REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 30

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance

September 6, 2006

 

New Registered Importer Fees

 

On August 4, 2006, NHTSA published (at 71 Fed. Reg. 43985) a final rule adjusting the fees in 49 CFR Part 594 relating to the activities of Registered Importers (RIs). The new fees will apply for the next two fiscal years, from October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2008.

 

NHTSA is required by statute to make appropriate adjustments in these fees at least every two years and to establish the fees before the beginning of the fiscal year in which they will apply. The fees were last adjusted through a final rule published in 2004. Those fees have been in effect for the past two fiscal years.

 

If you wish to review the final rule, you can access it on the following Internet link:

http://frwebgate5.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate.cgi?WAISdocID=508809220997+1+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve

 

The following table sets forth the existing fee for each RI activity and the new fee that will be charged beginning October 1, 2006:

 

Activity

Current Fee

New Fee

Change

New Registration Application

$830

$677

-$260

Registration Renewal

$745

$570

-$175

Petitions for Eligibility

 

 

 

Substantially Similar

$175

$175

No Change

Capable

$800

$800

No Change

Petitioner Requested Inspection of Vehicle

$827

$827

No Change

Vehicle Importations

 

 

 

Non-Canadian - Substantially Similar

$150

$208

+$58

Non-Canadian Capable

$150

$208

+$58

Canadian

0

0

No Change

Administrator Initiated Eligibility

$125

$125

No Change

Conformance Bond Processing

$9.30

$9.77

+$0.47

Processing the Conformity Package

 

 

 

Paper Entry

$18

$13

-$5

Automated Broker Interface (ABI) Entry

$6

$6

No Change

ABI Entry with 1 or more errors

$48

$48

No Change

Erroneous ABI Entry (w/electronic corrections)

$12

$12

No Change