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Merchandise Processing Fee

Merchandise Processing Fee
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The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) is a user fee collected by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to help process merchandise entering into the U.S. and to monitor customs and trade compliance. The MPF is assessed and paid at the time of entry summary, and the fee is based on the value of the merchandise being imported (not including duty, freight and insurance charges).

Please note the following:

  • Formal customs entries are generally required for shipments valued at USD$2,500 and above.

  • Effective October 1, 2019, the minimum MPF will increase from USD$26.22 to USD$26.79 and the maximum MPF will increase from USD$508.70 to USD$519.76.

  • Goods that originate in a NAFTA country and qualify to be marked as Canadian goods, according to the Marking Rules, are exempt from the MPF.

For more information, please refer to US Federal Register General Notice - CPB COBRA Fees to be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2020.