USDA drops plan to hike inspection fees on international flights

11/3/2009 | Aviation Daily

After opposition from the airline industry, the Department of Agriculture withdrew a plan to raise fees for agriculture inspections on international flights. The Air Transport Association wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking him to withdraw the fee hike. ATA President and CEO James May said he hopes that "any future consideration of such a change will be done in consultation with the airlines, who question the need for another fee increase."

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