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CBP Announces Increase In Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF)

June 1, 2023

What Is MPF?

The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) is a user fee that the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) charges in addition to US Customs Duty and is set at 0.3464% of the entered value of the shipment. This base rate will not be changing. However, this user fee carries a minimum and maximum amount depending on the entered value of the shipment, which will be changing.

Effective October 1, 2021 those rates will be changing as outlined below:

  • Minimum MPF on informal entries (shipments valued under $2500 USD) will increase from $2.18 to $2.22.
  • Minimum MPF on formal entries (shipments valued over $2500 USD) will increase from $27.23 to $27.75.
  • Maximum MPF on a formal entry will increase from $528.33 to $538.40.