Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Ceisteanna (324)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Ceist:

324. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the EU recognised a body (details supplied) as a body in its role for certification of the haulage sector. [30402/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

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.

Accordingly, the requirement by certain feed businesses for their hauliers to hold TASCC certification is an operational decision for the companies concerned.