Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Notice of Adjustment of the Merchandise Processing Fee in 2018
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for fiscal year 2018 will adjust and increase several user fees. Of particular note is the increase in the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF).
The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees for Fiscal Year 2018 are based upon a 2.677% rate adjustment.
The increase in MPF is reflected below:
Minimum – $25.67 up from $25.00
Maximum – $497.99 up from $485.00
Informal – $2.05 up from $2.00
The rate of 0.3464% remains unchanged
The Federal Register notice, published last week indicates the adjusted fees will go into effect January 1, 2018.