New Import Regulation published
The new Regulation (EU) 2019/446 was published. It is the regular update of Annexes III and IV of organic import Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008.
Annex III is the list of 13 Third Countries recognised as equivalent by the EU, while Annex IV is the list of control bodies and authorities which are authorised to operate in Third Countries. Usually updates concern contact details of competent authorities, control bodies and authorities but also new recognitions, extensions of existing recognitions or withdrawals of recognitions.
Besides the usual updates, the new published Regulation includes an amendment to Article 13(2) to improve the functioning of TRACES electronic certification system.