Background

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a final rule adjusting the following customs user fees and limitations for inflation for fiscal year 2019. These adjusted fees will be required as of Oct. 1, 2018.

- commercial vessel arrival: $458.35 per arrival/$6245.97 annual cap (up from $448.70/$6,114.46)

- barge and other bulk carrier arrival: $115.37 per arrival/$1,573.29 annual cap (up from $112.95/$1,540.17)

- commercial truck arrival: $5.75 per arrival/$104.89 annual cap (up from $5.65/$102.68)

- rail car arrival: $8.65 per arrival/$104.89 annual cap (up from $8.47/$102.68)

- private vessel or aircraft first arrival/calendar year prepayment: $28.84 (up from $28.24)

- dutiable mail: $5.77 (up from $5.65)

- commercial vessel or aircraft passenger arrival: $5.77 (up from $5.65)

- customs broker permit: $144.74 (up from $141.70)

- express consignment carrier/centralized hub facility, per individual waybill/bill of lading: $0.37 minimum/$1.05 maximum (up from $0.36/$1.03)

- merchandise processing: minimum $26.22/maximum $508.70 (up from $25.67/$497.99)

- surcharge for manual entry or release: $3.15 (up from $3.08)

- informal entry or release not prepared by CBP personnel: $2.10 automated/$6.29 manual (up from $2.05/$6.16)

- informal entry or release prepared by CBP personnel: $9.44 (up from $9.24)

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