Today the FDA issued a Federal Register (FR) Notice announcing revised fees for medical device export certificates that will go into effect on September 1, 2015. This is the first time the FDA has changed the fees for these certificates since the start of the export certification program in 1996.
Since February 2003, the FDA's costs to process medical device export certificates have increased. Because of this, the agency is revising the formula used to calculate the number of original and subsequent device export certificates issued and raising the fee for subsequent certificates. These changes are necessary to ensure that the program remains self-sustaining.