LV: Reducing the number of do…

LV: Reducing the number of documents for border control several products from third countries

Published on: 14/03/2014

Currently, data for a particular food control, which could be contaminated with aflatoxins (e.g. Ghana and Indian imported peanuts, okra and curry leaves from India and watermelon seeds from Nigeria) are entered into two systems. These two systems are TRACES and SRDOK. TRACES is a system for common document entry (KID), used in the control of products. SRDOK is a system used by border controls, registering all imported goods accounting and document on the products not listed in the regulations.

The Cabinet of Ministers intends to drop the use of SRDOK continue to issue KID on the results of inspections of all foods to be imported foods, which are not subject to veterinary checks, as well as materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Using only one computer system will reduce control time and enables companies to submit prior notices.

The Regulations provide for a transitional period until June 1, 2014. This gives businesses time to fully adapt to the new requirements resulting from the amendments.

Regulation "Amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations Nr.352 2 May 2006" Regulations on veterinary non-controlled food imports from third countries and control of the national border checkpoints, free zones, free warehouses and custom warehouses "" will enter into force after their publication in the official edition of the "Journal of Latvia".

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