Fidelity's information about their Spartan International Index Fund - Investor Class (FSIIX) has the following information about expenses and fees:

Expenses & Fees

Is the 0.17% management fee included in the 0.20% expense ratio, or is it in addition to it?

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The expense ratio is the annual fee that all funds or ETFs charge their shareholders. It expresses the percentage of assets deducted each fiscal year for fund expenses, including 12b-1 fees, management fees, administrative fees, operating costs, and all other asset-based costs incurred by the fund.

Expense Ratio(Morningstar)

Costs associated with mutual funds but not included in operating expenses are loads and redemption fees, which, if they apply, are paid directly by fund investors.

Expense Ratio(Investopedia)

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