Veterinary & Health legislation
European ship suppliers import many goods from third countries to cater for the international crew onboard of vessels.

As such, OCEAN’s members are affected by the European organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Union from third countries. For OCEAN, it is important to have in place a simple and flexible legislation notably where it concerns the working environment of our industry. Elements that must be carefully considered and which have a direct impact on ship supply include, for example:
  • the storage system;
  • control & monitoring system;
  • regime EU approved & for transit approved products;
  • supply to vessels outside EU territory with a veterinary certificate;
  • issuing of veterinary certificates; and,
  • • 100% warehouse (entrepot) exit control.

OCEAN's position on the Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625

The Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625 addresses 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 (Official Controls Regulation - OCR). The Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 7 April 2017 and entered into force on the 27 April 2017 The new rules replace Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 on official controls and other legislation which currently governs the control and enforcement of rules along the agri-food chain.

OCEAN Position Paper on the Regulation on Official Controls (Spring 2017)