U.S. Customs’ to test prepay option for the commercial truck single-crossing user fee
Posted May 4, 2016
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to conduct a pilot test program to allow a new payment option for commercial truck single-crossing user fees. The CBP regulations specify the applicable user fee for commercial trucks upon arrival into the United States and the methods of payment, which include payment on an annual basis or on a per crossing basis.
Although commercial truck carriers can electronically prepay the user fees on an annual basis, carriers who opt for the single-crossing user fee must pay the fee upon arrival at a U.S. port of entry. The pilot will enable the owner, agent, or person in charge of a commercial truck to prepay the single-crossing user fee online prior to arrival at a port of entry.
The pilot will not affect the annual commercial truck user fee payment option.
The pilot will begin at the Buffalo, Detroit, and El Paso ports of entry starting on June 2, 2016. If it is determined that the pilot is working successfully at these initial ports, the pilot would be expanded to all U.S. land border ports of entry that process commercial trucks. The exact date of the expansion to all U.S. land border ports of entry would be announced on the CBP website.
The pilot will run for approximately one year. Comments concerning the pilot may be submitted at any time during the pilot period.
Written comments concerning any aspect of the pilot should be submitted to the Program Manager, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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