Pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2018. The Federal Register Notice 83 FRN 37509 may be accessed at the link below:
It is important to note that the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. The MPF minimum and maximum for formal entries (class code 499) WILL change. The minimum will change from $25.67 to $26.22 and the maximum will change from $497.99 to $508.70.
Additionally, the Informal MPF (class code 311) will change to $2.10, the dutiable mail fee (class code 496) will change to $5.77, and the surcharge for manual entry or release will change to $3.15.
If you have any questions, please contact your V. Alexander account team.