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What are Harbor Maintenance Fees (HMF)?

Common Freight Costs & Charges

 

Who Charges Harbor Maintenance Fees: Customs

 

Charge At: Destination

 

Harbor Maintenance Fees Description: The Harbor Maintenance Fee requires those who benefit from maintenance of US ports and harbors to share the cost of the maintenance. It is struck at 0.125% of the value of the commercial cargo shipped through seaports only.

 


 

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