As just announced in CBP’s CSMS #18-000465, dated August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees will take effect on October 1, 2018.
The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. However, note the following changes:
- The MPF minimum and maximum for formal entries (class code 499) will change – the minimum will change from $25.67 to $26.22 and the maximum will change from $497.99 to $508.70.
- The Informal MPF (class code 311) will change to $2.10.
- The dutiable mail fee (class code 496) will change to $5.77.
- The surcharge for manual entry or release will change to $3.15.
The Federal Register Notice (83 FRN 37509) can be read here. Another CSMS will be sent when the changes are in the ACE Certification environment for trade testing.