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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.

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