Customs User Fees and Limitations Increasing

On August 1, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Federal Register Notice announcing that CBP is adjusting certain customs user fees, pursuant to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2019 in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act as implemented by CBP regulations.

The adjusted amounts will be effective October 1, 2018.

The Minimum and Maximum Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF) are being adjusted. The minimum fee increases from $25.67 to $26.22 and the maximum fee will increase from $497.99 to 508.70. Refer to the chart below for the adjusted MPF and other adjusted fees and limitations.

Customs COBRA User Fees and Limitations

Found in 19 C.F.R. 24.23 as Adjusted for Fiscal Year 2019

19 U.S.C. 58c 19 C.F.R. 24.23 Customs COBRA User Fee/Limitations New Adjusted Fee/Limitation
(b)(9)(A) (ii) (b)(1)(i)(A) Fee: Express Consignment Carrier/ Centralized Hub Facility Fee, Per Individual Waybill/Bill of Lading Fee $1.05
(b)(9)(B)(i) (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) Limitation: Minimum Express Consignment Carrier/ Centralized Hub Facility Fee $0.37
(b)(9)(B)(i) (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) Limitation: Maximum Express Consignment Carrier/ Centralized Hub Facility Fee $1.05
(a)(9)(B)(i);

(b)(8)(A)(i)

(b)(1)(i)(B)(1) Limitation: Minimum Merchandise Processing Fee (Rate remains 0.3464%) $26.22
(a)(9)(B)(i);

(b)(8)(A)(i)

(b)(1)(i)(B)(1) Limitation: Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee (Rate remains 0.3464%) $508.70
(b)(8)(A)(ii) (b)(1)(ii) Fee: Surcharge for Manual Entry or Release $3.15
(a)(10)(C)(i) (b)(2)(i) Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Automated and Not Prepared by CBP Personnel $2.10
(a)(10)(C)(ii) (b)(2)(ii) Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Manual and Not Prepared by CBP Personnel $6.29
(a)(10)(C)(iii) (b)(2)(iii) Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Automated or Manual; Prepared by CBP Personnel $9.44
(b)(9)(A)(ii) (b)(4) Fee: Express Consignment Carrier/ Centralized Hub Facility Fee, Per Individual Waybill/Bill of Lading Fee $1.05

For additional details contact your local MIQ Logistics representative.,