Q: Is the Merchandising Processing Fee (MPF) Increasing in 2021?
A: Yes, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), posted notice of the below-noted increase(s) in user fees, which are effective October 1, 2021. CBP will increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) ‘User Fees’ by 11.009 percent to adjust for inflation in the fiscal year 2022.
New Rates Include:
- MPF Minimum: $27.75 (previously $27.23)
- MPF Maximum: $538.40 (previously $528.33)
- Informal Entry Fee: $2.22 (Previously $2.18)
Fee increases are mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, passed in 2015, requiring CBP to make necessary inflation adjustments and fee limitations.
For more information on the annual increase or any other customs brokerage related question please contact Brokerage@glc-inc.com