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On the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents)
Article 11

Article 11 — Costs of service

  1. The service of judicial documents coming from a Member State shall not give rise to any payment or reimbursement of taxes or costs for services rendered by the Member State addressed.
  2. However, the applicant shall pay or reimburse the costs occasioned by:
    1. recourse to a judicial officer or to a person competent under the law of the Member State addressed;
    2. the use of a particular method of service.

      Costs occasioned by recourse to a judicial officer or to a person competent under the law of the Member State addressed shall correspond to a single fixed fee laid down by that Member State in advance which respects the principles of proportionality and non-discrimination. Member States shall communicate such fixed fees to the Commission.