Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (325)

Kevin O'Keeffe


325. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 1188 of 8 May 2019, the way in which holders of a TASCC certificate will be able to comply in the event of Brexit considering that feed and grain merchants currently require hauliers of grain and feed ingredients to be holders of TASCC certification. [30403/19]

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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.