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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.).

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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

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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

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

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 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.

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