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Article 17U.K.Use of a standard document

1.A standard document shall be used for all shipments within the scope of this Directive.

2.The Commission shall, in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 21, establish the standard document which shall include as an Annex a list of the minimum requirements of a duly completed application.

The standard document and its Annexes shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union and be made available in electronic form not later than 25 December 2008. If necessary, it shall be updated following the same procedure.

3.The application for authorisation shall be completed and any further documentation and information referred to in Articles 10, 13, 14 and 15 shall be supplied in a language that is acceptable to the competent authorities of the Member State to whom the application for authorisation is submitted in accordance with this Directive.

An authenticated translation shall be supplied by the holder at the request of the competent authorities of the country of destination or transit in a language acceptable to them.

4.Any additional requirements for authorising a shipment shall be attached to the standard document.

5.Without prejudice to any other accompanying documents required under other relevant legal provisions, the completed standard document certifying that the authorisation procedure has been duly complied with shall accompany each shipment falling under the scope of this Directive, including cases where the authorisation relates to more than one shipment in a single document.

6.These documents shall be available to the competent authorities of the country of origin and destination and any country of transit.