Our rates and surcharges
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The rates provided below on the 2022 Service & Rate Guide take effect on January 3, 2022.
Important - The new "Special Handling Charges will be come effective on January, 4 2021
|Special Handling Charges||United States Dollars (US$)|
|Out of Delivery Area1||US$30.00 or US$0.28 per lb, whichever is greater|
|Out of Pickup Area1||US$30.00 or US$0.28 per lb, whichever is greater|
|Dangerous Goods - Accessible||US$111.00 or US$0.58 per lb, whichever is greater|
|Dangerous Goods - Inaccessible||US$91.00 or US$0.50 per lb, whichever is greater|
|FedEx International Broker Select®||US$10.00 or US$0.51 per lb, whichever is greater|
|Additional Handling - Packaging||US$12.50|
|Additional Handling - Non-Stackable||US$180.00|
|Additional Handling - Oversize||US$83.00|
|Additional Handling - Dimension||US$63.00|
|Additional Handling - Weight||US$12.50|
|Additional Handling - Freight||US$83.00|
|Direct Signature Fee||US$3.00|
|InDirect Signature Fee||US$2.00|
|Adult Signature Fee||US$3.50|
|3rd Party Billing||2.5% of Total Shipment Charges|
|Financial Document Option||US$1.00|
|Priority Alert (Parcel)||US$25.50 or US$1.10 per lb, whichever is greater|
|Priority Alert (Freight)||US$204.00|
1. FedEx Express international shipments delivered to or picked up from remote and less-accessible locations are assessed an out-of-delivery-area or out-of-pickup-area surcharge. Please contact our Customer Service Center for more details.
2. Note: If a shipment contains both dry ice and dangerous goods (accessible or inaccessible), only dangerous goods charges are assessed. The dry-ice surcharge is not assessed.
|Definition||Applicable Services||2021 Rates|
|Additional Handling Surcharge
Express Package Services
A surcharge applies to any shipment that:
1) measure greater than 48 inches (121 cm) along its longest side;
2) measure greater than 30 inches (76 cm) along its second-longest side;
3) Measures greater than 105 inches (266 cm) in length and girth. The length and girth is length plus (two times the height) plus (two times the width).
4) has an actual weight greater than 70 pounds (31kg); or if the average weight of all packages exceed 70 pounds (31kg).
5) is not fully encased in an outer shipping container;
6) is encased in an outer shipping container not made of corrugated fiberboard (cardboard) materials, including but not limited to metal, wood, canvas, leather, hard plastic, soft plastic (e.g., plastic bags) or expanded polystyrene foam (e.g., Styrofoam);
7) is encased in an outer shipping container covered in shrink wrap or stretch wrap;
8) is encased in a soft-sided pack (e.g., courier packs, poly bags and bubble mailers) that exceeds 18 inches (45 cm) along its longest side or 13 inches (33 cm) along its second-longest side or 5 inches (12 cm) in height;
9) is cylindrical, including (without limitation) mailing tubes, cans, buckets, barrels, drums or pails;
10) is bound with metal, plastic or cloth banding, or has wheels, casters, handles, or straps (including packages where the outer surface area is loosely wrapped, or where the contents protrude outside the surface area);
11) could become entangled in or cause damage to other packages or the FedEx sortation system.
For International express, this surcharge applies per shipment even if multiple pieces are bundled in a shipment. If a shipment meets more than one additional handling surcharge criteria (Dim, Weight, Packaging), only the surcharge with highest net rate will apply.
|FedEx International First®
FedEx International Priority®
FedEx International Economy®
|$63 per shipment (dimension)
$12.50 per shipment (weight)
$12.50 per shipment (packaging)
|Additional Handling Surcharge – Freight
Express Freight Services
A surcharge applies to any freight handling unit that measures greater than 62 inches (157 cm) along its longest side.
For International express freight services, this surcharge applies on a per-freight-handling-unit basis even if multiple pieces of freight are bundled in a shipment. FedEx reserves the right to assess additional handling charges for freight and any freight handling unit that require special handling during transit.
|FedEx International Priority® Freight
FedEx International Economy® Freight
|$83 per freight handling unit|
Express Package Services
An oversize charge applies to shipments that exceed 96 inches (243 cm) in length or 130 inches (330 cm) in length and girth.
For International express, this surcharge applies per shipment even if multiple pieces are bundled in a shipment.
A shipment that meets Oversize and Additional Handling (Weight/Packaging) criteria will be subject to both charges.
|FedEx International First®
FedEx International Priority®
FedEx International Economy®
|$83 per shipment|
- FedEx reserves the right to assess additional handling charges for packages that require special handling or that require additional packaging during transit.
- Package shape and dimensions may change during transit, which can affect the package’s dimensional weight and surcharge eligibility. If the dimensions change during transit, FedEx may make appropriate adjustments to the shipment charges at any time.
|Ancillary Clearance Service||Fee||Description|
|Storage||Variable - Based on Number of Days||FedEx may assess a storage charge if your shipment remains uncleared in the FedEx facility within the time limit published in the charges|
|Individual Entry Form||$29.45 USD per Entry||FedEx will apply a fee for preparation of Customs documents to import dutiable shipments requiring formal entry|
|Processing||$11.78USD per entry||Processing fee charged by FedEx to clear entries according to government agency requirements|
|Handling Fee||$17.67 per Airwaybill||FedEx charges a handling fee per shipment based on weight for physically moving your shipment in and out of the local clearance facility|
|Advancement Fee/Disbursement Fee||Charge 2% of Duty and Tax paid on behalf the customer with minimum charge of $5 USD||In the event we disburse duties and taxes on any given shipment to a customs agency, the payer will be assessed an ancillary clearance service fee based on a flat rate or on a percentage of the total amount disbursed.|
Important information about ancillary charges:
- Only available for new merchandise
- Only for customers registered as importers
- We are unable to make the Clarence for individuals
The following surcharge changes will take effect in January 18th, 2021
|Surcharge||What’s changing in 2021?|
Additional Handling Surcharge
Effective Jan. 18, 2021, a surcharge will apply to any Express shipment that measures greater than 105 inches (266 cm) in length and girth (the length and girth is length plus (two times the height) plus (two times the width)). The following will be added to the existing criteria under the Dimension heading.
International Out-of-Delivery-Area Surcharge and International Out-of-Pickup-Area Surcharge
Currently, shipments delivered to or picked up from remote and less-accessible locations outside the U.S. are assessed an International Out-of-Delivery-Area Surcharge or an International Out-of-Pickup-Area Surcharge.
View a list of postal codes or cities where these surcharges currently apply.
Effective Jan. 18, 2021, International Freight shipments to/from the U.S. will be assessed an International Out-of-Delivery-Area Surcharge or an International Out-of-Pickup-Area Surcharge for International Express Freight services based on ZIP code location of the pick-up or delivery.
See the International Out-of-Delivery-Area Surcharge and International Out-of-Pickup-Area Surcharge ZIP code changes PDF for a list of the ZIP codes where these surcharges will apply. These U.S. locations will be in addition to the international postal codes or locations where these surcharges currently apply.
Additional Handling Surcharge — Non-stackable (AHS-NS)
For shipments that are not stackable, an Additional Handling Surcharge will apply. For FedEx Express export freight services, the surcharge will be $180 per shipment. For more information on preparing and palletizing LTL freight, access our comprehensive guidelines for shipping freight online at fedex.com/packagingfreight.
Minimum Billable Weight for FedEx Express Packaging
Effective Jan. 21, 2013 FedEx Express shipments packaged in FedEx Express boxes and tubes will be subject to a minimum billable. Minimum billable weight for FedEx Express tube is 4 kg. & for FedEx Boxes is 1 kg.
FedEx offers qualified businesses the convenience of charging all inbound and outbound shipping, customs duties, taxes and related fees on one account number. With a valid FedEx account, no cash is needed at the time of shipping or receiving packages.
If the recipient’s address is found to be incomplete or incorrect (e.g. incorrect postal codes, omitted apartment numbers or former street addresses for recipients who have relocated), or if a valid telephone number for the recipient is not provided on the air waybill, a special handling fee per address correction will be assessed.
Declared Value for Carriage1
The Declared Value for Carriage fee is US$1.06 per US$100.00 in declared value, with the first US$100.00 or US$9.07 per pound (whichever is greater) free. The maximum Declared Value for Carriage varies by country and type of service , but shall not exceed US$50,000.00 per shipment (US$100,000.00 for FedEx International Priority Freight shipments), For Items of Extraordinary Value, there is a limit of US$1,000.00 or less, depending upon destination country. The Declared Value for Carriage may not exceed the Declared Value for Customs. Call FedEx for more information.
1 Declared Value for Carriage will become effective on January 4, 2021.
Declared Value for Letters and Paks
FedEx Letter maximum declared value is US$100.00 and up to 1 lb, or 30 unfolded pages. FedEx Pak maximum declared value is US$100.00 and up to 2 lbs. Over 2 lbs. use FedEx International Priority rates.
Dimensional weight is calculated by multiplying the length by width by height of each package in inches and dividing the total by 139 (standard density in cubic inches per pound). If dimensional weight exceeds the actual weight, charges may be assessed based on dimensional weight.
Dimensional Weight =
Length(in) x Width(in) x Height(in)
Duties & Taxes
To ensure the fastest delivery possible, FedEx prepays the assessed customs duty and taxes for your express shipments. You may pay this in cash at the time of delivery, or if you prefer the convenience of charging them to your FedEx account, a fee of US$5.00 or 2% of the duties advanced will be billed to you.
All shipments are subject to an adjustable fuel surcharge. The surcharge percentage will be subject to adjustment monthly using a rounded average of the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) spot price for a gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel, as published monthly by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Changes to the FedEx Express fuel surcharge will be applied effective the first Monday of each month. The surcharge percentage will be reflected on your FedEx invoice. The percentage for each month will be available at fedex.com approximately two weeks before the surcharge is applicable.
Limits of Liability
The maximum liability for loss, damage or delay or any claim with regard to any shipment is limited to US$100 or US$9.07 per pound (whichever is greater), unless the shipper declares a greater value for carriage and pays an additional fee.
Invoices for transportation charges are payable within 30 days of the invoice date. Invoices for duties and taxes are payable upon receipt.
Certain restrictions apply. Not all services and products available in all markets. Please call FedEx Customer Service for more details.
Broker Select Option Fee
FedEx International Broker Select shipments may be routed to the FedEx in-bond location that serves your customs broker. When this occurs and you choose to have us deliver the shipment to a recipient who is served by a different FedEx location than your customs broker (such as in a different metropolitan area), a fee may apply.
Accessible Dangerous Goods
Certain dangerous goods must be accessible during transit
FedEx® Delivery Signature Options
We provide three options when you need a signature upon delivery: Indirect Signature, Required, Direct Signature Required and Adult Signature Required.
FedEx On Demand Care
A charge applies if at your request we take remedial action to protect the integrity of a shipment’s contents in transit.
International Out-of-Delivery-Area Surcharge
Shipments delivered to remote and less-accessible locations outside the U.S. are assessed an out-of-delivery-area surcharge. Go to fedex.com/rates-surcharges for a list of postal codes or cities by destination country where this surcharge applies.
International Out-of-Pickup-Area Surcharge
Shipments picked up from remote and less-accessible locations outside the U.S. are assessed an out-of-pickup-area surcharge. Go to fedex.com/rates-surcharges for a list of postal codes or cities by origin country where this surcharge applies.
Third Party Billing Surcharge
A surcharge will apply to shipments that are billed to a third party. The surcharge applies when an account unrelated to the shipper, as solely determined by FedEx, is billed as a third party for the shipment. It will be charged to the third-party payer. See the Billing section in the FedEx Express Terms and Conditions and the FedEx Ground Tariff for the definition of a Bill Third Party shipment.