Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF)Posted on May 31, 2013
Merchandise that is formally entered or released is subject to the payment to Customs of an ad valorem fee of 0.21 percent. The fee shall be due and payable to Customs by the importer of record of the merchandise at the time of presentation of the entry summary and shall be based on the value of the merchandise. Per entry, the ad valorem fee (MPF) shall not exceed $485 and shall not be less than $25. This fee is assessed differently for formal and for informal entries or releases. An ad valorem fee and other charges are applicable according to the provisions of 19 CFR § 24.23.