In respect of applicants entitled to file an international application with the EPO as receiving Office (see point 43
the reduction applies if the applicant is a natural person who is a national of and resides in one of the following states: Albania (AL), Bulgaria (BG), Croatia (HR), Cyprus (CY), Czech Republic (CZ), Estonia (EE), Greece (GR), Hungary (HU), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT), Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK), Malta (MT), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK), Slovenia (SI), Turkey (TR). On 1 January 20162017,
these EPC/PCT contracting states fell within the criteria of point 55
(a) of the PCT Schedule of Fees.