Animals

Certification, features and BOVEX

Certification, features and BOVEX


Certification

The national competent authorities and their economic operators are directly involved in drafting and submitting official documents in TRACES, whilst using the international approved codification; the Customs Nomenclature code.

 

INTRA-EU Trade: trade within EU countries

Initialisation of trade - The economic operator prepares Part I of the official document, to be submitted to the competent authority of the origin country.

Authority decision - The competent authority of the origin country processes Part II of the official document.

Checks - The competent authority of the transit or destination country records the checks on the official document.

 

IMPORT: from non-EU countries to the EU

 

Initialisation of trade - The economic operator prepares Part I of the official entry document, to be submitted to the EU Border Entry Point.

Authority decision - The EU Border Entry Point processes Part II of the official entry document. If required, a RASFF notification is submitted.

Checks - The competent authority of the transit or destination country records the checks on the official document.

 

EXPORT: Trade from EU to non-EU countries

 

Initialisation of trade - The economic operator prepares Part I of the official document, to be submitted to the competent authority of the origin country.

Authority decision - The competent authority of the origin country processes Part II of the official document.

 

 

Other features

Help To Decision management
During the certification process, the competent authority may, via the TRACES 'Help To Decision' module, obtain additional feedback on the appropriate (consolidated) basis legislation.
This HTD feature has been implemented for all official trade documents in order to alert, inform and assist competent authorities during the decision-making process. The feedback always depends on the nature and origin of the commodity presented and is optional for consultation.


Automated TRACES e-mail notifications
While respecting stringent rules on the access of data, and in view of data protection, economic operators and competent authorities registered in TRACES may receive automatically generated notification messages.
Receipt of these automated TRACES e-mail notifications does not affect access to the online TRACES information, which is instantly updated upon any modification made by the competent authority. 


Establishment listing management  (LMS)
Through TRACES, lists of establishments and operators approved or registered by the national competent authority can be communicated to the European Commission and EU countries, and can be made available to the public.
Visit the website of non-EU 'Approved establishment lists' (LMS) for more information.

Bovine Exchange (BOVEX)

BOVEX is a specific interface linked to TRACES, so as to allow automatic exchange of bovine identification data across relevant national databases. The objective is to digitise bovine passports, save time and avoid errors while introducing passport data into national databases upon reception of cattle. Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products, modified by Regulation (EU) 653/2014, introduced the possibility of recognising the electronic exchange of passport data across databases, thereby eliminating the paper passport.