On July 29, 2020 US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a general notice [CBP Dec. 20-14] that announces that CBP is adjusting certain customs user fees and corresponding limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2021 in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) as implemented by CBP regulations. The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their corresponding limitations set forth in the notice for Fiscal Year 2021 are required as of October 1, 2020:

Table 1 — Customs COBRA User Fees and Limitations Found in 19 C.F.R. 24.22 as Adjusted for Fiscal Year 2021

19 U.S.C. 58c19 C.F.R. 24.22Customs COBRA User Fee/LimitationNew Adjusted Fee/Limitation
(a)(1)(b)(1)(i)Fee: Commercial Vessel Arrival Fee$476.04
(b)(5)(A)(b)(1)(ii)Fee: Commercial Vessel Arrival Fee Limitation: Calendar Year Maximum for Commercial$6,486.99
(a)(8)(b)(2)(i)Fee: Barges and Other Bulk Carriers Arrival Fee$119.83
(b)(6)(b)(2)(ii)Limitation: Calendar Year Maximum for Barges and$1,634.00
(a)(2)(c)(1)Other Bulk Carriers Arrival Fees Fee: Commercial Truck Arrival Fee2, 3$5.95
(b)(2)(c)(2) and (3)Limitation: Commercial Truck Calendar Year Prepayment Fee4$108.93
(a)(3)(d)(1)Fee: Railroad Car Arrival Fee$8.99
(b)(3)(d)(2) and (3)Limitation: Railroad Car Calendar Year Prepayment Fee$108.93
(a)(4)(e)(1) and (2)Fee and Limitation: Private Vessel or Private Aircraft – First Arrival/Calendar Year Prepayment Fee$29.96
(a)(6)(f)Fee: Dutiable Mail Fee$5.99
(a)(5)(A)(g)(1)(i)Fee: Commercial Vessel or Commercial Aircraft Passenger Arrival Fee$5.99
(a)(5)(B)(g)(1)(ii)Fee: Commercial Vessel Passenger Arrival Fee (from one of the territories and possessions of the United States)$2.10
(a)(7)(h)Fee: Customs Broker Permit User Fee$150.33

2. The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is the CBP fee only- it does not include the USDA APHIS agricultural quarantine and inspection (APHIS/AQI) fee (currently $7.55)  that is collected by CBP on behalf of USDA. See 7 C.F.R. 354.3(c) and 19 C.F.R. 24.22(c)(1). Once 18 Single Crossing Fees have been paid and used for a vehicle identification number (VIN)/vehicle in a Decal and Transponder Online Procurement System (DTOPS) account within a calendar year, the payment required for the 19th (and subsequent) single-crossing is only the APHIS/AQI fee (currently $7.55) and no longer includes CBP’s $5.95 Commercial Truck Arrival fee (for the remainder of that calendar year).

3. The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is adjusted down from $5.99 to the nearest lower nickel. See 82 Fed. Reg. 50523 (November 1, 2017).

4. The Commercial Truck Calendar Year Prepayment Fee is the CBP fee only; it does not include the AQI Commercial Truck with Transponder Fee (currently $301.67) that is collected by CBP on behalf of APHIS to make the total Commercial Vehicle Transponder Annual User Fee of $410.60..

Table 2 — Customs COBRA User Fees and Limitations Found in 19 C.F.R. 24.23 as Adjusted for Fiscal Year 2021

19 U.S.C. 58c19 C.F.R. 24.23Customs COBRA User Fee/LimitationNew 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$1.09
(b)(9)(B)(i)(b)(1)(i)(B)(2)5Limitation: Minimum Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee5$0.38
(b)(9)(B)(i)(b)(1)(i)(B)(2)7Limitation: Maximum Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee6$1.09
(a)(9)(B)(i); (b)(8)(A)(i)(b)(1)(i)(B)(1)8Limitation: Minimum Merchandise Processing Fee (Rate remains 0.3464%)9$27.23
(a)(9)(B)(i); (b)(8)(A)(i)(b)(1)(i)(B)(1)10Limitation: Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee (Rate remains 0.3464%)11,12$528.33
(b)(8)(A)(ii)(b)(1)(ii)Fee: Surcharge for Manual Entry or Release$3.27
(a)(10)(C)(i)(b)(2)(i)Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Automated and Not Prepared by CBP Personnel$2.18
(a)(10)(C)(ii)(b)(2)(ii)Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Manual and Not Prepared by CBP Personnel$6.54
(a)(10)(C)(iii)(b)(2)(iii)Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Automated or Manual; Prepared by CBP Personnel$9.80
(b)(9)(A)(ii)(b)(4)Fee: Express Consignment Carrier/ Centralized Hub Facility Fee, Per Individual Waybill/Bill of Lading Fee$1.09

5 Appendix B of part 24 inadvertently included a reference to paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) of section 24.23. However, the reference should have been to paragraph (b)(4)(ii). CBP intends to publish a future document in the Federal Register to make a technical correction to Appendix B of part 24. This technical correction will also address the inadvertent errors specified in footnotes 7, 8, and 10 below.

6 Although the minimum limitation is published, the fee charged is the fee required by 19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(9)(A)(ii).

7 Appendix B of part 24 inadvertently included a reference to paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) of section 24.23. However, the reference should have been to paragraph (b)(4)(ii).

8 Appendix B of part 24 inadvertently included a reference to paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B)(1) of section 24.23. However, the reference should have been to paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B).

9 Only the limitation is increasing; the ad valorem rate of 0.3464 percent remains the same. See 82 FR 50523 (November 1, 2017).

10 Appendix B of part 24 inadvertently included a reference to paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B)(1) of section 24.23. However, the reference should have been to paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B).

11 Only the limitation is increasing; the ad valorem rate of 0.3464 percent remains the same. See 82 FR 50523 (November 1, 2017).

12 For monthly pipeline entries, see https://www.cbp.gov/trade/entry-summary/pipeline-monthly-entryprocessing/pipeline-line-qa.