On August 1, 2018, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a general notice [CBP Dec. 18-08] announcing that CBP is adjusting certain customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2019 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 this notice for Fiscal Year 2019 are required as of October 1, 2018.

Table 1 — Customs COBRA User Fees and Limitations Found in 19 C.F.R. 24.22 as Adjusted for Fiscal Year 2019

19 U.S.C. 58c

19 C.F.R. 24.22 Customs COBRA User Fee/Limitation

New Adjusted Fee/Limitation

(a)(1) (b)(1)(i) Fee: Commercial Vessel Arrival Fee

$458.35

(b)(5)(A) (b)(1)(ii) Fee: Commercial Vessel Arrival Fee Limitation: Calendar Year Maximum for Commercial

$6,245.97

(a)(8) (b)(2)(i) Fee: Barges and Other Bulk Carriers Arrival Fee

$115.37

(b)(6) (b)(2)(ii) Limitation: Calendar Year Maximum for Barges and

$1,573.29

(a)(2) (c)(1) Other Bulk Carriers Arrival Fees Fee: Commercial Truck Arrival Fee2, 3

$5.75

(b)(2) (c)(2) and (3) Limitation: Commercial Truck Calendar Year Prepayment Fee4

$104.89

(a)(3) (d)(1) Fee: Railroad Car Arrival Fee

$8.65

(b)(3) (d)(2) and (3) Limitation: Railroad Car Calendar Year Prepayment Fee

$104.89

(a)(4) (e)(1) and (2) Fee and Limitation: Private Vessel or Private Aircraft – First Arrival/Calendar Year Prepayment Fee

$28.84

(a)(6) (f) Fee: Dutiable Mail Fee

$5.77

(a)(5)(A) (g)(1)(i) Fee: Commercial Vessel or Commercial Aircraft Passenger Arrival Fee

$5.77

(a)(5)(B) (g)(1)(ii) Fee: Commercial Vessel Passenger Arrival Fee (from one of the territories and possessions of the United States)

$2.02

(a)(7) (h) Fee: Customs Broker Permit User Fee

$144.74

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 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 19 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 20th (and subsequent) single-crossing is only the APHIS/AQI fee and no longer includes the CBP Commercial Truck Arrival fee (for the remainder of that calendar year).

3. The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is adjusted down from $5.77 to the nearest lower nickel. See 82 Fed. Reg. 50523 (November 1, 2017).

4. See footnote 2 above.

Table 2 — Customs COBRA User Fees and Limitations Found in 19 C.F.R. 24.23 as Adjusted for Fiscal Year 2019

19 U.S.C. 58c

19 C.F.R. 24.23 Customs COBRA User Fee/Limitation

New 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

$1.05

(b)(9)(B)(i) (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) Limitation: Minimum Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee5

$0.37

(b)(9)(B)(i) (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) Limitation: Maximum Express

Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub

Facility Fee

$1.05

(a)(9)(B)(i);

(b)(8)(A)(i)

(b)(1)(i)(B)(1) Limitation: Minimum Merchandise Processing Fee (Rate remains 0.3464%)

$26.22

(a)(9)(B)(i);

(b)(8)(A)(i)

(b)(1)(i)(B)(1) Limitation: Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee8 (Rate remains 0.3464%)

$508.70

(b)(8)(A)(ii) (b)(1)(ii) Fee: Surcharge for Manual Entry or Release

$3.15

(a)(10)(C)(i) (b)(2)(i) Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Automated and Not Prepared by CBP Personnel

$2.10

(a)(10)(C)(ii) (b)(2)(ii) Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Manual and Not Prepared by CBP Personnel

$6.29

(a)(10)(C)(iii) (b)(2)(iii) Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Automated or Manual; Prepared by CBP Personnel

$9.44

(b)(9)(A)(ii) (b)(4) Fee: Express Consignment Carrier/

Centralized Hub Facility Fee, Per

Individual Waybill/Bill of Lading Fee

$1.05

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

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