Visit of Meglena Kuneva to the Port of Hamburg
End production: 21/11/2007 First transmission: 21/11/2007
On the eve of the presentation of the results of the Commission's two month stocktaking review, using the case of the Mattel recalls over the summer, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the product safety mechanisms in place, Meglena Kuneva, Member of the EC in charge of Consumer Protection, toured facilities at the port of Hamburg and met with customs authorities. Co-operation between customs and market surveillance authorities is key to stopping dangerous goods entering the EU market and the port of Hamburg is an example of best practice in the Baltic Sea Region with a joint surveillance project between the German, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish customs and market surveillance authorities, sponsored by the European Commission. The Commission's final stocktaking report, including recommendations to strengthen information exchange between the Commission's RAPEX (Rapid Alert System) and customs surveillance, were presented by Meglena Kuneva in a press conference on 22 November in Brussels.
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||Exterior view of the city hall of Hamburg (3 shots)
||Meglena Kuneva, Member of the EC in charge of Consumer Protection, welcomed in the City Hall of Hamburg by Birgit Schnieber-Jastram, Second Mayoress and President of the Authority for Social Affairs, Family, Health and Consumer Protection - handshake (3 shots)
||Arrival of Meglena Kuneva in the press conference room
||Cutaway of photographer
||General view of the press conference
||Meglena Kuneva (in ENGLISH) on the need of safety regarding products; saying that the EU will not compromise on safety
||Port of Hamburg (4 shots)
||Meglena Kuneva visiting the Port of Hamburg (2 shots)
||Meglena Kuneva in the veterinary office of the port of Hamburg, listening to explanations about the control of the imports of foodstuffs (10 shots)
||Meglena Kuneva (in ENGLISH) on the important role of customs controllers
||Meglena Kuneva thanking customs staff members after the visit of the port
||Meglena Kuneva leaving