UK Veterinary Checks in BIPs by dandanhuanghuang


									UK Veterinary Checks
       in BIPs
        London 17 June 2011
 Michael Glavin, DG SANCO, Unit G 6
Responsibilities for import control
• European Commission Directorate-General for
  Health & Consumers

• Unit G6 – International Questions –
  EU Border Import Controls Section

Head of Unit: Ella Strickland
Lead officials: Michael Glavin & Patricia Langhammer
A training initiative of the European Commission
Directorate-General for Health and Consumers for
EU and third country officials who undertake
controls on food safety and veterinary issues.
Legal basis: Article 51 of Regulation (EC) No
Areas covered:

 •   Food law
 •   Feed law
 •   Animal health rules
 •   Animal welfare rules
 •   Plant health rules
General objectives:

   •   High levels of competence and awareness of EU
       rules amongst official control staff
   •   Ensure more uniform, objective and efficient
       controls throughout the EU
   •   High levels of consumer protection, animal health
       and welfare and plant health
   •   Level playing field for food businesses
   •   Enhance trade of safe food
Third country specific aims:

•   Help third countries to better understand and meet EU
•   Reduce rejections at EU borders and the burden on EU
    border inspectors
•   Ensure fair trade with third, particularly developing
•   Safer food for third country consumers and a more diverse
    product range in the EU
BTSF in figures from 2006 to 2010 in general:

      • Around 520 events
      • More than 23.000 participants
      • Budget of approx. € 54 million

     Approx one third of this global activity covers third

   BTSF in figures for 2011:
          •       around 130 events
          • ´     26 different thematic areas,
          •       approximately 6.300 participants,
          •       approx. € 14 million
      Programmes launched up to present day + EU-third countries
1.    HACCP                               13. Feed law
2.    Animal by Products                  14. Animal Health Controls (Aquaculture)
3.    Animal Welfare                      15. Animal Health Controls (bees/zoo
4.    BIPs Airport                            animals)
5.    BIPs seaport/roads/rail             16. TRACES for EU Member States
6.    Zoonoses/microbiological criteria   17. Quality schemes
7.    Food Hygiene and Control            18. Audit systems
8.    Food Contact Materials              19. Support for EU controls
9.    Plant Protection Products           20. EU food standards
10.   Plant Health Control                21. Avian Influenza
11.   TSE                                 22. Food Testing/SPS issues
12.   Food/feed of non-animal origin      23. GMO analysis
                                          24. RASFF and TRACES
New EU programmes

• Support for EU controls
• Internal auditing
• Organic farming/geographical indications
• TRACES in Member States

• E-learning : Pilot phase (first 5 modules)
Border Inspection Posts 2006 - 2010
• 2006 with 1 course in an airport and 1 in a port (AT + UK)
• 2007 with 3 courses in an airports and 3 in a ports (AT + IT)
• 2008 expanded to cover also road/rail BIPs with 2 courses
  (LT), 2 airport courses (AT) and 2 portal courses (NL)
• 2009/2010 with 1 course in an airport (AT), 2 road/rail
  courses (PL) and 5 portal courses (UK)
Conclusions: practical approach proved successful concept,
  improved harmonised application of veterinary checks and
  general performance of BIPs and CAs,
  enhanced awareness for detection of fraud,
  BTSF decided to relaunch courses for BIPs
Border Inspection Posts – 2011/2012
• 4 3-day workshops in seaports (DE)
  2 3-day in road/rail BIP (PL)
  3 3-day in airport (UK)
• 40 participants per workshop
• mixture between plenary sessions and practical
  workshops with practical exercises in BIPs
Main subjects: EU legislation, live animals/products of
  animal/non-animal origin, FVO findings in BIPs,
  TRACES, import/transit control, information exchange,
  co-operation with customs, discussion of common
  problems – e.g. poor certification, composite products
Import/transit control legislation
Unit G 6 Import Control Section responsible

• Veterinary checks legislation
  Directives 91/496/EEC and 97/78/EC
• Approval of Border Inspection Posts (BIPs)
  Decision 2009/821/EC
   Review of import/transit control
• Started with a questionnaire to MS in 2007
• Memorandum with Conclusions agreed by
  the Agricultural Council in December 2008
• Report of the Commission on the
  effectiveness of import controls on all goods
  of SANCO responsibilities presented to the
  Agricultural Council and the EP in
  December 2010
  Review: what we have done so far
• Launch of a website for border controls
• Guidance documents agreed with MS in Working
  Group sessions and adopted by the Standing
  Committee for the Food Chain and Animal Health:
   – CITES
   – Certification for import of fishery products
   – General Guidance for transit and transhipment
• Enhanced co-operation with DG TAXUD and
  involvement in the Single Window Project
     Who knows our website ?

The EC Health and Consumer DG has published a
website for veterinary border controls
 Review: what has been decided
• System based on Directives 91/496/EEC and
  97/78/EC has proved to work well
• Organisation and functioning of BIPs will remain
• Introduction of more risk based physical checks
• Consolidation of an integrated approach to official
• Simplification of the legal framework
• Clarification and coherence of the legislation
Review: what has been decided
• Revision of Regulation (EC) No
  – In application since 2006
  – Commission Report of 2009 concluded:
    • A solid and innovative system on an
      integrated and horizontal approach is in place
  – However, experience (MS CAs, FVO) has
    showed that adjustments are necessary
    in a number of areas
    Review: what has been decided

• Integration of general principles of import controls
  on live animals, animal products, plant products
  and seeds in the framework of the official control
  Regulation (EC) No 882/2004
• Integration of general principles regarding residue
  controls in Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 and repeal
  Directive 96/23/EC
• Review of requirements for inspection fees
• Alignment of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 with the
  review of the Animal Health Law, the Plant Health
  Law and the Modernised Customs Code
                                    Review of
                                   Reg. (EC) No
                                   (Single proposal)

               OC on      Veterinary       AH             PH      Seeds&PM
              residues      border       related        related     related   Recast
             of vet med    controls     controls       controls    controls
 General principle for imports/transits
Animal products and live animals should only be
authorised for entry into the EU if there is
no potential risk to animal or public health relating


product                  animal
        Risk criteria considered for imports

                   • Country
                   • Establishment
                   • Residue control
                                         • Species
• Type: beef offal, sheep meat…
                                         • Disease
• Treatment: temperature, pH, deboned…
• Purpose: human consumption, feed…
      Import/transit requirements will remain

                  • Animal + public health        Animal
                    status + legislation          • Certificate
                  • Structure and power of        • Quarantine
                    veterinary services           • Testing
                  • Results of FVO missions
• Certificate
• Animal (transport, clinical exam, slaughter…)
• Treatment (temperature, deboned…..)
                 Review: what will change
• Repeal of Directives 91/496/EEC and 97/78/EC
• Detailed requirements will be laid down in secondary legislation based on
  Regulation (EC) No 882/2004
• Development of a more risk based approach to physical checks at EU
  borders taking account of:
   –   RASFF data and Article 20/24 data – re-enforced checks
   –   Results of FVO reports
   –   Laboratory results national monitoring plans for border controls
   –   Known scientific data (EFSA)
   –   Safeguard Decisions and Safeguard Cell data
• Use of TRACES for data mining to identify risky consignments for physical
Review: what needs to be addressed

• Further problematic areas to be addressed
   – Re-enforced checks – a Guidance Document
     and the integration in TRACES is in preparation
   – Re-import of live EU animals rejected at the
   – Certification issues
   – Implementation of pre-notification
   – Channelled, split consignments, rejections, re-
    Review: what we continue
• Enhance harmonised import controls in all
  MS and BIPs – to avoid “BIP shopping”
• Regular missions of the Food and
  Veterinary Office – performance of CAs
• Regular working group meetings to tackle
  problematic issues and to develop guidance
  or new legislation
• BTSF - programme
Review: challenges
  • Co-ordination
      • With other Directorate Generals, TAXUD
      • Within the different Units in SANCO
  • Internal and external Task Forces and Working
  • Consultation MS CAs (Heads of Food Agencies,
    CVOs, COPHs)
  • Commission to present a proposal to the Council
    and the Parliament by spring 2012
Thank you for your attention !

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