Reinforced border checks
Which imports have recently been subject to reinforced border checks?
On 5 June 2012, the EU updated its list of imports of plant origin subject to reinforced border checks from 1 July 2012.
Controls performed at EU borders have recently been very successful and, consequently, the EU decided to adjust the intensity of controls for some products, while adding others to the list of imports of plant origin that are subject to an increased level of official controls at national level.
As a result of the improved level of compliance with EU requirements for pesticide residues, the control frequency for listed vegetables from the Dominican Republic is to be reduced from 50% to 20%. In light of the high level of non-compliance reported by Member States in 2011 in relation to Indian okra, the frequency of controls is to be increased from 10% to 50%.
Concerning new listings, due to the possible presence of aflatoxins, nutmeg and mace from Indonesia are to be added to the list of imports which are subject to reinforced border checks.