APHIS Fee increase for Commercial Vehicles
The current $205 annual User Fee paid when ordering a commercial vehicle transponder is comprised of two fees, $100 that is retained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and $105 that CBP collects on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to recapture costs associated with conducting agricultural quarantine inspections (AQI) at U.S. ports of entry. On December 28, 2015, the APHIS portion of the annual User Fee will increase to $301.67. The total annual User Fee will be $401.67 per commercial vehicle.
For more detailed information about the APHIS fee increase, please visit www.aphis.usda.gov. See the article titled APHIS Publishes Final Rule, Adjusts Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection Program User Fees from the Latest News section.
*NOTE* All commercial vehicle paper applications must be received by December 24, 2015 to receive the current APHIS rate.
DTOPS has been upgraded with enhanced security software
DTOPS was upgraded with enhanced security software on May 16, 2015. Your password prior to the upgrade is no longer valid. When you attempt to log in for the first time after the upgrade you will be sent an email with a temporary password to the email address listed on file with DTOPS. It is NOT necessary to contact the DTOPS helpdesk to receive a temporary password. You will need to log in using this password instead of your current password. You will then be required to change your password and choose three new security questions. This new password will be valid for 18 months.