After would-be Android developers reported problems registering their merchant accounts with their developer accounts, and as such were prevented from releasing paid-apps into the Android Market, Google informs us that the situation has been addressed. According to a Google employee on the official support forums, the ongoing issue has been resolved.
"The issue you were having should now be resolved. Please reply to me here if you experience any further issue and thank you for your patience!" Alden, Google employee
The problem occurred when Android developers attempted to connect up their merchant accounts. Google makes using their merchant scheme mandatory for developers wishing to release paid apps into the Android Market, but for an extended period the developer site issued an error rather than recognizing the two accounts.
We'd be interested to hear from any developers as to whether they're now able to carry out the process successfully. Let us know in the forums, or in the comments here.