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Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2017

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AGENCY:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION:

General notice.

SUMMARY:

This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual user fee of $138 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by February 3, 2017.

DATES:

Payment of the 2017 Customs Broker User Fee is due by February 3, 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Julia Peterson, Broker Management Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 863-6601.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to section 111.96 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.96(c)), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assesses an annual user fee of $138 for each customs broker Start Printed Page 85992district and national permit held by an individual, partnership, association, or corporation. CBP regulations provide that this fee is payable for each calendar year in each broker district where the broker was issued a permit to do business by the due date. See 19 CFR 24.22(h) and (i)(9). Broker districts are defined in the General Notice entitled, “Geographic Boundaries of Customs Brokerage, Cartage and Lighterage Districts,” published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2000 (65 FR 14011), and corrected, with minor changes, on March 23, 2000 (65 FR 15686) and on April 6, 2000 (65 FR 18151).

As required by 19 CFR 111.96, CBP must provide notice in the Federal Register no later than 60 days before the date that the payment is due for each broker permit. This document notifies customs brokers that for calendar year 2017, the due date for payment of the user fee is February 3, 2017. It is anticipated that for subsequent years, the annual user fee for customs brokers will be due on the last business day of January of each year.

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Dated: November 23, 2016.

Brenda B. Smith,

Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade.

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[FR Doc. 2016-28692 Filed 11-28-16; 8:45 am]

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