merchandise processing fee (MPF)

(U.S. Customs) A user fee collected by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for imports as follows: 0.3464 percent ad valorem on formally-entered imported merchandise (generally entries valued over US $2,000), subject to a minimum fee of $25 per entry and a maximum fee of $485 per entry. On informal entries (those valued at less than $2,000), the MPFs are: $2 for automated entries, $6 for manual entries not prepared by Customs, and $9 for manual entries that are prepared by Customs. See user fees.

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