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Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2017 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products, amending Regulations (EC) No 999/2001, (EC) No 396/2005, (EC) No 1069/2009, (EC) No 1107/2009, (EU) No 1151/2012, (EU) No 652/2014, (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulations (EC) No 1/2005 and (EC) No 1099/2009 and Council Directives 98/58/EC, 1999/74/EC, 2007/43/EC, 2008/119/EC and 2008/120/EC, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 854/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 89/608/EEC, 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC, 91/496/EEC, 96/23/EC, 96/93/EC and 97/78/EC and Council Decision 92/438/EEC (Official Controls Regulation) (Text with EEA relevance)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. TITLE I SUBJECT MATTER, SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS

    1. Article 1.Subject matter and scope

    2. Article 2.Official controls and other official activities

    3. Article 3.Definitions

  3. TITLE II OFFICIAL CONTROLS AND OTHER OFFICIAL ACTIVITIES ...

    1. CHAPTER I Competent authorities

      1. Article 4.Designation of competent authorities

      2. Article 5.General obligations concerning the competent authorities and the organic control authorities

      3. Article 6.Audits of the competent authorities

      4. Article 7.Right of appeal

      5. Article 8.Confidentiality obligations of the competent authorities

    2. CHAPTER II Official controls

      1. Section I General requirements

        1. Article 9.General rules on official controls

        2. Article 10.Operators, processes and activities subject to official controls

        3. Article 11.Transparency of official controls

        4. Article 12.Documented control procedures

        5. Article 13.Written records of official controls

        6. Article 14.Methods and techniques for official controls

        7. Article 15.Obligations of operators

      2. Section II Additional requirements for official controls and other official activities in certain areas

        1. Article 16.Additional requirements

        2. Article 17.Specific definitions

        3. Article 18.Specific rules on official controls and for action taken by the competent authorities in relation to the production of products of animal origin intended for human consumption

        4. Article 19.Specific rules on official controls and for action taken by the competent authorities in relation to the residues of relevant substances in food and feed

        5. Article 20.Specific rules on official controls and for action taken by the competent authorities in relation to animals, products of animal origin, germinal products, animal by-products and derived products

        6. Article 21.Specific rules on official controls and for action to be taken by the competent authorities in relation to the welfare requirements for animals

        7. Article 22.Specific rules on official controls and for action taken by the competent authorities in relation to plant health

        8. Article 23.Specific rules on official controls and for action taken by the competent authorities in relation to GMOs for the purpose of food and feed production and genetically modified food and feed

        9. Article 24.Specific rules on official controls and for action taken by the competent authorities in relation to plant protection products

        10. Article 25.Specific rules on official controls and other official activities for organic production and labelling of organic products

        11. Article 26.Specific rules on official controls and other official activities performed by the competent authorities in relation to protected designations of origin, protected geographical indications and traditional specialities guaranteed

        12. Article 27.Specific rules on official controls and for action taken by the competent authorities in cases of newly identified risks in relation to food and feed

    3. CHAPTER III Delegation of certain tasks of the competent authorities

      1. Article 28.Delegation by the competent authorities of certain official control tasks

      2. Article 29.Conditions for delegating certain official control tasks to delegated bodies

      3. Article 30.Conditions for delegating certain official control tasks to natural persons

      4. Article 31.Conditions for delegating certain tasks related to other official activities

      5. Article 32.Obligations of the delegated bodies and natural persons

      6. Article 33.Obligations of the delegating competent authorities

    4. CHAPTER IV Sampling, analyses, tests and diagnoses

      1. Article 34.Methods used for sampling, analyses, tests and diagnoses

      2. Article 35.Second expert opinion

      3. Article 36.Sampling of animals and goods offered for sale by means of distance communication

      4. Article 37.Designation of official laboratories

      5. Article 38.Obligations of official laboratories

      6. Article 39.Audits of official laboratories

      7. Article 40.Derogations from the condition for the mandatory accreditation for certain official laboratories

      8. Article 41.Powers to adopt derogations from the condition for the mandatory accreditation of all the methods of laboratory analysis, test and diagnosis used by official laboratories

      9. Article 42.Temporary derogations from the conditions of the mandatory accreditation for official laboratories

    5. CHAPTER V Official controls on animals and goods entering Great Britain

      1. Article 43.Official controls on animals and goods entering Great Britain

      2. Section I Animals and goods other than those subject to official controls at border control posts under section II

        1. Article 44.Official controls on animals and goods other than those subject to official controls at border control posts under Section II

        2. Article 45.Types of official controls on animals and goods other than those subject to official controls at border control posts under Section II

        3. Article 46.Samples taken on animals and goods other than those subject to official controls at border control posts under Section II

      3. Section II Official controls at border control posts on animals and goods

        1. Article 47.Animals and goods subject to official controls at border control posts

        2. Article 48.Animals and goods exempted from official controls at border control posts

        3. Article 49.Official controls at border control posts

        4. Article 50.Certificates and documents accompanying consignments and split consignments

        5. Article 51.Specific rules for official controls at border control posts

        6. Article 52.Details of documentary checks, identity checks and physical checks

        7. Article 53.Official controls not performed at border control posts

        8. Article 54.Frequency of documentary checks, identity checks and physical checks

        9. Article 55.Decisions on consignments

        10. Article 56.Use of the Common Health Entry Document (CHED) by the operator and by the competent authorities

        11. Article 57.Use of the CHED by customs authorities

        12. Article 58.Format, time requirements and specific rules for the use of the CHED

        13. Article 59.Designation of border control posts

        14. Article 60.Listing of border control posts

        15. Article 61.Withdrawal of approvals for, and re-designation of, existing border control entities

        16. Article 62.Withdrawal of the designation of border control posts

        17. Article 63.Suspension of the designation of border control posts

        18. Article 64.Minimum requirements for border control posts

      4. Section III Action in the event of suspicion of Non-compliance and of Non-compliance of animals and goods entering Great Britain

        1. Article 65.Suspicion of non-compliance and intensified official controls

        2. Article 66.Measures to be taken in cases of non-compliant consignments entering Great Britain

        3. Article 67.Measures to be taken on animals or goods entering Great Britain from third countries presenting a risk

        4. Article 68.Follow-up of decisions taken in relation to non-compliant consignments entering Great Britain from third countries

        5. Article 69.Failure by the operator to apply the measures ordered by the competent authorities

        6. Article 70.Consistency of application of Articles 66, 67 and 68

        7. Article 71.Special treatment of consignments

        8. Article 72.Re-dispatch of consignments

      5. Section IV Approval of the pre-export controls

        1. Article 73.Approval of pre-export controls performed by third countries

        2. Article 74.Non-compliance with, and withdrawal of, the approval of pre-export controls performed by third countries

      6. Section V Cooperation between authorities in relation to consignments from third countries

        1. Article 75.Cooperation between authorities in relation to consignments entering Great Britain from third countries

        2. Article 76.Cooperation between authorities in relation to consignments not subject to specific controls at borders

      7. Section VI Specific measures

        1. Article 77.Rules for specific official controls and for measures to be taken following the performance of such controls

    6. CHAPTER VI Financing of official controls and of other official activities

      1. Article 78.General rules

      2. Article 79.Mandatory fees or charges

      3. Article 80.Other fees or charges

      4. Article 81.Costs

      5. Article 82.Calculation of fees or charges

      6. Article 83.Collection and application of fees or charges

      7. Article 84.Payment of fees or charges

      8. Article 85.Transparency

    7. CHAPTER VII Official certification

      1. Article 86.General requirements concerning official certification

      2. Article 87.Official certificates

      3. Article 88.Signature and issuance of official certificates

      4. Article 89.Guarantees of reliability for official certificates

      5. Article 90.... Powers concerning official certificates

      6. Article 91.Official attestations

  4. TITLE III REFERENCE LABORATORIES AND REFERENCE CENTRES

    1. Article 92.Decision to establish a European Union reference laboratory

    2. Article 93.Designation of European Union reference laboratories

    3. Article 94.Responsibilities and tasks of European Union reference laboratories

    4. Article 95.Designation of national reference centres for animal welfare

    5. Article 96.Responsibilities and tasks of national reference centres for animal welfare

    6. Article 97.Designation of national reference centres for the authenticity and integrity of the agri-food chain

    7. Article 98.Responsibilities and tasks of national reference centres for the authenticity and integrity of the agri-food chain

    8. Article 99.Obligations of the appropriate authority

    9. Article 100.Designation of national reference laboratories

    10. Article 101.Responsibilities and tasks of national reference laboratories

  5. TITLE IV ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE AND COOPERATION

    1. Article 102.General rules

    2. Article 103.Liaison bodies

    3. Article 104.Assistance on request

    4. Article 105.Assistance without request in the event of non-compliance

    5. Article 106.Assistance in the event of non-compliance creating a risk or a repeated or potentially serious infringement

    6. Article 107.Assistance on the basis of information provided by third countries

    7. Article 108.Coordinated assistance and follow-up by the Commission

  6. TITLE V PLANNING AND REPORTING

    1. Article 109.Multi-annual national control plans (MANCP) ...

    2. Article 110.Content of the MANCPs

    3. Article 111.Preparation, update and review of MANCPs

    4. Article 112.Coordinated control programmes and information and data collection

    5. Article 113.Annual reports ...

    6. Article 114.Annual reports by the Commission

    7. Article 115.Contingency plans for food and feed

  7. TITLE VI ACTIVITIES IN RELATION TO CONTROLS

    1. CHAPTER I Controls in third countries

      1. Article 116.Commission controls in Member States

      2. Article 117.Reports by the Commission on controls in Member States

      3. Article 118.Programme of the Commission controls in Member States

      4. Article 119.Obligations of the Member States as regards Commission controls

      5. Article 120.... Controls in third countries

      6. Article 121.Frequency of ... controls in third countries

      7. Article 122.Reports by the competent authority on controls in third countries

      8. Article 123.Programme of ... controls in third countries

      9. Article 124.Third-country controls in Member States

    2. CHAPTER II Conditions for the entry into Great Britain of animals and goods

      1. Article 125.Information on third countries' control systems

      2. Article 126.Establishment of additional conditions for entry into Great Britain of animals and goods

      3. Article 127.Inclusion in the list of third countries referred to in point (a) of Article 126(2)

      4. Article 128.Special measures regarding the entry to Great Britain of certain animals and goods

      5. Article 129.Equivalence

    3. CHAPTER III Training of staff of the competent authorities and of other authorities

      1. ...

    4. CHAPTER IV Information management system

      1. Article 131.Information management system for official controls ...

      2. Article 132.General functionalities of the computerised information management system

      3. Article 133.Use of the computerised information management system in the case of animals and goods subject to certain official controls

      4. Article 134.The functioning of the appropriate computerised information management system

      5. Article 135.Data protection

      6. Article 136.Data security

  8. TITLE VII ENFORCEMENT ACTION

    1. CHAPTER I Actions by the competent authorities and penalties

      1. Article 137.General obligations of the competent authorities as regards enforcement action

      2. Article 138.Actions in the event of established non-compliance

      3. Article 139.Penalties

      4. Article 140.Reporting of infringements

    2. CHAPTER II ... enforcement measures

      1. Article 141.Serious disruption in a control system in the British Islands

  9. TITLE VIII COMMON PROVISIONS

    1. CHAPTER I Procedural provisions

      1. Article 142.Amendment of Annexes and references to international standards

      2. Article 143.Data protection

      3. Article 144.Exercise of the delegation

      4. Article 145.Committee procedure

    2. CHAPTER II Transitional and final provisions

      1. Article 146.Repeals

      2. Article 147.Relation with Regulation (EC) No 882/2004

      3. Article 148.Relation with Regulations (EC) No 852/2004 and (EC) No 853/2004 regarding approval of food business establishments

      4. Article 149.Transitional measures related to the repeals of Directives 91/496/EEC and 97/78/EC

      5. Article 150.Transitional measures related to the repeal of Directive 96/23/EC

      6. Article 151.Amendments to Directive 98/58/EC

      7. Article 152.Amendments to Directive 1999/74/EC

      8. Article 153.Amendments to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001

      9. Article 154.Amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 and related transitional measures

      10. Article 155.Amendments to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 and related transitional measures

      11. Article 156.Amendments to Directive 2007/43/EC

      12. Article 157.Amendments to Directive 2008/119/EC

      13. Article 158.Amendments to Directive 2008/120/EC

      14. Article 159.Amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009

      15. Article 160.Amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009

      16. Article 161.Amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009

      17. Article 162.Amendments to Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012

      18. Article 163.Amendments to Regulation (EU) No 652/2014

      19. Article 164.Amendments to Regulation (EU) 2016/429 and related transitional provisions

      20. Article 165.Amendments to Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 and related transitional provisions

      21. Article 166.Transitional measures for the adoption of delegated and implementing acts

      22. Article 167.Entry into force and application

      23. Article 168.Derogations and modifications for transitional purposes

  10. Signature

    1. ANNEX I

      TERRITORIES REFERRED TO IN POINT 40 OF ARTICLE 3, EXCEPT FOR THE APPLICATION OF POINT (G) OF ARTICLE 1(2)

    2. ANNEX II

      TRAINING OF STAFF OF THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES

      1. CHAPTER I Subject matter for the training of staff performing official controls and other official activities

      2. CHAPTER II Subject areas for control procedures

    3. ANNEX III

      CHARACTERISATION OF METHODS OF ANALYSIS

      1. Methods of analysis and measurement results should be characterised by...

    4. ANNEX IV

      1. CHAPTER I Fees or charges for the official controls on consignments of animals and goods entering Great Britain from a third country

        1. I. CONSIGNMENTS OF LIVE ANIMALS

        2. II. CONSIGNMENTS OF MEAT

        3. III. CONSIGNMENTS OF FISHERY PRODUCTS

        4. IV. CONSIGNMENTS OF MEAT PRODUCTS, POULTRY MEAT, WILD GAME MEAT, RABBIT...

        5. V. CONSIGNMENTS OF OTHER PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN DIFFERENT FROM MEAT...

        6. VI. CONSIGNMENTS OF ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS AND FEED OF ANIMAL ORIGIN

        7. VII. CONSIGNMENTS OF ANIMALS AND GOODS FROM THIRD COUNTRIES TRANSITING OR...

        8. VIII. CONSIGNMENTS OF PLANTS, PLANT PRODUCTS AND OTHER PRODUCTS, OBJECTS AND...

      2. CHAPTER II Fees or charges for the official controls in slaughterhouses, cutting plants, game-processing plants, milk production and producing and placing on the market fishery products and aquaculture productS

        1. I. FEES OR CHARGES FOR THE OFFICIAL CONTROLS IN SLAUGHTERHOUSES

        2. II. FEES OR CHARGES FOR THE OFFICIAL CONTROLS IN CUTTING PLANTS...

        3. III. FEES OR CHARGES FOR THE OFFICIAL CONTROLS IN GAME-PROCESSING PLANTS...

        4. IV. FEES OR CHARGES FOR THE OFFICIAL CONTROLS ON MILK PRODUCTION...

        5. V. FEES OR CHARGES FOR THE OFFICIAL CONTROLS ON PRODUCING AND...

    5. ANNEX V

      CORRELATION TABLES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 146(2)

      1. 1. Regulation (EC) No 882/2004

      2. 2. Directive 96/23/EC

      3. 3. Directives 89/662/EEC and 90/425/EEC

      4. 4. Directives 97/78/EC and 91/496/EEC

      5. 5. Directive 96/93/EC

      6. 6. Directive 89/608/EEC

      7. 7. Decision 92/438/EEC

      8. 8. Regulation (EC) No 854/2004

    6. ANNEX 6

      Application of and derogations from this Regulation, and modifications to its application, in relation to territories subject to special transitional import arrangements

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