Notification Detail

Decree amending the Commodities Act Decree on herbal preparations and the Commodities Act Decree on administrative penalties regarding the addition of certain harmful (substances in) herbal preparations and applying certain technical amendments

Notification Number: 2019/331/NL (Netherlands )
Date received: 09/07/2019
End of Standstill: 10/10/2019

bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv
bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv


Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2019) 01849
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2019/0331/NL

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: 201901849.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2019 0331 NL EN 09-07-2019 NL NOTIF


2. Member State
NL


3. Department Responsible
Ministerie van Financiën
Belastingdienst/Douane centrale dienst voor in- en uitvoer


3. Originating Department
Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport
Directie Voeding, Gezondheidsbescherming en Preventie


4. Notification Number
2019/0331/NL - C50A


5. Title
Decree amending the Commodities Act Decree on herbal preparations and the Commodities Act Decree on administrative penalties regarding the addition of certain harmful (substances in) herbal preparations and applying certain technical amendments


6. Products Concerned
Herbal preparations


7. Notification Under Another Act
-


8. Main Content
Amendment to the Commodities Act Decree on herbal preparations
A ban on certain plants is now added to the Annex to the Commodities Act Decree on herbal preparations [Warenwetbesluit Kruidenpreparaten]. A ban on harmful substances from plants and fungi in herbal preparations is also added to the Commodities Act Decree on herbal preparations.

Amendment to the Commodities Act Decree on administrative penalties
The Annex to the Commodities Act Decree on administrative penalties [Warenwetbesluit bestuurlijke boeten] is amended so that the breach of the new provisions of the Commodities Act Decree on herbal preparations can be punished with an administrative penalty.


9. Brief Statement of Grounds
The main reasons for amending the Commodities Act Decree on herbal preparations is to better protect consumers from products that may be harmful to health and improve the enforceability of the Decree. The Commodities Act Decree on herbal preparations lays down requirements for herbal preparations to protect public health. The Annex to the Commodities Act Decree lists plants that are to be deemed toxic in all cases. Several plants are now added to this annex due to some risk assessments by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment [RIVM] and the Office for Risk Assessment & Research of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority [NVWA].

Article 13d of the Commodities Act contains a mutual recognition clause. The mutual recognition principle entails that an EU Member State shall not ban the sale of goods that have been legally brought onto the market in another EU Member State in its own territory on the grounds that the goods do not meet its own national regulations. It is pivotal that goods from another EU Member State offer at least an equivalent level of protection. Thus, trade in goods with an equivalent level of protection originating from other EU Member States falling under the scope of this Decree shall not be prohibited by virtue of the requirements set out in this Decree.

The requirements on goods set out in this Decree are justified in the interests of protecting consumers from products that do not meet the quality standards to which they are accustomed.


10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
Numbers or titles of the basic texts: - Commodities Act Decree on herbal preparations
- Commodities Act Decree on administrative penalties


11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure
No


12. Grounds for the Emergency
-


13. Confidentiality
No


14. Fiscal measures
No


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

Contact point Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Fax: +32 229 98043
email: grow-dir2015-1535-central@ec.europa.eu

Stakeholders Contributions

The TRIS website makes it easy for you or your organization to share your views on any given notification.
Due to the end of standstill we are currently not accepting any further contributions for this notification via the website.


en
  EHPM on 10-10-2019
Click to expand

The European Federation of Associations of Food Product Manufacturers, EHPM, would like to submit the enclosed contribution in the context of the TRIS notification number 2019/331/NL.


en
  Food Supplements Europe on 09-10-2019
Click to expand

Food Supplements Europe offers the attached comments to this notification.


en
  NPN on 09-10-2019
Click to expand

The Dutch Decree amending the Commodities Act Decree on Herbal Preparations holds a very low National maximum level for pyrrolizidine alkaloids of 1µg per kg. The limit gives rise to barriers to trade ini the European Internal Market.