U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released a notice detailing plans to increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act fees by 26.670% to reflect inflation. Importers will see an increase in their U.S. Customs user fees—minimum and maximum Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF)—effective October 1, 2023.

Below are examples of the current fees and what the adjusted fees will be.

 CurrentEffective Oct 1
Minimum Merchandise Processing Fee$29.66$31.67
Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee$575.35$614.35
Informal Entry or Release$2.37$2.53

The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will not change.

For further assistance and questions on increased fees please reach out to Mohawk Global Trade Advisors.

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