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User Fees for Endorsement of International Health Certifications Increase October 1

by Michele Vichich

User Fee rates for endorsement of international health certifications and other Export and Import related services will increase the 1st of October each year. 

USER FEE RATES FOR EXPORT AND IMPORT SERVICES PROVIDED BY USDA, APHIS, VETERINARY SERVICES

ENDORSEMENT OF HEALTH CERTIFICATES

Simple Certificates:

 

 

10/1/2010

to

9-30-2011

10/1/2011

to

9-30-2012

10-1-2012

To

9-30-2013

Products-Animal & Non Animal

(VS Form 16-4)

 

$48.00

 

$49.00

 

$51.00

 

Hatching Eggs

 

$45.00

 

$46.00

 

$48.00

Poultry, including Slaughter Poultry

(VS Forms 17-6)

 

$45.00

 

$46.00

 

$48.00

Ruminants, except slaughter ruminants moving to Canada or Mexico

 

$49.00

 

$51.00

 

$52.00

Slaughter Animals (except poultry) moving to Canada or Mexico

 

$52.00

 

$54.00

 

$56.00

Other Endorsements or Certificates (including dog& cat certificates;  APHIS Form 7001 & others)

 

$36.00

 

$37.00

 

$38.00

 Variable Fee Certificates:

(Based on the number of tests or vaccinations & number of animals or birds on the Certificate)

 

10/1/2010

to

9-30-2011

10/1/2011

to

9-30-2012

10-1-2012

To

9-30-2013

1-2 tests or Vaccinations

Nonslaughter horses to Canada:

First animal

 

$57.00

 

$59.00

 

$60.00

Each additional animal

$6.50

$6.75

$7.00

Other large animals or birds: ---ALSO FOR PET DOGS AND CATS TRAVELING TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES: AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM,SWEDEN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, JAPAN, TAIWAN, ISRAEL AND NORWAY

First animal

$114.00

$117.00

$121.00

Each additional animal

$6.50

$6.75

$7.00

3-6 test or vaccinations: ------ALSO FOR PET DOGS TRAVELING TO SOUTH AFRICA, AND CATS TRAVELING TO ICELAND

First animal

$141.00

$145.00

$150.00

Each additional animal

$11.00

$11.00

$12.00

 

 

10/1/2010

to

9-30-2011

10/1/2011

to

9-30-2012

10-1-2012

To

9-30-2013

 

7 or more tests or vaccinations: ALSO FOR DOGS & CATS TRAVELING TO ICELAND

 

First animal

$163.00

$168.00

$173.00

Each additional animal

$13.00

$13.00

$14.00

 

Germplasm Certificates:

 

Embryo: (Per certificate)

Up to 5 donor pairs

$124.00

$128.00

$132.00

 

Each additional group of donor

Pairs, up to 5 pairs per group, On the same Certificate

$55.00

$57.00

$59.00

Semen:  (Per certificate)

$76.00

$79.00

$81.00

  

EXPORT & IMPORT SERVICES PROVIDED AT AN HOURLY RATE

 

 

10/1/2010

to

9-30-2011

10/1/2011

to

9-30-2012

10-1-2012

To

9-30-2013

Hourly Rate:

(Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30PM)

Per hour

 

$124.00

$128.00

$132.00

Per quarter hour

 

$31.00

$32.00

$33.00

Minimum fee per service

 

$37.00

$39.00

$40.00

Overtime Rate:                                 

Premium hourly rate Monday through Saturday & Holidays:

Per hour

$148.00

$152.00

$156.00

 

Per quarter hour

 

$37.00

$38.00

$39.00

Premium rate for Sundays:

 

Per hour

 

$168.00

$172.00

$176.00

Per quarter hour

 

$42.00

$43.00

$44.00

 

Note: All hourly rates include travel time.

 

                       

 

 

COMMON REQUEST FOR IMPORT SERVICES:

 

 

Re-Importation of pet Birds:

(U.S. origin birds being returned to the U.S. are eligible for home quarantine.  Non U.S. origin birds must go through 30 day quarantine at the port of entry-Usually New York or Miami.)

 

 

10/1/2010

to

9-30-2011

10/1/2011

to

9-30-2012

10-1-2012

To

9-30-2013

Pet birds which have been out of

The U.S. 60 days or less

$162.00

$167.00

$172.00

Pet birds which have been out of

the U.S. more than 60 days

$385.00

$397.00

$409.00

 

Import Compliance Assistance:

(Shipments stopped by agricultural hold)

 

Simple (4 hours or less)

Per Shipment

$105.00

$108.00

$111.00

Complicated (more than 4 hours)

Per Shipment

$531.00

$548.00

$565.00

 

Note: Flat fees apply only to shipments of germplasm.  Other compliance assistance is charged by the hour.

 

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

User fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to “USDA, APHIS, VS”.

If user fee charges are routine, then an account may be opened with USDA, APHIS.  Please contact the MD/DE/DC Area Office (phone number 410-349-9708), for information on how to apply for an account.

 

The animal import regulations of other countries may be found on the Internet.  This website is maintained by USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services and is always up-to-date.  The URL is http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ncie.iregs/animals.

All livestock, horses, poultry and bird certificates for international export must be issued by a federally accredited veterinarian and endorsed by USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services.  Pet dog and cat certificates may or may not require our endorsement.  When endorsement is necessary, it is because it is required by the country of destination.  Commercial shipments of dogs and cats, (usually defined by the country of destination as animals not traveling with an owner, or more than two animals in a shipment), usually require a USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services endorsement of their international health certificate.

Certificates for endorsement may be mailed to our office with original copies of all laboratory tests results, and a check or money order to cover the user fee.  The postal service is too slow in some situations. Therefore certificates for endorsement may be sent to our office by Federal Express, UPS, or overnight mail with a prepaid air bill or stamped and addressed express mail envelope enclosed for return.  We can only pay return charges or postage for regular mail, to return certificates to a sender.

Clients may also hand carry certificates to our office for endorsement.  If they wish to do this they will need to schedule an appointment.  Our appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00PM.  However, it behooves your client to call for an appointment for this service.

Our e-mail address: VSVMD@usda.gov

Send Certificates to the

Following address:                                            

USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services                                    

1598 Whitehall Road

Annapolis, MD 21409                                                          

(410) 349-9708                                                          

(301) 261-8113 FAX

 

PAPERWORK TO SEND:

*  International Health Certificate Form #7001

*  Rabies certificate

*  Bilingual certificate (if required by the country of destination

*  Check or money order payable to: “USDA, APHIS, VS”  

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