16.09.2021

 Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1485 of 15 September 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/641 concerning emergency measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.

 

15.09.2021

Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA III)

Parliament gave its green lightvto the new generation of the pre-accession funding instrument that will help seven countries better prepare to meet the obligations of future EU membership. Worth 14.2 billion euro, the 2021-2027 Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA III) will support the implementation of EU-related reforms in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey.

The general objective of IPA III is to support these countries in adopting and implementing the political, institutional, legal, administrative, social and economic reforms required to comply with Union values and to progressively align with the EU’s rules, standards and policies (the ‘acquis’).

 

13.09.2021

Spirit drinks

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1465 of 6 July 2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2019/787 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the definition of allusions to legal names of spirit drinks or geographical indications for spirit drinks and their use in the description, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks other than the spirit drinks to which allusion is made.

13.09.2021

New model certificate for products of animal origin that originate in the Union

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1469 of 10 September 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 as regards the addition of a new model certificate for products of animal origin that originate in the Union, are moved to a third country or territory and moved back to the Union after unloading, storage and reloading in that third country or territory, amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the list of third countries authorised for entry into the Union of products of animal origin originated in and returning to the Union from a third country or territory, and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 as regards the list of third countries or regions thereof authorised for entry into the Union of products of animal origin and certain goods originated in and returning to the Union from a third country or region thereof.

10.09.2021

Temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU

Council Recommendation (EU) 2021/1459 of 9 September 2021 amending Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction.
Irrelevant travel to the EU from countries or entities not listed in Annex I, as is currently the case with Serbia, is subject to temporary travel restrictions. This is without prejudice to the possibility for Member States to lift the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU for fully vaccinated travelers.

As stated in the Council’s recommendation, this list will be revised every two weeks and, as the case may be, updated.

The Council Recommendation is not a legally binding instrument. The authorities of the Member States remain responsible for implementing the content of the recommendation. They can, with complete transparency, only gradually lift travel restrictions.

A Member State should not decide to lift travel restrictions for non-listed third countries before deciding to do so in a coordinated manner.

08.09.2021

IPA III

The member states gave the final green light for almost 14.2 billion euros of pre-accession financial assistance for the period 2021-2027 in favor of the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Kosovo *, Montenegro, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Turkey.

This support will help beneficiaries to implement reforms aimed at future membership of the Union. Beneficiaries will be supported in implementing the necessary political, institutional, legal, administrative, social and economic reforms to align with the values ​​of the Union and to gradually adapt to the rules, standards, policies and practices of the Union.

IPA III assistance will also be based on a performance-based approach. This means that assistance will vary in scope and intensity according to user performance. At the same time, the principle of fair share will be applied to ensure that the volume and intensity of funding takes into account not only the performance of the beneficiaries, but also their needs and capacities.

Conditionality is also envisaged, ie the possibility to reduce or deny assistance in the event of significant regression or persistent lack of progress in fundamental reforms.

The assistance will be divided into thematic priorities, and will be applied retroactively from January 1, 2021.

IPA III ensures continuity with IPA II (covering the period 2014-2020) and complements other Union instruments.

Following today’s formal support from the Council, the plenary session of the European Parliament will also have to complete the confirmation process. Adoption of IPA III is expected in September.

 

 

07.09.2021

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain AH2

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1455 of 6 September 2021 approving the low-risk active substance Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain AH2 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, and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011.

 

07.09.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1454 of 6 September 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/641 concerning emergency measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.

 

06.09.2021

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1453 of 3 September 2021 amending Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 laying down special control measures for African swine fever.

 

06.09.2021

Potassium hydrogen carbonate

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1452 of 3 September 2021 renewing the approval of the active substance potassium hydrogen carbonate as a low-risk 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011.

 

06.09.2021

Dimethyl sulphide

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1451 of 3 September 2021 concerning the non-approval of dimethyl sulphide 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.

 

06.09.2021

Acrinathrin and prochloraz

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1450 of 3 September 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the approval periods of the active substances acrinathrin and prochloraz.

 

06.09.2021

 2-phenylphenol

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1449 of 3 September 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances 2-phenylphenol (including its salts such as the sodium salt), 8-hydroxyquinoline, amidosulfuron, bifenox, chlormequat, chlorotoluron, clofentezine, clomazone, cypermethrin, daminozide, deltamethrin, dicamba, difenoconazole, diflufenican, dimethachlor, etofenprox, fenoxaprop-P, fenpropidin, fludioxonil, flufenacet, fosthiazate, indoxacarb, lenacil, MCPA, MCPB, nicosulfuron, paraffin oils, paraffin oil, penconazole, picloram, propaquizafop, prosulfocarb, quizalofop-P-ethyl, quizalofop-P-tefuryl, sulphur, tetraconazole, tri-allate, triflusulfuron and tritosulfuron.

 

06.09.2021

Calcium carbonate

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1448 of 3 September 2021 renewing the approval of the low-risk active substance calcium carbonate 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011.

 

06.09.2021

Chitosan hydrochloride

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1446 of 3 September 2021 correcting Implementing Regulations (EU) No 540/2011 and (EU) No 563/2014 as regards the CAS number of the basic substance chitosan hydrochloride. Namely, in the column with the usual name and identification numbers, “Chitosan hydrochloride CAS No. 9012-76-4” is mentioned. However, CAS number 9012-76-4 is assigned to the substance chitosan, while chitosan hydrochloride has CAS number 70694-72-3.

 

01.09.2021

Manganese chelate of lysine and glutamic acid

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1425 of 31 August 2021 concerning the authorisation of manganese chelate of lysine and glutamic acid as feed additive for all animal species.

 

30.08.2021

Phytomenadione

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1409 of 27 August 2021 concerning the authorisation of phytomenadione as a feed additive for horses.

 

30.08.2021

Tropane alkaloids

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1408 of 27 August 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of tropane alkaloids in certain foodstuffs.

 

27.08.2021

Automotive components

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1407 of 26 August 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/919 as regards harmonised standards for fire-resistant fuel hoses, non-fire-resistant fuel hoses, seacocks and through-hull fittings, engine-mounted fuel, oil and electrical components on inboard diesel engines, and steering wheels.

 

27.08.2021

Light offshore cranes

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1403 of 25 August 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202 as regards harmonised standards for light offshore cranes.

 

26.08.2021

Measuring instruments

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1402 of 25 August 2021 on harmonised standards for gas meters and other measuring instruments drafted in support of Directive 2014/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.

 

25.08.2021

Ergot sclerotia and ergot alkaloids

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1399 of 24 August 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of ergot sclerotia and ergot alkaloids in certain foodstuffs.

 

24.08.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1395 of 20 August 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/641 concerning emergency measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.

 

20.08.2021

Rules concerning the certificate

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1378 of 19 August 2021 aying down certain rules concerning the certificate issued to operators, groups of operators and exporters in third countries involved in the imports of organic and in-conversion products into the Union and establishing the list of recognised control authorities and control bodies in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

 

20.08.2021

Active substance famoxadone

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1379 of 19 August 2021 concerning the non-renewal of approval of the active substance famoxadone, 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, and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011.

 

20.08.2021

Astaxanthin-rich oleoresin

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1377 of 19 August 2021 authorising the change of the conditions of use of the novel food astaxanthin-rich oleoresin from Haematococcus pluvialis algae under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.

 

20.08.2021

Food of animal origin

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1374 of 12 April 2021 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on specific hygiene requirements for food of animal origin.

 

18.08.2021

Feeding of farmed non-ruminants

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1372 amending Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards a ban on the feeding to non-fur animals of non-fur animals of animal protein.

 

17.08.2021

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1371 amending Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 605 laying down specific control measures for African swine fever. There were new cases in Poland (Lubuskie, Dolnośląskie and Podkarpackie), Slovakia (Banskobystrický and Prešovský), Latvia (Ventspils and Ludzas) and Germany (Brandenburg).

 

12.08.2021

Harmonised standard for websites and mobile applications

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1339 of 11 August 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/2048 as regards the harmonised standard for websites and mobile applications.

 

12.08.2021

Labelling of spirit drinks

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1335 of 27 May 2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2019/787 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the labelling of spirit drinks resulting from the combination of a spirit drink with one or more foodstuffs.

 

12.08.2021

 Spirit drinks

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1334 of 27 May 2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2019/787 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards allusions to legal names of spirit drinks or geographical indications for spirit drinks in the description, presentation and labelling of other spirit drinks.

 

11.08.2021

Temporary measures for organic products

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1325 of 10 August 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/977 as regards the period of application of the temporary measures in relation to controls on the production of organic products.

 

11.08.2021

Animal health certificates

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1329 of 10 August 2021 amending Implementing Regulations (EU) 2020/2235, (EU) 2020/2236, (EU) 2021/403 and (EU) 2021/404 as regards extending the transitional period for the use of animal health certificates, animal health/official certificates and official certificates required for the entry into the Union of certain consignments.

 

11.08.2021

Fresh meat of wild solipeds, fishery products from aquaculture, and insects

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1327 of 10 August 2021 amending Annexes II, IX and XV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 as regards the lists of third countries or regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of fresh meat of wild solipeds, fishery products from aquaculture, and insects, and correcting Annex XI to that Implementing Regulation as regards the list of third countries and regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of frogs’ legs and snails.

 

11.08.2021

Cadmium

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1323 of 10 August 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of cadmium in certain foodstuffs.

 

10.08.2021

Novel food Coriander seed oil

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/1319 of 9 August 2021 authorising changes in the specifications of the novel food Coriander seed oil from Coriandrum sativum and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.

 

10.08.2021

Novel food

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1318 of 9 August 2021 correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 establishing the Union list of novel foods, Decision 2008/968/EC authorising the placing on the market of arachidonic acid-rich oil from Mortierella alpina as a novel food ingredient and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/484 authorising the placing on the market of lacto-N-tetraose as a novel food.

 

10.08.2021

 Foodstuffs

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1319 of 9 August 2021 approving changes to the specifications of a novel food for coriander oil from Coriandrum sativum and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.

 

05.08.2021

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1299 of 4 August 2021 postponing the expiry date of the authorization of hexaflumuron for use in biocidal products of product-type 18.

 

05.08.2021

Perfluorocarboxylic acids

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1297 of 4 August 2021 amending Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards perfluorocarboxylic acids containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms in the chain (C9-C14 PFCA), their salts and substances associated with C9-C14 PFCA.

 

03.08.2021

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1290 of 2 August 2021 postponing the expiry date of the authorization of disodium tetraborate for use in biocidal products of product-type 8.

 

03.08.2021

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1289 of 2 August 2021 postponing the expiry date of the authorization of dazomet for use in biocidal products of product-type 8.

 

03.08.2021

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1288 of 2 August 2021 postponing the expiry date of the approval of boric acid for use in biocidal products of product-type 8.

 

03.08.2021

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1287 of 2 August 2021 postponing the expiry date of the authorization of indoxacarb for use in biocidal products of product-type 18.

 

03.08.2021

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1286 of 2 August 2021 postponing the expiry date of the authorization of dinotefuran for use in biocidal products of product-type 18.

 

03.08.2021

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1285 of 2 August 2021 postponing the expiry date of the authorization of magnesium phosphide for use in biocidal products of product-type 18.

 

03.08.2021

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1284 of 2 August 2021 postponing the expiry date of the authorization of aluminum phosphide for use in biocidal products of product types 14 and 18.

 

03.08.2021

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1283 of 2 August 2021 on the non-approval of certain active substances in biocidal products in accordance with Regulation (EU) no. 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

 

02.08.2021

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1268 of 29 July 2021 amending Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 laying down specific control measures for African swine fever. Namely, there were new cases in Poland (nowomiejski district, gorzowski and leszczyński districts), Slovakia (Banskobystrický region) and Germany (Brandenburg).

 

30.07.2021

Grapes and strawberries

Comission Regulation (EU) 2021/1247 of 29 July 2021 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for mandestrobin in grapes and strawberries.

 

30.07.2021

Vehicle security information

Comission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1244 of 20 May 2021 amending Annex X to Regulation (EU) 2018/858 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the standardised access to vehicle on-board diagnostics information and repair and maintenance information, and the requirements and procedures for access to vehicle security information.

 

30.07.2021

Alcohol interlock installation facilitation

Comission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1243 of 19 April 2021 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2144 of the European Parliament and of the Council by laying down detailed rules concerning the alcohol interlock installation facilitation in motor vehicles and amending Annex II to that Regulation.

 

22.07.2021

African swine fever

Comission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1202 of 20 July 2021 concerning certain emergency measures relating to African swine fever in Estonia.

 

22.07.2021

African swine fever

Comission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1205 of 20 July 2021 amending Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 laying down special control measures for African swine fever.

 

20.07.2021

Plant protection products

Comission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1191 of 19 July 2021 renewing the approval of the active substance clopyralid 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011.

 

20.07.2021

Plant reproductive material

Comission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1189 of 7 May 2021 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the production and marketing of plant reproductive material of organic heterogeneous material of particular genera or species.

 

19.07.2021

Medical devices

Comission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1182 of 16 July 2021 on the harmonised standards for medical devices drafted in support of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

 

19.07.2021

Animals, germinal products and products of animal origin

Comission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1178 of 16 July 2021 amending certain Annexes to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards certain lists of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin.

 

19.07.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Comission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1186 of 16 July 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/641 concerning emergency measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.

 

19.07.2021

Cattle, sheep and goatsne

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1176 of 16 July 2021 amending Annexes III, V, VII and IX to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards genotyping of positive TSE cases in goats, the determination of age in ovine and caprine animals, the measures applicable in a herd or flock with atypical scrapie and the conditions for imports of products of bovine, ovine and caprine origin.

 

19.07.2021

Propoxycarbazone

Comission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1177 of 16 July 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/408 as regards the deletion of propoxycarbazone from the list of active substances to be considered as candidates for substitution.

 

19.07.2021

Use of polyols

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1175 of 16 July 2021 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of polyols in certain energy-reduced confectionery products.

 

15.07.2021

Organic production

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1165 of 15 July 2021 authorising certain products and substances for use in organic production and establishing their lists.

 

14.07.2021

Climate Target

The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land, transport and tax policies suitable for reducing net emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The proposals will make it possible to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade. Proposals include: applying emissions trading to new sectors and tightening the existing EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS); increased use of renewable energy sources; greater energy efficiency; faster introduction of lower emission transport and infrastructure and fuels to support them; align tax policies with the objectives of the European Green Agreement; measures to prevent carbon leakage; and tools for preserving and growing our natural carbon resources.

 

13.07.2021

Use of motor vehicles

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1145 of 30 June 2021 on the application of Directive 2009/103/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to checks on insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles normally based in Montenegro and the United Kingdom.

 

13.07.2021

Bird flu

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1146 of 12 July 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/641 concerning emergency measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.

 

13.07.2021

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1141 of 12 July 2021 amending Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 laying down special control measures for African swine fever. Namely, there were new cases in Slovakia and Poland.

 

13.07.2021

Rules for the prevention and control of certain listed diseases  

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1140 of 5 May 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards rules for the prevention and control of certain listed diseases.

 

12.07.2021

Annual Economic Policy dialogue

Representatives of the EU Member States, the Western Balkans and Turkey, the European
Commission and the European Central Bank, as well as representatives of the central banks of the
Western Balkans and Turkey met for their annual economic policy dialogue. The dialogue aims at
preparing the Western Balkans and Turkey for their future participation in the European Semester.

 

09.07.2021

Framework for climate neutrality

Regulation (EU) 2021/1119 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 2021 establishing a framework for climate neutrality and amending Regulation (EC) no. 401/2009 and (EU) 2018/1999 (“European Climate Law”).

Namely, with the European Climate Law, the Commission proposes a legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050. EU institutions and member states are obliged to take the necessary measures at the EU and national level in order to meet the target. Furthermore, the Regulation mentions a new EU target for 2030 to reduce emissions by at least 55% compared to 1990 levels. The Commission will review and, where necessary, propose a revision of all relevant instruments to achieve further emission reductions for 2030. By September 2023, and every five years thereafter, the Commission will assess the compliance of EU and national measures with the goal of climate neutrality and the 2030-2050 path.

 

07.07.2021

Maximum residue levels for certain substances

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1110 of 6 July 2021 amending the maximum residue levels for amethoctradine, bixafen, phenazaquin, spinetoram, tefluthrin and thiencarbazone-methyl in or on certain products.

 

06.07.2021

Cosmetic products

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1099 of 5 July 2021 on cosmetic products.

 

06.07.2021

Maximum residue levels for certain substances

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1098 amending Annexes II, III and IV U as regards maximum residue levels for 24-epibrassinolide, Allium cepa L. bulb extract, cyflumethophene, fludioxonil, fluroxypyr, sodium 5-nitroguiacolate, sodium o-nitrophenolate and sodium p-nitrophenolate in or on certain products.

 

06.07.2021

Alcoholic beverages

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1096 of 21 April 2021 amending the provisions on labeling of mixtures of beverages (alcoholic beverages).

 

05.07.2021

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1071 of 29 June 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/442 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/521 related to the mechanism making certain products subject to the production of an export authorisation.

 

30.06.2021

Export authorisation

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1071 of 29 June 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/442 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/521 related to the mechanism making certain products subject to the production of an export authorisation.

 

30.06.2021

Lumpy skin disease virus

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1070 of 28 June 2021 laying down special control measures for a limited period of time related to infection with lumpy skin disease virus.

 

29.06.2021

Alkyl (C12-16) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1063 of 28 June 2021 approving alkyl (C12-16) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 3 and 4.

 

25.06.2021

Didecyldimethyl ammonium chloride

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1045 of 24 June 2021 approving didecyldimethyl ammonium chloride as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 3 and 4.

 

25.06.2021

Pesticides in food

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1041 of 16 April 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 as regards the requirements on pesticides in infant formula and follow-on formula

 

25.06.2021

Pesticides in food

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1040 of 16 April 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/128 as regards the requirements on pesticides in food for special medical purposes developed to satisfy the nutritional requirements of infants and young children.

 

25.06.2021

Safeguard measure on steel products

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1029 of 24 June 2021 amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/159 to prolong the safeguard measure on imports of certain steel products.

 

18.06.2021.

Period of application of temporary measures

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/984 of 17 June 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/466 as regards the period of application of temporary measures.

 

18.06.2021.

Bird flu

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/979 of 17 June 2021 amending Annexes VII to XI to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

 

18.06.2021.

Authorisation of L-threonine produced by Escherichia coli CGMCC 13325

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/869 of 16 June 2021 concerning the authorisation of L-threonine produced by Escherichia coli CGMCC 13325 as a feed additive for all animal species.

 

17.06.2021.

Authorisation of zinc chelate of hydroxy analogue of methionine

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/968 of 16 June 2021 concerning the renewal of the authorisation of zinc chelate of hydroxy analogue of methionine as a feed additive for all animal species, and repealing Regulation (EU) No 335/2010.

 

17.06.2021.

Authorisation of manganese chelate of hydroxy analogue of methionine

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/967 of 16 June 2021 renewing the authorization of manganese chelate of hydroxy analogues of methionine as a feed additive for all animal species.

 

17.06.2021.

Autonomous trade preferences of the Western Balkans

Council Decision (EU) 2021/972 of 14 June 2021 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the General Council of the World Trade Organization on the European Union request for an extension of the WTO waiver permitting autonomous trade preferences to the Western Balkans.

 

15.06.2021.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Regulation (EU) 2021/953 of 14 June 2021 on a framework for the issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable COVID-19 vaccination, test and recovery certificates (EU Digital COVID Certificate) with regard to third country nationals legally staying or residing in the territories of Member States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

15.06.2021.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Regulation (EU) 2021/954  of 14 June 2021 on a framework for the issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable COVID-19 vaccination, test and recovery certificates (EU Digital COVID Certificate) to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

14.06.2021.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Council updates recommendation on free movement restrictions. This update responds to the evolving epidemiological situation, the ongoing vaccination campaigns and the adoption of the EU digital COVID certificate.

 

14.06.2021.

African swine fever

Council adopted a recommendation amending the recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

10.06.2021

Standards for household dishwashers

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/936 of 3 June 2021 on harmonized standards for household washing machines and household tumble driers.

 

10.06.2021

Control measures – swine fever

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/934 of 9 June 2021 laying down specific control measures for classical swine fever.

 

10.06.2021

Feed additives for chickens 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/932 of 9 June 2021 suspending the authorizations of lasalocid A sodium (Avatec 15% cc) and lasalocid A sodium (Avatec 150 G) as feed additives for chickens for fattening and for rearing chickens.

 

09.06.2021

EU Digital COVID Certificate

The European Parliament today adopted the proposed Regulations on the EU digital COVID certificate. 

 

08.06.2021

Plant protection products 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/917 of 7 June 2021 approving low-risk active substances pepino mosaic virus, EU strain, mild isolate Abp1 and pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, mild isolate Abp2 in accordance with Regulation (EC) no. Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market.

 

 

07.06.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/906 of 3 June 2021 on emergency measures related to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.

 

 

07.06.2021

Standards for household dishwashers

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/913 of 3 June 2021 on harmonized standards for household dishwashers.

 

04.06.2021

African swine fever

Commission Implemented Regulation (EU) 2021/902 of 3 June 2021amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 laying down special control measures for African swine fever.

 

04.06.2021

 Aniline

Commission Directive (EU) 2021/903 of 3 June 2021 amending Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards specific limit values for aniline in certain toys.

 

02.06.2021

Schengen strategy

We would like to inform you that the European Commission has adopted a new Schengen strategy in response to the fragmentation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The strategy refers to the 3 pillars of Schengen:

1. efficient management of the EU’s external borders – through the continuous introduction of a permanent corps of the European Border and Coast Guard; creation of interoperable information systems for border and migration management by 2023; and the forthcoming proposal for digital visa applications and travel documents. The commission also calls on lawmakers to swiftly adopt a new proposal for a Pact on Migration and Asylum to screen people crossing borders illegally.
2. strengthening internal measures to compensate for the absence of controls at internal borders, in particular in terms of police cooperation, security and migration management,

3. Ensuring strong preparedness and governance, including the completion of Schengen, as well as a possible increase in the Schengen area.

In order to foster mutual trust in the implementation of the Schengen rules, the Commission is also presenting today a proposal to revise the Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism.

 

02.06.2021

European Union Solidarity Fund

Decision (EU) 2021/885 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2021on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Greece and France in relation to natural disasters and to Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain in relation to a public health emergency.

On June 24, 2020, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Spain submitted applications for the mobilization of the Fund in relation to the great emergency situation in public health caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

The amount of EUR 11,968,276 has been set aside for Serbia, the amount of EUR 199,505 will be set aside for Montenegro; Albania will receive EUR 905,271.

 

02.06.2021

Scientific and technical progress

Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/884 of 8 March 2021 amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the validity period of an exemption for the use of mercury in electric rotating connectors used in intravascular ultrasound imaging systems.

 

02.06.2021

Diseases

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/881 of 23 March 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards rules for surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease-free status for certain listed and emerging diseases.

 

02.06.2021

Animals

Commission Regulated Regulation (EU) 2021/880 of 5 March 2021amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/686 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and the Council as regards the traceability, animal health and certification requirements for movements within the Union of germinal products of certain kept terrestrial animals.

 

02.06.2021

IPA III

The European Commission welcomes today’s political agreement between the European Parliamen and the Council on the new Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA III), with a total budget of over €14 billion, for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework period. This instrument supports candidate countries and potential candidates on their path towards fulfilling the EU accession criteria through deep and comprehensive reforms. Today’s agreement will now be translated into legal texts, which will need to be approved by the European Parliament and the Council.

 

31.05.2021

Harmonised standards for toys 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/867 of 28 May 2021 on harmonised standards for toys drafted in support of Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

 

31.05.2021

Pest Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/869 of 27 May 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/638 as regards its date of expiration in order to prolong the measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union territory of the pest Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith).

 

28.05.2021

Public health: Stronger rules on medical devices

The Regulation covers medical devices ranging from hip replacements to sticking plasters. It increases transparency and brings EU legislation in line with technological advances and progress in medical science. It improves clinical safety and creates fair market access for manufacturers.

 

28.05.2021

Creative Europe Programme 

Regulation (EU) 2021/818 of the European Parlament and of the Council of 20 May 2021 establishing the Creative Europe Programme (2021 to 2027) and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1295/2013.

 

28.05.2021

Erasmus+

Regulation (EU) 2021/817 of the European Parlament and of the Council of 20 May 2021 establishing Erasmus+: the Union Programme for education and training, youth and sport and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013 (Text with EEA relevance).

 

28.05.2021

Active substance Streptomyces strain K61

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/853 of 27 May 2021 renewing the approval of the active substance Streptomyces strain K61 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011.

 

28.05.2021

Cosmetic products

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/850 of 26 May 2021 amending and correcting Annex II and amending Annexes III, IV and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products.

 

28.05.2021

Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/849 of 11 March 2021 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

 

27.05.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/846 of 25 May 2021 on emergency measures related to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States. New cases have broken out in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania, and these areas have been added to the list of areas under special protection.

 

27.05.2021

Active substance – ciazofamide

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/843 of 26 May 2021 renewing the authorization of the active substance ciazofamide, concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market.

 

25.05.2021

Active substance – terbuthylazine

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/824 of 21 May 2021 amending the conditions for approval of the active substance terbuthylazine. The approval of the active substance terbuthylazine in plant protection products is withdrawn, and the grace period expires on June 14, 2022.

 

21.05.2021

Pharmacologically active substances

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/810 regarding to transitional provisions for certain substances listed in Annex II.

 

21.05.2021

Pharmacologically active substances used in food-producing animals

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/808 of 22 March 2021 on the performance of analytical methods for residues of pharmacologically active substances used in food-producing animals and on the interpretation of results and methods to be used for analysis.

 

21.05.2021

Active substance – potassium sorbate

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/807 of 10 March 2021 amending Regulation (EU) no. 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council to include potassium sorbate as an active substance in its Annex I.

 

21.05.2021

Active substance – carbon dioxide

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/806 amending Regulation (EU) no. 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council to include as active substance carbon dioxide produced from propane, butane or a mixture of both by combustion in Annex I.

 

21.05.2021

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/811 amending Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 laying down specific control measures for African swine fever.

 

20.05.2021

EU Digital COVID Certificate

European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached an agreement regarding the EU digital COVID-19 certificate.

 

20.05.2021

Import of Animals and Products of Animal Origin

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/800 amending Decision 2011/163 / EU approving plans submitted by third countries in accordance with Article 29 of Council Directive 96/23 / EC. That article requires third countries from which Member States are authorized to import animals and products of animal origin covered by that Directive to submit residue monitoring plans which provide the necessary guarantees.

 

19.05.2021

Non-essential travel into the EU

Council Recommendation amending Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction.

 

18.05.2021

Active substance alpha-cypermethrin

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/795 concerning the withdrawal of authorizations for the active substance alpha-cypermethrin.

 

17.05.2021

SARS-CoV-2 infections in certain animal species

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/788 laying down rules for the monitoring and reporting of SARS-CoV-2 infections in certain animal species.

 

12.05.2021

European Economic Forecast – Spring 2021

The European Commission today published its Economic Forecast for Spring 2021, which predicts that the EU economy will grow by 4.2% in 2021 and 4.4% in 2022. This represents a significant improvement in the growth outlook compared to the economic forecast for winter 2021. presented by the Commission in February.

It is also predicted that economic growth will continue with increased vaccination, that unemployment rates in 2021 and 2022 will remain higher than before the crisis, and that public debt will peak this year.

Considering that economic forecasts have been made for the candidate countries, ie Albania, Serbia, North. Macedonia and Montenegro, we provide you with the full forecast as well as the link https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/economic-performance-and-forecasts/economic-forecasts/spring-2021-economic-forecast_en on to whom you can find all the relevant information.

 

12.05.2021

Horizon Europe

Council Regulation (Euratom) 2021/765 establishing the European Atomic Energy Community Research and Training Program for the period 2021-2025, which complements Horizon Europe – Framework Program for Research and Innovation and repeals Regulation (Euratom) 2018/15.

 

12.05.2021

Horizon Europe

Council Decision (EU) 2021/764 on establishing a specific program for the implementation of Horizon Europe – the Framework Program for Research and Innovation and repealing Decision 2013/743 / EU.

 

12.05.2021

Horizon Europe

Regulation (EU) 2021/695 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon Europe – Framework Program for Research and Innovation and establishing rules for participation.

 

12.05.2021

Forest Reproductive Material

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/773 authorizing Member States to provisionally decide on the equivalence of forest reproductive material of certain categories produced in certain third countries.

 

11.05.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/766 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/641 on emergency measures relating to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States. Namely, there have been new cases in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden.

 

10.05.2021

Model Certificate for Breeding Animals

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/761 amending Annexes I to IV of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/717 concerning a model certificate for breeding animals and their products.

 

10.05.2021

Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/758 concerning the status of certain products as feed additives. Namely, the approval for products for which no request for approval has been submitted is revoked, and the list can be found in the Annex.

 

06.05.2021

Export of vaccines against COVID-19

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/734 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/521, which stipulates that the export of vaccines against COVID-19 and its active substances from the EU requires authorization.

 

 

06.05.2021

Travel restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU

The EU Council today added Israel to the list of countries for which member states should gradually lift restrictions on non-essential travel.

 

 

05.05.2021

Updated EU industrial strategy

The Commission has published an updated EU industrial strategy to ensure that its industrial ambitions take full account of the new post-COVID-19 circumstances and help drive the transformation to a more sustainable, digital, resilient and globally competitive economy.

 

 

05.05.2021

Active Substances

Implementing Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/726 amending Regulation (EU) no. 540/2011 regarding the period of approval of the active substances Adokophies orana granulovirus and flutriafol.

 

 

05.05.2021

Non-essential travel to the EU

The European Commission has published new Recommendations on temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU, in order to take into account the progress of vaccination and the development of the epidemiological situation around the world.

 

 

03.05.2021

Feed Additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/719 concerning the authorization of L-valine produced from Corinebacterium glutamicum CGMCC 7.358 as a feed additive for all animal species.

 

03.05.2021

Single Market program

Regulation (EU) 2021/690 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Single Market Program.

 

30.04.2021

Feed Additives

Implementing Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/709 on the approval of L-histidine monohydrochloride monohydrate produced by Escherichia coli KCCM 80212 as a feed additive for all animal species.

 

30.04.2021

Biocidal Products

Implementing Commission Decision (EU) 2021/713 postponing the expiry date of the authorization of sulfuryl fluoride for use in biocidal products of product-types 8 and 18.

 

 

23.04.2021

Chlordecone

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/663 of 22 April 2021 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chlordecone in or on certain products.

 

 

22.04.2021

Feed additive

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/658 of 21 April 2021 concerning the authorisation of essential oil from Origanum vulgare L. subsp. hirtum (Link) letsw. Var. Vulkan (DOS 00001) as a feed additive for all animal species.

 

22.04.2021

Import animals and products of animal origin

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 of 20 April 2021 amending Decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of plans submitted by third countries in accordance with Article 29 of Council Directive 96/23/EC. Council Directive 96/23 / EC. Article 29 (1) of Directive 96/23 / EC requires third countries from which Member States are authorized to import animals and products of animal origin covered by that Directive to submit residue monitoring plans for those products. Among others, Albania, B&H and Montenegro are on the list of countries with changes.

 

 

19.04.2021

Official controls at border

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/630 of 16 February 2021 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain categories of goods exempted from official controls at border. The regulation enters into force on April 21, 2021. and a list of goods can be found in the Annex.

 

 

14.04.2021

Establishment of the Single Market Programme

The Council adopted its position today during the first reading on the proposed Regulation for the establishment of the Single Market Program 2021 to 2027.

The main goal of the program is to enable citizens, consumers, businesses and public authorities across the EU to take full advantage of internal market integration. In this sense, it promotes actions aimed at:

– improve the management and functioning of the internal market;
– strengthen the competitiveness of EU companies, especially micro, small and medium enterprises;
– enable the development of high quality European standards;
– increase consumer protection;
– improve human, animal and plant health as well as animal welfare;
– promotion of European statistics.

The program brings together activities previously funded under six different programs, including COSME. Its total budget is 4.2 billion euros.

The European Parliament is expected to adopt the Regulation in the coming months, but it will apply retroactively from 1 January 2021. years.

 

 

07.04.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/562 of 30 March 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1809 as regards protection measures against the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States. Namely, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland and Sweden informed the Commission about the outbreak of new cases on their territory. Therefore, these areas are added to the list of protected zones.

 

 

31.03.2021

Animals and goods intended for human consumption

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 of 24 March 2021 laying down the lists of third countries or regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of certain animals and goods intended for human consumption in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Serbia is on the lists for certain products.

 

 

31.03.2021

Animals, germinal products and products of animal origin

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 of 24 March 2021 laying down the lists of third countries, territories or zones thereof from which the entry into the Union of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin is permitted in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and the Council. Serbia is on the lists for certain products.

 

23.03.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/489 of 19 March 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1809 concerning certain protective measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States. Namely, new diseases have appeared in Germany, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, France, and it is therefore necessary to add the zones of these countries to the list of zones under special protection.

 

15.03.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/450  of 10 March 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1809 concerning certain protective measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in  Denmark, France, Germany, Poland and Sweden. These areas are added to the list of protected zones.

 

10.03.2021

Feed additives – Zootechnical additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/422 concerning the authorization of Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134 as a feed additive for laying hens (authorization holder: Lactosan GmbH & Co KG). The preparation listed in the Annex, which belongs to the category of additives “zootechnical additives” and to the functional group “stabilizers of the intestinal flora”, is approved as an additive in animal nutrition, under the conditions set out in that Annex.

 

10.03.2021

Food supplements – Sensory additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/421 on approving tinctures derived from Artemisia vulgaris L. (mugworth tincture) as a food supplement for all animal species. Tincture obtained from Artemisia vulgaris L. (Mugworth tincture) listed in the Annex, which belongs to the category of additives “sensory additives” and the functional group “aromatic compounds”, is approved as a food additive in animal nutrition, under the conditions set out in that Annex.

 

10.03.2021

Feed additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/420 on the approval of extracts rich in lutein and lutein / zeaxanthin from Tagetes erecta as feed additives for poultry (other than turkeys) for fattening and laying and for smaller species of poultry for fattening and laying. The EFSA opinion also stated that the maximum level of use of lutein / zeaxanthin extract is 80 mg of total carotenoids / kg of complete feed in fattening poultry (except turkeys). The changes are in the Annex.

 

05.03.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/396 amending the Annex to Decision (EU) 2020/1809 as regards protection measures against the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States. Namely, there were new cases in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Romania and Denmark.

 

25.02.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/335 of 23 February 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1809 concerning certain protective measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.Namely, new cases of the disease have appeared in the Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, and these areas have been added to the list of zones under special supervision.

 

17.02.2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/239 concerning certain protection measures against outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.

Namely, new cases of the disease have appeared in France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Finland and Poland, and the areas where the outbreak of bird flu has occurred have been placed on the list of zones under special protection.

 

15.02.2021

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/175 concerning animal health control measures for African swine fever in certain Member States. Namely, there were new cases in Germany (Brandenburg), Poland (polkowicki, przeworski area) and Slovakia (Rimavská Sobota).

These areas are included in the list of protected areas.

 

10.02.2021

Akanthomyces muscarius strain Ve6

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/134 of 4 February 2021 renewing the approval of the low-risk active substance Akanthomyces muscarius strain Ve6 (formerly Lecanicillium muscarium strain Ve6) 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011. Namely, the approval of the active substance Akanthomices muscarius strain Ve6 (formerly Lecanicillium muscarium strain Ve6), as stated in Annex I, has been renewed, and the Regulation enters into force 20 days after the publication in Fig. messenger.

 

 

10.02.2021

Maximum residue levels of pesticides

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/155 of 9 February 2021 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for carbon tetrachloride, chlorothalonil, chlorpropham, dimethoate, ethoprophos, fenamidone, methiocarb, omethoate, propiconazole and pymetrozine in or on certain products. Namely, a new maximum level of residues for potatoes in the amount of 0.4 mg / kg is introduced. The regulation is applied from September 21, 2021. year, and the audit will be performed every year on the basis of data submitted by 31.12. annually.

 

04.02.2021

Active substance of garlic extract

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/129 concerning the renewal of the approval of an active substance of garlic extract in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and amendments to the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) no. 540/2011. Renewal is approved, and the regulations are applied from March 1, 2021.

 

 

03.02.2021

COVID-19 Transport measures

Today, the ambassadors of the member states agreed on a negotiating mandate for the renewal of temporary measures to help carriers and citizens who are unable to meet certain administrative requirements due to the COVID-19 measures taken in the member states. The proposal expands the possibility of temporarily extending the validity of certain certificates, licenses and authorizations in the areas of road, rail and inland waterway transport, as well as maritime safety. This applies, for example, to driving licenses, roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and master’s certificates.

The Council’s position allows for the extension of the validity of certificates, licenses and authorizations with an expiration date from September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 by 10 months.
In the case of vocational training certificates and driving licenses covered by the May 2020 rules, their validity may be extended for an additional six months, or in certain cases until 1 July 2021.

 

03.02.2021

Partially defatted rapeseed powder

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/120 authorizing the placing on the market of partially defatted rapeseed powder of Brassica rapa L. and Brassica napus L. as novel foods.

Partially defatted rapeseed powder of Brassica rapa L. and Brassica napus L., as set out in the Annex to this Regulation, will be included in the Union list of approved new foods established by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.

Entry in the Union list referred to in paragraph 1 shall include the conditions of use and labeling requirements set out in the Annex.

 

02.02.2021

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/115 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds. Following the adoption of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/784, the Commission was informed of the presence of unintentional impurities of PFOA and its salts above the limit of 0.025 mg / kg (0.0000025% by weight) found in some medical devices other than implantable and invasive devices. In order to avoid a ban on the production of such medical devices after 3 December 2020 and to give manufacturers sufficient time to reduce impurity levels, an unintentional trace limit (UTC) of 2 mg / kg (0.0002% by weight) should be set for PFOA , its salts and compounds associated with PFOA.

 

01.02.2021

Council Recommendation on non-essential travel into the EU

The Council today adopted a Recommendation amending the recommendation on the temporary restriction of non-essential travel in the EU and the possible abolition of such a restriction.

Under the new rules, the following epidemiological criteria should be taken into account to identify countries for which the non-essential travel restriction should be lifted:

-no more than 25 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants during the last 14 days
-stable or declining trend of new cases during this period compared to the previous 14 days
-more than 300 tests per 100,000 inhabitants in the previous 7 days, if data are available to ECDC
-no more than 4% of positive tests among all tests on COVID-19 conducted in the previous 7 days, if data are available ECDC
-the nature of the virus present in the country, in particular whether variants of the virus have been detected.

Member States should require persons traveling for any significant or irrelevant reason, with the exception of carriers and border guards, to take a negative PCR test at least 72 hours before departure.

In addition, they may need self-isolation, quarantine and contact search for up to 14 days, as well as further testing of COVID-19 as needed during the same period. Quarantine and additional tests on or after arrival should be imposed in particular on those travelers coming from a third country where a variant of virus concern has been detected.

With regard to basic travel, Member States may decide in a coordinated manner to waive some of the above measures in cases where they would interfere with the very purpose of the journey. For transport staff, seafarers and border workers, Member States should not require more than a negative rapid antigen test on arrival. For transport personnel coming from a country where a high incidence of worrying variants is detected, Member States may require negative rapid antigen tests before departure.

The Council Recommendation is not a legally binding instrument. The authorities of the Member States remain responsible for the implementation of its content.

 

01.02.2021

Biocidal products – Type 19

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/103 on rejecting the application for the use of carbon dioxide as an active substance for use in biocidal products of type 19. The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal.

 

29.01.2021

Measures to prevent the spread of the brown russula fruit virus

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/98 of 28 January 2021 not approving esbiothrin as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 18. The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

27.01.2021

Measures to prevent the spread of the brown russula fruit virus

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/74 on measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union of the brown russula virus (ToBRFV).

Namely, for practical reasons, the seeds of Solanum licopersicum L. and Capsicum spp. which was harvested before 15 August 2020, cannot meet the requirement that their parent plants be produced at a place of production where it is known that a particular pest does not occur. On the basis of official inspections carried out at the appropriate time to detect the said pest, such seed should be exempted from that requirement. Seeds already accompanied by a plant passport may move through the territory of the Union without further examination. Those seeds, which first arrived in the Union on 1 April 2021 and which were tested before 30 September 2020 by ELISA, should be retested by another test method.

Seeds originating in third countries and harvested before 15 August 2020 cannot fulfill the condition that their parent plants be produced at a place of production where it is known that the said pest does not occur. Therefore, on the basis of official inspections carried out in a timely manner to detect the said pest, such seed entering the Union should be exempted from the requirement that their parent plants be produced at a place of production where the said pest is known not to occur.

 

27.01.2021

REACH

We would like to inform you that a restriction under the REACH regulation came into force on 02.01.20021, concerning the ban on the use and placing on the market of TDFA in consumer spraying products in the EU / EEA.

 

26.01.2021

Substances frequently used in pesticides

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/68 concerning certain protection measures in relation to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States. Namely, new diseases broke out in the areas of Cloppenburg, Oldenburg, Cuxhaven and Rostock in Germany, and Kuyavian-Pomeranian and Western Pomeranian in Poland, as well as Gers, Les Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques and HautesPyrénées in France and Skurup and Mönsterås in Sweden, and these areas are added to the list of protected areas.

 

25.01.2021

Substances frequently used in pesticides

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/52 as regards the extension of the approval period for the active substances benfluralin, dimoxystrobin, fluazinam, flutolanil, mecoprop-P, mepiquat, metiram, oxamyl and pyraclostrobinv, substances frequently used in pesticides. Namely, due to the fact that due to the COVID-19 crisis, the procedure for renewing the approval of these active substances was postponed, the period of the previous approval was extended until 31.01.2022, ie 28.02.2022.

 

25.01.2021

Food supplements

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/51, which approves the change of conditions for the use of the new food “trans-resveratrol” according to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and the Council. Namely, a modification of the delivery format of food supplements containing new trans-resveratrol food was requested, especially the removal of special delivery formats, capsule or tablet forms, as the only permitted forms of food supplements listed in the Union list. The Applicant considers that it is necessary to modify the delivery format of supplements containing trans-resveratrol, as it would allow trans-resveratrol to be used in other forms of dietary supplements, except in capsules or tablets. The specifications are listed in the Annex, and the Regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

25.01.2021

Beverages based on milk

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/50 approving the extension of the use and modification of the specifications of the new food “2′-fucosylactose / difucosilactose mixture”. Namely, the entry in the Union list of approved new foods, which refers to the microbial source “2′-fucosilactose / difucosilactose mixture” (“2′-FL / DFL”), is allowed, as amended in the Annex to this Regulation (beverages based on milk and similar products intended for children). Entry on the Union list shall include the conditions of use and labeling requirements set out in the Annex.
The regulation enters into force 20 days from the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

19.01.2021

Pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/40 of 18 January 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1809 concerning certain protective measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.

19.01.2021

Animal health control measures

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/39 of 18 January 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States.

14.01.2021.

Import of Puoltry meat to the EU

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/24 regarding the change of the list of regions from the UK from which the import or transit of poultry meat to the EU is allowed due to the appearance of new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI in the UK, in accordance with the Agreement on UK Exit.

 

11.01.2021

Pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/18 of 8 January 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1809 concerning certain protective measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.
Namely, there were new cases in Germany (Oldenburg, Cloppenburg, Leipzig, Dithmarschen, Spree-Neisse, Nordwestmecklenburg, VorpommernGreifswald), then in Poland (Dolnośląskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Wielkopolskie, Vendkoeskie, Lubelskie) -Sèvres, Hautes Pyrénées), Denmark (Viborg), Sweden (Sjöbo), the Netherlands (Noord-Brabant), Hungary (e Komárom-Esztergom). Therefore, new surveillance measures have been established in these areas and added to the previous list of surveillance zones with special protection measures.

 

08.01.2021

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/15 of 7 January 2021 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States.
Namely, there were new cases in Slovakia, in the area of Sobrance. Therefore, new high-risk areas are being established in Slovakia, which will be under special supervision measures.

 

08.01.2021.

Information note on the end of the transition period provided for in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community

 

28.12.2020

Commission adopts €70 million package for early access to EU COVID-19

The European Commission today adopted a 70m-euro package under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) to help fund partners with the West. Balkans when receiving the vaccine against COVID-19, which was procured by the EU member states.

The package will be paid in the form of grants to help cover the cost of vaccines for priority groups in the region, as well as the necessary vaccination equipment. It will allow the Western Balkans to buy a number of vaccines from the EU’s Advance Purchase Agreement with six manufacturers, with individual EU member states sharing part of their pre-allocated doses.

 

28.12.2020

Pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2242 of 23 December 2020 concerning certain protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N1 in the United Kingdom.

 

28.12.2020

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2241 of 23 December 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States.

 

28.12.2020

Pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2240 of 23 December 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1742 concerning certain protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in the United Kingdom.

 

28.12.2020

Pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2238 of 22 December 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1809 concerning certain protective measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.

 

28.12.2020

Common Customs Tariff duties

Council Regulation (EU) 2020/2231 of 18 December 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products.
It is no longer in the Union ‘s interest to maintain the suspension of CCT duties on certain products listed in
Annex to Regulation (EU) no. 1387/2013. Therefore, the suspensions for these products should be deleted. Moreover, according to the Commission Communication of 13 December 2011 concerning autonomous tariff suspensions and quotas, for practical reasons, applications for tariff suspensions or quotas where the amount of duty uncollected is less than EUR 15 000 per year cannot be taken into account. Suspensions for products that do not reach this threshold, as indicated in the mandatory review, should therefore be deleted from the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 182/2011. 1387/2013. The Annex lists the entries that have been deleted, and which entries will replace the old deleted entries.

 

28.12.2020

Autonomous tariff quotas

Council Regulation (EU) 2020/2230 of 18 December 2020 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
Namely, as it is in the Union’s interest to ensure the proper delivery of certain industrial products, given the fact that identical, equivalent or substitute products are not produced in sufficient quantities in the Union, it is necessary to open new tariff quotas with ordinal numbers 09.2574, 09.2575, 09.2576 , 09.2577, 09.2578, 09.2579, 09.2584 and 09.2585 at zero or reduced rate of duty for the corresponding quantities of these products. In relation to the tariff quotas with ordinal numbers 09.2684 and 09.2854, the volume of the quota should be increased, as
the increase is in the interest of the Union. As the Union’s production capacity for certain industrial products has increased, the volume of tariff quotas with order numbers 09.2591 and 09.2888 should be reduced. For tariff quotas with ordinal numbers 09.2580, 09.2582, 09.2583, 09.2648 and 09.2730, quota period
should be extended until 31 December 2021, and the quota volume should be adjusted on an annual basis as the quota tariff is only open for six months and it is still in the Union’s interest to maintain it. As it is no longer in the Union’s interest to maintain tariff quotas with ordinal numbers 09.2587, 09.2594, 09.2674, 09.2834, 09.2955, 09.2972 and 09.2588, those tariff quotas should be closed from 1 January 2021.

Namely, most of these products are covered by the SAA, but for products with labels:

0710 40 00
2401 10 70
2401 10 95
2401 20 70

the tariff rate per SAA is higher than foreseen with these new quotas, and we thought this information would be important to you.

 

23.12.2020

Imports of organic products

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2196 of 17 December 2020 amending 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.

23.12.2020

Border control

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/2190 of 29 October 2020 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2124 as regards official controls at the border control post where goods leave the Union and certain provisions on transit and transhipment.
In order to protect human and animal health, consignments of products of animal origin, germinal products, animal by-products, derived products, hay and straw and composite products in transition from one third country to another third country may be authorized to pass through Union territory provided they meet certain conditions. Such conditions should include proper monitoring of consignments during transit and their appropriate presentation for official controls at the border crossing point leaving the territory of the Union. Detailed rules are set out in the Regulations. For the purposes of this Regulation, only Sev. Ireland is considered EU territory.

23.12.2020

Renewable ethanol for fuel

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2198 of 22 December 2020 correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1628 introducing retrospective Union surveillance of imports of renewable ethanol for fuel.
In the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1628, the product concerned includes ethyl alcohol produced from agricultural products contained in ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE), but the corresponding CN code for “ETBE” was incorrectly missing from the CN code list in the table. Therefore, the CN code ek 2909 19 10 must be added to the amendments to the table in the Annex to Implementing Regulation 2020/1628. The regulation enters into force the day after its publication in Sl. messenger.

 

22.12.2020

Infection with SARS-CoV-2

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2183 of 21 December 2020 concerning certain protective measures in relation to reporting infection with SARS-CoV-2 in minks and other animals of the family Mustelidae and in raccoon dogs.
Infections with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in kuna were recorded in 2020 and it was determined that it can be transmitted to humans. Marine infections with SARS-CoV-2 have been reported in certain Member States and third countries. Moreover, the Member State reported infected cases of COVID-19 in humans with SARS-CoV-2 virus variants related to kuna. Studies from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that raccoon dogs (Nictereutes procionoides) are also susceptible to SARS-CoV-2. The ECDC’s rapid risk assessment concluded that the overall level of human health risk posed by kuna-related SARS-CoV-19 variants ranged from low for the general population to very high for the vulnerable population. Therefore, new notification measures are being introduced by Member States in the event of an outbreak in their territory. The decision is applied until April 20, 2021.

 

22.12.2020

Chemicals

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2182 of 18 December 2020 laying down the final import response on behalf of the Union concerning the future import of certain chemicals pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending the Commission Implementing Decision of 15 May 2014 adopting Union import decisions for certain chemicals pursuant to that Regulation.
Namely, certain chemicals such as phorata (pesticide) and hexabromocyclododecane (industrial chemical) have been added as substances for which no consent should be given for future imports into the Union. Furthermore, consent under the Rotterdam Convention should only be given to future imports of pentabromodiphenyl ether into commercial products of octabromodiphenyl ether into the Union, provided that certain conditions are met.

You can find more information in the attachment.

 

22.12.2020

Shipments of waste

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/2174 of 19 October 2020 amending Annexes IC, III, IIIA, IV, V, VII and VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on shipments of waste.
As regards exports of plastic waste from the Union to third countries and imports of plastic waste into the Union from third countries, Annexes III, IV and V to Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 should be amended to take account of changes in Annexes II, VIII and ICS to the Basel Convention and changes to Annex 4 to the OECD Decision. As a result, from 1 January 2021, exports from the Union and imports into the Union of plastic waste under items AC300 and I48 to and from third countries covered by the OECD Decision are subject to the procedure of prior written notification and consent. In accordance with points (a) and (b) of Article 36 and Annex V of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006, the export of plastic waste under items A3210 and I48 will be prohibited to third countries in which the OECD Decision is not valid.

You can see more information in the Annex, and the Regulation applies from 01.01.2021. years.

 

21.12.2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2010 of 8 December 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1809 concerning certain protective measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.
In Belgium, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands, bird flu has appeared in the areas of Dithmarschen and Mecklenburgische Seenplatte (Germany), West Flanders (Belgium), Siedlecki (Poland), Utrecht (Netherlands).

These areas are added to the list under special supervision, which is in the Annex.

 

21.12.2020

Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

European Council meeting – Conclusions

We would like to inform you that the leaders of the EU member states have reached an agreement on the future Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 as well as the EU Recovery Plan. Together, this agreement amounts to over 1.8 trillion euros. More than 50% of the amount will support modernization through policies that include research and innovation, through Horizon Europe; climate and digital transition, through the Fair Transition Fund and the Digital Europe program; readiness, recovery and resilience, through the Department of Recovery and Resilience, rescEU and the new EU4Health health program.

As proposed in May 2020, and EU leaders agreed on July 21, 2020, to finance the recovery, the EU will borrow in the markets and redistribute the amounts. In terms of protecting the EU budget, the EU will now, for the first time, have a specific mechanism to protect the budget from breaches of the rule of law as agreed on 5 November. At the same time, this mechanism will not adversely affect EU final beneficiaries in the Member State concerned. This agreement must now be formally adopted by the European Parliament and the Council.

 

21.12.2020

Exceptional trade measures

Regulation (EU) 2020/2172 of the European Parliament and of the Councile of 16 December 2020 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1215/2009 introducing exceptional trade measures for countries and territories participating in or linked to the European Union’s Stabilisation and Association process.
The Regulation enters into force on the day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU.

Autonomous trade measures were initially adopted for the period 2000-2005, then for the period 2005-2010. period 2010-2015. year and period 2015-2020. They are particularly important for fruit and vegetable exporters to the European Union, as exporters from all Western Balkan countries can use ATM when exporting to the European Union where it is more favorable than the treatment provided for in the Stabilization and Association Agreement.

Originally covering almost all products imported from the region, the scope of this regulation was eventually reduced in 2017 to those belonging to Chapters 7 (edible vegetables and certain roots and potatoes) and 8 (edible fruit and nuts; citrus and melon peels) of the Combined Nomenclature Common customs tariffs, as well as on quota imports of wine, for 30,000 hl.

In the previous 5 years of application of this Regulation, (from January 2015 to September 2020) Serbia through exports of products covered by Chapters 7 and 8 of the Combined Nomenclature: Zucchini, sweet corn (frozen and temporarily preserved), mushrooms (temporarily preserved), fresh grapes, apples , apricots, cherries, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, strawberries frozen with 13% sugar and other fruits with over 13% by weight exported goods worth 116,395,831.99 euros to the EU market.

 

21.12.2020

Tariff rate quotas

Regulation (EU) 2020/2170 of the European Parliament and of the Councile of 16 December 2020 on the application of Union tariff rate quotas and other import quotas.
Namely, based on the agreement on the withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union, Northern Ireland belongs to the customs territory of Great Britain. Consequently, third countries will not have the same benefits when exporting to Northern Ireland as regards customs quotas and other quotas they have when exporting to EU Member States.

According to Article 5 (3) of the Protocol on Exit from the EU, the customs legislation of the Union as defined applies to the United Kingdom with regard to
Northern Ireland. However, bilateral arrangements between the Union and the United Kingdom under the Protocol do not give rise to rights and obligations for third countries. Accordingly, any import under the Union’s tariff quotas applicable to goods originating in a third country imported into Northern Ireland cannot be counted as the rights of that third country vis-à-vis the Union, unless there is such a bilateral agreement. Such a situation would pose a risk to the proper functioning of the Union’s internal market.
Because of this risk, Union import tariff quotas and other import quotas should only be available for goods imported and released for free circulation in the Union and not in Northern Ireland.

 

21.12.2020

Phenol and ethoxylated

Commission Regulation(EU) 2020/2160 of 18 December 2020 amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EU) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the substance group 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (covering well-defined substances and substances of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products or biological materials, polymers and homologues).
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a health emergency. Potential treatments and vaccines to combat COVID-19 are being developed. The group of these substances is used in the diagnosis of COVID-19 and in the production of tools for that purpose. It is currently used for the production of in vitro diagnostic kits. A group of substances is also used in the development of vaccines to combat COVID-19 and
it is expected to be used in their production. In addition, it cannot be ruled out that a group of substances may be used in the development and production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished dosage forms to combat COVID-19. Therefore, the use of the substance for research, development and production of medical devices, medical devices or accessories for medical devices must be ensured. Therefore, it is necessary to extend the date of application of these substances for 18 months, after the entry into force of this Regulation, and the Regulation will enter into force retroactively from 04.07.2019. years. You can see more details in the attachment.

 

21.12.2020

Tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2159 of 16 December 2020 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff.
Namely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increased import of certain medical products, and therefore it is necessary to make a special TARIC subheading, especially for face masks, diagnostic reagents and diagnostic kits as well as for COVID-19 vaccines. You can see the numbers of the new TARIC subheadings in the attachment.

The regulation enters into force on 01.01.2021. years.

 

21.12.2020

Exceptional trade measures

Regulation (EU) 2020/2172 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2020 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1215/2009 introducing exceptional trade measures for countries and territories participating in or linked to the European Union’s Stabilisation and Association process.
The Regulation enters into force on the day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU.

Autonomous trade measures were initially adopted for the period 2000-2005, then for the period 2005-2010. period 2010-2015. year and period 2015-2020. They are particularly important for fruit and vegetable exporters to the European Union, as exporters from all Western Balkan countries can use ATM when exporting to the European Union where it is more favorable than the treatment provided for in the Stabilization and Association Agreement.

Originally covering almost all products imported from the region, the scope of this regulation was eventually reduced in 2017 to those belonging to Chapters 7 (edible vegetables and certain roots and potatoes) and 8 (edible fruit and nuts; citrus and melon peels) of the Combined Nomenclature Common customs tariffs, as well as on quota imports of wine, for 30,000 hl.In the previous 5 years of application of this Regulation, (from January 2015 to September 2020) Serbia through exports of products covered by Chapters 7 and 8 of the Combined Nomenclature: Zucchini, sweet corn (frozen and temporarily preserved), mushrooms (temporarily preserved), fresh grapes, apples , apricots, cherries, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, strawberries frozen with 13% sugar and other fruits with over 13% by weight exported goods worth 116,395,831.99 euros to the EU market.

21.12.2020

Animal health

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/2154 of 14 October 2020 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards animal health, certification and notification requirements for movements within the Union of products of animal origin from terrestrial animals.
This Regulation establishes a set of rules governing aspects of the movement of animals, consignments of products of animal origin from terrestrial animals within the Union, the content of the health certificate required for such consignments and notification obligations. The rules therefore concern:
– the obligation of operators to move consignments of products of animal origin in the Union
-request for information for veterinary certificate (animal health certificate);
– requests for information for prior notification of the movement of these consignments to other Member States
-urgent procedures for the movement of these shipments

The regulation is applied from April 21, 2021. and you can see more information in the attachment.

18.12.2020

Single-use plastic products

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2151 of 17 December 2020 laying down rules on harmonised marking specifications on single-use plastic products listed in Part D of the Annex to Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.
Namely, the labeling of these products is important because consumers often dispose of waste incorrectly, not knowing that certain products contain plastic. Therefore, the EU is introducing new rules for labeling certain products. We can see which products are and how they are labeled in the Annex, and the Regulation applies from July 3, 2021. years.

 

17.12.2020

African swine

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2128 of 16 December 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States.
Namely, new cases have occurred in Slovakia, Poland and Germany, in the areas of Vranov nad Topľou and Rimavská Sobota in Slovakia, Ostródzki in Poland, Gorlitz in Germany, and these areas are added to the list of protected and supervised areas, in accordance with risk in different areas.

 

16.12.2020

Active substance mancozeb

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2087 of 14 December 2020 concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance mancozeb, 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011.

 

16.12.2020

Allergenic fragrances in toys

Commission Directive (EU) 2020/2088

Commission Directive (EU) 2020/2089

For your information, we provide you with two Directives concerning the labeling and prohibition of allergenic substances in toys. Namely, recently, practice has shown that many manufacturers perfume their toys with perfumes that contain allergenic substances. As such, they must be specially marked on toys, and some substances are so dangerous that they must be banned. You can see exactly which substances of this Directive refer bellow, and the member states have until 04.07.2022. to ensure the transposition of such laws into their national legislation.

 

16.12.2020

REACH

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/2081 of 14 December 2020 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards substances in tattoo inks or permanent make-up.
However, for Pigment Blue 15: 3 and Pigment Green 7, comments made during the public consultation indicated that there were no safer and technically feasible alternatives to cover this spectrum of colors. As for the Pigment Green 7, the comments indicated that it was largely replaced by the brominated Pigment Green 36, although the RAC considered the Pigment Green 36 to be no less dangerous alternative. Therefore, the SEAC recommended a time limit of 36 months for both pigments taking into account the time required for manufacturers to reformulate the mixtures.

In addition, the SEAC supported the exemption for gases at standard temperature and pressure in line with the RAC’s conclusion that such gases were not expected to be dissolved in tattoo mixtures. Based on information from the public consultation, the SEAC also supported the exemption. formaldehyde.

The regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette, and more detailed information on substances can be found in the Annex.

 

16.12.2020

Plant protection products

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2105 of 15 December 2020 renewing the approval of the active substance etoxazole as a candidate for substitution 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011.
The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU and shall apply from 1 February 2021.

 

16.12.2020

Importation of hops

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2103 of 15 December 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 1295/2008 on the importation of hops from third countries.
The Annex to the Regulation, which forms an integral part of this act, lists the competent authorities of third countries for this product. The amendment was made in order to enter the data of the competent authorities of the United Kingdom and Australia.

The subject annex also lists the competent authority of Serbia (without change in relation to the previous regulation).

The Regulation shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU and shall apply from January 2021.

 

16.12.2020

REACH

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/2096 of 15 December 2020 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), as regards carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxicant (CMR) substances, devices covered by Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council, persistent organic pollutants, certain liquid substances or mixtures, nonylphenol and testing methods for azocolourants
The Regulation enters into force on the twentieth day from the day of its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU, while various deadlines for the application of individual articles of the Regulation have been set (listed in the final part of the attached text).

 

15.12.2020

Stabilisation and Association Agreement

Council Decisions 2020/2063, 2020/2068, 2020/2070, 2020/2062 concerning the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Stabilization and Association Council established by the Stabilization and Association Agreement between the European Communities and the Member States, of the one part Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo *, Northern Macedonia and Albania, on the other hand, and refers to the amendment of that agreement by replacing the Protocol relating to the definition of the concept of “originating products” and methods of administrative cooperation. Namely, the Stabilization and Association Council will adopt a decision on amendments to the Agreement by replacing the Protocol (‘decision’) during its next meeting, before the end of 2023.

Council Decision (EU) 2020/2062

Council Decision (EU) 2020/2063

Council Decision (EU) 2020/2068

Council Decision (EU) 2020/2070

 

15.12.2020

Originating products- Republic of Serbia

Council Decision (EU) 2020/2072 of 7 December 2020 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Stabilisation and Association Council established by the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Serbia, of the other part, as regards the amendment of that Agreement by replacing Protocol 3 thereto concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation.
The Regional Convention on Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Preferential Rules of Origin (“the Convention”) has been concluded.
Council Decision 2013/94 / EU (2) and entered into force in relation to the Union on 1 May 2012. It lays down provisions on the origin of goods traded on the basis of relevant bilateral free trade agreements concluded between a Contracting Party to the Convention, which shall not apply. questioning the principles set out in bilateral agreements.

Article 6 of the Convention provides that each Contracting Party shall take appropriate measures to ensure the effective application of the Convention. In this regard, the decision will introduce a dynamic reference to the Convention in the Protocol, so that it always refers to the latest version of the Convention in force.

Discussions on amendments to the Convention have resulted in a new set of modernized and more flexible rules of origin to be incorporated into the Convention. Pending the conclusion and entry into force of the amendment to the Convention, it is agreed to apply as soon as possible an alternative set of rules of origin based on the rules of the amended Convention, which can be used bilaterally as an alternative to the rules of origin set out in the Convention. In this regard, the decision will also provide for transitional rules.

The position to be taken on behalf of the Union in the Stabilization and Association Council established by the Stabilization and Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Serbia, of the other part, to amend that Agreement by replacing Protocol 3, will be based on a draft decision of the Stabilization and Association Council.

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption and shall expire on 31.12.2023. year.

 

14.12.2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2051 of 11 December 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1742 concerning certain protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in the United Kingdom. Namely, the United Kingdom has notified the Commission of new cases of the disease in the areas of North Yorkshire and Norfolk County, and these areas must be added to the list of protected areas and areas under surveillance.

 

14.12.2020

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/2040 of 11 December 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in certain foodstuffs. Namely, the scientific panel on contaminants in the food chain (CONTAM Panel) of the European Food Safety Authority (“Agency”) published a scientific opinion on public health risks associated with the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in food and feed.

On July 27, 2017, the competent authority published a statement on the risks to human health related to the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in honey, tea, herbal infusions and dietary supplements. The CONTAM panel noted that the new reference point is 237 mg / kg body weight per day to assess the carcinogenic risks of pyrrolizidine alkaloids and concluded that there are potential human health concerns regarding exposure to pyrrolizidine alkaloids, especially for frequent and large consumers of tea and herbal infusions in the general population. , but, especially, for younger population groups.

You can see the new maximum levels of the substance pyrrolizidine alkaloids in the Annex, and the Regulation will apply on 01.07.2022. years.

 

11.12.2020

Republic of Montenegro

Council Decision (EU) 2020/2028 of 7 December 2020 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Stabilisation and Association Council established by the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Montenegro, of the other part, as regards the amendment of that Agreement by replacing Protocol 3 thereto concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation.

 

11.12.2020

Steel products

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2037 of 10 December 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/159 imposing definitive safeguard measures against imports of certain steel products.
In accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom of 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the customs territory of the Union. Therefore, from that date, the territorial scope of application of protective measures will be changed. Since the level of protective measures on certain steel products was established on the basis of the average import into the EU of 28 member states, ie. including imports into the UK, during the reference period 2015-2017, the Commission considers it appropriate to adjust the volume of allowances allowed in line with the new situation following the UK’s exit from the EU.
For this reason, the Regulation is amended as follows:
– Annex IV is replaced by the text in Annex I to this Regulation,
– Annex III.2 is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation.

 

09.12.2020

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2019 of 9 December 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States.
Since the date of adoption of Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1780, new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in domestic pigs in Romania and in feral pigs in Poland. For this reason, and taking into account the current epidemiological situation in the EU, regionalization in these Member States has been reassessed and updated. In addition, existing risk management measures have also been re-evaluated and updated. These changes should be reflected in the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU, which is now an integral part of the Annex.

 

07.12.2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1996 of 4 December 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1742 concerning certain protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in the United Kingdom.

Namely, the United Kingdom informed the Commission about new epidemics of HPAI subtype H5N8 on farms where poultry or other birds are kept in captivity in Leicestershire and North Yorkshire and took the necessary measures in accordance with EU directives. Accordingly, these two areas are added to the list of protection zones and surveillance zones.

 

07.12.2020

Selenium-containing yeast

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1993 of 4 December 2020 authorising the placing on the market of selenium-containing yeast (Yarrowia lipolytica) biomass as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.

You can see the special conditions of labeling and use in the Annex, and the Regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

04.12.2020

Accreditation and conformity assessment

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1835, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU on harmonized standards for accreditation and conformity assessment.

The decision defines that the references of harmonized standards for accreditation of conformity assessment bodies listed in Annex II, prepared in support of the legal acts listed in Annex I, shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

References to the harmonized standards set out in Annex III are hereby withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union from the dates set out in that Annex.

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

03.12.2020

Food additives, food enzymes and food flavorings

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1823 amending Regulation (EU) no. 234/2011 on the application of Regulation (EC) no. Regulation (EC) no. Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common authorization procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavorings.

The amendment is designed to adapt to changes in the content, development and presentation of requests for updating of Union lists under each sectoral food law, arrangements for the validation of applications and information to be included in the Agency’s opinions. This applies in particular to standard data formats and requires applications to provide information demonstrating compliance with the notification requirement set out in Article 32b of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004. 882/2004. 178/2002. Taking into account the fact that the competent authority is responsible for the management of the study database in accordance with this Article of the Regulation, the Commission should also be able to consult with the competent authorities as part of the validation of applications in order to determine whether the application meets the relevant requirements set out in that Article.

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall apply from 27 March 2021 to applications submitted to the Commission from that date.

 

03.12.2020

Food additives – Yeast

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1822 on approving the placing on the market of biomass of yeast (Iarrovia lipolitica) containing chromium as a novel food in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

The EU authorities have concluded that the biomass of chromium-containing yeast (Yarrovia lipolitica) is safe in accordance with the proposed use and levels of use, when used in food additives intended for the general population older than 3 years.

Details of the new food itself are given in the Annex, and the Regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

03.12.2020

Plants and plant products

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1825, published today in the Official Journal of the EU amending Articles 7 and 8 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 as regards temporary measures for the introduction or movement within the Union of certain plants, plant products or other objects.

Article 8 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072, together with Annexes VII and VIII to that Regulation, provides for a list of plants, plant products and other objects originating in third countries and the corresponding specific requirements for their introduction into the territory of the Union, as referred to in Article 41. Regulation (EU) 2016/2031. Special third country requirements are also covered by the Annex.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

01.12.2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1809, published today in the Official Journal of the EU regarding certain protection measures in relation to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain Member States.

Since October 2020, following the arrival of wild migratory birds during their autumn migration, the Netherlands and Germany have confirmed the outbreak of HPAI subtype H5N8 on holdings in their territory where poultry or other birds are kept in captivity. In those EU member states, the causative agent of the virus was first found in several wild bird species, before it was discovered on farms where poultry or other captive birds were kept. In response to those outbreaks of HPAI subtype H5N8 in the Netherlands and Germany, the Commission has adopted several Implementing Decisions setting out certain temporary protection measures addressed to these EU Member States.

The HPAI virus of the H5N8 subtype is still identified in a large number of wild birds in the Netherlands and Germany. Denmark, Ireland and Belgium have also identified the same HPAI virus subtype H5N8 in wild birds in their territory. In addition, the United Kingdom also confirmed the outbreak of HPAI subtype H5N8 on farms where poultry or other birds were kept in captivity and identified the virus in wild birds in its territory.

Recently, Denmark, France, Sweden, Croatia and Poland also confirmed the outbreak of HPAI subtype H5N8 on their territory in farms where poultry or other captive birds are kept. In addition, HPAI viruses of the H5N1 and H5N5 subtypes have also been identified in wild birds in the Netherlands and Germany.

For this reason, the attached Decision defines the protection and surveillance zones to be established by the Member States listed in the Annex to this Decision (Member States concerned) following the outbreak or outbreak of an epidemic of pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry or other captive birds in accordance with with Article 16 of Directive 2005/94 / EC and the duration of the measures to be applied in accordance with Article 29 and Article 31 of Directive 2005/94 / EC.

The decision will be applied until April 20, 2021.

 

01.12.2020

Automotive industry

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1806, published today in the Official Journal of the EU on the approval of the use of the engine guidance function in passenger cars with internal combustion and in hybrid electric passenger cars that are not charged outside the vehicle as innovative
technology in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/631 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission executive decisions 2013/128 / EU, 2013/341 / EU, 2013/451 / EU,
2013/529 / EU, 2014/128 / EU, 2014/465 / EU, 2014/806 / EU, (EU) 2015/158, (EU) 2015/206, (EU) 2015/279, (EU) 2015 / 295, (EU) 2015/1132, (EU) 2015/2280, (EU) 2016/160, (EU) 2016/265, (EU) 2016/588, (EU) 2016/362, (EU) 2016/587 , (EU) 2016/1721, (EU) 2016/1926, (EU) 2017/785, (EU) 2017/1402, (EU) 2018/1876, (EU) 2018/2079, (EU) 2019/313, (EU) 2019/314, (EU) 2020/728, (EU) 2020/1102, (EU) 2020/1222

The annex to the submitted Regulation defines the technical details of this innovative technology.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh day following that of its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU.

 

01.12.2020

EU criteria – Ecolabel

Commission Decision (EU) 2020/1805, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU on amendments to Decisions 2014/350 / EU and (EU) 2016/1349 on extending the period of validity of the ecological criteria for awarding the EU Ecolabel to textile products and footwear in the EU.

This Decision stipulates that the ecological criteria for the product group “textile products” and related assessment and verification requirements will be valid until 31 December 2025, while the ecological criteria for the product group “footwear” and related assessment and verification requirements will be valid until 31 December 2025.

 

01.12.2020

EU criteria – Ecolabel

Commission Decision (EU) 2020/1804, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU on the establishment of EU criteria for the eco-label – Ecolabel – for electronic displays.

The Ecolabel criteria for the product group “electronic displays” and related assessment and verification requirements will be valid until 31 December 2028.

Decision 2009/300 / EC is hereby repealed.

The attached decision contains an Annex which provides the framework of the criteria for awarding the EU Ecolabel for electronic displays.

 

01.12.2020

Feed additives – Sensory additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1800 concerning the authorization of monosodium glutamate produced by fermentation with Corinebacterium glutamicum KCCM 80188 as a feed additive for all animal species, belonging to the category “sensory additives”. The regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

01.12.2020

Feed additives – Zootechnical additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1799 concerning the authorization of a preparation of 6-phytase produced by Komagataella phaffii CGMCC 12056 as a feed additive for laying hens and other laying birds, belonging to the additive category “zootechnical additives” and to the functional group “digestibility enhancers”. The regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

01.12.2020

Feed additives – Nutritional additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1798 concerning the authorization of L-lysine monohydrochloride produced by Corinebacterium glutamicum DSM 32932 and L-lysine sulphate produced from Corinebacterium glutamicum KFCC 11043 as feed additives for all animal species. The substances belong to additives “nutritional additives” and the Regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

01.12.2020

Feed additives – Nutritional additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1797 concerning the approval of L-valine produced by Escherichia coli KCCM 80159 as a feed additive for all animal species, belonging to the category of additives “nutritional additives” and to the functional group “Amino acids, their salts and analogues”. The regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

01.12.2020

Feed additives

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1796 concerning the authorization of L-glutamine produced from Corinebacterium glutamicum NITE BP02524 as a feed additive for all animal species. The substance is approved as a “nutritional additive” and a “sensitive additive” and the Regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

01.12.2020

Food supplement for all animals

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1795 on the approval of iron chelate of lysine and glutamic acid as a feed additive for all animal species, added to the subheading “nutritional additives”, the Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

30.11.2020

Animal health protection

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1780, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU regarding animal health protection measures related to the outbreak of African swine fever in certain EU Member States.

Since the date of adoption of Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1741, new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in feral pigs in Lithuania and Slovakia. Also, the epidemiological situation in certain areas of Lithuania has improved with regard to domestic pigs, due to the measures applied by this Member State in accordance with Directive 2002/60 / EC.

In accordance with the new circumstances relating to Lithuania and Slovakia, the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Decision.

 

30.11.2020

Electrical equipment

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1779, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 regarding harmonized standards for certain household and similar appliances, power line systems for lamps, emergency lighting lamps, switches for home and similar fixed electrical installations, switches, proximity switches, electric arc welding power and electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use.

All standards that have been amended in accordance with the decisions of CEN and CENELEK and are listed in Annexes I and II of the Decision are attached.

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Points (1) and (3) of Annex I shall apply from 30 May 2022.

Point (5) of Annex I shall apply from 30 May 2021.

 

26.11.2020

Plant passports

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1770 on plant species not covered by the traceability requirements for plant passports under Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Directive 92/105 / EEC.

The plant passport for movement within the territory of the EU includes traceability, except for certain plants for planting that are ready for sale to end users. This exception does not apply to species and species of plants for planting that are on the EC list.

Plant species for planting that are not exempted from the traceability requirement for plant passports are listed in the Annex to the Regulation in the Annex.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

26.11.2020

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1771, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU on the approval of the reaction mass of peracetic acid (PAA) and peroxyoctanoic acid (POOA) as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product types 2, 3 and 4.

The approval shall be subject to the fulfillment of the conditions set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

26.11.2020

Cosmetic products

Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1683 of 12 November 2020 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on cosmetic products, which was published today in the Official Gazette of the EU.

 

26.11.2020

Biocidal products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1765 on the non-approval of chlorophene as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 2.

This Decision shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

26.11.2020

Feed additives – Sensory additives

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1764 concerning the authorization of disodium 5′-inosinate produced by fermentation with Corinebacterium stationis KCCM 80161 as a feed additive for all animal species.

The substance falls into the category of “sensory additives” and the Regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

26.11.2020

Active substances

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1763 on the approval of formaldehyde as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product types 2 and 3.

The specified substance is approved as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product types 2 and 3, in accordance with the specifications and conditions set out in the Annex.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU.

 

26.11.2020

Feed additive – Zootechnical additives

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1762 regarding the approval of preparations of Bacillus subtilis DSM 32324, Bacillus subtilis DSM 32325 and Bacillus amyloliqueefaciens DSM 25840 as a feed additive for all types of poultry for fattening or breeding for laying or breeding for breeding.

The substance belongs to the “zootechnical additives”, the Regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU.

 

26.11.2020

Feed additive – Sensory additives

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1761 concerning the approval of L-cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate produced by fermentation with Escherichia coli KCCM 80109 and KCCM 80197 as a feed additive for all animal species.

The substance belongs to the “sensory additives” and the Regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

26.11.2020

Supplements in animal nutrition

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1760 concerning the authorization of Bacillus subtilis DSM 25841 as a feed additive for all pig species, including sows, except lactating sows.

The substance belongs to the subheading “zootechnical additives”, and the Regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU.

 

25.11.2020

Feed additive

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1755, published today in the Official Journal of the EU, regarding the approval of Bacillus coagulans DSM 32016 as a feed additive for Suidae piglets, poultry for fattening and ornamental birds (holder of approval Biochem Zusatzstoffe Handels- und Produktionsges. mbH).

The preparation listed in the Annex, which belongs to the category of additives “zootechnical additives” and to the functional group “intestinal flora stabilizers”, is approved as an additive in animal nutrition, under the conditions set out in that Annex.

 

23.11.2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1742 concerning certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N8 subtype in the United Kingdom. In November 2020, the United Kingdom notified the Commission of epidemics of HPAI subtype H5N8 in its territory, on holdings holding poultry or other captive birds in the districts of Cheshire and Herefordshire, and immediately took the necessary measures in accordance with Directive 2005 / 94 / EC, including the establishment of a protection and surveillance zone.

This Decision establishes that the United Kingdom will ensure that protection and surveillance zones are established in accordance with Article 16 of Directive 2005/94 / EC and cover at least the areas listed in Parts A and B of the Annex to this Decision.

The decision will be applied until December 31, 2020.

 

23.11.2020

Animal health control

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1741 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU as regards animal health control, measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States.

This Decision lists the EU Member States in which the epidemiological situation has improved, as well as the Member States in which certain measures are still in force. In accordance with the stated situations, the Decision also changes the corresponding annexes.

 

18.11.2020

Antimicrobial resistance to zoonotic and commensal bacteria

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1729, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU on monitoring and reporting on antimicrobial resistance to zoonotic and commensal bacteria and repealing Implementing Decision 2013/652 / EU.

Directive 2003/99 / EC requires Member States to ensure monitoring and comparable data on the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance (“AMR”) in zoonotic agents that pose a threat to health. In order to ensure the delivery of reliable AMR data, the EFSA recommendations of 5 June 2019 have been taken into account when defining the most relevant combinations of bacterial species, food-producing animal species and food products to be included in the harmonized monitoring and reporting of 2021 AMR. .

This Decision shall apply from 1 January 2021.

 

18.11.2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1724 amending the Annex Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1654 concerning a certain temporary period of protection against highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N8 subtype in the United Kingdom.

The State notified the occurrence of a new outbreak of HPAI subtype H5N8 on a holding or poultry farm in Herefordshire and took the necessary measures in accordance with Directive 2005/94 / EC, including the establishment of protection and surveillance zones outbreaks.

 

17.11.2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1715 of 16 November 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1606 concerning certain interim protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in the Netherlands.

Earlier, the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands was included in the list of areas of EU countries where the H5N8 bird flu appeared. The Netherlands recently informed the European Commission about the appearance of a new type of bird flu in the province of Groningen, and new measures are described in the Annex.

 

17.11.2020

Hybrid electric passenger cars, use of alternative fuels and position lamps

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1714 of 16 November 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1119 as regards the testing methodology for certain not-off vehicle charging hybrid electric passenger cars and to take into account the use of alternative fuels and Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1339 as regards rear position lamps.
As the confirmed CO2 savings can be taken into account for the calculation of average specific emissions of manufacturers starting from the calendar year 2021, this decision should take effect immediately.

The regulation enters into force 7 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

17.11.2020

Substance lidocaine

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1712 of 16 November 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 to classify the substance lidocaine as regards its maximum residue limit.The existing entry is classified as “no MRL required”. Application for extension of the existing intake for lidocaine to swine species, for skin and epileptic diseases use only in piglets up to 7 days of age, has been submitted to the European Medicines Agency. An application to extend the existing intake of lidocaine to bovine species, applicable to muscle, fat, liver, kidney and milk, was also submitted to the Agency.

The agency recommended the establishment of maximum levels for lidocaine in cattle, but concluded that the establishment of maximum levels for lidocaine in pigs, of a certain age and for a certain use, is not necessary to protect human health.

The regulation enters into force 20 days from the day of its publication in the Official Gazette, and you can see the maximum levels in the attachment.

 

13.11.2020

Flavouring substances

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1681 of 12 November 2020 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards removal from the Union list of certain flavouring substances.

Foods to which any of the flavoring substances listed in the Annex to this Regulation which were lawfully placed on the market before the date of entry into force of this Regulation have been added may continue to be marketed until their date of minimum durability or “use by” date.

Food imported into the Union and having one of the flavoring substances listed in the Annex to this Regulation added may be placed on the market until the date of minimum durability or until “use by”, when the importer of such food can prove that it has been dispatched from that third country. countries and that they have been on the road to the Union before that date since the entry into force of this Regulation.

The transitional periods provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the forwarded Regulation shall not apply to preparations which are not intended for human consumption.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

13.11.2020

Inclusion of the new psychoactive substance izotonitazen

Commisiion Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/1687 of 2 September 2020 amending the Annex to Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA as regards the inclusion of the new psychoactive substance N,N-diethyl-2-[[4-(1-methylethoxy)phenyl]methyl]-5-nitro-1H- benzimidazole-1-ethanamine (isotonitazene) in the definition of ‘drug’.

EU Member States are obliged to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive no later than June 3, 2021.
Given our pace of alignment, we can expect Serbia to align with this Directive in the coming period.

 

13.11.2020

Organic production and labelling of organic products

Regulation (EU) 2020/1693 of the European Parlament and of the Council of 11 November 2020 amending Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products as regards its date of application and certain other dates referred to in that Regulation.
Namely, the previous Regulations establishes a new regulatory framework for organic production. In order to ensure a smooth transition from the old regulatory framework to the new one, that regulation envisages the date of application from January 1, 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, which is an unforeseen circumstance, the transition time is extended by one year. Also, for third country operators recognized as equivalent under Article 33 (2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 (3), it is appropriate to extend the expiry date of their recognition by one year until 31 December 2026 so that such third countries have sufficient time to change their status, either by concluding a trade agreement with the Union or by fully aligning their operators with the Regulation. (EU) 2018/848, without unnecessary interruptions to trade in organic products.

The expiry date of the recognition of control bodies and control bodies in third countries should be extended by one year until 31 December 2024.

 

13.11.2020

Specific measures on L – series vehicles

Regulation (EU) 2020/1694 of the European Parlament and of the Council of 11 November 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 168/2013 as regards specific measures on L-category end-of-series vehicles in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Namely, the COVID-19 crisis caused a disruption in the supply chain of critical parts and components for L-category vehicles and a significant drop in demand for these vehicles. This has led to significant delays for manufacturers in clearing the stock of Euro 4 vehicles which, according to Annex IV of Regulation (EU) no. 168/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3), must be registered before the application of the environmental step Euro 5 on 1 January 2021.

Rules for batch completion laid down in Regulation (EU) no. 168/2013 allow manufacturers to continue to place on the market, register or put into service a limited part of the stock of L-category vehicles that may not be available on the market, or can no longer be available on the market, due to the entry into force of new technical requirements. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more stocks of Euro4 vehicles than previously anticipated. In order to ensure that the application of these end-of-series specific measures is limited to vehicles in stock at the time of the national blockade, the number of vehicles benefiting from these end-of-series specific measures should not exceed the number of Euro 4 L-category vehicles were in stock on March 15, 2020.

 

13.11.2020

Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1676 of 31 August 2020 amending Article 25 of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures as regards bespoke paints. The Regulation enters into force on the day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU.

 

13.11.2020

Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1677 of 31 August 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures in order to improve the workability of information requirements related to emergency health response.
To meet customer demand for very specific color shades, formulators are sometimes asked to formulate and deliver custom colors at the point of sale. These agreed colors could have an almost unlimited number of different compositions. Therefore, without any mitigation measures, compliance with the requirements for emergency medical responses set out in Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004. Regulation 1272/2008 will require custom paint formulators to submit information and create unique formula identifiers (UFIs) in advance for an extremely large number of colors of all possible color combinations, many of which could never actually be delivered, or to delay any delivery. until the information is handed over and the UFI is created. Any approach would place a disproportionate burden on the custom paint industry, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, without significantly improving safety levels.

It is therefore appropriate to provide for the possibility of exempting custom colors from the reporting obligation in Annex VIII and the requirement to create an FMI. However, in that case, in order to enable the poison centers to formulate an appropriate emergency health response, the individual mixtures contained in the custom-made paints should continue to be subject to all the requirements of that Annex.

A detailed explanation can be found in the submitted Regulation.

 

13.11.2020

Substance bupivacaine

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1685 of 12 November 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 to classify the substance bupivacaine as regards its maximum residue limit.
Based on the opinion of the Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products, the Agency concluded that the establishment of MRLs for bupivacaine in pigs and cattle, within the age limits, is not necessary for the protection of human health and recommended the classification “no MRL required”.

The Decree shall enter into force on the twentieth day from the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

13.11.2020

Cosmetic products

 Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1684 of 12 November 2020 amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products. The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) concluded in its opinion of 13 December 2019 that the use of methoxypropylamino cyclohexenylidene ethoxyethylcyanoacetate as a UV filter in cosmetic products in a maximum concentration of 3% is safe for consumers. Inhalation toxicity was not assessed in the SCCS opinion because no data were provided. Therefore, the opinion of SCCS is not applicable to any cosmetic product in the form of a spray which, by inhalation, could lead to exposure of the lungs of the end user. In light of this view, the use of Methoxypropylamino cyclohexenylidene ethoxyethylcyanoacetate as a UV filter in cosmetic products should be approved at a maximum concentration of 3%, except in applications that may result in end-user exposure by inhalation.

 

13.11.2020

Cosmetic products

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1683 of 12 November 2020 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products. As a result of the SCCS assessment, in order to ensure the safety of hair dye products for human health, it is necessary to prohibit the use of three hair dye substances, 1,2,4-trihydroxybenzene, 2 – [(4-amino-2-nitrophenyl) -amino] -benzoic acid and 4-amino-3-hydroxytoluene, based on the final opinions given by
SCCS on their safety. In addition, in light of SCCS’s final opinions on the other six hair dyes,
Dimethylpiperazinium Aminopyrazolopyridine HCl, Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl, HC Orange no. 6, Sour Orange 7, Tetrabromophenol Blue and Indigofera Tinctoria, it is appropriate to limit their maximum concentrations for use in hair coloring products.

 

13.11.2020

Cosmetic products

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1682 of 12 November 2020 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products. The amendments to this Regulation are a consequence of the Decision of the Swedish Medicines Agency, which adopted a decision in accordance with Article 27 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. 1223/2009 on the introduction of temporary restrictive measures on a nail cosmetic product that has caused a high level of number of side effects. Substances that have been found to be able to cause these side effects are HEMA and Di-HEMA TMHDC.

 

12.11.2020

Avian influenza of subtype H5 Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Implementation of EU Trade Agreements for the period 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019

The Western Balkans is covered in section 3.3.3. of the report and it is stated that the total trade exchange between the EU and the WB amounted to 55 billion euros in 2019, which is an increase of 3.8%
compared to 2018. The most represented products in trade are machines, base metals, mineral and chemical products. In 2019, EU exports to the Western Balkans increased by 4.4%, resulting in a trade surplus for the EU of 8.9 billion euros. Imports from the Western Balkans increased by 3%.

 

12.11.2020

Controls on the production of organic products

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1667 of 10 November 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/977 as regards the period of application of the temporary measures in relation to controls on the production of organic products. EU Member States have informed the Commission that, given the crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, certain serious disruptions in the functioning of their control systems in the organic sector will continue beyond 30 September 2020. In order to address these disruptions, the period of application of the Executive Regulation (EU) 2020/977 should be extended beyond this deadline.

As regards official controls and other official activities within the scope of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Commission Executive Regulation (EU) 2020/466 allows Member States to apply interim measures to risks to human, animal and plant health and welfare animals in a specific situation related to COVID-19 until 1 February 2021. The derogations provided for in Executive Regulation (EU) 2020/977 should also continue to apply until that date. However, the minimum percentages relating to the number of samples, additional random control visits and unannounced inspections and visits, as set out in Article 1 (3), (5) and (6) of Executive Regulation (EU) 2020/977, shall be calculated on an annual basis. level. Therefore, the end of the application of these derogations should not be changed.

There is no need to interfere with the application of the provisions of Executive Regulation (EU) 2020/977 which has been extended by this Regulation. It is therefore appropriate to provide for the retroactive application of the Regulation from 1 October 2020.

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette and shall apply retroactively from 1 October 2020.

 

11.11.2020

Avian influenza of subtype H5N8

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1670 of 10 November 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1606 concerning certain interim protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in the Netherlands.
From the date of adoption of Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1606, the Netherlands notified the Commission of an additional outbreak of HPAI subtype H5N8 on a poultry farm in the province of Gelderland and took the necessary measures in accordance with Directive 2005/94 / EC, including the establishment of protection zones and oversight of this new outbreak.

 

10.11.2020

Avian influenza of subtype H5N8

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1664 of 9 November 2020 concerning certain interim protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in Germany.
With this Decision, Germany will ensure the protection and surveillance zones established in accordance with Article 16 of Directive 2005/94 / EC which cover at least the areas listed in Parts A and B of the Annex to this Decision. This decision will be applied until February 28, 2021.

 

10.11.2020

Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1663 of 6 November 2020 amending Annexes I and II to Decision 2004/558/EC as regards the disease-free status of Czechia and the approval of the eradication programme in several regions of France regarding infectious bovine rhinotracheitis.

 

09.11.2020

Avian influenza of subtype H5N8

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1654 of 6 November 2020 concerning certain interim protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in the United Kingdom.
Namely, the United Kingdom recently informed the Commission about the outbreak of the H5N8 subtype on its territory, on a farm in the district of Cheshire.

The United Kingdom has taken appropriate protection measures, and the Annex describes the appropriate surveillance zones and protection zones.

 

06.11.2020

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1645, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU regarding certain temporary protection measures related to African swine fever in Germany. The decision establishes that Germany will ensure that the infected area, where measures are provided for in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/60 / EC, covers at least the areas listed in the Annex to this decision. This Decision shall apply until 31 January 2021.

 

06.11.2020

African swine fever

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1644 published today in the Official Gazette of the EU amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU regarding animal health control, measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States. In the corresponding Annex, the area in Slovakia where the occurrence of this contagious disease was detected was entered.

 

06.11.2020

Approval of the active substances

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1643 published today in the Official Gazette of the EU amending Implementing Regulation (EU) no. 540/2011 regarding the period of approval of the active substance calcium phosphide, denatonium benzoate, haloxyfop-P, imidacloprid, pencucuron and zeta-cypermethrin, and regarding the placing of plant protection products on the EU market.

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

05.11.2020

Theobroma cacao L 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1634 of 4 November 2020 authorising the placing on the market of sugars obtained from cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) pulp as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.

 

 

05.11.2020

Plant protection products 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1633 of 27 October 2020 amending Annexes II, III, IV and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European,Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for azinphos-methyl, bentazone, dimethomorph, fludioxonil, flufenoxuron, oxadiazon, phosalone, pyraclostrobin, repellants: tall oil and teflubenzuron in or on certain products.

In the context of the procedure for approving the use of plant protection products containing the active substance bentazone on potatoes, leeks, herbal infusions of leaves and herbs, poppies and soybeans, an application was submitted to amend the existing MRLs. Such application was filed for blackberries and raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, flaxseed, sesame seeds, canola / mustard seeds, mustard, borage seeds, golden pleasure seeds and hemp seeds, table grapes, sweet corn and coffee beans, apples, Brussels sprouts and main cabbage.
The new maximum levels of these substances are found in the Annex, and the Amendments apply to products manufactured before 25.05.2021, except for pyraclostrobin in table grapes and repellents: high oil in all products.

 

04.11.2020

Coordinated approach to closing the Schengen borders 

Council Recommendation 2020/1632, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, regarding the coordinated approach to closing the Schengen borders, and checking natural persons within the Schengen area, regardless of their nationality. Namely, the basic principle is that the borders remain open, and that there are no checks within Schengen.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1475 defines general principles and common criteria, including the usual thresholds when considering restrictions on free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also establishes a common framework regarding possible measures for travelers coming from higher risk areas. It is recommended that Member States coordinate and communicate with the public when restrictive measures are imposed.

 

04.11.2020

Electromagnetic compatibility of industrial, scientific and medical equipment 

Commission Implementing Decision 2020/1630, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, regarding electromagnetic compatibility of industrial, scientific and medical equipment, household appliances, electric tools and similar appliances, electric lighting and similar equipment, multimedia equipment, switchgear and control equipment.

Namely, the standards related to the existing standards have been revised, and you can see the changes to the existing list of standards in the Annex.

 

04.11.2020

Imports of renewable ethanol into the EU 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1628, concerning the control of imports of renewable ethanol into the EU. Namely, France informed the Commission that it is necessary to control the import of renewable ethanol into the EU. Union surveillance may be introduced where the trend in imports of products threatens to harm Union producers and where the Union interest so requires.

As imports have increased in recent years, the market shares of the Union industry have decreased. EU demand has collapsed in recent months, and the economic situation of the Union industry has deteriorated. When the market recovers, it can be expected that existing unused stocks in major producer countries outside the EU is being exported en masse to the EU, thus preventing the recovery of EU industry. Moreover, it cannot be ruled out that some governments in an effort to sustain production activities might introduce subsidies or other forms of support in favor of their ethanol industry. Therefore, a retrospective monitoring of the import of renewable ethanol into the EU is being introduced, which will last for a year.

The list of products subject to retrospective Union surveillance can be found in the submitted Regulation.

The product that is subject to retrospective control is renewable ethanol for fuel, ie. Ethyl alcohol produced from agricultural products, denatured or undenatured, excluding products with a water content of more than 0.3% (m / m) measured according to EN 15376, but including ethyl alcohol produced from agricultural products contained in mixtures with petrol with an ethyl alcohol content of more than 10% (v / v) intended for fuel use.

The product concerned also comprises ethyl alcohol produced from agricultural products contained in ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE). The product range is exclusively limited to renewable ethanol used for fuel. Therefore, synthetic ethanol and renewable ethanol intended for purposes other than fuel, ie. industrial use and use of beverages, is not covered by this requirement.

 

03.11.2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1606, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU regarding certain temporary protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N8 subtype in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands recently confirmed the presence of the HPAI virus subtype H5N8 in wild migratory birds and non-migratory birds in its territory.

The Netherlands also recently notified the Commission of an outbreak of HPAI subtype H5N8 on its territory, on a farm where poultry or other captive birds are kept in the province of Gelderland, and immediately took the necessary measures in accordance with Directive 2005/94 / EC, including the establishment of protection and surveillance zone.

This decision will be applied until February 28, 2021.

 

02.11.2020

Protection of EU consumers from dangerous substances 

The Commission is taking another important step to protect EU consumers from hazardous substances in frequent contact with human skin, which are known to cause cancer and reproductive health problems.

On Sunday, November 1, a restriction came into force that limits consumer exposure to 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR) chemicals.

The restriction specifies the maximum concentration limits established for individual substances or groups of substances potentially present in articles:
• clothing and related accessories,
• textiles other than clothing that come into contact with human skin under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use to the extent similar to clothing, and
• put on

Restrictions in these products include substances such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), cadmium, chromium, lead and its compounds and phthalates, among others. It also contributes to reducing emissions of these hazardous substances into the environment, which can occur, for example during washing, and improves the quality of recycled textile materials. The restriction is based on the EU REACH regulation, which provides the world’s largest protection of human health and the environment.

Here you can find: Explanatory guide on the restriction on CMRs 1A and 1B in textiles and clothing

 

30.10.2020

Adjusting the level of tariff quotas 

Notice concerning the adaptation of the level of Tariff Rate Quotas under the safeguard measures on certain steel products following the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union as of 1 January 2021.
The United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU customs territory. Therefore, from that date, the measures applied will change. In view of this change, the Commission considers it appropriate to adjust the scope of the Tariff Quota (“TRK”), as well as the list of developing countries that are the subject of current measures.
Written submissions as comments on this notice must be submitted within 5 working days from the date of publication in the Official Gazette.
You can see the new amounts in the Annex, and instructions for comments can be found in the Notice.

 

30.10.2020

 Tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1577 of 21 September 2020 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff. It is necessary to amend the CN to take account of changes in the requirements relating to statistics and commercial policy and technological and commercial development, by introducing new subheadings to facilitate the tracking of certain goods, for example “red coral” in Chapter 5, “red phosphorus’ in Chapter 28, ‘Eucalyptus wood’ in Chapter 44 and ‘Steel lamination’ in Chapter 85 of the CN. The substance ‘1,1,1-trifluoroethane (HFC-143a)’ should be reclassified from TARIC code 2903 39 29 25 to 2903 39 24 90.

 

30.10.2020

Animal health control measures 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1594 of 29 October 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States. Namely, the disease has appeared in the areas of Romania (Suceava), so it is necessary to include this area in the high-risk areas.

 

30.10.2020

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in ovine and caprine animals 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1593 of 29 October 2020 amending Annex X to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards further examination of positive cases of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in ovine and caprine animals. Namely, given the lack of recent cases, after the recurrence of the disease in France and Cyprus in 2005, it is necessary to change the examination procedure to limit it to only necessary cases.

 

28.10.2020

Non-essential travel to the EU 

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council publishing Guidelines for persons exempted from the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU with regard to the application of Council Recommendation 2020/912 of 30 June 2020.

I draw your attention to the parts of the Guidelines that refer to the entry of persons from third countries, ie persons who are not EU citizens, listed in Part III. Certain categories of passengers with a basic function or need – Annex II to Council Recommendation 2020/912. I note that the Guidelines indicate that EU Member States should allow travel for all categories listed in Section III, and not just for some of them.

The following categories are covered:
1. Healthcare professionals, health researchers and care professionals for the elderly
2. Border workers
3. Seasonal workers in agriculture
4. Transport staff
5. Diplomats, staff of international organizations and people invited by international organizations whose physical presence is necessary for their good functioning
6. Passengers in transit
7. Travelers traveling for imperative family reasons
8. Seafarers
9. Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons
10. Third-country nationals traveling for study purposes
11. Highly skilled workers from third countries if their employment is necessary from
economic perspective and business cannot be postponed or performed abroad

 

28.10.2020

African swine fever 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1568 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU concerning animal health measures relating to African swine fever in certain EU Member States.

Since the date of adoption of Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1535, new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in feral pigs in Poland.

In order to take into account recent developments in the epidemiological situation of African swine fever in the EU and to proactively address the risks associated with the spread of the disease, new high-risk areas of sufficient size should be established. Delimited for Poland and duly listed in Parts I and II of the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU.

 

28.10.2020

Maximum residue levels 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1566 concerning maximum residue levels for bupirimate, carfentrazone-ethyl, etirimol and pyriphenone in or on certain products. The old rules will apply to products imported or manufactured before 17.05.2021. New maximum residue levels can be found in the Annex.

 

28.10.2020

Maximum level of substances 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1565 concerning maximum residue levels of 1,4 diaminobutane, 1-methylcyclopropene, ammonium acetate, bifenazate, chlorantraniliprol, chlormequat, cyprodinil, limestone, mandipropamide, pepper, pyridaben, repellents: blood meal and sea hydrochloride trichloride extracts or on certain products. You will find the new maximum balances in the Annex.

 

27.10.2020

Radio equipment 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1562 of 26 October 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/167 as regards harmonised standards for certain radio equipment concerning advanced surface movement guidance and control systems, primary surveillance radars, broadcast sound receivers, international mobile telecommunications equipment and fixed radio systems. Namely, some standards have been withdrawn because they have been revised (EN 301 908-2 V11.1.2, EN 301 908-13 V11.1.2, EN 302 217-2 V3.1.1 and EN 303 213-6-1 V2.1.1) while other obsolete (EN 303 339 V1.1.1). You can see all the changes in the Annex.

 

27.10.2020

Animal food control measures 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1560 of 26 October 2020 amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 152/2009 laying down the methods of analysis for the determination of constituents of animal origin for the official control of feed.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 152/2009 establishes test methods used to support official controls to enforce the ban on the use of processed animal proteins in feed for food-producing animals. This includes methods of analysis for the determination of ingredients of animal origin for the official control of feedingstuffs, which are described in Annex VI to that Regulation and performed by light microscopy or polymerase chain reaction (PCR). However, during the examination, the European Union Reference Laboratory for Animal Proteins in Animal Feed and the national reference laboratories in the Member States encountered difficulties in interpreting the results following the application of the light microscopy method described in Annex VI to Regulation 152/2009.
In order to ensure legal clarity and certainty and to avoid different interpretations, it is appropriate to amend certain provisions in Annex VI.

The changes can be seen in the Annex. The regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

27.10.2020

 List of novel foods 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1559 of 26 October 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 establishing the Union list of novel foods. Namely, due to the adoption of eight new Implementing Regulations for the purpose of adding or changing foods on the list of novel foods, they should be included in the new list of novel foods.

A list of foods along with their specifications can be found in the Annex.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette, and shall apply from 13.08.2020.

 

26.10.2020

Pepino mosaic virus 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1549 of 22 October 2020 repealing Decision 2004/200/EC on measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Community of Pepino mosaic virus.

Following a reassessment of the phytosanitary status, the virus is included in Part F of Annex IV to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 with a list of harmful quarantine pests and certain plants for planting regulated by the Union, with appropriate categories and thresholds for the vegetable seeds concerned. Therefore, the Decision previously listing the corresponding virus is obsolete and repealed (Decision 2004/200 / EC).

 

22.10.2020

African swine fever 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1535, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU regarding animal health measures related to African swine fever in certain EU Member States.

Since the date of adoption of Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1402, new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in domestic pigs in Romania. In addition, new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in feral pigs in Poland and Slovakia.

Also, the epidemiological situation in certain areas of Poland, Latvia and Lithuania has improved with regard to domestic pigs, due to the measures applied by these Member States in accordance with Directive 2002/60 / EC.

In order to take into account recent developments in the epidemiological situation of African swine fever in the Union and to proactively address the risks associated with the spread of the disease, new high-risk areas of sufficient size and demarcation should be established for Poland, Slovakia and Romania. in parts I, II and III of the Annex Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU.

 

20.10.2020

Animal health control 

Commission Implementing Decision 2020/1525 amending Implementing Decision 2013/764 / EU as regards animal health control and measures relating to classical swine fever in certain Member States. Namely, Implementing Decision 2013/764 / EU also provides for derogations from the ban on the dispatch of live pigs from certain areas, provided that they meet a number of conditions, including supervision. Taking into account the effectiveness of the surveillance and control measures applied in Latvia, and given the favorable epidemiological situation of classical swine fever in that Member State, all areas in Latvia currently listed in the Annex to Implementing Decision 2013/764 / EU should be deleted from that Annex.

 

19.10.2020

Active substances 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1511 amending the extension of the authorization of the active substances amidosulfuron, bifenox, chlorotoluron, clofentezine, clomazone, cypermethrin, daminoside, deltamethrin, dicamba, difenoconazole, diflufenican, phenoxapropin-flu, phenoxaprop-flu, indoxacarb, lenacil, MCPA, MCPB, nicosulfuron, paraffin oils, picloram, prosulfocarb, sulfur, triflusulfuron and tritosulfuron, which are now valid until 31.10.2021.

 

19.10.2020

Cinnamyl alcohol 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1510 on the approval of cinnamyl alcohol, 3-phenylpropan-1-ol, 2-phenylpropanal, 3- (p-cumenyl) -2-methylpropionaldehyde, alpha-methylcinnamaldehyde, 3-phenylpropanal, cinnamic acid, cinnamyl acetate, cinnamyl butyrate, 3-phenylpropyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl isovalerate, cinnamyl isobutyrate, ethyl cinnamate, methyl cinnamate and isopentyl cinnamate as feed additives for all animal species except marine animals, which shall enter into force 20 days after publication in the Official Gazette. Substances that were produced according to the old rules until 08.05.2021 can be placed on the market, as well as food produced until 08.11.2021.

 

19.10.2020

African swine fever 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1513, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, regarding animal health control in Germany.

Namely, Germany informed the Commission about the current situation with African swine fever in its territory, following the case of that disease in the state of Brandenburg, and in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/60 / EC, it took a number of measures, including the establishment of an infected area. are measured to prevent the spread of these diseases. The appendix lists all areas affected by the new measures in Germany.

 

16.10.2020

Active substance thiophanate-methyl 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1498 concerning the non-renewal of authorizations for the active substance thiophanate-methyl, concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. Namely, the application submitted in connection with the renewal of the approval for the active substance thiophanate-methyl was withdrawn by the applicant, and the approval will not be renewed. Member States shall withdraw authorizations for plant protection products containing thiophanate-methyl as active substance by 19 April 2021 at the latest, and all authorizations shall expire by 19 October 2021 at the latest.

 

16.10.2020

Nutrient additives 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1497 of 15 October 2020 concerning the authorisation of L-methionine produced by Corynebacterium glutamicum KCCM 80 184 and Escherichia coli KCCM 80 096 as a feed additive for all animal species.
The substance belongs to the category of additives “nutrient additives” and to the functional group “amino acids, their salts and analogues”.
The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

15.10.2020

Trichinella control 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1478, concerning sampling, reference methods for
conditions for detection and import related to Trichinella control.

Namely, Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1375 lays down special rules on official controls of Trichinella in meat, including laboratory testing of samples of pig meat for slaughter.

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1375 provides for a derogation from the examination for Trichinella when entering the EU in which pigs come from holdings that do not officially have Trichinella and apply controlled housing conditions. A. a third country may apply this derogation only if it has notified the Commission of the application of such a derogation and if the Commission has indicated to that effect. This applies to third countries listed in Commission Regulation (EU) No 182/2011. 206/2010, including Serbia, as well as BiH, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro.

The reference method of Trichinella detection in samples collected from domestic pig carcasses is also intended. 2015. International Organization for Standardization
adopted the global standard ISO 18743: 2015 which specifies the method of detection of Trichinella spp. larvae of the muscular stage in the meat of individual carcasses of animals intended for human consumption.

It is therefore appropriate to replace the reference method in Regulation (EU) 2015/1375 with ISO 18743: 2015 to bring the Union reference method into line with this global standard.

The Regulation will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette, and Article 1 (4), (5) and (7) will apply from 21.04.2021.

 

15.10.2020

Consequences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – Air traffic 

Commission Delegated Regulation 2020/1477 concerning the temporary extension of exceptional measures to address the consequences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Namely, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a sharp drop in air traffic as a result of a significant drop in demand and direct measures taken by member states, as well as third countries to combat the pandemic. These circumstances are beyond the control of the airline and the consequent voluntary or mandatory cancellation airline service is a necessary or legitimate response to these circumstances.

In order to protect the airline’s finances and avoid the negative impact on the environment of empty or mostly empty flights performed only for the purpose of maintaining basic airport slots, the amendment stipulates that slot coordinators consider slots allocated for the period from March 1, 2020 to 24. October 2020, as if they were transported by the airline to which they were originally assigned.

Since the pandemic lasted longer than originally planned, this time period is extended until March 27, 2021. years. The Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

13.10.2020

Free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic 

The EU Council today adopted a Recommendation on a coordinated approach to restrictions on free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this recommendation is to avoid fragmentation and increase transparency and predictability for citizens and businesses.

The Council Recommendation is not a legally binding instrument. The authorities of the Member States remain responsible for implementing the content of the recommendation.

I would also like to mention that third countries are not covered by this Recommendation, ie that the recommendation is valid only for EU member states.

Each week, Member States should provide the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) with available data according to the following criteria:

– number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days
– number of tests per 100,000 inhabitants conducted last week (testing rate)
– percentage of positive tests conducted in the last week (test positivity rate)
Based on this data, the ECDC should publish a weekly map of EU Member States, broken down by region, to support Member States in making decisions. Areas should be marked with the following colors:

– green if the notification rate in 14 days is lower than 25 and the test positivity rate is below 4%
– orange if the 14-day notification rate is less than 50 but the test positivity rate is 4% or higher or, if the 14-day notification rate is between 25 and 150 and the test positivity rate is below 4%
– red if the 14-day notification rate is 50 or higher and the test positivity rate is 4% or higher or if the 14-day notification rate is greater than 150
– gray if there is insufficient data or if the test rate is lower than 300

Member States should not restrict the free movement of persons traveling to or from green countries.

If they are considering whether to apply restrictions, they should respect the differences in the epidemiological situation between the orange and red areas and act proportionately. They should also take into account the epidemiological situation on their territory.

Member States should in principle not refuse entry to persons traveling from other Member States. Member States which consider it necessary to impose restrictions may require persons traveling from non-green areas to:

– subject to quarantine
– undergo a test upon arrival
Member States may offer the possibility of replacing this test with a pre-arrival test.

Member States may also require persons entering their territory to submit passenger tracing forms. A common European form for finding passengers for possible joint use should be developed.

Member States intending to apply the restrictions should first inform the affected Member State, before entering into force, as well as the other Member States and the Commission. If possible, information should be provided 48 hours in advance.

Member States should also provide the public with clear, comprehensive and timely information on all restrictions and requirements. As a rule, this information should be published 24 hours before the entry into force of the measure.

The decision as to whether restrictions on free movement will be introduced to protect public health remains the responsibility of the Member States; however, coordination on this topic is essential. Since March 2020, the Commission has adopted a series of guidelines and communications aimed at supporting Member States’ efforts to coordinate and protect free movement within the EU. Discussions on this topic also took place within the Council.

 

12.10.2020

Council conclusions- Working and living conditions of seasonal and other mobile workers 

Respected business community for your information, WB6 CIF would like to inform you that the EU Council has adopted conclusions stating that seasonal and other mobile workers across the EU are often exposed to unfavorable working and living conditions and the risk of exploitation, and are not provided with sufficient information on their responsibilities and responsibilities. rights. During the COVID-19 pandemic, some of these problems worsened. The Council recognizes that seasonal and other mobile workers make an important contribution to the internal market, and this has not changed during the current crisis.

In its conclusions, the Council points to the importance of this issue and calls on the Member States, in accordance with their respective competencies and national circumstances, to fully implement EU and national legislation, especially in the areas of freedom of movement for workers and freedom to provide services. , as well as working and living conditions. The Council emphasizes the importance of information and advice and invites Member States to provide information in the language of the workers or at least in a language they understand. The Council also calls on Member States to explore the possibility of setting specific requirements for temporary work and employment agencies, to ensure that they comply with minimum quality standards in accordance with national and EU law and, where appropriate, collective agreements.

The Council also calls on the European Commission to conduct a study to collect data on seasonal work within the EU and to identify the main challenges it faces, including, where possible, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to assess areas where the protection of seasonal workers needs to be addressed. improve and make recommendations for further policy.

 

12.10.2020

REACH 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1435 of 9 October 2020 on the duties placed on registrants to update their registrations under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). The Council Conclusions of 26 June 2019 “Towards a sustainable Union chemical policy strategy” reiterated the importance of concrete actions to ensure compliance and improve the quality of registration dossiers and the need for an effective mechanism for updating them.

In order to allow sufficient time to comply with the Regulation, it will enter into force on the sixtieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

08.10.2020

Ascorbic acid 

Regulation 2020/1419, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, concerning the amendment of Annex II to Regulation (EC) no. Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of ascorbic acid (E 300) and citric acid (E 330) on white vegetables intended for further processing. The use of ascorbic acid (E 300) contained in food category 04.1.2 “Peeled, sliced and sliced fruit and vegetables”, the use of these substances on white vegetables intended for further processing, including heat treatment such as roasting, steaming or grilling , before the final consumer consumes them. The regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

08.10.2020

Additive for chickens 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1418, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, concerning the approval of saponified pepper extract (Capsicum annuum) (capsanthin) as an additive for chickens for fattening, smaller poultry species for fattening, type of poultry for laying. Namely, it was decided that the substance belongs to the category of additives “sensory additives” and the functional group “dyes: (ii) substances which, when fed to animals, add color to food of animal origin”.

 

06.10.2020

African swine fever 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1402, published today in the Official Journal of the EU, amending the Annex to Executive Decision 2014/709 / EU concerning animal health measures relating to African swine fever in certain EU Member States.

Following recent cases of African swine fever in feral pigs in Poland and Bleien-Genschmar in Germany near the border with Poland, and taking into account the current epidemiological situation in the EU, regionalization in Poland has been reassessed and updated. In addition, existing risk management measures have also been re-evaluated and updated. These changes should be reflected in the Annex to the Executed Decision 2014/709 / EU, which forms an integral part of the submitted Decision.

 

05.10.2020

African swine fever 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1391, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU regarding certain protection measures related to African swine fever in Germany. Germany has notified the Commission of the current situation with African swine fever on its territory, at the end of September 2020, in parts of Brandenburg in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/60 / EC, undertaking lower measures, including the establishment of applying only from Article 15 of the Directive in order to spread the spread of the disease.

In order to prevent any unnecessary disruption of intra-Union trade and to avoid unjustified barriers to trade by third countries, it is necessary to identify at Union level an area infected with African swine fever in Germany in cooperation with that Member State. Accordingly, the infected area in Germany is listed in the Annex to this decision. The decision will be implemented until November 30, 2020.

 

01.10.2020

Plant production 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1361 of 30 September 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2019 as regards certain plants for planting of Malus domestica, originating in Serbia and certain plants for planting of Acer japonicum Thunberg, Acer palmatum Thunberg and Acer shirasawanum Koidzumi, originating in New Zealand.

On July 31, 2019, Serbia submitted a request to the Commission for the export to the Union of one-year and two-year-old bare root, grafted plants for planting, which belong to the species Malus domestica.

On May 13, 2020, the European Food Safety Authority (the “Agency”) published a scientific opinion regarding the risk assessment of Malus domestica plants for seedlings originating in Serbia.

Based on this opinion, it is considered that the phytosanitary risk of introduction into the Union of annual and up to two years old rooted, grafted plants for planting belonging to the species Malus domestica, originating from Serbia, is reduced to acceptable levels, provided that appropriate measures are applied. mitigating the risk of pests associated with these plants for planting. As such appropriate measures are provided for in point 9 of the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 (5), those plants for planting should no longer be considered as high-risk plants and should be removed from the Annex to Executive Regulation (EU) 2018/2019.

 

30.09.2020

Rules of origin 

Commission notice concerning the application of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro- Mediterranean preferential rules of origin or the protocols on rules of origin providing.

For the purpose of the application of diagonal cumulation of origin among the Contracting Parties(1) to the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin(2) (hereafter referred to as ‘the Convention’), the Parties concerned notify each other, through the European Commission, of the origin rules in force with the other Parties.

It is recalled that diagonal cumulation can only be applied if the Parties of final manufacture and of final destination have concluded free trade agreements, containing identical rules of origin, with all the Parties participating in the acquisition of originating status, i.e. with all the Parties from which the materials used originate. Materials originating in a Party which has not concluded an agreement with the Parties of final manufacture and/or of final destination shall be treated as non- originating. Specific examples are given in the Explanatory Notes concerning the pan-Euro-Mediterranean protocols on rules of origin.

 

29.09.2020

Use of motor vehicles 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1358 of 28 September 2020 on the application of Directive 2009/103/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to checks on insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles normally based in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As stated in the submitted Decision, from 19 October 2020, EU Member States will refrain from conducting liability insurance inspections in respect of all types of vehicles normally located in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the exception of military vehicles registered in that country, during their entry into the Union.

 

28.09.2020

Vehicle exterior lighting 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1339 of 23 September 2020 on the approval pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/631 of the European Parliament and of the Council of efficient vehicle exterior lighting using light emitting diodes as an innovative technology for reducing CO2 emissions from certain light commercial vehicles in relation to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure.

 

25.09.2020

Animal health control 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1330, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU regarding animal health control – measures relating to African swine fever in certain EU Member States. Since the date of adoption of Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1316, there have been new outbreaks of African swine fever in domestic pigs in Poland. In addition, the epidemiological situation in certain areas of Poland has improved with regard to domestic pigs, due to the measures applied by this Member State in accordance with Directive 2002/60 / EC. The new parts of the area in Poland where the occurrence of this disease has been detected are listed in Part III of the Annex (Tomaszowski and Lubartowski) while the parts where there has been an improvement are listed in Part II of the Annex.

 

24.09.2020

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) 

Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

 

24.09.2020

Fatty acids in certain foods 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1322, published today in the Official Journal of the EU amending Regulation (EC) no. 1881/2006 regarding maximum levels of 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD), 3-MCPD fatty acid esters and glycidyl fatty acid esters in certain foods. The regulation states that, given the possible health concerns for newborns and young children, it is appropriate to establish a stricter maximum level of vegetable oils and fats intended for the production of baby food and processed cereal-based foods for newborns and young children. In order to exclude any possible health concerns for infants and young children, in particular taking into account possible exposure to 3-MCPD and its fatty acid esters in infants fed exclusively on infant formula, it is appropriate to establish specific strict maximum levels, depending on whether sold in powder or liquid form, for infant formula, formula and food for special medical purposes intended for infants and young children. Foodstuffs listed under point 4.3 of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 1881/2006 which were lawfully placed on the market before 1 January 2021 may still be placed until the date of minimum durability or expiry date. The submitted Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU.

 

22.09.2020

African swine fever 

Commission Implementing Decision 2020/1316, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU on the amendment of the Annex to Decision 2014/709 / EU regarding animal health control due to measures related to African swine fever in certain Member States. Namely, there were confirmed cases in Poland and Germany, and these areas were added to the list of areas where the infection spread.

 

22.09.2020

Multilateral Action Program for 2020 – Part 2

Commission Implementing Decision of 28.07.2020. on the adoption of the Multilateral Action Program for 2020, Part 2. The maximum contribution of the Union for the implementation of the programs referred to in Article 1 of this Decision is set at EUR 32,000,000 and is financed from the issues entered in the budget line on February 22, 2001. As for IPA II funds, it is available to all economies of the Western Balkans. Details and conditions of use are in the Annex to the Decision.
The focus of the action program for 2020 – Part 2 is largely based on:
1) Supporting sustainable connectivity by providing funds for the implementation of sustainable green recovery and green economic growth in the Western Balkans.
2) Promoting regional cooperation and good neighborly relations, with a focus on a) culture, strengthening the role of creative industries; and b) dealing with the criminal responsibility and rights of victims of the 1990s conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
3) Linking competitiveness and inclusive economic growth by supporting the primary trade pillar of the Regional Economic Area in relation to non-tariff measures and dispute resolution, cooperation on quality infrastructure and e-commerce; yes,
4) Supporting security by strengthening the Western Balkans’ response to the fight against organized crime and terrorism, strengthening cooperation and capacity within the region in the fight against illegal possession, abuse and trafficking of small arms and light weapons and their municipality.
This Action Program was developed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with the Communication on the EU Global Response to COVID-5 5, some parts of the IPA II initiative will play an important role in supporting crisis adaptation and mitigation, in particular: a) making the socio-economic model resilient to environmental, health and economic threats; b) increasing the prospects for growth, employment and job creation; and c) addressing issues affecting the supply and facilitation of the movement of goods within the region, as well as between the region and the EU.

 

21.09.2020

Fees charged by the European Securities Authority

Today, the Official Gazette of the EU published a set of acts aimed at regulating the conditions and amount of fees charged by the European Securities Authority to central counterparties established in third countries (non-EU countries), as follows:

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1302of 14 July 2020 supplementing Regulation (EU) no. 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding fees charged by the European Securities and Markets Authority to CCPs established in third countries.
    • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1303 of 14 July 2020 amending Regulation (EU) no. 648/2012 The European Parliament and of the Council regarding the criteria that ESMA should take into account to determine that a CCP established in a third country is systemically important or likely to become systemically important for the financial stability of the Union or one or more of its Member States.
    • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1304 of 14 July 2020 supplementing Regulation (EU) no. Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the minimum elements to be initiated by ESMA during the third country request procedure for Contracting Parties compares compliance and the modalities and conditions of that assessment.

 

18.09.2020

Foreign direct investment in the EU 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1298 of 13 July 2020 amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union.

The Horizon 2020 partnerships in the form of the Union’s participation in programs undertaken by several Member States, instruments such as Joint Undertakings or bodies such as the European Institute of Innovation and Technology are explicitly mentioned.

These partnerships play an important role in EU health emergency actions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, as they support  public health research and innovation, initiatives to improve the efficacy, effectiveness and quality of medicines, the development process and partnerships between private sector and academic communities in order to improve the sustainability of health systems.

The providers of the mentioned Programs are given in the forwarded regulations, and their application starts the day after the publication in the Official Gazette of the EU.

 

17.09.2020

Plant Products – Active Substances 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1295 of 16 September 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/408 as regards the inclusion of the active substances carbetamide, emamectin, flurochloridone, gamma-cyhalothrin, halosulfuron‐methyl, ipconazole and tembotrione in the list of candidates for substitution.

The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

16.09.2020

Approval of the active substance 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1293 of 15 September 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance azadirachtin.

The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

15.09.2020

Animal health control measures 

Commission Implementing Decision 2020/1283 of 14 September 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States.

In relation to the last Decision, cases of this contagious disease have been reported in Slovakia.

 

15.09.2020

Plant Products – Active Substances 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1281 of 14 September 2020 concerning the non-approval of the active substance ethametsulfuron-methyl, 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.

 

15.09.2020

Plant Products – Active Substances 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1280 of 14 September 2020 concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance benalaxyl, 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011.

EU Member States will withdraw approvals for plant protection products containing benalaxyl as an active substance by 5 April 2021.

Any grace period approved by the Member States in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007. 1107/2009 expires on October 5, 2021.

 

14.09.2020

Plant Products – Active Substances 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1276 of 11 September 2020 concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance bromoxynil, 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011.

 

11.09.2020

Plant Products – Active Substances 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1263, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, concerning the approval of the active substance sodium hydrogen carbonate as a low-risk substance, in connection with the placing of plant products on the market. The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

08.09.2020

African swine fever 

Commission Implementing Decision 2020/1257 concerning measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States. Namely, there have been new cases of the disease in Poland. The amended list of areas with increased risk is in the Annex and forms an integral part of the forwarded Decision.

 

08.09.2020

Maximum Levels of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 

Commission Regulation 2020/1255, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, amending Regulation (EC) no. 1881/2006 regarding maximum levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in traditionally smoked meat and smoked meat products and traditionally smoked fish and smoked fish products and establishing maximum levels of PAH powder from food of plant origin used for preparation of beverages. Namely, it has been established that in some Member States it is not possible to achieve minimum levels of PAH, and those Member States may approve the placing on the market of smoked meat and smoked meat products with higher PAH, and Latvia, Finland and Sweden are allowed to place smoked fish with higher PAH level. The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

07.09.2020

COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION 

Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The European Commission today adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation to ensure that all measures taken by EU member states restricting free movement due to the coronavirus pandemic are coordinated and clearly communicated at EU level. The aim of the adopted proposal is to introduce uniform treatment of EU member states regarding the issue of freedom of movement during the pandemic. As this is a recommendation, it does not oblige Member States to act.
The Commission proposal identifies four key areas in which Member States should work more closely together:
-Common criteria and thresholds for Member States when deciding whether to introduce travel restrictions;
-Mapping common criteria using an agreed color code;
-Common framework for measures applicable to travelers from high-risk areas;
-Clear and timely information on all restrictions

You can find the whole proposal in the PDF file of the heading.

 

04.09.2020

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) 

Summary of decisions of the European Commission, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, on marketing authorizations for the use and / or use of substances listed in Annex KSIV to Regulation (EC) no. Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Approval and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

 

03.09.2020

Production of Plastic Materials 

Commission Regulation 2020/1245, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, on the amendment and correction of Regulation (EU) no. 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Commission Regulation 10/2011 lays down special rules concerning plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. In particular, Annex I establishes a list of substances that can be used in the manufacture of plastic materials and food contact articles, while Annex II establishes additional restrictions that apply to plastic materials and articles. Since the last amendment to the Regulation, the European Food Safety Authority (the “Agency”) has published further scientific opinions on certain substances that may be used in food contact materials (“FCM”), as well as on the use of already approved substances. In addition, there were some ambiguities in the application of the Regulation. In order to ensure that the Regulation takes into account the latest findings of the Authority and to remove any doubts as to its proper application, the Regulation should be amended and corrected. The Regulation shall apply for 20 days from the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

03.09.2020

Plant Protection on the Market 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1246, published today in the Official Journal of the EU, regarding the non-renewal of the authorization of the active substance fenamiphos, in accordance with Regulation (EC) no. Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. Namely, the European Food Safety Authority has identified a number of problems with this substance, which primarily concern health risks for consumers. EU member states will withdraw their authorizations by March 23, 2021. The regulation enters into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

01.09.2020

Transport of Dangerous Goods 

Commission Implementing  Decision 2020/1241 approving the derogations of various EU Member States for the transport of dangerous goods across their territory. A list of derogations by EU member states can be found in the Annex.

 

28.08.2020

Animal Health Control – African Swine Fever 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1233, published today in the Official Journal of the EU, on amendments to the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU on animal health control measures related to African swine fever in certain EU Member States.

Since the date of adoption of the last Executive Decision (EU) 2020/1211, new outbreaks of African swine fever have occurred in domestic pigs in Poland and Slovakia in August.

The annex to the decision in question, which forms an integral part of this regulation, has been amended in accordance with the above-mentioned outbreaks of African swine fever.

 

28.08.2020

Automotive Industry – Innovative Technology 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1232, published today in the Official Journal of the EU, on the approval of the efficient function of generators used in 12-volt motor generators for use in passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, including certain hybrid electric vehicles and vehicles can use alternative fuels, as an innovative technology in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/631 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Given that this is an innovative technology proposed by the largest European and world manufacturers in the automotive industry, I hope that the published Decision will be of interest to companies in this industry.

This Decision shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU.

 

28.08.2020

Bilateral Investment Treaties 

Information on the entry into force of the Agreement on the Termination of Bilateral Investment Agreements between the Member States of the European Union was published today in the Official Gazette of the EU.

The Agreement on the Termination of Bilateral Investment Agreements between the Member States of the European Union was signed in Brussels on May 5, 2020, and will enter into force on August 29, 2020, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Agreement.

 

27.08.2020

Innovative Technology 

Commission Executive Decision (EU) 2020/1222, published today in the Official Journal of the EU on the approval of efficient external spraying of vehicles uses light emitting diodes as innovative technologies to reduce CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles with internal combustion in terms of NEDC conditions in accordance with the EU Regulation ) 2019/631 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Given that this is an innovative technology by the largest European manufacturer in the automotive industry, I hope that it will be published. The decision will be of interest to companies in this industry.

 

24.08.2020

European Commission – Press release 

Rules of origin: EU to enhance preferential trade with Pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) countries

Information related to the package of proposals adopted by the European Commission today, which aim to increase trade between the European Union and neighboring countries in the Pan-Mediterranean region (PEM) and thus contribute to economic recovery after the coronavirus outbreak. Today’s proposals will modernize the EU’s preferential trade agreements with 20 PEM trading partners by making the relevant “rules of origin” in those agreements more flexible and business-friendly.

These proposals amend the EU’s bilateral agreements with the following countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the Faroe Islands, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo.

These provisions will facilitate the benefits of trade preferences, such as:

– Simpler product-specific rules, such as the removal of cumulative requirements, thresholds for local added value, tailored to EU production needs and a new double transformation of textiles;
– Increased tolerance thresholds for non-originating materials, from 10% to 15%;
– Introduction of “full” cumulation, under which the production operations required to acquire origin for most products could be divided into several countries;
– Possibility of duty drawback (repayment of customs duties on import components) for most products to help EU exporters compete.

 

21.08.2020

African swine fever 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1211 (EU) 2020/1211 of 20 August 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States. The change refers to the appearance of African swine fever in certain areas of Poland, Lithuania and Slovakia.

 

18.08.2020

Dicofol 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1204 of 9 June 2020 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the listing of dicofol.

 

18.08.2020

Dicofol 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1204 of 9 June 2020 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the listing of dicofol.

 

18.08.2020

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1203 of 9 June 2020 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the entry for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and its derivatives (PFOS).

 

17.08.2020

L-cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate 

Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1175 of 7 August 2020 concerning the authorisation of L-cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate produced by fermentation with Escherichia coli KCCM 80180 and Escherichia coli KCCM 80181 as a feed additive for all animal species.

 

17.08.2020

Xylella fastidiosa 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1201 of 14 August 2020 as regards measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union of Xylella fastidiosa (Wells et al.).

 

12.08.2020

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1191 of 11 August 2020 establishing measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) and repealing Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1615.

 

11.08.2020

Coronavirus: Eight macro-financial assistance programmes agreed to support enlargement and neighbourhood partners 

European Commission – Press release

The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on macro-financial assistance (MFA) programmes with eight partners. The agreements are part of the €3 billion MFA package for ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners, aimed to help them limit the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

11.08.2020

Temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU 

Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1186 of 7 August 2020 amending Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction. Republic of Serbia is not on the list.

 

11.08.2020

Animal health control measures 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1185 of 10 August 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States.

Commission Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU (4) lays down animal health control measures in relation to African swine fever in certain Member States, where cases of that disease have been confirmed in domestic or
wild boar (Member States concerned). The Annex to that Implementing Decision defines and lists certain areas of the Member States concerned in Parts I to IV thereof, differing in the level of risk based on
the epidemiological situation related to that disease. The Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU has been amended several times to take account of changes in the epidemiological situation in the Union in relation to African swine fever, which must be reflected in that Annex. The annex to the Implementing Decision 2014/709 / EU was the last
amended by Commission Executive Decision (EU) 2020/1150 (5), following a change in the epidemiological change of the disease situation in Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.

 

11.08.2020

Technical and scientific progress  

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1182 of 19 May 2020 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

 

10.08.2020

Aquaculture animals and their products   

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1179 of 6 August 2020 amending Annex I to Decision 2009/177/EC as regards the status of the Province of Åland in Finland as regards a surveillance programme for viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS), of Estonia as regards a surveillance and eradication programme for viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) and infectious haematopoetic necrosis (IHN), of Croatia for koi herpes virus (KHV) disease and of certain areas in the United Kingdom for infection with Bonamia ostreae.

Whereas the present decision concerns the health requirements for aquaculture animals and their products and the prevention and control of certain diseases in aquatic animals, Articles 1 and 2 of the Decision list the areas in which some of the listed infectious diseases have been detected.

 

10.08.2020

Authorisation of L-cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1175 of 7 August 2020 concerning the authorisation of L-cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate produced by fermentation with Escherichia coli KCCM 80180 and Escherichia coli KCCM 80181 as a feed additive for all animal species.

The substances listed in the Annex, which belong to the category of additives “sensory additives” and to the functional group “aromatic compounds”, are permitted as food additives in animal nutrition under the conditions laid down in that Annex.

 

10.08.2020

Protection against dumped and subsidised imports from non EU members countries  

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1173 of 4 June 2020 amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union and Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Union as regards the duration of the period of pre-disclosure.

The changes apply to the following:

  • Union producers, importers and exporters and their representative associations and representatives of exporting countries may request information on the planned imposition of provisional duties. Requests for such information must be made in writing within the time limit specified in the notice of initiation. Such information will be provided to them four weeks before the imposition of provisional measures. Such information shall include: a summary of the proposal, for information purposes only and details of the calculation of the dumping margin and the margin adequate to eliminate injury to the Union industry, taking into account the need to respect confidentiality obligations. In cases where no interim obligation is intended but an investigation is continued, interested parties shall be notified of the failure to perform their duties four weeks before the expiry of the time limit referred to in Article 7 (1) for the imposition of provisional duties.
  • Union producers, importers and exporters and their representative associations, as well as the country of origin and / or Export, may request information on the planned imposition of provisional duties. Requests for such information must be made in writing within the time limit specified in the notice of initiation. Such information will be provided to them four weeks before the imposition of provisional measures. Such information shall include: a summary proposed for information purposes only and details for the calculation of the amount of the countervailable subsidy and the margin adequate to eliminate the injury to the Union industry. The parties have three working days from the delivery of such information to comment on the accuracy of the calculation. In cases where no interim obligation is intended but an investigation is ongoing, interested parties shall be notified of the failure to perform their duties four weeks before the expiry of the time limit referred to in Article 12 (1) for the imposition of provisional duties.

 

07.08.2020

Vehicle Exterior Lighting 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1168 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/587 as regards efficient vehicle exterior lighting using light emitting diodes in passenger cars capable of running on certain alternative fuels.

 

07.08.2020

Eco-Innovation 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1167 on the approval of the technology used in a 48 Volt efficient motor-generator combined with a 48 Volt/12 Volt DC/DC converter for use in conventional combustion engine and certain hybrid electric passenger cars and light commercial vehicles as an innovative technology pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/631 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

 

06.08.2020

Approval of Substances 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1160, amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances aluminium ammonium sulphate, aluminium silicate, blood meal, calcium carbonate, carbon dioxide, extract from tea tree, fat distillation residues, fatty acids C7 to C20, garlic extract, gibberellic acid, gibberellins, hydrolysed proteins, iron sulphate, kieselgur (diatomaceous earth), plant oils/rape seed oil, potassium hydrogen carbonate, quartz sand, fish oil, repellents by smell of animal or plant origin/sheep fat, Straight Chain Lepidopteran Pheromones, tebuconazole and urea.

 

06.08.2020

Import of Animal Feed and Food 

Implementing Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1158, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, on the conditions governing the import of food and feed originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Given that the list of countries covered by the Regulation, which are listed in Article 1, includes Serbia, as well as all the economies of the Western Balkans, please read the Regulation attached.

The Regulation applies to food, including small food and feed within the meaning of Article 1 of Regulation (Euratom) 2016/52, originating in or dispatched from third countries listed in Annex I to this Regulation (“products”) intended for placing on the market Union.

 

04.08.2020

Animal Health Control  

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1150, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, on amendments to the Annex to Executive Decision 2014/709 / EU on animal health control measures related to African swine fever in certain EU Member States

Since the date of adoption of Executive Decision (EU) 2020/1107, new outbreaks of African swine fever have occurred in domestic pigs in Lithuania and Poland and in feral pigs in Poland and Slovakia.

 

04.08.2020

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1149, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, on amendments to Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) no. Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards diisocyanates.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

03.08.2020

Electrical Devices

Implementing Regulation 2020/1146, concerning the amendment of harmonized standards for certain household appliances, thermal connections, equipment in cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services, switches, arc extinguishing and welding, installation couplings intended for permanent connection in fixed installations, transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations, electrically conductive vehicle charging system, cable conductors and control devices, control circuit devices, switching elements, emergency lighting, electronic circuits used with lamps and empty lamps. The Implementing Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

31.07.2020

Minimum Requirements on Maximum Daily and Weekly Driving Times

Regulation 2020/1054, which concerns the minimum requirements for maximum daily and weekly driving time, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods.
Namely, the existing requests for breaks proved to be inappropriate and impractical for drivers. It is therefore appropriate to adapt the request to record a break to the specifics of the transport operations carried out by drivers, without compromising driver safety and road safety.

Drivers engaged in the international transport of goods spend longer periods outside their homes. Current requests for regular weekly rest may unnecessarily extend those periods. It is therefore desirable to adjust the provisions on regular weekly rest so that it is easier for drivers to perform international transport in accordance with the rules and to reach their home during their regular weekly rest, and to be fully compensated for all reduced weekly rest. Given the differences between passenger and freight transport, this possibility should not apply to drivers engaged in passenger transport.

You can see all the specific changes in the attachment. The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after the day of its publication in the Official Gazette, and item 15 of Article 1 and item 12 of Article 2 of 31.12.2024.

 

31.07.2020

Substances and Residues in Animals and Animal Products

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1141 of 29 July 2020 amending Decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of residue monitoring plans submitted by third countries in accordance with Article 29 of Council Directive 96/23/EC

 

28.07.2020

Animal health control measures 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1107 of 27 July 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States.

The Annex to the Executive Decision has been amended in accordance with the notification of the occurrence of this contagious disease in Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.

 

27.07.2020

Approval of the technology used 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1102 of 24 July 2020 on the approval of the technology used in a 48 Volt efficient motor-generator combined with a 48 Volt/12 Volt DC/DC converter for use in conventional combustion engine and certain hybrid electric passenger cars and light commercial vehicles as an innovative technology pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/631 of the European Parliament and of the Council and by reference to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

October 24, 2019 manufacturers Audi AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Daimler AG, FCA Italy SpA, Ford-Werke GmbH, Honda Motor Europe Ltd, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH, Jaguar Land Rover LTD ,, Renault, Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge and suppliers Valeo Electrical Systems and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation have filed a joint application (“first application”) for approval as an innovative technology technology used in a 48-volt motor unit in combination with 48 Volt / 12 Volt DC / DC converters for use in passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with an internal combustion engine running on petrol or diesel (conventional ICE drivetrain) and in certain hybrid electric vehicles (NOVC-HEV).

 

27.07.2020

Corrigenda 

Corrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2020/740 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 2020 on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other parameters, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009.

 

27.07.2020

Country specific 

Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2020/1099 of 16 July 2020 on the acceptance of a third State’s contribution to the European Union military operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR ALTHEA) (BiH/30/2020).

 

27.07.2020

Authorisation of cardamom essential oil from Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1098 concerning the authorisation of cardamom essential oil from Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton as a feed additive for all animal species.

 

27.07.2020

Authorisation of lutein-rich and lutein/zeaxanthin extract 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1097 concerning the authorisation of lutein-rich and lutein/zeaxanthin extracts from Tagetes erecta as feed additives for poultry (except turkeys) for fattening and laying and for minor poultry species for fattening and laying.

 

27.07.2020

Authorisation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae MUCL 39885 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1096 of 24 July 2020 concerning the renewal of the authorisation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae MUCL 39885 as a feed additive for dairy cows and horses and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1119/2010 (holder of authorisation Prosol S.p.A.).

 

27.07.2020

Authorisation of the preparation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R404 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1095 of 24 July 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/502 concerning the authorisation of the preparation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R404 as a feed additive for dairy cows

 

27.07.2020

Authorization Saccharomices cerevisiae MUCL 39885 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1094 of 24 July 2020 concerning the renewal of the authorisation of the preparation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae MUCL 39885 as a feed additive for sows and repealing Regulation (EC) No 896/2009 (holder of authorisation Prosol S.p.A.).

 

27.07.2020

Authorisation of Lactococcus lactis 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1092 of 24 July 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1263/2011 as regards the authorisation of Lactococcus lactis (NCIMB 30160) as a feed additive for all animal species.

 

27.07.2020

Authorisation of L-threonine 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1091 of 24 July 2020 concerning the authorisation of L-threonine as a feed additive for all animal species.

This Substance listed in the Annex, which belongs to the category of additives “nutrient additives” and the functional group “amino acids, their salts and analogues”, is approved as an additive in animal nutrition, under the conditions set out in that Annex.

 

27.07.2020

Authorisation of L-histidine monohydrochloride monohydrate 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1090 of 24 July 2020 concerning the authorisation of L-histidine monohydrochloride monohydrate as a feed additive for all animal species.

L-histidine monohydrochloride monohydrate produced from Escherichia coli NITE BP-02526, Corinebacterium glutamicum KCCM 80172 or Corinebacterium glutamicum KCCM 80179 listed in the Annex, which belongs to the category of additives “nutritional supplements” and the functional group food additives in animal nutrition in accordance with the conditions laid down in that Annex.

 

24.07.2020

Council Conclusions 

Council Conclusions on Compliance with the necessary hygiene and infection control measuress to ensure cross border collective passenger transport.

These Conclusions are not binding on Member States, but propose measures that Member States can put in place to ensure the health safety of workers and passengers in cross-border transport.

It is proposed to promote measures such as:

– where circumstances allow, all passengers should be kept at a safe distance from other people, with the exception of members of their family or household with whom they travel;

– where technically feasible, include all possibilities to reduce physical contact, for example, greater use of digital maps and digital map inspections;

– facilitate border crossing procedures in order to minimize contact between staff and passengers as much as possible within the existing framework;

– unless other technical or organizational measures can be taken to maintain physical contact at a distance, it is proposed that, in accordance with national infection control measures, passengers cover their mouths and noses in all means of transport operating in cross-border passenger transport (vehicles, trains) , vessels and aircraft, access points and embarkation and disembarkation infrastructure);

– adequate fresh air circulation and regular fresh air supply should be provided in all means of transport;
a means of transport providing cross-border services;

– cleaning should be intensified on all means of transport operating cross-border passenger transport (vehicles, trains, vessels and planes, access points and boarding and disembarkation infrastructure) and, where cleaning has already been carried out, maintain a high standard of cleanliness; this may include making disinfectants available.

 

24.07.2020

Plant Protection Products 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1085, published today in the Official Journal of the EU, amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) no. Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl in or on certain products. All existing approvals for plant protection products containing chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl have been revoked. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall apply from 6 August 2020.

 

24.07.2020

Biocidal Products 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1086, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, on the approval of icaridine as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product type 19. The Annex to the Regulation has been amended in accordance with the published approval and is an integral part of the attached Annex. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

21.07.2020

Conclusions of the Special Meeting of the European Council 

Conclusions of the Special Meeting of the European Council (17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 July 2020)

The conclusions represent a balanced solution that satisfies the interests and positions of all eu member states. It is a comprehensive package that combines the EU budget for the period 2021-2027 and the Recovery Package intended to address the consequences of the crisis caused by the fall. The conclusions represent an agreement between the prime ministers / presidents of the 27 EU member states, following an extraordinary EU summit that lasted the previous four days. This proposal will be voted on by the European Parliament and, if adopted, will be considered final. In the Decision on its own resources, the European Commission will be authorized to lend funds on the capital markets on behalf of the Union up to the amount of 750 billion. These funds can be used only for the purpose of repairing the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. Of this amount, EUR 360 billion at 2018 prices and EUR 390 billion in 2018 prices are planned for loans. Repayment is planned in accordance with the principle of good financial standing of management, in order to ensure a permanent and predictable reduction of liabilities by 31 December 2058.
The EU budget proposal for the period 2021-2027 amounts to EUR 1.074.3 billion. The MFF for the period 2021-2027 will have the following structure:
– Title 1 “Single Market, Innovation and Digital Market”;
– Title 2 “Cohesion, resilience and values” which will contain a subtitle for economic, social and territorial cohesion and a subtitle for resilience and values;
– Title 3 “Natural resources and the environment” which will include a sub-ceiling for market expenditure and direct payments;
– Title 4 “Migration and border management”;
– Title 5 “Security and Defense”;
– Title 6 “Neighborhood and the World”;
– Title 7 “European Public Administration” which will include a sub-ceiling for the administrative expenditure of the institutions.

 

21.07.2020

Substances and Pesticides 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1068, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU amending Annexes I and V of Regulation (EU) no. 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the export and import of dangerous chemicals. The Commission has decided not to renew the approval of the substances chlorothalonil, chlorpropham, desmedipham, dimethaate, dicat, ethoprophos, phenamidone, flurtamone, oxasulfuron, propineb, pymetrozine and quinoxyfen as active substances in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. 1107/2009 The European Parliament and the Council, provided that these substances are prohibited for any use in the “pesticides” category due to the absence of any other use in that category. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall apply from 1 September 2020.

 

21.07.2020

Wireless Access Points 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1070, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU on determining the characteristics of wireless access points for small areas in accordance with Article 57 (2) of Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Code for electronic communications. This Regulation determines the physical and technical characteristics of wireless access points of small areas in accordance with Article 57, paragraph 1. Directive (EU) 2018/1972. This Regulation does not apply to wireless access points of small areas with an active antenna system. Wireless access points for small areas referred to in Article 57, paragraph 1, subparagraph of Directive (EU) 2018/1972 must comply with the requirements of the European standard set out in point B of the Annex to this Regulation and: (a) be fully and securely integrated into its support structure and therefore invisible to the general public; or (b) meet the conditions laid down in point A of the Annex to this Regulation. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall apply from 21 December 2020.

 

17.07.2020

Animal Health Control Measures 

EU Executive Decision 2020/1053, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU on Amendments to the Annex to Executive Decision 2014/709 / EU on Animal Health Control Measures in Relation to African Swine Fever in Certain Member States. The Annex to the Decision was amended in accordance with the occurrence of this contagious disease in domestic pigs in Slovakia and feral pigs in Hungary and Poland. In addition, the epidemiological situation in certain areas of Poland has improved with regard to domestic pigs, as a result of the measures applied by that Member State in accordance with Directive 2002/60 / EC.

 

17.07.2020

Guidelines on seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak 

Communication from the Commission – Guidelines on seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

17.07.2020

Restriction on non-essential travel into the EU 

Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1052 of 16 July 2020 amending Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction.

 

16.07.2020

Biocidal Products 

Implementing Commission Decision (EU) 2020/1038, published today in the Official Journal of the EU on the postponement of the expiry date of the authorization of creosote for use in type 8 biocidal products. The expiry date of the approval of acrolein for use in biocidal products of type 12 is postponed to 31 October 2021. This Decision shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

16.07.2020

Biocidal Products 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1037 of 15 July 2020 postponing the expiry date of approval of acrolein for use in biocidal products of product-type 12. The expiry date of the approval of acrolein for use in biocidal products of type 12 is postponed to 28 February 2023. This Decision shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

16.07.2020

Substances in Biocidal Products 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1036 of 15 July 2020 on the non-approval of certain active substances in biocidal products pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

13.07.2020

Country Specific – Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Decision of Political and Security Committees 2020/1010, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, on the appointment of the EU Operation Commander for the EU military operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the repeal of Decision 2019/264 (BiH / 29/2020). Major General Brice HOUDET, Vice President of the General Staff of the Allied Powers Europe, succeeded Lieutenant General Olivier RITTIMANN as Commander of the EU Operation for the European Union Military Operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina on July 18, 2020.

 

10.07.2020

Animal health control 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1005 of 9 July 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States

 

09.07.2020

Country specific Kosovo* – Meat Products 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/981 of 7 July 2020 amending Annex II to Decision 2007/777/EC as regards the entry for Kosovo* in the list of third countries or parts thereof from which the introduction into the Union of meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines is authorised and amending Annex III to that Decision as regards the model certificate for imports of those products from third countries

 

08.07.2020

Controls on the production of organic products due to the COVID-19 pandemic 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/977 of 7 July 2020 derogating from Regulations (EC) No 889/2008 and (EC) No 1235/2008 as regards controls on the production of organic products due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The essence of the submitted Regulation explains the deviations from certain articles of the Regulation from 2008, regarding low-risk operators, due to the impossibility of conducting physical inspections (due to the COVID 19 pandemic) for the purpose of annual inspections and renewal of documentary evidence of organic operators. In these cases, instead of physical control, proving is done by submitting documentation and any available means of distance communication.

With regard to operators, and in relation to operators wishing to adhere to organic production schemes for the first time and in all other cases, such as retroactive recognition, to a movement restriction event caused by national measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical inspection of the member is performed as soon as control and certification of activities may continue in the Member States and in the third country concerned, following the completion of national measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until then, documentary checks are issued for the purpose of annual inspection and renewal of documentary evidence of organic operators and retroactive identification, can be performed when necessary, also by any available means of distance communication.

 

07.07.2020

Novel Food 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/973 of 6 July 2020 authorising a change of the conditions of use of the novel food ‛protein extract from pig kidneys’ and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.

As it is primarily a supplement in the form of a pipula that is used as a food supplement for medical purposes, I considered that this is primarily information of interest to manufacturers of medical practice.

The authorization of this novel food in the form of a supplement essentially gives permission for placing this product on the EU market, in compliance with the rules of labeling of this product, which are also an integral part of the submitted Regulation.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

06.07.2020

Plant Protection Products 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/968 of 3 July 2020 renewing the approval of the active substance pyriproxyfen 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011

 

02.07.2020

Country Specific Serbia – BSE Status 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/919 of 30 June 2020 amending the Annex to Decision 2007/453/EC as regards the BSE status of Serbia

 

01.07.2020

Wireless Communications 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/911 of 30 June 2020 specifying the characteristics of small-area wireless access points pursuant to Article 57(2) of Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code

 

30.06.2020.

Substances in Plant Protection Products 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/892 of 29 June 2020 concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance beta-cyfluthrin, 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011

 

30.06.2020.

Cross-Border Cooperation Programs 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/891 of 26 June 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 447/2014 as regards specific provisions to align the provisions for the implementation of cross-border cooperation programmes financed under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) with specific measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

 

30.06.2020.

Country Specific – North Macedonia 

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/904 of 29 June 2020 amending Decision (CFSP) 2017/1424 as regards the expiry date for support of OSCE activities relating to the reduction of small arms, light weapons and conventional ammunition in the Republic of North Macedonia and in Georgia

 

30.06.2020.

STEEL PRODUCTS IMPORT 

Implementing Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/894, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, which amends the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/159 on the subject of introducing definitive protective measures for the import of certain steel products into the EU. Regulation shall enter into force tomorrow, July 1, 2020. The accompanying Annexes to the Regulation clearly state the permitted quantities of imports of certain steel products, as well as the amounts of customs duties after the quotas have been used up.

 

26.06.2020.

Public Health – Chemical Product 

Commission Regulation 2020/878, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, amending Annex II of Regulation (EC) no. Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

Annex II refers to the requirements for the compilation of safety data sheets providing information on chemical substances and mixtures in the Union. Regulation (EU) 2018/1881 introduces special requirements for nanoform substances. As information on these requirements should be included in the safety data sheets, Annex II of Regulation (EC) no. Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 should be amended accordingly. Also, the unique identifier of the formula must be stated only in the safety data sheet, considering the danger of the mixture delivered for use on industrial sites. Specific concentration limits, multiplication factors and acute toxicity estimates are relevant for the safe use of substances and mixtures and should therefore be noted, if available.

 

26.06.2020.

Union Customs Code 

Delegating Regulation 2020/877, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, which amends certain articles of the rules of the Customs Code of the Union. The amendments concern the definition of the customs authority of entry into the Union, express shipment, express carrier, essential value of the shipment, goods moved or used in the context of military activities, EU 302 forms, ship waste, maritime national single window, violations of tax and customs legislation, derogation for the calculation of the amount of import duty for processed products.

The changes were made primarily with regard to goods needed for the army in accordance with the mobility pact, but also contains changes to general rules that may be of interest to members of the Association, as well as in the context of continuous harmonization of national legislation in PG 29 with EU rules.

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following that of its publication in the Official Journal, except for Article 1 (13) (b) and Article 1 (16) (b) (i), which shall apply from 15.03.2020.

 

26.06.2020.

Agricultural and Industrial products 

Council Regulation (EU) 2020/875 of 15 June 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products.

 

26.06.2020.

Customs Tariff

Council Regulation (EU) 2020/874 of 15 June 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products.

 

26.06.2020.

African swine fever 

Commission implementing decision (EU) 2020/883 of 25 June 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States.

 

25.06.2020.

European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the Republic of Serbia 

Council decision (EU) 2020/865 of 26 May 2020 on the conclusion of the Status Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Serbia on actions carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the Republic of Serbia.

Status Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Serbia on actions carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the Republic of Serbia

 

25.06.2020

Classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/868 of 18 June 2020 repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1140 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature.

Namely, the European Court of Justice concluded in its judgment that two products were classified, one in the form of a self-heating flash and the other in the form of a self-heating phenomenon for pain relief, under CN code 3824 90 96 as other chemical products or prepared incorrectly. Accordingly, Implementing Regulation 2016/1140 which divided the classification of these products from repeal, and the decision enters into force after publication in the Official Gazette.

 

19.06.2020

Animal health control 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/860 of 18 June 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States

 

19.06.2020

Levels of pesticides in food 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 of 9 June 2020 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for cyantraniliprole, cyazofamid, cyprodinil, fenpyroximate, fludioxonil, fluxapyroxad, imazalil, isofetamid, kresoxim-methyl, lufenuron, mandipropamid, propamocarb, pyraclostrobin, pyriofenone, pyriproxyfen and spinetoram in or on certain products

 

19.06.2020

Country specific Bosnia and Herzegovina – Money Laundering 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/855 of 7 May 2020 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675 supplementing Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards adding the Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Cambodia, Ghana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nicaragua, Panama and Zimbabwe to the table in point I of the Annex and deleting Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Guyana, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Sri Lanka and Tunisia from this table

 

18.06.2020

Animal diseases 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/798 of 17 June 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/47 on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in certain Member States

 

17.06.2020

European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo* (EULEX KOSOVO) 

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/792 of 11 June 2020 amending Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo* (EULEX KOSOVO).

 

16.06.2020

Chromafenozide, fluometuron, pencycuron, sedaxane, tau-fluvalinate and triazoxide 

Commission Delegated Decision 2020/785 of 9 June 2020 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chromafenozide, fluometuron, pencycuron, sedaxane, tau-fluvalinate and triazoxide in or on certain products.

 

12.06.2020

Tariff quotas 

Commission Delegated Decision 2020/761 of 17 December 2019 laying down rules for the application of Regulations (EU) No 1306/2013, (EU) No 1308/2013 and (EU) No 510/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the management system of tariff quotas with licences.

This refers in particular with regard to: maximum quantities for which applications may be submitted, applications for import and export licenses, details to be entered in certain parts of import and export license applications and licenses, inadmissibility of import and export license applications, guarantee to be provided submitted after the application for an import or export license, the coefficient of distribution and suspension of the application for a license, issuance of import and export licenses, period of validity of import and export licenses, proof of release for free circulation, proof of origin, notification of quantities to the Commission on information related to the LORI electronic system, certificates of authenticity
(CA) and Certificate of Access Monitoring (IMA 1). It also opens tariff quotas for imports and exports for certain agricultural products and lays down special rules for the administration of those tariff quotas.

 

12.06.2020

Tariff quotas 

Commission Delegated Decision 2020/760 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the rules for the administration of import and export tariff quotas subject to licences and supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the lodging of securities in the administration of tariff quotas.

Namely, this Regulation lays down rules that supplement Regulation (EU) no. 1306/2013 and (EU) no. 1308/2013, ie: conditions that the operator must meet in order to submit a request within tariff quotas, rules on transfer of rights between operators, deposit and issue of securities, provision, when necessary, for any special characteristics, requirements or restrictions applicable to tariff quotas; special tariff quotas provided for in Article 185 of Regulation (EU) no. 1308/2013.

The regulations will be applied from January 1, 2021..

 

12.06.2020

Animal Health Control 

Commission Implementing Decision 2020/773 of 11 June 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States. The Annex to this Decision has been amended in line with the improvement in the occurrence of African swine fever in certain parts of Poland, as well as the detection of new hotspots in this EU Member State.

 

12.06.2020

Myclobutanil, napropamide and sintofense 

EU Regulation 2020/770 of 8 June 2020 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for myclobutanil, napropamide and sintofen in or on certain products.

 

12.06.2020

Use of Annatto, Bixin, Norbixin 

EU Regulation 2020/771 of 11 June 2020 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards the use of Annatto, Bixin, Norbixin (E 160b).

Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 are amended in accordance with Annex I of this Regulation. Annex to Regulation (EU) no. 231/2012 is amended in accordance with Annex II of this Regulation.

Until 2 January 2021, food additives Annatto, Bikin, Norbikin (E 160b) may continue to be placed on the market as such in accordance with the rules that were applicable before 2 July 2020.

Until 2 January 2021, food containing Annatto, Bikin, Norbikin (E 160b) that is produced and labeled in accordance with the rules that were applicable before 2 July 2020, may continue to be placed on the market. After that date, they can remain on the market until stocks are depleted.

 

10.06.2020

Specification for food additives 

EU Regulation 2020/763 of 9 June 2020 amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards specifications for tricalcium phosphate (E 341 (iii)). Based on scientific evidence, explained in the preamble of the Regulation, it was concluded that tricalcium phosphate (E 341 (iii)) cannot have an impact on human health and in accordance with this finding, the definition of this additive has been replaced  and can be found in the Regulation from 2012.

 

10.06.2020

Microbiological standards for raw petfood 

EU Regulation 2020/762 of 9 June 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards microbiological standards for raw petfood, requirements concerning approved establishments, technical parameters applicable to the alternative method Brookes’ gasification process and hydrolysis of rendered fats, and exports of processed manure, certain blood, blood products and intermediate products.

 

08.06.2020

Maximum residue levels for chlorate in products 

EU Regulation 2020/749 of 4 June 2020 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chlorate in or on certain products.

The European Food Safety Authority collected data between 2014 and 2018 to investigate the presence of chlorate residues in food and drinking water. These data indicated that chlorate residues were present at levels that often exceed the set MRL of 0.01 mg / kg and that levels varied depending on the source and product.

The agency has adopted a scientific opinion regarding the public health risks associated with the presence of chlorate in food. In this opinion, the Agency established a tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 3 µg / kg body weight per day and an acute reference dose (ARfD) of 36 µg / kg body weight.

The annex to the Regulation gives the permitted amount of chlorate residues in or on food products, according to the type of product.

The regulation enters into force on the twentieth day from the day of its publication in the Official Gazette of the EU, and will be reviewed no later than June 8, 2025.

 

05.06.2020

Regulations 

EU Regulation 2020/740 of the European Parliament and of the Council, published today in the Official Gazette of the EU, on tire labeling with regard to fuel economy and other parameters, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 and repealing Regulation (EC) no. 1222/2009

The regulation establishes a framework for providing harmonized information on tire parameters through labeling to enable end-users to be informed when purchasing tires, in order to increase safety, health and economic and environmental efficiency, by promoting long-lasting and safe low-noise tires that save fuel.

This Regulation applies to C1, C2 and C3 tires placed on the EU market. Detailed information and related annexes form an integral part of the attached Annex.

The regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union and shall apply from 1 May 2021.

 

03.06.2020

Official Journal

Today, 7 acts related to the amendment or implementation of Regulation 2016/429 of the European Parliament and the Council were published in the Official Gazette of the EU. These acts refer to plant and animal products, ie health safety and control of certain diseases.

Link to all 7 acts: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2020:174:TOC

Acts from Official Journal:
• Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/686 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the approval of germinal product establishments and the traceability and animal health requirements for movements within the Union of germinal products of certain kept terrestrial animals
• Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and the Council, as regards rules for the prevention and control of certain listed diseases
• Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/688 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards animal health requirements for movements within the Union of terrestrial animals and hatching eggs
• Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards rules for surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease-free status for certain listed and emerging diseases
• Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/690 of 17 December 2019 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the listed diseases subject to Union surveillance programmes, the geographical scope of such programmes and the listed diseases for which the disease-free status of compartments may be established
• Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/691 of 30 January 2020 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of Council as regards rules for aquaculture establishments and transporters of aquatic animals
• Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692 of 30 January 2020 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards rules for entry into the Union, and the movement and handling after entry of consignments of certain animals, germinal products and products of animal origin

 

02.06.2020

Commission Notice 

Notice of the Commission on the application of energy labeling requirements on electronic screens, household tumble dryers, tumble dryers, refrigeration appliances and household dishwashers and ecodesign requirements for the provision of information for external power supplies.

Commission Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/2013 (1), (EU) 2019/2014 (2), (EU) 2019/2016 (3) and (EU) 2019/2017 (4) adopted (“Energy Labeling Regulations” ) in 2019 impose new obligations for marking electronic displays, household washing machines, household laundry dryers, refrigeration devices and household dishwashers. These regulations will apply from March 1, 2021, but from November 1, 2020, suppliers must submit a changed label with the products they place on the market, and they must also enter the parameters of the new product information sheet in the product database.

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1782 (5) on ecodesign requirements for external power supplies applies from 1 April 2020 and sets out new information requirements to be provided to end-users, market surveillance authorities and other stakeholders. These include redesigning type plates that are placed on equipment that is placed on the market.

 

02.06.2020

Certification of pilots 

Commission delegated regulation (EU) 2020/723 of 4 March 2020 laying down detailed rules with regard to the acceptance of third-country certification of pilots and amending Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011

This Regulation lays down detailed rules for the conditions for the acceptance of pilot licenses and associated ratings, privileges or certificates, as well as related medical certificates issued in accordance with the laws of third countries.

The Regulation regulates the rules of acceptance of licenses from third countries, validation of licenses from third countries, conversion of licenses and acceptance of grades and classes, in accordance with previous regulations and the Chicago Convention.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

28.05.2020

Bilateral investment agreements 

Notices from member states 

List of the bilateral investment agreements referred to in Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1219/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing transitional arrangements for bilateral investment agreements between Member States and third countries

 

28.05.2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/711 of 27 May 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/47 on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in certain Member States

 

27.05.2020

Food Safety 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/703 of 26 May 2020 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for dimethoate and omethoate in or on cherries

 

26.05.2020

Motor vehicles 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/683 of 15 April 2020 implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/858 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regards to the administrative requirements for the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles.

The regulation was adopted in order to clarify and simplify the documents used for the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, as well as systems, components and separate technical units intended for those vehicles, stating that these documents should be standardized in order to reduced the administrative burden on car manufacturers, based on existing practice.

This Decision shall enter into force on the twentieth day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, and will be applied since July 5, 2020.

 

25.05.2020

Public Health – Food Supplements 

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/685 of 20 May 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of perchlorate in certain foods

 

19.05.2020

Personal protective equipment 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/668 of 18 May 2020 on the harmonised standards for personal protective equipment drafted in support of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

On the basis of the request M/031, CEN and Cenelec revised harmonised standards EN 343:2003 +A1:2007/AC:2009, EN 358:1999, EN 381-5:1995, EN 381-7:1999, EN 381-9:1997, EN 381-11:2002, EN 13832-2:2006, EN 13832-3:2006, EN 14594:2005, EN 388:2016, EN 943-1:2015 and EN 12277:2015, the references of which are published in the C series of the Official Journal of the European Union(4). This resulted in adoption of, respectively, harmonised standards EN 343:2019 for protective clothing against rain, EN 358:2018 for belts and lanyards for work positioning or restraint, EN ISO 11393-2:2019, EN ISO 11393-4:2019, EN ISO 11393- 5:2019 and EN ISO 11393-6:2019 for protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws, EN 13832-2:2018 and EN 13832-3:2018 for footwear protecting against chemicals, EN 14594:2018 for respiratory protective devices, EN 388:2016+A1:2018 for protective gloves against mechanical risks, EN 943-1:2015+A1:2019 for protective clothing against dangerous solid, liquid and gaseous chemicals, including liquid and solid aerosols and EN 12277:2015+A1:2018 for mountaineering equipment.

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

18.05.2020

Electronic Equipment

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/659 of 15 May 2020 on the harmonised standard for the technical documentation required for assessing materials, components and electrical and electronic equipment drafted in support of Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

 

18.05.2020

Electronic Equipment

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/660 of 15 May 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1326 as regards the electromagnetic compatibility of electromechanical contactors and motor-starters, arc quenching devices, distribution boards intended to be operated by ordinary persons and industrial trucks

 

18.05.2020

Protective measures: Veterinary checks 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/661 of 15 May 2020
amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/47 on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in certain Member States

 

18.05.2020

Animal health control 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/662 of 15 May 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States

 

13.05.2020

COVID-19 Commission Communication

Guidelines on the progressive restoration of transport services and connectivity

 

13.05.2020

Plant protection 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/642 of 12 May 2020 approving the basic substance L-cysteine 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011

 

11.05.2020

 Acceptance of electronic copies  

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/633 of 8 May 2020 laying down temporary measures for the acceptance of electronic copies of original official documents for applications for import tariff quotas for agricultural products managed by a system of import licences and for applications for import licences on husked Basmati rice, due to the pandemic of COVID-19. As this rule is applied, if it is considered necessary for the management of quotas according to import tariffs, the Commission Regulation regulating that quota may provide additional conditions, and the Implementing Regulation is submitted as a reference for the baby beef system originating from Serbia.

The rules have not been changed, but it is prescribed that due to the conditions of the pandemic, the accompanying documentation can be submitted electronically, as a copy of the original document, while the original can be submitted to the EU authorities within 3 months with a written statement that due to technical obstacles insight at first.

This Regulation shall apply on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

08.05.2020

COVID-19 Commission Communication: Travel   

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council on the second assessment of the application of the temporary restriction on non essential travel to the EU

Coronavirus: Commission invites Member States to extend restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 June 

 

08.05.2020

Protective measures: Veterinary checks 

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/627 of 7 May 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/47 on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in certain Member States

 

08.05.2020

Animal Health: Poultry  

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/626 of 7 May 2020 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for the Republic of North Macedonia in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to Newcastle disease

 

07.05.2020

Entry of goods in EU: Import of raspberries  

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/625 of 6 May 2020 amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/943 and Commission Implementing Decision 2014/88/EU. With today’s change, the control for the import of raspberries from Serbia, which was in force since December, was abolished.
The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

 

06.05.2020

Market Regulation: Plant protection products  

Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/616 of 5 May 2020 renewing the approval of the active substance foramsulfuron 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, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011

 

05.05.2020

Chemicals – REACH Regulation 

Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/171 of 6 February 2020 amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (‘REACH’)

 

04.05.2020

Protective measures: Veterinary checks  

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/604 of 30 April 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/47 on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in certain Member States

 

04.05.2020

Animal Breeding Regulation

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/602 of 15 April 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/717 as regards the model forms of zootechnical certificates for breeding animals and their germinal products

 

29.04.2020

European Parliament recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the Western Balkans, following the 2020 summit 

 

29.04.2020

Support to the Western Balkans in tackling COVID-19 and the post-pandemic recovery 

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Commission contribution ahead of the EU-Western Balkans leaders meeting on 6 May
2020

 

27.04.2020

Animal health control measures

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/574 of 24 April 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/47 on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in certain Member States

 

24.04.2020

Market regulation: Medical devices

Regulation (EU) 2020561 of the European Parliament and of the Council

 

24.04.2020

COVID-19: Export Authorization Scheme for personal protective equipment

The new Decision intruduces the exepmtion of the Western Balkans from the export authorization scheme in Article 21:

“The single market for medical and personal protective equipment is closely integrated beyond the boundaries of the Union, and so are its production value chains and distribution networks. This is particularly the case of the member States of the European Free Trade Association, and the Western Balkans which are engaged in a process of deep integration with the Union. Subjecting exports of certain personal protection equipment to these countries to an export authorisation requirement would be counterproductive, given the close integration of the production value chains and distribution networks, when such equipment is an essential product necessary to prevent the further spreading of the disease and safeguard the health of medical staff treating infected patients. It is therefore appropriate to exclude such countries from the scope of application of this Regulation.”

 

24.04.2020

COVID-19: Export Authorization Scheme for personal protective equipment

The new Decision intruduces the exepmtion of the Western Balkans from the export authorization scheme in Article 21:

“The single market for medical and personal protective equipment is closely integrated beyond the boundaries of the Union, and so are its production value chains and distribution networks. This is particularly the case of the member States of the European Free Trade Association, and the Western Balkans which are engaged in a process of deep integration with the Union. Subjecting exports of certain personal protection equipment to these countries to an export authorisation requirement would be counterproductive, given the close integration of the production value chains and distribution networks, when such equipment is an essential product necessary to prevent the further spreading of the disease and safeguard the health of medical staff treating infected patients. It is therefore appropriate to exclude such countries from the scope of application of this Regulation.”

 

23.04.2020

Chemicals – REACH Regulation

Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

 

22.04.2020

A ROADMAP FOR RECOVERY  

Towards a more resilient, sustainable and fair Europe

 

22.04.2020

Standards: Mobile telecommunications  

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/553 of 21 April 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/167 as regards harmonised standards for certain international mobile telecommunications cellular networks equipment

 

22.04.2020

Chemicals – REACH Regulation  

Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Decisions granting an authorisation I

Decisions granting an authorisation II

Decisions partially granting an authorisation

 

21.04.2020

Regulation on Aviation activity  

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/535 of 8 April 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 748/2009 on the list of aircraft operators which performed an aviation activity listed in Annex I to Directive 2003/87/EC on or after 1 January 2006 specifying the administering Member State for each aircraft operator

 

21.04.2020

Protective measures – Veterinary checks  

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/549 of 20 April 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/47 on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in certain Member States

 

20.04.2020

Product related standards: pressure equipment 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/542 of 16 April 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1616 as regards safety devices for protection against excessive pressure, welded steel tubes for pressure purposes, unfired pressure vessels and metallic industrial piping

 

20.04.2020

Animal health control measures  

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/543 of 17 April 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States

 

17.04.2020

COVID-19 Commission Communication 

Guidance on Apps supporting the fight against COVID 19 pandemic in relation to data protection

 

16.04.2020

Chemicals – REACH Regulation  

Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Decisions partially granting an authorisation

Decisions granting an authorisation

 

16.04.2020

COVID-19 Commission communication  

Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures

 

16.04.2020

COVID-19 Commission communication: Diagnostic tests  

Communication from the Commission: Guidelines on COVID-19 in vitro diagnostic tests and their performance

 

16.04.2020

Protective measures: Veterinary checks   

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/529 of 15 April 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/47 on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in certain Member States

 

08.04.2020

COVID-19 Commission Communication: Travel   

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council on the assessment of the application of the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU

 

08.04.2020

Road transport sector: Mobility package 

More information on the Council decision on the Mobility package on truck drivers reform can be found at this link

 

Regulations within the package:

08.04.2020

COVID-19 Commission Communication: Medicines  

Communication from the Commission: Guidelines on the optimal and rational supply of medicines to avoid shortages during the COVID-19 outbreak

 

08.04.2020

Animal health control measures  

Commission implementing decision (EU) 2020/514 of 8 April 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States

 

07.04.2020

Market regulation – Food sector 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/500 of 6 April 2020 authorising the placing on the market of partially defatted chia seed (Salvia hispanica) powders as novel foods under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470

 

06.04.2020

Market regulation – Chemicals 

Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

 

03.04.2020

Extension of autonomous trade measures (ATMs)  

Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1215/2009 introducing exceptional trade measures for countries and territories participating in or linked to the European Union’s Stabilisation and Association process.

 

03.04.2020

COVID-19: Import Duties and VAT Exemption on importation 

Commission Decision of 3.4.2020 on relief from import duties and VAT exemption on importation granted for goods needed to combat the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak during 2020

 

03.04.2020

FAQ: Export requirements for personal protective equipment 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/402 of 14 March 2020, as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/426, has made the exportation of certain products subject to the production of an export authorisation. The Commission has also issued a Guidance note to Member States on these Regulations and published a list of Member States authorities responsible for export authorisations (including contact details of those authorities).

 

The clarifications provided in this FAQ document are not legally binding, they are for informative purposes only and should serve as a guidance for exporters of personal protection equipment (‘PPE’), Member States customs authorities and competenent authorities under the Regulation, when implementing the Regulation.

 

02.04.2020

Q&A on the EU Emergency Support Instrument for the healthcare sector  

 

02.04.2020

Q&A on the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+)  

The European Commission has proposed a new set of measures to combat COVID-19: Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII +). These measures are not aplicable to the Western Balkans, we provide them as information on EU measures.

The new package complements the earlier initiative by introducing extraordinary flexibility to maximize unused support from EU structural and investment funds. The package also simplifies the procedural steps associated with program implementation, use of financial instruments and audit. This is unprecedented and justified by the coronavirus outbreak.

More information can be found on the following link 

 

02.04.2020

Harmonised standards for machinery  

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/480 of 1 April 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 on harmonised standards for machinery drafted in support of Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

 

01.04.2020

Imports of organic products from third countries 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/479 of 1 April 2020 amending 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

 

01.04.2020

COVID-19 Communication from the Commission on Public Procurement 

Guidance from the European Commission on using the public procurement framework in the emergency situation related to the COVID-19 crisis

 

31.03.2020

Human, animal, plant health and animal welfare amid COVID-19 outbreak 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/466 regarding temporary measures to contain risks to human, animal and plant health and animal welfare during certain serious disruptions of Member States’ control systems due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

This Regulation establishes provisional measures necessary to contain the widespread risks to human, animal and plant health and animal welfare in order to address serious disturbances in the functioning of Member States’ control systems in view of the crisis triggered by covid 19.

For the implementation of the measures set out in the Regulation, it is necessary for the EU Member State to inform the European Commission in advance of its implementation.

The Regulation shall apply until 1 June 2020.

 

31.03.2020

Standardisation: list of national standardisation bodies  

Publication of an update to the list of national standardisation bodies pursuant to Article 27 of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European standardisation

 

31.03.2020

COVID-19: Financial assistance to Member States and to countries negotiating their accession to the Union 

Regulation (EU) 2020/461 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 March 2020 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 in order to provide financial assistance to Member States and to countries negotiating their accession to the Union that are seriously affected by a major public health emergency

 

30.03.2020

COVID-19 Commission Communication: Travel to the EU and repatriation of citizens 

Guidance on the implementation of the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU, on the facilitation of transit arrangements for the repatriation of EU citizens, and on the effects on visa policy (2020/C 102 I/02)

In order to assist this action at the external border, the European Commission has prepared this guidance (the Guidance) based on input from the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), with the support of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and Europol. The Guidance also follows up on the joint statement of the Members of the European Council of 26 March 2020 which emphasised the need to step up efforts to ensure that EU citizens who are stranded in third countries who want to go home can do so. The Guidance provides advice and practical instructions to implement measures adopted by the Member States(6) and Schengen Associated Countries following the Communication. In particular, it provides guidance as regards:

— The introduction of temporary travel restriction applying to all non-essential travel from third countries to the EU+ area;

— The facilitation of transit arrangements for the repatriation of EU citizens and their family members stranded in third countries;

— Minimum service in consulates for processing visa applications; and — Dealing with overstay caused by travel restrictions, including for visa-waived third country nationals.

 

20.03.2020

RescEU: Medical stockpile capacities 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/414 of 19 March 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/570 as regards medical stockpiling rescEU capacities

 

30.03.2020

COVID-19: European Central Bank Recommendations  

Recommendation of the European Central Bank of 27 March 2020 on dividend distributions during the COVID19 pandemic and repealing Recommendation ECB/2020/1

 

30.03.2020

COVID-19 Commission Communication: Travel  

Guidance on the implementation of the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU, on the facilitation of transit arrangements for the repatriation of EU citizens, and on the effects on visa policy

 

30.03.2020

Country Specific Information Serbia: Cereal Trade  

Council Decision (EU) 2020/457 of 27 March 2020 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the International Grains Council concerning the accession of the Republic of Serbia to the Grains Trade Convention, 1995

 

30.03.2020

Animal Diseases  

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/454

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/454 of 27 March 2020 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/47 on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in certain Member States

 

26.03.2020

Safegourd measures in import: Steel procuts  

Corrigendum to the Notice of initiation concerning a review of the safeguard measures applicable to imports of certain steel products, amending the annex of the Notice of initiation concerning a review of the safeguard measures applicable to imports of certain steel products from 14.02.2020. (2020/C 51/11).

 

26.03.2020

COVID-19 Commission Communication: Air cargo  

European Commission Guidelines: Facilitating Air Cargo Operations during COVID-19 outbreak

 

25.03.2020

COVID-19: Harmonised standards for medical devices to respond to urgent needs  

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/437

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/438

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/439

On 24th of March 2020. the Commission adopted decisions on harmonised standards which will allow manufacturers to place on the market high performing devices to protect patients, health care professionals and citizens in general. The standards will facilitate a faster and less expensive conformity assessment procedure. The revised harmonised standards play a pivotal role in the current coronavirus pandemic because they relate to critical devices* such as:

– medical face masks
– surgical drapes, gowns and suits
– washer-disinfectors
– sterilisation

Once implemented, the use of these standards will allow manufacturers of medical devices and other concerned economic operators, to comply with the health and safety requirements of the EU legislation, taking into account the most updated technical solutions. These standards, once referenced in the Official Journal of the European Union, grant conformity of devices with the requirements of the three Directives on medical devices.

The decision to adopt these harmonised standards for medical devices represents an additional measure taken by the Commission to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Also upon the urgent request of the Commission, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), in cooperation with their members made available a number of European standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment.

 

23.03.2020

COVID-19 Commission Communication: Implementation of the Green Lanes  

The Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services adopted by the European Commission on 16 March 2020, stress the principle that all EU internal borders should stay open to freight and that the supply chains for essential products must be guaranteed.

In order to preserve the EU-wide operation of supply chains and ensure the functioning of the Single Market for goods, wherever internal border controls exist or have been introduced Member States are requested to designate immediately all the relevant internal border-crossing points of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) and additional ones to the extent deemed necessary, as “green lane” border crossings – for land (road and rail), sea and air transport.

Going through these “green lane” border crossings, including any checks and health screening of transport workers, should not exceed 15 minutes on internal land borders. The “green lane” border crossings should be open to all freight vehicles carrying any type of goods.

Transport workers, irrespective of their nationality and place of residence, should be allowed to cross internal borders. Restrictions such as travel restrictions and mandatory quarantine of transport workers, should be waived, without prejudice for competent authorities to take proportionate and specifically adapted measures to minimise the risk of contagion.

 

23.03.2020

Export authorization scheme for personal protective equipment: List of competent authorities in EU Member States  

In the pdf document you can find the list of competent authorities in EU Member States for the Export authorization scheme for personal protective equipment (excluding Bulgaria).

Since this rule is a big problem for our companies these days, this list can be useful to all interested companies for importing these products.

 

16.03.2020

COVID-19 Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services  

The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the challenge of protecting the health of the population whilst avoiding disruptions to the free movement of persons, and the delivery of goods and essential services across Europe. The implementation of the Union’s policies on checks of persons and goods should be governed by the principle of solidarity between the Member States. In order to avoid shortages and avoid that the social and economic difficulties that all European countries are already experiencing worsen, maintaining the functioning of the Single Market is key. Member States should therefore not undertake measures that jeopardise the integrity of the Single Market for goods, in particular of supply chains, or engage in any unfair practices. Member States must always admit their own citizens and residents, and facilitate transit of other EU citizens and residents that are returning home. As regards measures linked to border management, coordination at EU level is key. Therefore, these guidelines set out principles for an integrated approach to an effective border management to protect health while preserving the integrity of the Single Market. The measures are relateed to: movement of goods and services, supply of goods, health measures, external borders and internal borders.

 

15.03.2020

COVID-19: Export Authorization Scheme for personal protective equipment  

With regard to Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/402 and considering the outbreak of the epidemiological crisis caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the disease associated with it, the COVID-19, has been spreading fast across the world, reaching also the Union’s territory. An export authorisation established in accordance with the form set out in Annex II shall be required for the export outside the Union of personal protective equipment listed in Annex I, whether or not originating in the Union. Such authorisation shall be granted by the competent authorities of the Member State where the exporter is established and shall be issued in writing or by electronic means. This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union and apply for a period of six weeks. It shall automatically cease to apply at the end of this six weeks period.

 

05.03.2020

Electronic Equipment – lead exemptions  

Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/360

Delegating Commission Directive 2020/360 as regards the exemption for lead in platinum electrodes used for certain conductivity measurements. Specifically, Member States are required to ensure that electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market does not contain the dangerous substances listed in Annex II to Directive 2011/65 / EU. Lead is considered a dangerous substance. However, the Commission had earlier decided to allow exemptions for the use of lead in the platinum electrodes used for conductivity measurements. This exemption is now being extended. Member States are obliged not later than 31.03.2021. adopt appropriate laws for the implementation of this Directive and the exemption shall apply until 31.12.2025.

 

 

05.03.2020

Food Supplements – Carbonated Beverages  

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/356

Concerning Commission Regulation 2020/356 on the use of polysorbate (E 432-436) in carbonated beverages. Specifically, the use of polysorbate (E 432-436) was approved at a maximum level of 10 mg / kg in food categories 14.1.4. “Flavored drinks”, 14.2.3. “Apple wine and pear wine”, 14.2.4. “Fruit wine and wine blends with other products” and 14.2.8. “Other alcoholic beverages, including mixtures of non-alcoholic beverages and spirits with an alcoholic strength of less than 15%”. The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

05.03.2020

Food Supplements  

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/355

Regulation 2020/355 amending Regulation 1333/2008 as regards the use of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476) in vegetable oil emulsions. Specifically, polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476) was already approved for use but only for fats up to 41%. It has now been decided to use polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476) in vegetable oil emulsions at a maximum level of 4,000 mg / kg with a fat content of 70%. The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

 

05.03.2020

Animal Nutrition  

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/354

Commission Regulation 2020/354 establishing the list of uses of feed for particular nutritional uses. Specifically, the marketing and use of animal feed is regulated by Regulation 767/2009. Due to the obsolescence of certain entries in Directive 2008/38 / EC, which lays down general provisions for feedingstuffs for particular nutritional uses, and in the light of scientific and technological progress, it is necessary to amend the provisions relating to basic nutritional properties and labeling information. Food marked before 03/23/2022. which is in accordance with the rules applicable before 25.03.2020. may be placed on the market until stocks run out. The Regulation shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Gazette and shall apply from 25.12.2020.

 

05.03.2020

Lead exemptions 

Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/366

European Commission Directive 2020/366, was published today in the Official Journal of the EU, as regards the exemption for lead as a thermal stabilizer in polyvinyl chloride used in certain in vitro diagnostic medical devices for blood analysis. Namely, the exemption was granted in this case for a period of 2 years starting on 5 March 2020, while the Member States would adopt the relevant regulations by 31 March 2021. a This Directive shall enter into force 20 days after its publication.

 

05.03.2020

Electronic Equipment – lead exemptions 

Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/365

With regard to Commission Directive 2020/365 amending the exemption for lead in the solder and finishes for applications to certain internal combustion engines, the exemption is extended until 31.03.2022 due to the absence of an alternative to this substance for certain categories. and for certain categories is provided for in the Annex. Member States will adopt by 31.03.2021. relevant regulations and the Directive shall enter into force twenty days after its publication in the Official Journal.

 

05.03.2020

Exemptions for cadmium

Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/364

Under Commission Directive 2020/364 amending as regards the exemption for cadmium in the tubes of video cameras resistant to radiation, and given that there are no adequate alternatives to cadmium in this case, the exemption is extended to 7 years from 05.03.2020, and Member States will adopt appropriate regulations to comply by 08/31/2020. The Directive shall enter into force twenty days after its publication in the Official Journal.

 

05.03.2020

Electronic Equipment – lead exemptions 

Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/363

Commission Directive 2020/363 on waste vehicles with regard to certain exemptions for lead and lead compounds in components similar to the previous Directive states that there have been some changes to the exemption. Member States are required to adopt the relevant regulations by 05/04/2020. a This Directive shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal.

 

05.03.2020

Hexavalent Chromium exemptions

Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/362

Concering Commission Directive 2020/362 on waste vehicles as regards the exemption for hexavalent chromium as an anti-corrosion agent for refrigerants, Member States must prohibit the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium in the materials and components of vehicles placed on the market. However, under certain conditions, the exemption for hexavalent chromium applies. That exemption is now being changed and divided into three parts. Member States are required to adopt the relevant regulations by 05/04/2020. a This Directive shall enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal.

 

05.03.2020

Hexavalent Chromium exemptions

Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/361

The requested exemption renewal is approved for applications using high boiler temperatures until 21 July 2021. However, for applications with an input of <75 W (corresponding to a low boiler temperature), the conditions for renewal are no longer met and therefore the request for renewal should be rejected . The exemption for these notifications should expire 12 months from the date of entry into force of this Directive. Member States shall adopt and publish the laws implementing this Directive by 31 March 2021. a The Directive shall enter into force 20 days after its publication.

 

28.02.2020

Food Supplements

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/279

Amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of soybean hemicellulose (E 426). Soybean hemicellulose was previously approved, and the present request related to use in flavored fermented milk as well as flavored drinks. The request was accepted, without the need to limit the maximum daily intake. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

27.02.2020

Air Traffic

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/270

The news concerns Implementing Commission Regulation 2020/270 amending Regulation 1321/2014 as regards transitional measures for organizations involved in continuing aviation airworthiness. Implementing Regulation 2019/1383 introduced more flexible requirements for light aircraft as well as risk management measures for organizations involved in continuing airworthiness and transitional measures for aviation. The new Regulation corrects these transitional measures as well as the Annex to the previous Regulation. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall apply from 24 March 2020.

 

26.02.2020.

Explosion prevention and protection

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/260

It refers to Commission Decision 2020/260, published today in the Official Journal, on explosion prevention and protection. Specifically, the new standard EN 1127-1: 2019 “Explosion Prevention and Protection – Part 1: Basic Principles and Methodology” has been adopted, replacing the standard ‘EN 1127-1: 2011’. This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

14.02.2020.

Steel products import

Procedures Relating to the Implementation of the Common Commercial Policy

The Commission will carry out an audit of existing protective measures, due to the new changed circumstances and recent developments. The procedure will last until 30.06.2020. Interested parties were invited to submit written comments. We note in particular that the deadline for submission of comments is 15 days from the date of publication in the Official Gazette, together with supporting evidence. Comments must refer to the scope of the audit itself referred to in paragraph 2. The parties will also have the opportunity to comment on the submissions of other parties.

 

24.02.2020.

Electrical Devices

Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2023

Concerning ecodesign requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.

 

24.02.2020.

Electrical Devices

Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2021

Concerning ecodesign requirements for electronic displays pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 642/2009.

 

24.02.2020.

Electrical Devices

Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2020

Corrigendum of Regulation concerns ecodesign requirements for light sources and separate control gears pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulations (EC) No 244/2009, (EC) No 245/2009 and (EU) No 1194/2012.

 

24.02.2020.

Electrical Devices

Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2016

Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2016 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010.

 

24.02.2020.

Electrical Devices

Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2014

Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2014 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines and household washer-dryers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 and Commission Directive 96/60/EC.

 

24.02.2020.

Electrical Devices

Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2013

Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2013 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electronic displays and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010.

 

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.