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October 2023 Merchandise Processing Fee Update

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be adjusting certain user fees on October 1, 2023. The minimum merchandise processing fee (MPF) will be increased to $31.67 from $29.66 and the maximum will be raised to $614.35 from $575.35.

MPF is assessed by CPB for most imports into the US on an ad valorem basis, with the percentage being used to calculate MPF remaining at .3464%. MPF will be waived for goods that qualify for certain free trade agreements, such as USMCA. The MPF for entries under $2,500 will be increased to $2.53 from $2.37.

Some other fees that are changing include the surcharge for manual entries to $3.80. The dutiable mail fee (class code 496) will change to $6.97, and the express consignment carrier/centralized hub facility fee will change to $1.27 per individual waybill/bill of lading.

For more details on how this change could impact your imports, reach out to

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