On July 17, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking [USCBP–2017–0025] to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will be adjusted for inflation in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act, Pub. L. 114–94)). Comments must be received on or before August 16, 2017.
CBP proposes to amend the 19 C.F.R. 24.22 paragraphs set forth in Table 1 to the Federal Register proposal to explain that the specific fee amounts and annual fee limitations are subject to adjustment in accordance with the terms in a new paragraph (k). (19 C.F.R. 24.22). The new paragraph (k) will set forth the methodology for determining whether and by what amount the customs COBRA user fees should be adjusted pursuant to the FAST Act. Table 1 lists both the user fees and corresponding limitations currently set forth in section 24.22. (19 CFR 24.22). CBP proposes to add the table to the regulations as Appendix A to part 24. In addition, CBP is amending several other “fee” paragraphs.