(Utkast) Kommisjonens gjennomføringsforordning om endring av gjennomføringsforordning (EU) 2015/943 når det gjelder strakstiltak som suspenderer importen av tørkede bønner fra Nigeria
(Draft) Commission Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/943 on emergency measures suspending imports of dried beans from Nigeria, as regards extending its period of application
Utkast til kommisjonsforordning godkjent av komite (representanter for medlemslandene) og publisert i EUs komitologiregister 20.6.2019
BAKGRUNN (fra kommisjonsforordningen, engelsk utgave)
(1) Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 lays down the general principles governing food and food safety at Union and national level. It provides for emergency measures to be taken by the Commission, where there is evidence that food imported from a third country is likely to constitute a serious risk to human health.
(2) Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/943 suspended the import into the Union of dried beans under CN code 0713 39 00 from Nigeria due to the high number of cases of contamination with an unauthorised active substance dichlorvos at levels largely exceeding the acute reference dose tentatively established by the European Food Safety Authority. Pending the implementation by Nigeria of the appropriate risk-management measures, the prohibition was to apply until 30 June 2016.
(3) Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/874 extended the suspension of the import of dried beans from Nigeria until 30 June 2019 and applied it to two additional CN codes, 0713 35 00 and 0713 90 00, due to continued presence of dichlorvos in dried beans imported from Nigeria and the impossibility to achieve in short time compliance with Union food law requirements regarding pesticide residues.
(4) In February 2018, Nigeria submitted a new action plan and stated that its objective was to control and streamline in particular dried beans, strengthen the legal and regulatory environment and build fundamentals for quality production of dried beans. However, the Commission understands that Nigeria has not yet implemented that action plan, nor granted any budgetary means for its implementation. The stage of implementation by Nigeria of the action plan as regards the integrated pest management and maximum residue levels of pesticides, do not allow the conclusion that Union requirements as regards pesticide residues on the relevant dried beans are met.
(5) The duration of the imports suspension should therefore be extended for an additional period of three years, to allow Nigeria to implement the appropriate risk management measures and provide the required guarantees.
(6) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed
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