Notification Detail

Draft royal decree adopting the quality standard for beer and malt drinks.

Notification Number: 2015/294/E (Spain)
Date received: 12/06/2015
End of Standstill: 14/09/2015 ( 14/12/2015)

Issue of comments by: Germany
Issue of detailed opinion by: Commission
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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2015) 01740
Directive 98/34/EC
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2015/0294/E

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Nao inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 201501740.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2015 0294 E EN 12-06-2015 E NOTIF

2. Member State

3. Department Responsible
Subdirección General de Asuntos Industriales, Energéticos, de Transportes, Comunicaciones y Medio Ambiente.
Dirección General de Coordinación de Políticas Comunes y de Asuntos Generales de la Unión Europea.
Secretaría de Estado para la Unión Europea.
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación.
C/ Serrano Galvache, 26, 4ª planta, Torre Sur (28071 Madrid)
Teléfonos: 91 379 84 64 y 91 379 17 80
Fax: 91 379 84 01
Dirección correo electrónico:

3. Originating Department
Dirección General de la Industria Alimentaria
Subdirección General de Control y de Laboratorios Alimentarios
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
Plaza de Santa Isabel, 1
28071- Madrid

4. Notification Number
2015/0294/E - C50A

5. Title
Draft royal decree adopting the quality standard for beer and malt drinks.

6. Products Concerned
Beer and malt drinks.

7. Notification Under Another Act
- Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, amending Regulations (EC) No 1924/2006 and (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

8. Main Content
Definitions relating to raw materials, products and manufacturing methods; banned practices; restrictions on the use of other ingredients; properties of the finished products; specifics on the food information provided to consumers; requirements for the sale and serving of beer from the barrel or other large formats; analytical methods.

9. Brief Statement of Grounds
The reality of the beer and malt drink market makes it necessary to update the food quality standards for these products, both in relation to the legal names of the various categories of beer and malt drinks, incorporating and regulating the new products that now exist on the market, and with regard to the production of these products in Spain.

The objectives of the standard are to:

Update the national regulations concerning the production and placement on the market of beers and malt drinks in view of the development of technological innovations, the evolution of the markets, and the change in consumer expectations.

Improve the competitiveness of the national beer and malt drink industry, ensure fair competition between producers and provide all producers with the same conditions.

Provide adequate consumer information, facilitating their right to choice in the purchase.

Simplify the current regulations, standardising, from the perspective of food quality, the national provisions on beer and malt drinks.

10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
No basic text(s) available.

11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure

12. Grounds for the Emergency

13. Confidentiality

14. Fiscal measures

15. Impact assessment

16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

SPS aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

No - the draft is neither a sanitary nor phytosanitary measure.

European Commission

Contact point Directive 98/34
Fax: +32 229 98043

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