The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced the broker permit user fees for fiscal year 2023. Broker permits are required to legally conduct business as a customs broker, which is an individual that facilitates the importation of goods into the US. The fees are meant to cover the cost of performing necessary functions related to issuing and maintaining these permits.
The broker permit user fee will be $163.71. It is due by February 24, 2023.
CBP encourages brokers to apply for their permits and/or renewals online through the Automated Broker Interface, which is a secure portal that allows applicants to submit and manage their applications electronically. This includes remitting fees via electronic funds transfer or credit card payment.
The broker permit user fee applies to all professionals that conduct business as a customs broker, including those that are self-employed or employed by a firm. As such, it is important to stay up to date on the most recent regulations and fees in order to remain compliant with CBP requirements.
By remitting broker permit user fees, individuals and businesses demonstrate their commitment to following the proper protocol and procedures for importing goods into the US. This not only helps to ensure smooth, efficient customs clearance processes but also ensures that everyone is adhering to the same standards of compliance.
For more information about broker permit user fees or any other import-related regulations, please contact Melba Hubbard, Chief, Broker Management Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 325-6986, or [email protected].
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