Revision of the Merchandise Processing Fee Billing

Please be advised that on June 15, 2012, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began  retroactive billing for the increased merchandise processing fee (MPF) on formal entries.  The Merchandise processing fee rate increased from 0.21% (.0021) to 0.3464% (.003464). This increase was signed into law on October 21, 2011 and applied to merchandise entered from October 1, 2011 through November 4, 2011.

On July 17, 2012, CBP stated they would reliquidate entries that were erroneously billed no later than October 6,2012. CBP will issue refunds for bills already paid by the importer and will cancel bills to importers that remain outstanding. CBP also stated that incorrectly accessed MPF charges are protestable.

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