Notice of Adjustment of the Merchandise Processing Fee Effective October 1, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Notice of Adjustment of the Merchandise Processing Fee

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for fiscal year 2020 will adjust and increase various user fees. Of particular note is the increase in the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF).

The increase in MPF is reflected below:

Minimum – $26.79 up from $26.22
Maximum – $519.76 up from $508.70
Informal – $2.14 up from $2.10

The rate of 0.3464% remains unchanged.

The Federal Register Notice published August 2, 2019 states the adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their corresponding limitations set forth in this notice for Fiscal Year 2020 are required as of October 1, 2019.