Dear Valued Customer,
On August 1, the Customs and Border Protection notified the Trade Community in CSMS notice #52834229 of changes to Customs User Fees effective October 1.
Pursuant to the General Notice (87 FR 46973) published August 1, 2022, adjustments to certain customs user fees and corresponding limitations, as codified in 19 U.S.C. § 58c, will take effect on October 1, 2022. These adjustments are being made in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (FAST Act), Public Law 114-94. The General Notice may be accessed at the link below:
MPF: The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. The MPF minimum and maximum for formal entries (class code 499) will change. The minimum will change from $27.75 to $29.66; and the maximum will change from $538.40 to $575.35.
Note: In order to pay the lower MPF rates currently in effect, we recommend that Customs brokers utilize the “Estimated Entry Date” for all Customs entries filed for goods arriving PRIOR to October 1 for which the duty payment dates fall ON OR AFTER October 1.
OTHER FEES: Some other fees that are changing are as follows:
- The fee for Informal Entry/Release, automated and not prepared by CBP personnel (class code 311a), will change to $2.37.
- The Surcharge for Manual Entry/Release (class code 500) will change to $3.56.
- The Dutiable Mail fee (class code 496) will change to $6.52.
- The Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility fee will change to $1.19 per individual waybill/bill of lading. An individual air waybill is the bill at the lowest level, and is not a master bill or other consolidated document. See 82 FR 50523 (Nov. 1, 2017).
- The Commercial Vessel or Commercial Aircraft Passenger Arrival customs fee will change to $6.52 per passenger.
- The Commercial Vessel Passenger Arrival (from exempt areas) customs fee will change to $2.29 per passenger.
- The Commercial Truck Arrival fee will change to $6.50. The Commercial Truck Arrival Fee is the CBP fee only; it does not include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Agricultural and Quarantine Inspection (AQI) Services Fee (currently $7.55) that is collected by CBP on behalf of USDA to make a total single crossing fee of $14.05.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions, please contact your nearest JJB representative.
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