10.039. What are the amounts of these fees? Annex E indicates the amounts of the preliminary examination fee and the handling fee payable to each International Preliminary Examining Authority.
10.041. An applicant who is a natural person and who is a national of and resides in a State whose per capita national income is below 3,000 US dollars (according to the average per capita national income figures used by the United Nations for determining its scale of assessments for the contributions payable for the years 1995, 1996 and 1997), or who is a national of and resides in one of the following States: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Libya, Oman, the Seychelles, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Arab Emirates; or an applicant, whether a natural person or not, who is a national of and resides in a State that is classed as a least developed country by the United Nations, is entitled, in accordance with the Schedule of Fees, item 4, to a reduction of 90% of the handling fee. Information about PCT Contracting States whose nationals and residents are entitled to a reduction of 90% of the handling fee is contained in Annex E. If there are several applicants, each must satisfy one or the other of the above-mentioned criteria. The reduction of the fee will be automatically available to any applicant so entitled on the basis of the indications of name, nationality and residence given in the international application and in Box No. II of the demand. The fee reduction will be available even if one or more of the applicants are not from PCT Contracting States, provided that each of them satisfies the above-mentioned criteria and that at least one of them is a national or resident of a PCT Contracting State bound by Chapter II and thus is entitled to file a demand. The PCT Contracting States whose nationals and residents are eligible for the fee reduction, as outlined above, are listed in Annex C (IB).
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017