U.S. Customs User Fee Changes Effective October 1, 2022

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Trade Update • July 3, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it will be adjusting certain customs user fees and corresponding limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2023.

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, 2022.

Merchandise Processing Fee

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.

Other Fee Changes

CBP has determined that the base fees and limitations will be adjusted for FY2023, resulting in the following increases:

  • Informal Entry or Release: $2.37
  • Commercial Truck Arrival: $6.52 per passenger
  • Surcharge for Manual Entry/Release: $3.56
  • Commercial Truck Arrival: $6.50; (CBP fee only), 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.
  • Commercial Vessel Passenger Arrival: $2.29 per passenger
  • Commercial Vessel or Commercial Aircraft Passenger Arrival: $6.52 per passenger
  • Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility: $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.
  • Dutiable Mail: $6.52

A complete list of fee changes and corresponding limitations is included in the Federal Register notice.

For questions about these customs user fee increases please contact us.


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