Merchandise Processing Fees Set To Increase October 1

Posted on Sep 13

Article by: Rick Walker, Vice President – TradeInsights, LCB, CCS


Effective October 1, 2023, Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) rates will be increasing. The new MPF user fees are outlined below:

Minimum MPF on informal entries (shipments valued under $2500 USD) will increase from $2.37 to $2.53.

Minimum MPF on formal entries (shipments valued over $2500 USD) will increase from $29.66 to $31.67.

Maximum MPF on a formal entry will increase from $575.35 to $614.35.

Please note that the MPF ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will not change.

For more information on the increase, please see US Customs and Border Protection General Notice 88 FR 48900.

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