Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1662 of 11 June 2024 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 (Text with EEA relevance).


WTO code G/SPS/N/EU/772
Date notice 12/06/2024
Notice type Regular
Title Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1662 of 11 June 2024 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 (Text with EEA relevance).
Summary

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:

• Inclusion in Annex I of eggplants (Solanum aethiopicum) from Burkina Faso due to risk of contamination by pesticide residues;

• Delisting from Annex I (and thus, from the Regulation) of Brazil nuts in shell and mixtures of Brazil nuts or dried fruits containing Brazil nuts in Shell from Brazil, groundnuts and products produced from groundnuts from Brazil, groundnuts and products produced from groundnuts from The Gambia, locust beans (carob), locust beans seeds, not decorticated, crushed or ground and mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from locust beans or locust beans seeds from India and guar gum from India, instant noodles containing spices/seasonings or sauces from South Korea, peppers of genus Capsicum (other than sweet) from Pakistan, groundnuts and products produced from groundnuts from Sudan, locust beans (carob), locust beans seeds, not decorticated, crushed or ground and mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from locust beans or locust beans seeds from Türkiye and instant noodles containing spices/seasonings or sauces from Viet Nam;

• Decrease in the frequency of identity and physical checks laid down in Annex I for hazelnuts and products produced from hazelnuts from Georgia (aflatoxins – 20%), spice mixes from Pakistan (aflatoxins – 30%) and grapefruits from Türkiye pesticide residues – 20%);

• Increase in the frequency of identity and physical checks laid down in Annex I for betel leaves (Piper betle L.) from India (Salmonella – 50%) and drumsticks (Moringa oleifera) from India (pesticide residues – 30%);

• Removal from Annex I and inclusion in Annex II of Gotukola (Centella asiatica) from Sri Lanka (pesticide residues – 50%) and peppers of the genus Capsicum (other than sweet) from Vietnam (pesticide residues – 50%);

• Removal from Annex II and inclusion in Annex I of yearlong beans from Dominican Republic (pesticide residues – 30%), groundnuts and products produced from groundnuts from Ghana (aflatoxins – 50%), mixtures of food additives containing locust bean gum or guar gum, vanilla and cloves (whole fruit, cloves and stems) from India (ethylene oxide – 20%), mixtures of food additives containing locust bean gum from Malaysia (ethylene oxide – 30%) and mixtures of food additives containing locyst bean gum from Türkiye (ethylene oxide – 30%);

• Increase in the frequency of identity and physical checks laid down in Annex II for nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) from Indonesia (aflatoxins – 50%), nutmeg, mace and cardamon from India (ethylene oxide – 30%), sesamum seeds from Uganda (Salmonella – 30%) and pitahaya (dragon fruit) from Vietnam (pesticide residues – 30%);

• Decrease in the frequency of identity and physical checks laid down in Annex II for pepper of the genus Piper, dried or crushed or ground fruit of the Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta and ginger, saffron, turmeric (curcuma), thyme, bay leaves, curry and other spices from Ethiopia (aflatoxins – 30%), dried figs and products produced from dried figs from Türkiye (aflatoxins – 20%), pistachios and products produced from pistachios from Türkiye (aflatoxins – 30%) and pistachios and derived products originating in the United States and dispatched to the Union from Türkiye (aflatoxins – 30%).

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Country European Union

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G/SPS/N/CAN/1563 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Metsulfuron-methyl (PMRL2024-15)
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G/SPS/N/ALB/207 - Order of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development No. 113, dated 15 March 2022 "On the approval of the regulation "For protective measures against plant pests"
G/SPS/N/ALB/208 - Law 15/2022 "On some additions and changes of Law No. 105/2016 "On plant protection"" as amended
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G/SPS/N/THA/615/Add.1 - Thai Agricultural Standard entitled "Code of Practice on Inspection and Receiving of Durians for Collecting House and Packing House"
G/SPS/N/EGY/92/Add.7 - Food products
G/SPS/N/EU/787 - Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for acetamiprid in or on certain products
G/SPS/N/UKR/224 - Draft Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Improving the Regulation of the Production and Circulation of Food Supplements"
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G/SPS/N/CHN/1302 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Dried Fruit and Dried Vegetable
G/SPS/N/CHN/1303 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Milk Protein
G/SPS/N/CHN/1304 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Cake and Bread
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G/SPS/N/CHN/1306 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Food additive Dibutyl hydroxytoluene (BHT)
G/SPS/N/CHN/1307 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Food additive Paprika Oleorein
G/SPS/N/CHN/1308 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Food additive Ammonium Carbonate
G/SPS/N/CHN/1309 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Food additive Acorn shell brown
G/SPS/N/CHN/1310 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Code of Practice for the reduction of 3-Monochloropropane-1,2- Diol Esters (3-MCPDEs) And Glycidyl Esters (GEs) in refined oils and food products made with refined oils.
G/SPS/N/CHN/1311 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Principle for the control of acrylamide contamination in food
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G/SPS/N/CHN/1314 - Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Quarantine of Medicinal Materials for Entry and Exit
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G/SPS/N/RUS/284 - Draft Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission on Amendments to the Regulation on the Unified Procedure for Joint Inspections of Facilities and Sampling of Goods (Products) Subject to Veterinary Control (Supervision)
G/SPS/N/TUR/23/Rev.1/Add.1 - Regulation on Plant Quarantine
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G/SPS/N/EU/781 - Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards requirements for the import of used cooking oil (Text with EEA relevance)
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G/SPS/N/EU/782 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1810 of 1 July 2024 concerning the renewal of the authorisation of a preparation of Lentilactobacillus buchneri DSM 22501 as a feed additive for all animal species and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1113/2013 (Text with EEA relevance).
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G/SPS/N/USA/3461 - Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities. Notice of filing of petition and request for comment
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