Mandarins

Import controls at the EU's external borders will be tightened for example for mandarins, peppers, spices and much more. The relevant EU regulation and its annexes have been updated.

 

 Food

KN Code

Country of origin

Reasons

Control frequency

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

0805 21; 0805 22; 0805 29

Turkey

Pesticide residues(1)

5%

Sweet peppers of Capsicum species (excluding sweet peppers)

ex 0709 60 99; ex 0710 80 59

Pakistan

Pesticide residues(1)

20%

Beans

0708 20

Kenia

Pesticide residues (1)

10%
(previously 5%)

Pomegranate

ex 0810 90 75

Turkey

Pesticide residues (1,4)

10%
(previously 5%)

Spice mixtures

0910 91 10; 0910 91 90

Pakistan

Aflatoxine

50%

Curry leaves (Bergera/Murraya koenigii)

ex 1211 90 86

India

Pesticide residues (1,2)

50%

Sesame seed

1207 40 90

Ethiopia
Nigeria
India
Sudan (new)
Uganda (new)

Salmonella(3)

50%
50%
20%
20%
20%

Dried apricots, or otherwise prepared or preserved

0806 20

Türkei

Ochratoxin A

10%
(previously 5%)

 

  1. Residues of at least those pesticides that are present in the food chain as defined in Article 29(2) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 February 2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC (OJ 2005 L 396, p. 1). (OJ L 70, 16.3.2005, p. 1) and can be analysed by multi-residue methods based on GC-MS and LC-MS (pesticides to be monitored only in/on products of plant origin).
  2. Residues of acephate.
  3. Sampling and analysis shall be carried out in accordance with the sampling and reference analysis methods set out in point 1(a) of Annex III to the Regulation.
  4. Residues of prochloraz.

 

The following have been deleted from Annex 1 in the new version of the Regulation

 

Lemons

 

Turkey

Pesticide residues

 

Raspberries

 

Serbia

Norovirus

 

Dried apricots, or otherwise prepared or preserved

 

Turkey

Sulfite

 

 

For full information please consult the regulation.

 

 

Autor: Dr. Frank Mörsberger

 

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