inflation for fiscal year 2018. However, the amounts listed in that article are the base year (FY 2014) amounts set forth in CBP’s regulations that are subject to adjustment each fiscal year. The correct FY 2018 fees and limitations, which will be required as of Jan. 1, 2018, are as follows.

- commercial vessel arrival: $448.70/$6,114.46 annual cap

- barge and other bulk carrier arrival: $112.95/$1,540.17 annual cap

- commercial truck arrival: $5.65/$102.68 annual cap

- rail car arrival: $8.47/$102.68 annual cap

- private vessel or aircraft first arrival/calendar year prepayment: $28.24

- dutiable mail: $5.65

- commercial vessel or aircraft passenger arrival: $5.65

- customs broker permit: $141.70

- express consignment carrier/centralized hub facility, per individual waybill/bill of lading: $0.36 minimum, $1.03 maximum

- merchandise processing: minimum $25.67, maximum $497.99

- surcharge for manual entry or release: $3.08

- informal entry or release not prepared by CBP personnel: $2.05 automated, $6.16 manual

- informal entry or release prepared by CBP personnel: $9.24

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