Effective October 1, 2019: Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF) and Other User Fees Adjusted under COBRA

CSMS #39291492 – Information on COBRA User Fee Changes Effective October 1, 2019

Pursuant to the General Notice (84 FRN 37902) published August 2, 2019, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2019.

The FRN may be accessed at the link below:


The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change.

The MPF minimum and maximum for formal entries (class code 499) will change.

The minimum will change from $26.22 to $26.79 and the maximum will change from $508.70 to $519.76.
The fee for informal entry or release (class code 311) will change to $2.14.

The surcharge for manual entry or release will change to $3.21.
The dutiable mail fee (class code 496) will change to $5.89.

Another CSMS will be sent when the changes are in the ACE Certification environment for trade testing.


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