ARCHIVE: Imports - OVS Note 11/05
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Proposal to amend the list of approved countries for fishery products to include Fiji
This letter is addressed to Border Inspection Posts and Chief Port Health Officers in England only.
I am writing to inform you that a proposal was agreed at the Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) meeting on 11-12 January 2011 which will in due course amend the list of third countries in Annex II to Decision 2006/766/EC (as amended) from which fishery products can be imported to include Fiji.
The Commission advised that a successful FVO inspection in Fiji in September 2010 determined that Fiji is now able to export fishery products to the EU which meets conditions equivalent to those in the EU.
When the amending Decision is issued by the Commission, we will write again in the normal way.
Local Authorities may also register for the Agency’s on-line Guidance and Regulatory Advice on Import Legislation system (GRAIL) by following this link: https://grail.foodapps.co.uk/grail/general/home.aspx
Imported Food Team
Enforcement and Local Authority Delivery Division
Page published: 7 February 2011