For us it seems to be a pretty rare occurance, still Hyundai must have had troubles with the VACIS exams in the US.

Here the Hyundai circular:


Re:  Increase of VACIS Exam Charge Effective September 1, 2014


Please be advised due to increased costs associated with handling of units called for VACIS exam by U.S. Customs, we must increase this pass-through expense for all U.S. West Coast and Gulf area terminals for both Import and Export cargoes as follows:



Current Charge

New Amount


U.S. West Coast (LAX/OAK/TIW/SEA)

Gulf Ports






September 1, 2014

September 1, 2014