We would like to inform you about the new Regulation (EU) 2016/1842 amending Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008, which introduces a new IT tool to issue electronic Certification of Inspection for imported organic products into the EU called TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System).
From 14th of October 2017 on, all the certificates of Inspection (COI) will have to be issued with the system TRACES. This system is referring to your exports to the European Union only, not to your exports of organic goods to other non-EU countries (TC).
This new regulation also introduces a new template of Certificate of Inspection that will have to be used starting from April 19th 2017. In order to be able to fill in this new template properly, we decided to review our “declaration of the exporter” and we will replace it with the new attached COI Request Form. We will ask you to send this new form in your COI request (instead of the declaration of the exporter) starting from April 19th 2017.
Please find attached a detailed presentation of TRACES , Client Guideline (click here) for TRACES and COI Request Form for your information.