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AQI treatment monitoring fees Q&A

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) charges user fees to recover the costs of conducting agriculture quarantine inspections (AQI) at U.S. ports of entry. Effective December 28, 2015, APHIS adjusted the fees it charges to better align them with the costs of delivering AQI services. APHIS also added two new fees—one for the application and monitoring of phytosanitary treatments and another for cruise ship passenger inspections.

Since the new fees went into effect, there have been a number of questions about the treatment monitoring user fee including what it covers and how to pay it. To that end, we invite you to review the Q&A on their website for clarification. As always, Customized Brokers stands by ready to answer additional questions you may have and we thank you for choosing us as your customs clearance partner.