Background

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a final rule adjusting customs user fees and limitations for inflation for fiscal year 2018, including the following. These adjusted fees will be required as of Jan. 1, 2018.

- commercial vessel arrival: $448.70/$6114.46 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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