Increase in Merchandise Processing Fee

Thursday, November 3, 2011

 

 

Increase in Merchandise Processing Fee

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced their automated system will be ready to accept the new rate for the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) beginning November 5, 2011. The announcement was made via CSMS 11-000274.  Message

The increase to the MPF from 0.21% to 0.3464% was signed into law October 21, 2011, and is retroactive to October 1, 2011. The minimum and maximum fees, $25 and $485, respectively, remain the same.  For entries filed October 1, 2011 through November 4, 2011, CBP will bill the importer for the increase.  Differences less than $20 will be disregarded.   Source