Sample Customs Clearance Fee Breakdown

 

Want to better understand all those charges on your customs bill? Costs below are for example purposes only!

  • OCEAN FREIGHT CHARGE: $70.00/CBM
  • FREIGHT INSURANCE PREMIUM: $13.50 /CBM
  • INBOUND H/C: (handling charge) $65.00
  • U.S CUSTOMS ENTRY SERICE: $110.00
  • DUTY: depends on product type(s) refer to the Hamonized Tariff Code (HTC)
  • MPF Merchandise Processing Fee: 0.21% OF COMMERCIAL INVOICE VALUE (MIN:$25.00)
  • HMF – Harbor Maintenance Fee: 0.125% OF COMMERCIAL INVOICE VALUE
  • SURETY BOND PREMIUM: $4.50 / $1,000.00 (COMMERCIAL INVOICE VALUE) (MIN.: $45.00)
  • BONDED WAREHOUSE FORKLIFT CHARGE: $75.00
  • PIER PASS: $3.00/CBM
  • CUSTOMS EXAM CHARGE: AT COST (IF OCCUR)
  • FREIGHT DELIVERY CHARGE: $375.00
  • DDC Charge – Delivery Destinations Charge

    Or as one of our first customs broker put it

    Handling Charge = 65.00 – flat fee

    DDC Charge? = 34.26 – Delivery Destinations Charge

    Customs Clearance Fee = 100 it’s a fee for no matter how big the shipment

    Bond = 55.00 it’s base on your invoice Dollar amount , but the minimum is $55

    Import Duty = 188.70 – this is the customs fee to the government, correct? (yes, it is duty tax to government)

    MPF/HMF = 31.38 – what is this? is this a flat fee or variable? It’s Merchandise Processing Fee and Harbor Maintenance Fee.