Recently, one of the more common questions has been related to the payment of local fees.
These costs can, of course, have a significant impact on whether to carry out PCN notifications for these countries.
For this purpose, I have prepared a quick overview of fees by country, considering the data available at the moment.
For the time being - the latest available data is from April – fees are still being charged by two countries:
- Hungary – price of € 50 per product;
- Italy - € 50 per local distributor (regardless of the number of products).
Four countries - Belgium, the Czech Republic, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg - have not yet defined their situation, which means that they may introduce fees. If these are the countries you sell in, it may be sensible to submit PCN notifications at a later date, when this information becomes known.
For example, Croatia and Spain announced in April that they would not charge fees.
They have thus joined the majority of countries that do not charge fees for PCN notifications. These include Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, and Romania.
If you missed the April review (ECHA did not issue a new document in May and June), you can find it here.