Wednesday, August 19, 2009

MPF and Duty Preference Programs

The general rule is that the Merchandise Processing Fee “MPF” is due in the amount of $2 for each informal entry and 0.21% of the value for formal entries, with a minimum of $25 and maximum of $485. However, some of the Duty Preference Programs do not require payment of the MPF. For example, goods eligible for NAFTA are exempt from payment of the MPF, while goods eligible for MFTA are not exempt.

CBP has posted a new chart that shows each preference program and whether goods are exempt or not exempt from payment of the MPF. Click HERE to view the chart.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here is the link to the MPF chart. Thanks.

http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/trade_programs/international_agreements/merchandise_fee/merchandise_pf_table.ctt/merchandise_pf_table.pdf

Wizard said...

Thank you for alerting us to that error!