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Import Control of Products of Non-animal Origin

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/625 on official controls and other official activities as amended sets down the general provisions for official controls on animals and goods entering the Union. For products of non-animal origin these provisions are also supplemented by more specific legislation where increased controls, emergency measures and suspension from entry into the EU are required to manage the risks posed.

All products of non-animal origin (PONAO) are subject to routine import control in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/625, while PONAO subject to mandatory import controls fall under Article 47(1) (d), (e) and (f) and are subject to temporary increased controls, emergency measures or suspension of entry into the EU.

A summary of the legislative framework for official controls on PONAO is outlined below:

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Last reviewed: 25/8/2022

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