Fee-charging Standards for Measuring Instruments

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Chapter I General Principles

Article 1

These Regulations are established in accordance with Article 59 of the Weights and Measures Act (hereinafter referred to as "the Act") and Article 7 of the Statutory Fees Act.

Article 2

The verification body as referred to in these Regulations shall mean the dedicated weights and measures authority, its braches, or any other government agencies (institutions) or organizations commissioned by the dedicated weights and measures authority.

Article 3

The fees for weights and measuring instruments as referred to in these Regulations shall mean the following:
1. Verification fee;
2. Appraisal fee;
3. Type approval fee;
4. Assessment fee;
5. Calibration fee;
6. Certificate and License fee;
7. Permit fee;
8. Registration fee; and
9. Calibration fee for weights.
10. Certification Fee
Fees shall be collected in New Taiwan Dollars. The total sum shall be rounded-up to the closest dollar value.

Chapter II Verification Fee

Article 4

An NTD 500 verification fee for each person each time shall be collected by the verification agency (institution) for dispatching its personnel to conduct verification at the site of storage place of measuring instruments in accordance with Article 8 of the Regulations Governing Verification and Inspection of Measuring Instruments, except that the verification agency (institution) dispatch its personnel to perform the official business at the site of storage or installation place of measuring instruments where they receive an application for verification then and complete the verification within the same day.
If the personnel performing the official business as referred to in the preceding paragraph cannot commute to the place of verification and back within the same day, the verification fees shall be collected in accordance with the costs and expenses set forth in the Directions Governing Domestic Business Travel Expenses.

Article 5

The verification fee for taximeters shall be NTD 35 per set of stationed taximeters and NTD 200 for simulated-road verification and road verification per set.
In item (1), the verification fee for simulated-road verification and road verification shall come into force on 1 July 2013.

Article 6

The verification fees for weighing instrument are shown in Annex 1.

Annex 1:Verification Fees for Weighing Instruments.pdf

Article 7

The verification fee for non invasive automated sphygmomanometers is NTD 15 per set.

Article 8

The verification fees for metal graduated measuring pails and tanks are shown in Annex 2.

Annex 2:Verification Fees for Metal Graduated Measuring Pails and Tanks.pdf

Article 9

The verification fees for diaphragm gas meters are shown in Annex 3. If the applicant requests for verification conducted with its own verification equipment and the verification is conducted one by one by the dedicated weights and measures authority or its branches, the verification fee shall be charged in the amount of two-fifths of the total verification fee payable for the declared quantity of measuring instruments under application.

Annex 3:Verification Fees for Diaphragm Gas Meters.pdf

Article 10

The verification fees for water meters are shown in Annex 4. If the applicant requests for verification conducted with its own verification equipment and the verification is conducted one by one by the dedicated weights and measures authority or its branches, the verification fee shall be charged in the amount of two-fifths of the total verification fee payable for the declared quantity of measuring instruments under application.

Annex 4:Verification Fees for Water Meters.pdf

Article 11

The verification fees for petrol meters are shown in Annex 5.

Annex 5:Verification Fees for Petrol Meters.pdf

Article 12

The verification fee for liquefied petroleum gas flow meters is NTD 2,000 per set.

Article 13

The verification fee for milk hydrometers is NTD 8 per set.

Article 14

The verification fees for electricity meters are shown in Annex 6, and the verification fees for transformers matched with electricity meters are shown in Annex 7.

Annex 6:Verification Fees for Electricity Meters.pdf

Annex 7:Verification Fees for Transformers Matched with Active Electrical Energy Meters.pdf

Article 15

The verification fee for radar speedometers is NTD 5,000 per set.

Article 16

The verification fee for sound level meters is NTD 7,900 per set and Octave-band filters is NTD 3,200 per set which enter into force on January 1, 2017.
The verification fee for sound level meters passed verification prior to the December 31, 2016, is NTD 4,800 per set.

Article 17

The verification fee for breath alcohol testers is NTD 11,500 per set for new testers, or NTD 8,200 per set for tester in-use; the verification fee for evidential breath alcohol analyzers is NTD 12,700 per set for new analyzers, or NTD 11,200 per set for analyzers in-use.
The verification fee mentioned in the preceding Paragraph enters into force on January 1, 2015.
By December 31, 2017, the verification fee for breath analyzers passed for initial verification prior to the December 31, 2014, is NTD 9,400 per set.

Article 18

The verification fee for rice grain moisture meters is NTD 2,400 per set.

Article 18-1

The verification fee for corn moisture meters is NTD 3,400 per set.

Article 19

The verification fee for vehicle exhaust emissions analyzers is NTD 7,000 per set for new analyzers, or NTD 5,050 per set for analyzers in-use.

Article 20

The verification fee for illuminance meters is NTD 3,700 per set for new meters, or NTD 3,300 per set for in-use meters.

Article 21

The verification fee for thermometers is NTD 2 per set.

Article 22

For verification conducted by an organization on its own, the verification fee shall be charged in the amount of one-fifth of the total verification fee payable for the quantity of measuring instruments under application.

Article 22-1

The verification fee for Laser speedometers is NTD 4,500 per set.

Article 22-2

The verification fee for inductive loop speedometers is described as follows:
1. The verification fee for the controller cabinet of inductive loop speedometers is NTD 4,200 per set for new speedometers, or NTD 3,200 per set for speedometers in-use.
2. The base verification fee for the inductive loop of inductive loop speedometers is NTD 6,700; one lane at each site. For each additional lane at the same place of verification, additional NTD 500 shall be charged.

Chapter III Appraisal Fee

Article 23

The appraisal fees for water meters are shown in Annex 8.

Annex 8:Appraisal Fees for Water Meters.pdf

Article 24

The appraisal fee for electricity meters is described as follows:
1. Watt-hour meters and static electricity meters exclusively functioning watt-hour measurement: NTD 1,800 per set;
2. Var-hour meters and static electricity meters exclusively functioning var-hour measurement: NTD 1,800 per set;
3. Watt-hour demand meters and static electricity meters exclusively functioning watt-hour demand measurement: NTD 2,300 per set; and
4. Transformer matched with electricity meters: NTD 3,200 per set.

Article 25

The appraisal fee for diaphragm gas meters is NTD 1,300 per set.

Chapter IV Type Approval Fee and Assessment Fee

Article 26

The type approval fee for measuring instruments is NTD 5,000 per set. The series type approval fee for measuring instruments is NTD 3,000 per set.

Article 26-1

The extension of the validity of type approval or series type approval fee for measuring instruments is NTD 5,000 per set.

Article 27

For measuring instrument laboratories that apply for becoming designated laboratories, the assessment fee shall be charged on the basis of NTD 8,000 per man-day; the same shall apply for re-assessment.
An assessment fee of NTD 4,000 shall be charged for assessments conducted in less than four (4) hours.
An assessment fee of NTD 2,000 shall be charged for assessments conducted to applications made in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations Governing the Recognition of the Designated Testing Laboratory for Measuring Instruments.

Chapter V Calibration Fee

Article 28

The calibration fees for measuring instrument by national measurement laboratories are shown in Annex 9. The calibration fee shall be doubled for cases that the applicant requests for urgent processing.

Annex 9:Calibration Fees for National Measurement Laboratories.pdf

Article 29

The calibration fees for measuring instrument conducted by the dedicated weights and measures authority and its branches are shown in Annex 10. An additional fee of NTD 450 shall be charged for every application case, except for pressure gauges, vernier calipers and micrometers.

Annex 10:Fees for Calibration Conducted by the Dedicated Weights and Measures authority and Its Branches.pdf

Article 29-1

An on-site calibration fee of NTD 500 per person-time shall be charged for calibration conducted by personnel dispatched by the dedicated weights and measures authority or its branches at the storage place of measuring instruments. If the person cannot commute to the place of calibration and back within the same day, the calibration fees shall be collected in accordance with the costs and expenses set forth in the Directions Governing Domestic Business Travel Expenses.

Chapter VI Other Fees

Article 30

Except the certificate fee of NTD 500 for metrological technical personnel certificates, certificate and license fees for certificates or licenses issued in accordance with provisions of the Act shall be NTD 1,000. The same shall apply for issuing replacement or renewed certificates or licenses.

Article 31

A permit fee of NTD 2,000 shall be charged to an organization that is allowed to carry out self-verification.

Article 32

The permit fees for weights and measures organizations is described as follows:
1. NTD 2,200 for manufacturing or repairing industry. The same rate shall apply to alteration of the scope specified in the licenses.
2. NTD 400 for importers.
3. NTD 400 for an extension of licenses.
The above rates shall apply to licenses issued to branches of the organization.

Article 32-1

The registration fee for metrological technical personnel is NTD 1,200 per person.

Article 32-2

The calibration fees for weights conducted by the dedicated weights and measures authority are shown in Annex 11.

Annex 11:Calibration Fees for Weights.pdf

Article 32-3

The re-test fee for prepackaged products is NTD 3,000 for each time.

Article 32-4

The certification fee for reference material by national measurement laboratories are shown in Annex 12.

Annex 12:Certification Fees for Reference Material by National Measurement Laboratories.pdf

Article 33

These Regulations shall come into force from the date of promulgation except for articles whose enforcement date has been set separately.