Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Worldwide presence

Number of users by type

More than 35.000 users from more than 86 countries worldwide are interconnected through TRACES, centralizing all data, simplifying and accelerating the trading process. Of these, 67 % are originating from competent authorities and 33 % from the private sector.

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Europe: 28 EU countries of the EU, 4 EFTA countries, Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Faeroe Islands, Kosovo*, Moldavia, Saint-Marin, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Albania.

Africa: South Africa, Algeria, Cap-Verde, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Maurice, Mauritania, Uganda, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Tunisia.

Americas: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Greenland, Guatemala, Honduras, the Falklands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Uruguay.

Asia: Indonesia, Israel, Myanmar, Maldives, Philippines, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Singapore.

Oceania: Australia, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Republic of Fiji.

Multilingual interface

TRACES is a multilingual online management tool with a user interface translated in 36 languages: 23 EU official languages plus Albanian, Bosnian, Chinese, Icelandic, Indonesian, Korean, of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Vietnamese and Bengali.

The multilingual aspect of TRACES reduces the risk of error when issuing certificates, while complying with the obligation to produce certificates in the relevant languages, following Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption.

Availability

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free of charge.

Statistics

The users can gain access to all information but only if they are a concerned party. The statistical tool allows a rapid reaction in case of any detected problems.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.