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Updating the list of invasive alien species threatening biodiversity and ecosystems across the EU

Updating the list of invasive alien species threatening biodiversity and ecosystems across the EU

Monday, 22 de November de 2021

Invasive alien species are animals and plants that are introduced accidentally or deliberately into a natural environment where they are not normally found, with serious negative consequences for their new environment. The EU maintains a list of ‘invasive alien species of Union concern’, for which the EU countries must take coordinated action to manage/prevent their introduction/spread.

Hazardous chemicals  rules on export and import (update)

Hazardous chemicals rules on export and import (update)

Thursday, 21 de October de 2021

EU Regulation 649/2012 implements rules on international trade in hazardous chemicals. It aims to prevent unwanted imports and ensure that information on hazards, risks and safe handling is always provided when hazardous chemicals are exported. This initiative updates 2 lists of chemicals in the Regulation: those subject to export restrictions (Annex I) – adding some pesticides that are banned in the EU and those that cannot be exported (Annex V) – adding some pollutants and mercury products.

Organic products  imports from non-EU countries (rules for EU countries & operators)

Organic products imports from non-EU countries (rules for EU countries & operators)

Tuesday, 15 de June de 2021

This initiative establishes certain rules for the import of organic products into the EU, notably: rules to be followed by certain EU operators for the import into the EU of organic products and EU countries’ obligations to notify cases of non-compliance found during official controls on consignments at the entry into the EU of products destined for the EU market.

EU farm and food products  review of policy on promotion inside and outside the EU

EU farm and food products review of policy on promotion inside and outside the EU

Wednesday, 7 de April de 2021

The EU’s agricultural promotion policy helps its farmers and food industry sell their products in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. The Commission is undertaking a review of the policy, with a view to enhancing its contribution to sustainable production and consumption, and in line with the shift to a more plant-based diet, with less red and processed meat and more fruit and vegetables. Last day 23th of June.

Labelling of alcoholic beverages  use of allusions (updated technical specifications)

Labelling of alcoholic beverages use of allusions (updated technical specifications)

Monday, 29 de March de 2021

This initiative, which is linked to the new Spirit Drinks Regulation, updates technical specifications for spirit drinks in order to provide consumers with more accurate information. It updates EU labelling rules where there are allusions (direct or indirect references) to the names of spirit drinks on the labels of alcoholic beverages other than spirit drinks and liqueurs. This is so consumers will have correct information about the actual name of the resulting beverage.

Food safety  food additives (clearer information)

Food safety food additives (clearer information)

Monday, 15 de March de 2021

The rules on food additives need to be amended in light of the EU Transparency Regulation on risk assessment in the food chain. The Transparency Regulation includes new rules on: advice given to applicants, commissioned studies, public consultations on scientific studies, public disclosure of applications and supporting scientific studies/data, confidentiality and standard data formats. 

EU farm and food products  review of policy on promotion inside and outside the EU

EU farm and food products review of policy on promotion inside and outside the EU

Thursday, 11 de February de 2021

The EU’s agricultural promotion policy helps its farmers and food industry sell their products in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. The Commission is undertaking a review of the policy, with a view to enhancing its contribution to sustainable production and consumption, and in line with the shift to a more plant-based diet, with less red and processed meat and more fruit and vegetables.