Copy of the documents that accompany the commodities: Invoice, Bill of Lading/ Airway Bill, Packing List, certificates, analytical bulletins and other mandatory documents mentioned in specific regulations.
Export documents, including export certificates, in case of return/re-importation of commodities.
With a minimum advance of at least:
2 working days – in the case of FNAO originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station, food supplements and food contact materials.
1 working day – in the case of other FNAO featuring on the IC 19 of the Customs or subject to reinforced controls or emergency / safeguard measures
4. Presentation of Commodities for Official Control
FNAO are subject to 100% documentary control and varying percentages of identity and physical control, including sample collection for laboratory analysis. The operators selected for these controls shall present the imported commodities to the inspectors of the Border Control Posts.
5. Cost of controls
The cost of controls, including laboratory ones, is borne by the operator (Article 79 and 80 Reg. (EU) 2017/625). Payments are made to DRAP (contacts and prices) and to laboratories.
BORDER CONTROL POSTS
FNAO subject to reinforced controls or safeguard measures may only enter and be controlled in national or EU Border Control Posts (BCP), previously designated entry points (DEP) and designated import points (PID).
In exceptional situations, official identity and physical controls may be performed at Approved Control Points (CP).