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User Fee Table

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a responsibility under the Trade Facilitation Agreement entered into force 2015 to publish fees and charges other than import and export duties and other than taxes within the purview of Article III of GATT 1994 imposed by Members on or in connection with the importation or exportation of goods. The aforementioned information on fees and charges is hereby published in accordance with Article 1. These rates are subject to adjustment and as such there may be a lag time between rate release and update. Please review current legislation prior to taking action based on rates published below.

 

Fee

Authority to Collect and Spend

Where and How Fee is Collected

Nature of Spending from FundsAmount of Fee

COBRA:
Commercial Vessel Fee  

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

At time and place of vessels arrival in U.S.

Inspectional overtime/excess preclearance costs/fee-related positions, equipment

$476.04 @ arrival
NTE $6486.99 per vessel/ per calendar yr.

COBRA:
Commercial Vehicle (Truck) Fee

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

At time and place of vehicles arrival in U.S.

Inspectional overtime/excess preclearance costs/ fee-related positions, equipment

$5.95 @ arrival or $108.93 annual decal (calendar year)

COBRA:
Rail Car Fee

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

Remitted monthly by railroads to CBP

Inspectional overtime/excess preclearance costs/fee-related positions, equipment

$8.99 @ arrival or $108.93 per calendar year payment

COBRA:
Private Aircraft/Vessel Fee

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

At time of arrival in U.S.

Inspectional overtime/excess preclearance costs/fee-related positions, equipment

$29.96 annual decal (calendar year)

 COBRA:
Air/Sea Passenger Fee

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

Part of ticket price; remitted quarterly to CBP

Inspectional overtime/excess preclearance costs/fee-related positions, equipment

$5.99 per arrival; passengers arriving from U.S. territories and possessions, and adjacent islands are exempt from payment
(10-1-97)

COBRA:
Cruise Vessel Passenger Fee

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

Part of ticket price; remitted quarterly to CBP

Inspectional overtime/excess preclearance costs/fee-related positions, equipment

$2.10 per arrival, vessel passengers only from Canada, Mexico, U.S. territories and possessions, and adjacent islands

COBRA:
Ferry Passenger Fee

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

Part of ticket price; remitted quarterly to CBP

Inspectional overtime/excess preclearance costs/fee-related positions, equipment

$2.10 per arrival, vessel passengers arriving aboard a ferry operating south of 27 degrees latitude and east of 89 degrees longitude

COBRA:
Dutiable Mail Fee

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

Paid as part of customs entry process


At recipients residence or local post office

Inspectional overtime/excess preclearance costs/fee-related positions, equipment

$5.99 per dutiable package

COBRA:
Broker Permit Fee

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

CBP Port office where broker is located

Inspectional overtime/excess preclearance costs/fee-related positions, equipment

$150.33 annually

COBRA:
Barge/Bulk Carrier Fee

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

At time and place of arrival in U.S. 

Inspectional overtime/excess preclearance costs/fee-related positions, equipment

$119.83 @ arrival NTE $1634.00 per calendar yr.

Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF)

19 USC 58c, 19 CFR 24.22, applicable Federal Register notices

Paid as part of customs entry process

Offset to CBP commercial operations budget

Formal entries: $27.23 min./.3464% ad valorem/ $528.33 max.; $3.27 manual surcharge;


Informal entries:
$2.18, $6.54, or $9.80

Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF)
Imports

Public Law 99-662

Paid as part of customs entry process

Operation and maintenance of Army Corps projects

.125% ad valorem of merchandise

HMF:
Domestic Movements

Public Law 99-662

Beginning April 27, 1998, exporters were advised to stop payment of the fee

Operation and maintenance of Army Corps projects

.125% ad valorem of merchandise

HMF:
FTZ Admissions

Public Law 99-662

Paid quarterly to bank lockbox in Chicago

Operation and maintenance of Army Corps projects

.125% ad valorem of merchandise

HMF:
Cruise Vessel Passengers

Public Law 99-662

Paid quarterly to bank lockbox in Chicago

Operation and maintenance of Army Corps projects

.125% ad valorem of transportation cost

Agriculture:
Beef Imports Assessment

7 CFR Part 1260

Paid quarterly to bank lockbox in Chicago

Beef research, promotion, consumer information

Varies according to Harmonized Tariff Schedule number

Agriculture:
Pork Imports Assessment

7 CFR Part 1230

Paid as part of customs entry process

Pork research, promotion, consumer information

Varies according to Harmonized Tariff Schedule number

Agriculture:
Honey Imports Assessment

Honey Research, Promotion and Information Act of 1984; Public Law 98-590
7 CFR 1240

Paid as part of customs entry process

Honey research, promotion, consumer information

Varies according to Harmonized Tariff Schedule number

Agriculture:
Cotton Imports Assessment

Cotton Research and Promotion Act of 1989
7 CFR 1205

Paid as part of customs entry process

Cotton research, promotion, consumer information

Varies according to Harmonized Tariff Schedule number

Agriculture:

Potato Imports Assessment

Food, Agriculture and Conservation Act of 1990
7 CFR 1207

Paid as part of customs entry process

Potato research, promotion, consumer information

 Varies according to Harmonized Tariff Schedule number

Agriculture:
Mushroom Imports Assessment

Food, Agriculture and Conservation Act of 1990
7 CFR 1209

Paid as part of customs entry process

Mushroom research, promotion, consumer information

Varies according to Harmonized Tariff Schedule number

Agriculture:
Watermelon Import Assessments

Watermelon Research and Promotion Act
7 CFR 1210

Paid as part of customs entry process

Watermelon research, promotion, consumer information

Varies according to Harmonized Tariff Schedule number

Agriculture:
APHIS Commercial Vessel User Fee

Food, Agriculture and Conservation Act of 1990;
Also MOU

Paid as part of customs entry process

Agricultural quarantine and inspection services

$825 @ arrival

Agriculture:
APHIS Commercial Truck User Fee

Food,  Agriculture and Conservation Act of 1990;
Also MOU

 At the time and place of vessel’s arrival in the U.S.

Agricultural quarantine and inspection services

$7.55 @ arrival or $302 annual decal
FY 2020

Last modified: 
September 25, 2020
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