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The Import and Export (Plant Health Fees) (England and Wales) Order 1988

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Reduced fees for export certification services

7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, there shall be paid to the Minister, in place of any basic fee or alternative fee, a reduced fee where the appropriate Minister is satisfied that –

(a)the applicant is not a taxable person for the purposes of the Value Added Tax Act 1983(1) or if he is a taxable person, he makes no taxable supplies of plants, plant products, soil or agricultural machinery for the purposes of that Act, or

(b)the gross value of the articles exported, or sold for export, by the applicant from Great Britain and accompanied by a certificate in the previous financial year was less than £5,000.

(2) Paragraph (1) above shall not apply in respect of services performed in any financial year the reduced fees for which would cause the total amount of the reduced fees, otherwise payable by the applicant under that paragraph, to exceed £250 in that financial year.

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