Fabian Demicoli

Food Imports from Japan

The Customs Department wishes to draw the attention to COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 297/2011 of 25 March 2011 imposing special conditions governing the import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power.

 

The Regulation applies to feedstuffs and foodstuffs originating in or consigned from Japan, with the exclusion of products which left Japan before 28 March 2011 and of products which have been harvested and/or processed before 11 March 2011. In particular, your attention is drawn to the following requirements:

feed and food business operators or their representatives are to give prior notification of the arrival of each consignment of the products referred to above, at least two working days prior to the physical arrival of the consignment, to the competent authorities at the Border Inspection Post (BIP) or at the designated point of entry;

The release for free circulation of consignments shall be subject to the presentation by the feed and food business operator or their representative to the customs authorities of a declaration as specified in the Annex to the Regulation, duly endorsed by the competent authority at the BIP or DPE, giving evidence that the official controls required by the Regulation have been carried out and that the results from physical checks, where such checks were carried out, have been favourable.

For more information contact: Mario Brincat at Customs
on 25685107 or 

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