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APHIS Issues Final Rule on User Fees for Import, Export Services

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued its final rule on regulations concerning user fees for import and export-related services for animals, animal products, birds, germ plasm, organisms and vectors.  APHIS is increasing these fees for fiscal years 2009 through 2013. The rule will go into effect April 29, 2009.

The increase in annual collections from user fees included in this final rule would be about $5.3 million in FY 2009 and rising to about $14 million in 2013.  Based on the available information, APHIS expects the effects of the changes contained in this final rule to be small whether the entity affected is small or large.

To view this final rule, published in Monday’s Federal Register, click here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-7022.htm


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