Provisions in the U.S. Export Apple & Pear Act require that apples be certified to U.S. grades prior to leaving the country.
Fruit/Vegetables Inspection Fees
|Type||Amt||Per||Other Fees||Minimum Fee||Cold Storage Check Loads|
|Apples||7c||package/master carton||Form 294 (Sanitary Certificate) $3.00||$10.00||$15.00|
|Potatoes||9c||cwt.||$10.00||2c per cwt.|
|All other||7c||container||$10.00||2c per container|
Bulk Loads: All commodities - $50.00
|Location||Stationed at one location|
|Full Week||$400.00-40 hour week|
|Partial Week||Hourly Rate $15.00 per hour|
The hourly rate will also be applied on all normal inspections consuming more than 4 hours actuarial inspection or writing time per customary car lot plus the commodity inspection fee.
The following applies only to overtime fees.
Charges for inspections started or completed from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M., Monday through Friday; also inspections made on Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays will be assessed on the following basis:
Regular inspection fee, plus $10.00 per hour.
Regulatory Authority: 801 CMR 4.02: M.G.L. C. 7, ss. 3B, 4; St. 1980, c. 572.