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Animal Health and Welfare (01-12-2013)

TRACES newsletter - Issue n°3/2013

 
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Issue n°3/2013

TRACES

Trade Control and Expert System

Dr. Didier Carton

Editorial


By Dr. Didier Carton, Head of TRACES Sector, Directorate General for Health and Consumers, European Commission


On behalf of the TRACES team, I have the pleasure of presenting a new issue of the TRACES newsletter.

This edition illustrates the multilingualism of TRACES with the translation of the TRACES Toolkit in to 22 of the EU official languages.

This edition also offers an overview of the pilot phase of the Common Health Entry Document for Plant Protection (CHED-PP) which sees the voluntary participation of 17 Member States. The training efforts of some Member States and non-EU Countries through the BTSF Programme and TAIEX actions are summarised; and new legislative texts amending health certificates are listed.

Finally, you will also find information about the new TRACES version 6.10, installed on 9th December.

Enjoy the read!

What is TRACES?

The 'TRAde Control and Expert System' (TRACES) is a management tool for tracking the movements of animals, products of animal and non-animal origin and since version 6.00 also of plants, from both outside the European Union and within its territory. For more information, have a look at the brand new TRACES presentation.  

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International coopreration: Seminars, training and workshops on TRACES»  
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NEWS FROM TRACES 

TRACES Toolkit in 22 official languages of the European Union

Since October 2013, the TRACES Toolkit is available in 22 official languages of the European Union, with Croatian to be included soon. The TRACES Toolkit assists users in identifying the appropriate manuals, videos and templates and helps explain the functional TRACES modules, tools, goals and objectives. Now the users have the possibility to access the platform in their own language, making the use of TRACES even more friendly and simple.

The TRACES TOOLKIT is accessible via:

º the 'Information' button in the top right of the TRACES window (when logged in), or

ºthe URL: https://circabc.europa.eu/w/browse/ac0bd3d2-66ae-4234-b09c-a3fa9854acfd

Pilot phase for plants, seeds and propagating materials

The pilot phase of the Common Health Entry Document for Plant Protection (CHED-PP) continues. Four Member States are already using the CHED-PP module in TRACES, notably France, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

More than 1000 documents have been created in TRACES already. TRACES is looking forward to the participation of 12 volunteer Member States on plant protection: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Malta, The Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and United Kingdom.

The CHED-PP document is validated by the border inspection post authorities within Member States and allows the interconnection of plant health control authorities of all Member States.

As well as the customs codes for the description of the commodities, TRACES also uses the 'European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization'(EPPO) codes to facilitate communication between the different control bodies.

CHED-PP module is a useful tool for taking measures against diseases and pest; at the same time, it reduces administrative burden, strengthening relations between traders and competent authorities.

This new document embodies the results of controls to prevent the introduction of diseases or pests when importing plants. Beyond the its use in better targeting controls, this document - while strengthening the relationship between economic operators and competent authorities - aims at reducing the administrative burden.

Nomenclature codes

The majority of scientific names of traded ornamental fish are now available in TRACES under the codes CN 0301 11 00 and CN 0301 19 00. In case the species cannot be found in the TRACES listing, there is an option to indicate the family name, if it is not possible to find it you can request the addition of the scientific name via the TRACES Helpdesk.

TRACES NEW VERSION 6.10

The new TRACES Version 6.10 was installed on 10th December. The key improvements are:

  • A link with EUROPHYT has been established within the Common Health Entry Document for Plant Protection (CHED-PP)
  • INTRA: The journey log is fully printable, a transport organiszer can be defined and the planning section is completed by the arrival date and time, surface and weight.
  • CVED, CED, CHED-PP, IMPORT, INTRA, EXPORT, DOCOM , DECLAR: Files may be uploaded to any certificate by economic operators, transitairs (customs agents) and the competent authorities up to 15 Mbytes and may be downloaded by the person involved.
  • IMPORT, INTRA, EXPORT, DOCOM, DECLAR: CSV files are available for uploading the information on the identification of the goods for all certificates.

For more details, please read the release note.

 
 

LEGISLATION 

Amended certificates

IMPORT

CERTIFICATE

DATE APPLICATION

REGULATION N°O.J.

TITLE

Ovine/caprine semen, ova, embryos

20/09/2013

[2013/470/EU]

Commission Implementing Decision of 20 September 2013 amending Decisions 2010/470/EU and 2010/472/EU as regards the animal health requirements relating to scrapie for trade in and imports into the Union of semen, ova and embryos of animals of the ovine and caprine species.

Registered horses re-entry <30 days

30/07/2013

[2013/416]

Commission Implementing Decision of 31 July 2013 amending Annex II to Decision 93/195/EEC as regards the model of the health certificate for the re-entry into the European Union of registered horses for racing, competition and cultural events after temporary export for a period of less than 30 days.

Ovine and caprine

25/09/2013

[854/2013
L237/1
]

Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 854/2013 of 4 September 2013 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 206/2010 as regards animal health requirements for scrapie in the model of veterinary certificate for imports into the Union of ovine and caprine animals intended for breeding and production.

Queen bees and queen bumble bees

15/11/2013

[1044/2013]

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) of 25 October 2013 amending Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 206/2010 as regards the model veterinary certificate for consignments of queen bees and queen bumble bees.

Dogs, cats and ferrets

29/12/2013

[2013/519]

Commission Implementing Decision of 21 October 2013 laying down the list of territories and third countries authorised for imports of dogs, cats and ferrets and the model health certificate for such imports.

Bovine embryos

01/08/2013

[2013/309]

Commission Implementing Decision of 19 June 2013 amending Annexes II, III and IV to Decision 2006/168/EC as regards certain veterinary certification requirements for imports into the Union of bovine embryos.



INTRA

CERTIFICATE

DATE APPLICATION

REGULATION N°O.J.

TITLE

Ovine/caprine semen, ova, embryos

20/09/2013

[2013/470/EU]

Commission Implementing Decision of 20 September 2013 amending Decisions 2010/470/EU and 2010/472/EU as regards the animal health requirements relating to scrapie for trade in and imports into the Union of semen, ova and embryos of animals of the ovine and caprine species.

Animals from holdings

29/12/2013

[2013/518]

Commission Implementing Decision of 21 October 2013 amending Part 1 of Annex E to Council Directive 92/65/EEC as regards the model health certificate for animals from holdings.

Ovine and caprine for slaughter, fattening and breeding

29/08/2013

[2013/445
L 233/48
]

Commission implementing Decision of 29 August 2013 amending Annex E to Council Directive 91/68/EEC as regards the model health certificates for intra- Union trade in ovine and caprine animals and the health requirements relating to scrapie

NEW certificates

IMPORT

CERTIFICATE

DATE APPLICATION

REGULATION N°O.J.

TITLE

Animals from approved body, institute or centre

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