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Draft Ministerial Decree on amending the Ministerial Decree of 22 July 2005 for governing the production and sale of certain bakery products.

Notification Number: 2016/412/I (Italy)
Date received: 04/08/2016
End of Standstill: 07/11/2016 ( 06/02/2017)

Issue of detailed opinion by: Germany
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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2016) 02429
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2016/0412/I

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 - Não 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: 201602429.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2016 0412 I EN 04-08-2016 I NOTIF

2. Member State

3. Department Responsible
Direzione generale per il mercato, la concorrenza, il consumatore, la vigilanza e la normativa tecnica
Divisione XIII - Normativa tecnica e sicurezza e conformità dei prodotti
00187 Roma - Via Sallustiana, 53
tel. +39 06 4705.5430 - .5340 - e-mail:

3. Originating Department
Direzione Generale per la politica industriale, la competitività e le piccole e medie imprese Divisione VIII – Industria agroalimentare, del made in Italy e industrie creative

4. Notification Number
2016/0412/I - C50A

5. Title
Draft Ministerial Decree on amending the Ministerial Decree of 22 July 2005 for governing the production and sale of certain bakery products.

6. Products Concerned
Bakery products

7. Notification Under Another Act
- The draft decree contains, inter alia, updates to the Ministerial Decree of 22 July 2005 to Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 828/2014.

8. Main Content
The draft has an effect on the Ministerial Decree of 22 July 2005 by way of:

- changes or additions to Articles 1 to 9 of the ingredients of products that can use protected designations (Panettone, Pandoro, Colomba, Savoiardo, Amaretto and Amaretto morbido, special and enriched products), labelling and the mutual recognition clause;

- the addition of two new articles, Articles 8a and 9a, on exemptions for products specifically made for persons intolerant to gluten, as well as sanctions therefor;

- additions to Annex I on the calculation of percentages;

- deferral of the effectiveness of the new provisions until the ninetieth day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic.

9. Brief Statement of Grounds
In implementation of Law No 350/2003, the Ministerial Decree of 22 July 2005 has regulated the production of some of the most well-known traditional Italian confectionery products in order to protect their national status in the interest of both the industry and the consumer.
The method used was that of outlining the production method and qualitative features for each product by means of a scrupulous examination of the Italian production scheme and existing legal regulations at an EU level.
In particular, ‘Panettone’, ‘Pandoro’ and ‘Colomba’, so-called holiday cakes (for Christmas and Easter), along with ‘Savoiardo’ and ‘Amaretto’, have had a specific identification card detailing their definition, composition, labelling rules and technological processes since 1 August 2005.
With the entry into force of this legislation, the dual result of ensuring the transparency and fairness of the market as well as that of guaranteeing the protection of and accurate information to the consumer has been achieved with respect to a category of highly consumed products.
In light of experience gained, problems encountered and clarifications expressed by this Administration with interpretative circulars, it was deemed necessary to make some corrections to the aforementioned decree nearly 10 years after its publication in order to provide a framework for operational certainty in line with the spirit of the standard, which is shared by all but in certain cases not yet fully understood.

10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
Reference(s) to basic text(s): Ministerial Decree of 22 July 2005: final text corresponding to Notification No 2004/0523/I

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 is neither a sanitary nor phytosanitary measure.

European Commission

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