Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2246 of 15 December 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council

WTO code G/SPS/N/EU/538
Date notice 14/01/2022
Notice type Regular
Title Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2246 of 15 December 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 lays down rules concerning the temporary increase of official controls upon entry into the Union on certain food and feed of non-animal origin from certain third countries (in Annex I); special import conditions for certain food and feed from certain third countries due to the contamination risk by mycotoxins, including aflatoxins, pesticide residues, pentachlorophenol and dioxins and microbiological contamination (in Annex II - increased official border controls and official certificate accompanied by the results of sampling and analysis in the third country).

This Implementing Regulation amends Annexes I and II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 by introducing the following changes:

- Transfer from Anne I to Annex II of black pepper from Brazil, aubergines, peppers other than sweet and yardlong beans from Dominican Republic and mandarins and oranges from Turkey;

- Transfer from Annex II to Annex I of groundnuts and products produced from ground nuts from Argentina and hazelnuts and products produced from hazelnuts from Azerbaijan;

Deletion from Annex I of hazelnuts and products produced from hazelnuts Turkey;

- Decrease in the frequency of identity and physical checks laid down in Annex I for sweet peppers from China;

- Increase in the frequency of identity and physical checks laid down in Annex II for peppers of the genus capsicum from India and pitahaya from Viet Nam;

- Amending to the entry for the countries listed in Annex I and Annex II concerning groundnuts with adding groundnuts paste; Inclusion in Annex I Galia melons from Honduras, drumsticks (moringa oleifera) from India, rice from India and Pakistan, gotukola and mukunuwenna from Sri Lanka, and grapefruits, cumin seeds and dried oregano from Turkey;

- Inclusion in Annex I locust beans (carob), mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from locust beans and locust bean seeds from Morocco, tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces from Mexico and pepper of genus Capsicum (other than sweet) from Uganda;

- Inclusion in Annex II xantan gum from China; locust beans (including mucilages and thickeners derived from locust beans), Guar gum, several spices, Calcium carbonate and food supplements containing botanicals from India, food supplements containing botanicals and instant noodles from South Korea, locust beans (including mucilages and thickeners derived from locust beans) from Malaysia and Turkey and instant noodles from Viet Nam;

- Deleted requirement for laboratory checks for possible contamination with pesticides for Sesamum seeds from India. In addition, this Implementing Regulation amends Article 14 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793, in particular the transitional period. 

Product HS Codes: 1106, 1207, 1208, 1211, 1515, 2007, 2103, 2106, 2305, 2836, 12024, 12129, 13023, 20081, 100610, 100620, 100630, 190230, 200599, 200897, 200899, 253090, 391290, 0710, 0801, 0805, 0813, 070960, 07099, 0905, 0906, 0907, 0908, 0910, 08022, 08025, 081090, 09042, 09093, 08071
Country European Union

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Orther Notice:

G/SPS/N/KOR/754 - Proposed amendments to the Standards and Specification for Feed.
G/SPS/N/KOR/755 - Proposed amendments to the Standards and Specification for Feed
G/SPS/N/KOR/756 - Proposed amendments to the Standards and Specification for Feed
G/SPS/N/UKR/167/Add.1 - Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On Approval of the Procedures for Establishing of Livestock Farms with the aim of Export, Import and Carrying Out High-Risk Activities"
G/SPS/N/BRA/2042 - SDA ORDINANCE (PORTARIA) No. 561, dated 19 April 2022 - Submits to Public Consultation the proposal for the regulatory act that approves the Procedures for Slaughterhouses registered in the Department of Inspection of Animal Products of the Secretariat of Animal and Plant Health of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, to Accede to the Risk-Based Inspection System Applicable to Broilers
G/SPS/N/EU/567 - Draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) establishing measures to prevent the introduction into, establishment and spread within the Union territory of Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) and repealing Decision 2012/138/EU.
G/SPS/N/USA/3325 - Mandestrobin; Pesticide Tolerances. Final Rule
G/SPS/N/ARE/206/Add.1, G/SPS/N/BHR/214/Add.1 G/SPS/N/KWT/79/Add.1, G/SPS/N/OMN/111/Add.1 G/SPS/N/QAT/115/Add.1, G/SPS/N/SAU/436/Add.1 G/SPS/N/YEM/56/Add.1 - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf draft Technical Regulation for "Additives Permitted for Use in Food Stuffs"
G/SPS/N/THA/525 - The DLD order on temporary suspension of importation of live poultry and poultry carcasses from Viet Nam to prevent the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (subtype H5N1).
G/SPS/N/EU/558 - Draft Commission Regulation amending the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the presence of ethylene oxide in food additives
G/SPS/N/CHL/721/Add.1 - Exempt Resolution No. 2290 of 2022, which modifies Resolution No. 4,912 of 2004 that establishes phytosanitary entry requirements for pollen of the species indicated and repeals Resolution No. 106 of 2022
G/SPS/N/EU/566 - Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of arsenic in certain foods
G/SPS/N/BRA/1822/Add.1 - Ministerial Ordinance (Portaria) SDA No. 569, of 6 May 2022. Changes the list of absent quarantine pests, contained in the annex to the Normative Instruction SDA No. 39, of 1 October 2018
G/SPS/N/BRA/2040 - Ministerial Ordinance SDA No. 574, of 9 May 2022. Establishes the National Program for the Control of Residues and Contaminants in Products of Plant Origin (PNCRC/Vegetable), defining the scope, objectives, criteria and procedures for carrying out official controls.
G/SPS/N/BRA/2041 - Draft Resolution number 1094, 5 May 2022
G/SPS/N/COL/282/Add.3 - Draft Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) Resolution "establishing the ICA application process for cultivars and/or animals of zootechnical interest improved through innovative genetic-improvement techniques deriving from modern biotechnology, with the aim of determining whether they are Living Modified Organisms or conventional organisms"
G/SPS/N/TPKM/580/Add.1 - Standards for Veterinary Drug Residue Limits in Foods
G/SPS/N/EU/565 - Draft Commission Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance penflufen and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/185
G/SPS/N/KOR/753 - Proposed amendment of the "Special Act on Imported Food Safety Control".
G/SPS/N/RUS/251 - Draft Decisions of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission on Amendments to the Chapter 37 of the Regulation on Common Veterinary (Sanitary and Veterinary) Requirements for Goods Subject to Veterinary Control (Surveillance), and on Amendments to the Form of Common Veterinary Certificate for Import into the Customs Territory of the EAEU of Feed Additives for Cats and Dogs and of Prepared Feeds for Cats and Dogs that have passed Heat Treatment (Form No 36)
G/SPS/N/USA/3324 - : Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Antarctic Krill Meal; Final Rule
G/SPS/N/GBR/9/Rev.1/Add.1 - Revision of GB approach for risk-targeted plant health import inspections
G/SPS/N/CHL/719/Add.1 - Exempt Resolution No. 2,262 of 2022, Establishes phytosanitary requirements for the importation into Chile of fresh pineapple fruits (Ananas spp.) from all origins, modifies Resolution No. 3,920 of 1998 and repeals Resolution No. 4,702 of 2014
G/SPS/N/CHL/728 - Sets sanitary requirements for the entry into Chile of fresh, chilled or frozen poultry meat and edible offal, and repeals Exempt Resolution No. 3,817 of 2006
G/SPS/N/JPN/1017 - The amendment of the Plant Protection Act.
G/SPS/N/NZL/686 - Import Health Standard for Sea Containers from All Countries
G/SPS/N/PER/978 - Project of Directorial Resolution for the establishment of phytosanitary requirements of necessary compliance in the import of wood and vegetable fibers processed without any treatment of origin and origin of all countries
G/SPS/N/USA/3323 - Ranks, Hovis, McDougall Research, Ltd.; Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition. L
G/SPS/N/CHL/663/Add.1/Corr.1 - Exempt Resolution No. 6.508/2021, Health requirements for the entry into Chile of dogs, cats and ferrets, and repeal of Resolution No. 6.056/2009
G/SPS/N/EU/564 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/672 of 22 April 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 as regards the specifications of the novel food trans-resveratrol (from microbial source)
G/SPS/N/KOR/752 - Proposed Amendments to the Standards and Specifications for Foods
G/SPS/N/USA/3322 - Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities. Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment
G/SPS/N/NZL/684 - Risk management proposal – Enabling imports of Prunus cerasus x Prunus canescens plants for planting
G/SPS/N/CAN/1435 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Topramezone (PMRL2022-07)
G/SPS/N/CAN/1436 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Pyraclostrobin (PMRL2022-08).
G/SPS/N/CAN/1437 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Fluopyram (PMRL2022-09).
G/SPS/N/CHL/701/Add.1 - Establishes phytosanitary import requirements for unrooted cuttings of Vitis spp. from the member countries of the European Union and modifies Resolution No. 7,243 of 2012
G/SPS/N/CHL/727 - Draft Resolution that approves the coordinated and systematized text of the resolution that establishes import requirements for underground structures for vegetative reproduction of ornamental species; updates requirements of the species indicated and repeals resolution No. 3,418 of 2002
G/SPS/N/COL/338 - Proyecto de resolución por el cual se busca "Establecer los requisitos para el registro ante el ICA de los "lugares de producción para exportación", "Exportador" o "Importador" de flores o ramas cortadas de las especies ornamentales, para garantizar su calidad fitosanitaria en los mercados de destino" (Draft Resolution establishing requirements for the registration with the ICA of production facilities for export, exporters or importers of cut flowers or branches of ornamental species, to ensure their phytosanitary quality in destination markets)
G/SPS/N/TUR/112/Add.1 - Turkish Food Codex - Communiqué on Spices
G/SPS/N/TZA/177 - AFDC 17 (822) DTZS, Icing sugar — Specification
G/SPS/N/TZA/178 - AFDC 15 (768) DTZS, Visheti – Specification
G/SPS/N/TZA/179 - AFDC 17 (1254) DTZS, Brown sugar — Specification
G/SPS/N/TZA/180 - TBS/AFDC 17 (823) DTZS, Spiced honey - Specification
G/SPS/N/TZA/181 - AFDC 12 (1030) DTZS, Dried Rosella – Specification
G/SPS/N/TZA/182 - AFDC 13 (1032) DTZS, Flavoured beer — Specification
G/SPS/N/TZA/183 - AFDC 15 (772) DTZS, Tambi snacks – Specification.
G/SPS/N/TZA/184 - AFDC 15 (770) DTZS, Frozen pizza – Specification
G/SPS/N/TZA/185 - AFDC12 (1033) DTZS, Concentrated flavoured drinks - Specification, First Edition
G/SPS/N/TZA/186 - AFDC12 (545) DTZS, Fruit flavoured concentrates – Specification, First Edition.