Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1188)

Kevin O'Keeffe


1188. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position in relation to TASCC certification for the haulage sector in the event of Brexit; and if a new scheme will be put in place should Brexit occur (details supplied). [19585/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The role of my Department as the competent authority for official controls along the animal feed chain is to ensure the implementation and enforcement of EU and National feed legislation, including those requirements relating to hauliers and the transport of feed.

The Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC) is a voluntary scheme developed, owned and implemented by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), which is UK-based. My Department therefore has no role in the operation of this Scheme.

The status of the Scheme in the event of a no-deal Brexit, and the certification of EU participants, is a matter that would have to be considered by the Confederation itself.