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Commission Draft Regulation, 7 June 2017
The Commission has published a draft Regulation for consultation. The following are the introductory recitals in the document. The full draft Regulation is available on this site along with three documents relating to the new Annex: Insert Page, Annex Part A and Annex Part B. The consultation closes on the 2nd August 2017. For more details, see: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say_en
Draft Commission Regulation replacing Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council
(1) The products of plant and animal origin to which the maximum residue levels of pesticides ('MRLs') set by Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 apply, subject to the provisions of that Regulation, are listed in Annex I to that Regulation.
(2) Additional information should be provided by Annex I to that Regulation as regards the products concerned, in particular as regards the synonyms used to indicate the products, the scientific names of the species to which the products belong and the part of the product to which the respective MRLs apply.
(3) The text of footnote (1) in both Part A and Part B of Annex I should be reworded, in order to avoid ambiguity and different interpretations encountered with the current wording.
(4) New footnotes (3) and (4) should be inserted in Part A of Annex I, in order to provide additional information as regards the part of the product to which the MRLs of the products concerned apply
(5) New footnote (7) should be inserted in Part A of Annex I, in order to clarify that MRLs of honey are not applicable to other apiculture products due to their different chemicals characteristics.
(6) Additional products should be introduced in the Part B of Annex I, in order to attribute them to a specific group or subgroup of Part A.
(7) Footnotes (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) in Part B of Annex I should be deleted as the deadlines set out in these footnotes have expired.
(8) New footnote (2) should be inserted in Part B of Annex I, to allow for a reasonable period to elapse before the modified classification of the product soyabeans/edamame become applicable, in order to permit the food business operators to meet the new requirements which will result from the modification of the product classification.
(9) Through the World Trade Organisation the trading partners of the Union were consulted and their comments have been taken into account.
(10) Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 should therefore be amended accordingly.
(11) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed.