Merchandise Processing Fee
MPF for informal entries is assessed on goods that are transported to the U.S. via air, ship and international mail. MPF for informal entries is a set fee and ranges from $2.22, $6.66 or $9.99 per shipment. Formal and informal entries are subject to a manufacturing processing fee. The Code of Federal Regulations 19 CFR 24.23(b)(1) requires the importer of record to pay the fee to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the time of presenting the entry summary. Formal entries are required for imports of commercial goods valued at $2,500 or more.
Informal entries generally, do not require a CBP bond and are usually for personal use imports or commercial imports valued less than $2,500 (only if the Port Director requests based on importation).
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