9.3.2
Reduction of the examination fee where the international preliminary examination report is being drawn up by the EPO 

Where the EPO has drawn up the international preliminary examination report in respect of an international application, the examination fee is reduced by 50%75% if the EPO is the designated Office (elected Office) (see the Decision of Administrative Council of 13 December 2017 CA/D 17/17, OJ EPO 2018, A4).

If the conditions for a reduction under the language arrangements (see A‑X, 9.2.3) are also fulfilled, the examination fee is first reduced by 50%75%, then by a further 30%, i.e. the total reduction is 65%82.5%, or the amount payable is 17.5% of the full fee.

9.3.3
Reduction of the fees for the international search and international preliminary examination of an international application

The fees for the international search and preliminary examination of an international application are reduced by 75% if the application is filed by a natural person who is a national and a resident of a state which is not an EPC contracting state and which, on the date of filing of the application or of the demand, is listed as a low-income or lower-middle-income economy by the World Bank (see GL/PCT-EPO A-II, 8.2 and 8.4).

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