© [2020], Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Originally published in the [07/29/2020] issue of the Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report. Reprinted by permission.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a final rule that, effective July 24, adds the following to the list of user fee airports.

– New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, N.Y.

– Lakeland Linder International Airport in Lakeland, Fla.

– Boca Raton Airport in Boca Raton, Fla.

– Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif.

An airport may be designated as a user fee airport if CBP determines that its volume or value of business is insufficient to justify the unreimbursed availability of customs services for the processing of aircraft entering the U.S. and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft. Such services are paid for by the user fee airport, which is then reimbursed by the recipients of the services. Generally, the type of airport that would seek designation as a user fee airport is one at which a company such as an air courier service has a specialized interest in regularly landing.