Notification Detail

Decree amending the Decree implementing the Fertilisers Act in connection with the establishment of rules on digital accountability for the transport of animal fertilisers

Notification Number: 2020/505/NL (Netherlands)
Date received: 11/08/2020
End of Standstill: 12/11/2020

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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2020) 02982
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2020/0505/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: 202002982.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2020 0505 NL EN 11-08-2020 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 Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit
Directie Wetgeving en Juridische Zaken


4. Notification Number
2020/0505/NL - C00A


5. Title
Decree amending the Decree implementing the Fertilisers Act in connection with the establishment of rules on digital accountability for the transport of animal fertilisers


6. Products Concerned
The draft Decree regulates a system for digital and real time accountability for the transport of animal fertilisers.


7. Notification Under Another Act
-


8. Main Content
The proposed amendment to the Decree implementing the Fertilisers Act requires a system provided by the Minister to be used for the transport of animal fertilisers from now on. This system is called rVDM. The use of this system allows transport flows to be mapped digitally and in real time. Information must be provided to rVDM at each step during transport. Transport must be notified in advance (advance notification).
This is a better and more efficient way of monitoring compliance with the rules on the transport of animal fertilisers. The introduction of rVDM is intended to replace the current system, in which information on the transport is provided on paper and after transport has taken place. By introducing rVDM, improved compliance is achieved and the likelihood of fraud is reduced.
Increased compliance was named as an objective in the Sixth Action Programme, which was drawn up under the Nitrates Directive. One of the measures for increasing compliance with legislation and regulations is the use of automation, such as the proposed rVDM system. The introduction of such a system was included as one of the conditions of the derogation decision granted to the Netherlands on 17 July 2020 (OJ L 234, 2020) under the Nitrates Directive. This amendment to the Decree implementing the Fertilisers Act provides for this. The proposed Articles 50 and 51 contain technical regulations. Reference is made to the prior notification of the accountability requirement with regard to manure transport flows (see Notification 2005/220/NL).


9. Brief Statement of Grounds
The proposed amendment to the Decree implementing the Fertilisers Act, in particular the proposed Articles 50 and 51, introduces a digital and real time system for accountability for the transport flows of animal fertilisers.
This is necessary for increasing compliance with the rules on transport and thereby preventing fraud. Information that is provided to rVDM also provides the necessary tools for gaining insight into compliance with the other rules of legislation on fertilisers, namely the accountability requirement and ultimately application standards.

The regulation is non-discriminatory because it applies to anyone who is involved in the transport of animal fertilisers.

The regulation is proportionate. There is currently already a requirement to provide information with respect to the transport of animal fertilisers. Not much will change with regard to the scope of this requirement. In particular, the manner in which and the time at which the information must be provided will change. The digital and real time provision of information is a faster way of getting a complete overview of transport flows, which is necessary to reduce the likelihood of non-compliance and fraud as well as to monitor and enforce compliance more effectively.


10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
Numbers or titles of the basic texts: Decree implementing the Fertilisers Act - https://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0019031/2020-01-01
The basic texts were forwarded with an earlier notification: 2005/220/NL


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 does not have any major impact on international trade.

SPS aspect

No - the draft does not have any major impact on international trade.

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