The Food and Drug Administration has announced the amount of the new fees that its Center for Veterinary Medicine will begin assessing Oct. 1 for issuing export certificates for animal food. CVM issued about 933 such certificates in fiscal year 2014 and the new fees were authorized by the Food Safety Modernization Act to help recoup the associated costs, which previously had been covered by appropriated funds.
The fee for issuing the first certificate will be $175, the maximum allowable amount and consistent with the export certification fees assessed since FY 1997 by other FDA centers that provide export certification for drugs and medical devices. Additional certificates for the same product(s) issued in response to the same request will be subject to fees of $155 for the second certificate and $70 for all subsequent certificates.
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