Official controls: adoption of conditions requiring notification of arrival in the EU

5 JULY 2024

The Commission has published Delegated regulation - C(2024)3160 after a feedback process addressed in a previous FRUCOM circular.

The regulation implements the cases and conditions where competent authorities can request a notification from operators on the arrival of certain goods to the EU. These requests may be done when the following conditions are met:

1. the notification is necessary, taking into account:

(a) identified risks to human, animal or plant health, animal welfare or, as regards genetically modified organisms and plant protection products, also to the environment, associated with the goods concerned; or

(b) the history of compliance with the requirements established by the rules referred to in Article 1(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 applicable to the goods concerned;

2. the goods concerned are subject to official controls at border control posts in accordance with Article 44(3), point (b), of Regulation (EU) 2017/625.

All information about the process, as well as the delegated regulation, may be found here.

The regulation shall apply from 3 March 2025.

Contact: João Pereira at and Katri Saari at