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21.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/238

Concerning the authorisation of L-threonine as a feed additive for all animal species. The substance specified in the Annex, belonging to the additive category ‘nutritional additives’ and to the functional group ‘amino acids, their salts and analogues’, is authorised as an additive in animal nutrition. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

20.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/229

The implementing regulation concerns the approval of the use of L-tryptophan as a food additive for all animal species. The substance listed in the Annex to the Regulation, which belongs to the additive category “nutritional additives” and to the functional group “amino acids, their salts and analogues”, has been approved as an additive in animal nutrition under the conditions laid down in that Annex. The above shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, that is, today.

18.02.2020.

Classification of Substances

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217

Concerning the Delegated Regulation of the European Commission 2020/217, published today in the Official Journal of the EU, concerning the amendment of Regulation 1272/2008 on the classification, labeling and packaging of certain substances and mixtures. Delegated Regulation 2020/217 shall enter into force twenty days after its publication in the Official Journal, but it shall apply from 09 September 2021. I draw your attention to the amendment in Annex IV which applies from 01 December 2019. It lists a substance that is considered a carcinogen (Category I – known human carcinogens). Substances and mixtures manufactured before 9 September 2021 may be labeled and packaged in accordance with the old rules, except in the case of Annex IV.

14.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/197

Concerning the authorisation of allura red AC as a feed additive for cats and dogs. The substance is added to the additive category “sensory additives”. The substance specified in the Annex and premixtures containing that substance, which are produced and labelled before 5 September 2020 in accordance with the rules applicable before 5 March 2020 may continue to be placed on the market and used until the existing stocks are exhausted. Feed materials and compound feed containing the substance specified in the Annex which are produced and labelled before 5 March 2022 in accordance with the rules applicable before 5 March 2020 may continue to be placed on the market and used until the existing stocks are exhausted. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

14.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/196

Concerning the renewal of the authorisation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Aspergillus niger CBS 109.713 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding, minor avian species (except laying birds) and ornamental birds and repealing Regulations (EC) No 1380/2007, (EC) No 1096/2009 and Implementing Regulation (EU) No 843/2012. Endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Aspergillus niger CBS 109.713 was authorised for 10 years and classified in the category “zootechnical additives”. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

13.02.2020.

Agrofood Industry – Food Safety

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/192

The regulation concerns the maximum amount of prochloraz residues in or on certain products intended for human, plant and animal consumption, as well as animal nutrition. Maximum amounts of prochlorase residue are set out in the Annex and the Regulation enters into force on the twentieth day following its publication. It will apply from 09/04/2020. For all products except citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, bananas, mangoes, pineapples and beef livers (the European Food Safety Authority has assessed that there is a risk to the consumers of these products if the levels of maximum residue are not lowered), Regulation No 396/2005 continues as which was the aforementioned change, for products manufactured in the Union or imported into the Union before 4th September 2020.

13.02.2020.

Plant Protection

Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2020/177

Concerning organisms harmful to plants on seeds and other plants reproductive material. Considering that Regulation 2016/2031 on plant pest control measures came into force on 14.12.2019. All regulated non-quarantine pests (RNQPS) were to be listed in the year. It should be noted that both the seeds and the reproductive material of these plants must be pest-free. Any appropriate changes with new thresholds for the presence of RNQP are contained in the Directive.

10.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/180

Concerning the authorisation of a preparation of Bacillus subtilis KCCM 10673P and Aspergillus oryzae KCTC 10258BP as a feed additive for all animal species. This additive is classified in the category ‘technological additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

07.02.2020.

Automotive Industry

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/174

On the approval of the technology used in 12 Volt efficient alternators for use in certain passenger cars and light commercial vehicles as an innovative technology pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/631. The technology used in 12 Volt efficient alternators intended for the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy is approved as an innovative technology within the meaning of Article 11 of Regulation (EU) 2019/631. This Decision shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

07.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/172

Concerning the renewal of the authorisation of 3-phytase produced by Aspergillus niger (CBS 101.672) as a feed additive for piglets (weaned), pigs for fattening, sows, chickens for fattening, turkeys for fattening, laying hens, ducks and all other minor avian species, ornamental birds and the new authorisation for chickens reared for laying or for breeding purposes, turkeys reared for breeding or breeding hens and suckling piglets and repealing Regulations (EC) No 243/2007, (EC) No 1142/2007, (EC) No 165/2008, (EC) No 505/2008 and (EU) No 327/2010. 3-phytase produced by Aspergillus niger (CBS 101.672) was authorised for 10 years and classified in the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

07.02.2020.

Public Health – Chemical Product

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/171

Concerning Commission Regulation 2020/171, published today in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Regulation refers to the amendment of Annex XIV of Regulation 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Specifically, certain substances (listed in Annex to Regulation 2020/171) have fulfilled the criteria for classification as toxic and / or persistent and highly bioaccumulative, and are therefore listed as banned in the EU unless subject to special approval. The latest application dates and withdrawal dates are set out in the Annex for each substance. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

06.02.2020.

Telecommunications – Electrical Device

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/167

Decision on the harmonised standards for radio equipment drafted in support of Directive 2014/53/EU. Following the request of the Commission, ETSI (European Telecommunications Standardization Institute) has developed new standards: 300 328 V2.2.2 for data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz band, EN 300 698 V2.3.1 for radio telephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service, EN 303 098 V2.2.1 for maritime low power personal locating devices, EN 303 520 V1.2.1 for Ultra Low Power (ULP) wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices and EN 300 674-2-2 V 2.2.1 for Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT) systems. This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

06.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/166

Concerning the renewal of the authorisation of 6-phytase produced by Schizosaccharomyces pombe (ATCC 5233) as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, laying hens, turkeys for fattening, ducks for fattening, weaned piglets, pigs for fattening and sows and repealing Regulation (EC) No 785/2007. The preparation of 6-phytase produced by Schizosaccharomyces pombe (ATCC 5233) was authorised for 10 years and classified in the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

06.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/165

Concerning the authorisation of endo-1,4-beta-mannanase produced by Paenibacillus lentus DSM 32052 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, for chickens reared for laying, turkeys for fattening or reared for breeding and for minor poultry species and repealing Regulation (EC) No 786/2007. The additive specified in the Annex is classified in the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’. Endo-1,4-beta-mannanase produced by Paenibacillus lentus ATCC 55045, premixtures and compound feed containing that substance, which are produced and labelled before 26 February 2020 in accordance with the rules applicable before 26 February 2020 may continue to be placed on the market and used until the existing stock are exhausted. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

06.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/164

Concerning the authorisation of 6-phytase produced by Schizosaccharomyces pombe (ATCC 5233) as a feed additive for all avian species and all swine species and repealing Regulation (EC) No 379/2009. The additive specified in the Annex is classified the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

06.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/163

Concerning the authorisation of a preparation of muramidase produced by Trichoderma reesei DSM 32338 as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding, chickens reared for breeding and other poultry species reared for breeding. The preparation specified in the Annex is classified in the additive category ‛zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

06.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/162

Concerning the authorisation of the preparation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I‐1079 as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening. Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I‐1079 is classified in the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

06.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/161

Concerning the renewal of the authorisation of Bacillus subtilis DSM 17299 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1137/2007. Bacillus subtilis DSM 17299 was authorised for 10 years and classified in the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

06.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/160

Concerning the authorisation of the preparation of oregano oil, caraway oil, carvacrol, methyl salicylate and L-menthol as a feed additive for weaned piglets. The preparation specified in the Annex is classified in the additive category ‛zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

06.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/159

Concerning the renewal of the authorisation of Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134 as a feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening and repealing Regulation (EC) No 538/2007. Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134 was authorised for 10 years as a feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening and classified in the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

05.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/151

Concerning the authorisation of Pediococcus acidilactici CNCM I-4622 as a feed additive for all porcine species for fattening and for breeding other than sows, all avian species, all fish species and all crustaceans. Additive is classified in the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. Approval details can be found in Annex.

05.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/150

Concerning the authorisation of the preparation of 6-phytase produced by Komagataella phaffii CGMCC 12056 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, chickens reared for laying and for breeding and minor poultry species for fattening or reared for laying or for breeding purposes. The additive is authorized and classified in the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

05.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/149

Concerning the renewal of the authorisation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-1077 as a feed additive for lambs and horses and repealing Regulations (EC) No 1293/2008 and (EC) No 910/2009. Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-1077 was authorised for 10 years and classified in the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. Premixtures and compound feed containing that substance, which are produced and labelled before 25 February 2020 in accordance with the rules applicable before 25 February 2020 may continue to be placed on the market and used until the existing stock are exhausted.

05.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/148

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition. The preparation of robenidine hydrochloride (Robenz 66G) was authorised, in accordance with Directive 70/524/EEC, as a feed additive for chickens for fattening by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1800/2004. The substance is classified in the “coccidiostat and histomonostat” category. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. The preparation specified in the Annex and feed containing that preparation, which are produced and labelled before 25 August 2020 in accordance with the rules applicable before 25 February 2020 may continue to be placed on the market and used until the existing stocks are exhausted.

04.02.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/147

Concerning the authorisation of the preparation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-4407 as a feed additive for weaned piglets, sows (in order to have a benefit for suckling piglets) and dairy cows and amending Regulations (EC) No 2148/2004. By this Implementing Regulation, the addition of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-4407 is classified as’ zootechnical. The preparation specified in the Annex and feed containing that preparation which are produced and labelled before 24 August 2020 in accordance with the rules applicable before 24 February 2020 may continue to be placed on the market and used until the existing stocks are exhausted.

27.01.2020.

Country Specific Serbia – Civil Aviation Security

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/111

Amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 as regards the approval of civil aviation security equipment as well as third countries recognised as applying security standards equivalent to the common basic standards on civil aviation security. The Commission has verified that the Republic of Serbia, in regard to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, satisfies the criteria set out in Part E of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 272/2009. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

24.01.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/106

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on additives for use in animal nutrition. The application concerns the authorisation of sodium formate as a feed additive for all animal species to be classified in the category ‘technological additives’. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

24.01.2020.

Animal Feed Industry – Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/107

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on additives for use in animal nutrition. The Regulation specifies substances contained in feed materials, premixtures and compound feed and regulates conditions for their placement on the market. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

15.01.2020.

Agriculture – Plant health product  

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/29

Concerning the non-approval of Vitis vinifera cane tannins as a basic substance in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

14.01.2020.

Agrifood Industry – Import of organic products  

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/25

Amending and correcting Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication, while article 2 shall apply from 31 January 2020.

14.01.2020.

Agriculture – Plant health product  

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/23

Concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance thiacloprid, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Member States shall withdraw authorisations for plant protection products containing thiacloprid as active substance by 3 August 2020. Any grace period granted by Member States in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 shall expire by 3 February 2021.

13.01.2020.

Agriculture – Plant health product  

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/17

Concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance chlorpyrifos-methyl, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Member States shall withdraw authorisations for plant protection products containing chlorpyrifos-methyl as an active substance by 16 February 2020. Any grace period granted by Member States in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 shall expire by 16 April 2020.

27.12.2019

Country Specific – Albania Duties  

Decision No 1/2019 of the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Council

on the participation of Albania as an observer in the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights’ work and the respective modalities thereof, within the framework of Council Regulation (EC) No 168/2007 [2019/2232]

27.12.2019

Agriculture and Industry – Customs Duties  

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/2220

amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products. The regulation opens new tariff quotas with order numbers 09.2586 to 09.2593 inclusive at zero duty rates for appropriate quantities of those products; increases quota volumes for 09.2594, 09.2595, 09.2596, 09.2597, 09.2598, 09.2599, 09.2738, 09.2742; and prolongs the quota period for 09.2595, 09.2596, 09.2597, 09.2598 and 09.2599.

27.12.2019

Agriculture and Industry – Customs Duties  

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/2197

amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products.

20.12.2019

Agrofood Industry – Tariff Quotas for High-Quality Beef  

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2179

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 481/2012 as regards the country allocation of the tariff rate quota for high-quality beef and derogating from that Implementing Regulation for the quota year 2019/2020. The European Union and the United States of America concluded an Agreement on the country allocation of the tariff rate quota for high-quality beef on 5 December 2019, and this Regulations sets the future rules of the quota redistribution.

19.12.2019

Economic & Financial Affairs 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2170

amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2195 on supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1304/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Social Fund, regarding the definition of standard scales of unit costs and lump sums for reimbursement of expenditure by the Commission to Member States. The Regulation sets Coefficients related to outgoing mobility of researchers (MSCA Correction coefficient) to the countries of the Western Balkans 6.

16.12.2019

Veterinary Legislation – Equidae  

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2147

amending and correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 on the conditions for the entry into the Union of live equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae. The Regulation provides a list of third countries and parts of the national territories of third countries from which entry into the Union of the said consignments is authorized, which includes B&H, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

16.12.2019

Automotive Industry

Regulation (EU) 2019/2144 of the European Parliament And Of The Council

The Regulation defines general and technical conditions for vehicle and tire manufacturers, and applies to vehicles of categories M, N and O (based on Article 4 of EU Regulation 2018/858) and to systems, tires, components and separate technical units designed and built for such vehicles. All producers who have complied with the previous regulation can sell their products to the EU market until 15 July 2022.

10.12.2019

Agriculture – Plant health product 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/2072

Establishing uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and the Council, as regards protective measures against pests of plants, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2019.

18.11.2019

Agrofood Industry – Border controls   

Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2007

Laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 as regards the lists of animals, products of animal origin, germinal products, animal byproducts and derived products and hay and straw subject to official controls at border control posts and amending Decision 2007/275/EC

7.11.2019

Agrofood Industry – Border controls  

Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1873

On procedures at border control posts for coordinated performance by competent authorities of intensified official controls on products of animal origin, germinal products, animal by-products and composite products

7.11.2019

Agrofood Industry – Food Safety  

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1871

Establishes reference points for action for non-allowed pharmacologically active substances present in food of animal origin repealing Decision 2005/34/EC

7.11.2019

Animal feed industry  

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1869

Amending and correcting Annex I to Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum levels for certain undesirable substances in animal feed

17.10.2019

Agrifood and Animal feed industry   

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1792

Amending Regulation (EC) no 396/2005 on maximum residue levels for pesticides (amitrole, fipronil, flupyrsulfuron-methyl, imazosulfuron, isoproturon, orthosulfamuron and triasulfuron) in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin.

30.9.2019

Agrofood Industry – Vetrinary Legislation   

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1714

Amending Regulations (EC) No 136/2004 and (EC) No 282/2004 as regards the model of common veterinary entry document for products and animals and amending Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 as regards the model of common entry document for certain feed and food of non-animal origin.