|Date: May 19, 2016
Subject: U.S. Customs Begins Truck User Fee Automation Pilot
|U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) recently announced a pilot program allowing the online payment of truck user fees for single crossings into the U.S.
Beginning June 2016, truck carriers will be able to pay single trip user fees on-line prior to crossing into the U.S. at the ports of Buffalo, NY, Detroit, MI or El Paso, TX. Truck user fees are used by CBP to off-set the cost of border inspection costs.
The program is expected to be available at all commercial U.S. crossings by the end of Customs fiscal year 2016. Annual truck user fees can continue to be paid electronically per the program presently in place.
It is hoped this automation program will help alleviate related costs and address border challenges including port congestion, increased wait times and lost driving hours.
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