The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted notice of an increase in user fees, effective October 1, 2022. According to the agency, this is an effort to help offset rising inflation in the country. Importers will see an increase in their U.S. Customs user fees—minimum and maximum Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF).

The ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. Ad Valorem means the rate is charged based on the entered value of the merchandise after it meets the minimum, up to the maximum.

The MPF for formal entries will change for both formal and informal. The minimum MPF will change from $27.75 to $29.66 USD, and the maximum will change from $538.40 to $575.35 USD. This affects the minimum and maximum rates only. 

Additionally, the fee for informal entry/release will change to $2.37. The surcharge for manual entry/release will change to $3.56.

Furthermore, the commercial truck arrival fee will change to $6.50. According to the CBP, this fee is the CBP fee only. This does not include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Agricultural and Quarantine Inspection (AQI) service fee (currently $7.55) that is collected by CBP on behalf of the USDA to make a total single crossing fee of $14.05.

For further information, please refer to the full CBP announcement. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our International Team at

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