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Wildlife Import/Export Inspection Fees to Increase as of Jan. 1

Monday, December 19, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Fish and Wildlife Service is increasing the inspection fees paid by wildlife importers and exporters, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Groups affected by this increase include commercial importers/exporters, noncommercial importers/exporters using non-designated ports, anyone importing or exporting live wildlife and/or protected species, and those requiring overtime services.

• designated port base inspection fee - $93
• staffed non-designated port base inspection fee - $145
• non-staffed non-designated port base inspection fee - $145
• premium inspection fee for protected species at any port (species requiring a federal permit) - $93
• premium inspection fee for live wildlife at any port (including live viable eggs and live pupae) - $93
• overtime inspection fee for inspections beginning less than one hour before normal work hours - $53
• overtime inspection fee for inspections after normal work hours, including Saturday and Sunday - $105 minimum for two hours plus $53 for each additional hour
• overtime inspection fee for inspections on federal holidays - $139 minimum for two hours plus $70 for each additional hour

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