EU/346
WTO/SPS
CE Europäische Union
  • 65 - Landwirtschaft
  • 67 - Lebensmitteltechnologie
2019-10-11
2019-09-12

Animals, products of animal origin, composite products, germinal products, animal by-products, derived products and hay and straw, plants, plant products

Draft Commission Implementing Regulation to establish rules for uniform application of frequency rates for identity checks and physical checks on certain consignments of animals and goods entering the Union (Text with EEA relevance). Language(s): English. Number of pages: 13

It follows from Regulation (EU) 2017/625 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products, that certain categories of animals and goods coming from third countries must be subject to specific official controls at the border control posts.

This Regulation lays down rules for the uniform application of the appropriate frequency rate of identity checks and physical checks on consignments of animals and goods referred to in Article 47(1) (a), (b) and (c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 intended to be placed on the market.

The appropriate level of frequency rates on identity checks and physical checks are established taking into account information regarding the risks associated with the categories of animals and goods.

The regulation establish the procedures for modification of the frequency rates for identity checks and physical checks and rules for the uniform application of the frequency rates.

To ensure the effectiveness of the official controls the Regulation establish procedure for the selection of the consignment for identity checks and physical checks in such a way that it is not possible for the operator responsible for the consignments to predict whether any particular consignment will be subject of checks.

For certain third countries with which the Union has reached agreement on equivalency, a reduction in the physical checks on certain products can be applied, Therefore the level of frequencies of physical checks specified in these veterinary agreements are applied in this Regulation.

The rules laid down in this Regulation ensure a continuation of the requirements on establishing the minimum frequency rate for identity checks and physical checks. 

Date of application: 14 December 2019