U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently published in the Federal Register a notice announcing that it will be adjusting certain customs user fees and corresponding limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2022.
Annual fee increases are mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which requires CBP to make annual adjustments and fee limitations as necessary to account for inflation. These changes will take effect on October 1, 2021.
Merchandise Processing Fee
The MPF ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. However, the MPF minimum will increase from $27.23 to $27.75 and the maximum will rise from $528.33 to $538.40.
Other Fee Changes
CBP has determined that the base fees and limitations will be adjusted for FY2022 by 11.009%, resulting in the following increases:
- Informal Entry or Release: $2.22 automated, $6.66 manual (currently $2.18 / $6.54)
- Commercial Truck Arrival: $6.10 / $111.01 annual cap (currently $5.95 / $108.93)
- Rail Car Arrival: $9.16 / $111.01 annual cap (currently $8.99 / $108.93)
- Commercial Vessel Arrival: $485.11 / $6610.63 annual cap (currently $476.04 / $6486.99)
- Barge and Other Bulk Carrier Arrival: $122.11 / $1,665.15 annual cap (currently $119.83 / $1,634.00)
- Private Vessel or Aircraft First Arrival/Calendar Year Prepayment: $30.53 (currently $29.96)
- Commercial Vessel or Aircraft Passenger Arrival: $6.11 (currently $5.99), or $2.14 from a U.S. Territory
- Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility, per Individual Waybill/Bill of Lading: $0.39 minimum, $1.11 maximum (currently $0.38 / $1.09)
A complete list of fee changes and corresponding limitations is included in the Federal Register notice.