Applicable Registration Fee
To align registration fees with the cost of licensing, compliance and other related activities, the Department adopted a three-tier registration fee schedule in September 2008. The schedule is as follows:
- The first tier is an annual flat fee of $2,250.00. The first tier fee is applicable to:
The second tier is a set fee of $2,750 for registrants renewing their registration who have submitted and received a favorable authorization on ten or fewer license applications or request for authorization during a twelve month period, ending 90 days prior to the expiration of their current registration.
The third tier is a calculated fee for registrants who have submitted and received favorable authorization on more than ten license applications or request for authorization during the twelve month period, ending 90 days prior to the expiration of the current registration. For these registrants, the fee calculation is $2,750 plus $250 times the total number of applications over ten. To ensure fairness to those registrants who may fall within the third tier who may have many applications but all of a low value, there is a provision for a reduced fee if the fee calculated above is greater than 3 percent of the total value of all applications. In such cases, the fee will be 3 percent of the total value of all applications or $2,750, whichever is greater.
- First time registrants (Manufacturer, Exporters and Brokers);
- Annual registration renewals for Brokers (U.S. and foreign);
- Registrants who did not submit any license applications or request for authorization during the twelve month period, ending 90 days prior to the expiration of the current registration.
License applications and authorizations which received a favorable decision (e.g., issuance or approval) are included in the tier calculation. The following license types and actions are counted: DSP-5, DSP-6, DSP-53, DSP-61, DSP-62, DSP-73, DSP-74, DSP-85, DSP-119, TAA, WDA and MLA Authorizations.
License applications or request for authorizations in which unfavorable decision (e.g., Return Without Action, Denial, or Revocation) were rendered are not included in the tier calculation. Also excluded are Brokering License, Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ), and General Correspondence (GC) requests.
Fees for registrants, including universities, who are exempt from income taxation pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) may be reduced to the first-tier registration fee provided proof of such status (i.e., IRS certification) is submitted with their registration package. The IRS certification must apply to all entities/affiliates listed in the registration submission.