The transmittal fee is paid for the benefit of the EPO as receiving Office (RO/EP) and its amount is fixed by the EPO. It is to be paid within one month from the date of receipt of the international application. The amount payable is the amount applicable on that date of receipt. IfAs of a date to be set by the President of the EPO, if the PCT request (PCT/RO/101) andthe international application areis filed online in character-coded format on or after 1 April 2018, no transmittal fee is payablewill have to be paid. That date will be published in advance in the EPO's Official Journal.