CBP Adjusts Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) for 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will be adjusted for inflation effective January 1, 2018.

The MPF is assessed by U.S. Customs on most imports into the U.S.  The calculation rate, which is 0.3464 percent of declared cargo value, will remain unchanged. However, the minimum MPF will increase to $25.67 and the maximum will increase to $497.99. (For informal entries valued at less than $2500, the MPF will increase to a set fee of $2.05.)

If your goods qualify for any special trade programs, the MPF could be waived. Contact us to verify whether the MPF will be applicable for your shipments.