Electronic pre notification using the TRACES

According to article 6 of  Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 and article 5 of Commission  Implementing Regulation (EC) No 884/2014 food business operators or their representatives shall give a prior notification of the estimated date and time of physical arrival of the consignment at the first point of introduction and of the nature of the consignment via TRACES system (the Trade Control and Expert System).

Any user who wants to access the TRACES system must be identified with a user ID and password. It can be obtained if the food business operator to appeal to border official who will sign-up food business operator in TRACES system. To obtain a user ID and password, you must mandatory specify your e-mail address.

If you would like to registered in TRACES, please contact with responsible officers in the border control point where registration will be carried out/ done. After registration business operator obtain password to use TRACES  independently for pre-notification about consignments.

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