Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Haulage Industry

Photo of Kevin O'KeeffeKevin O'Keeffe (Cork East, Fianna Fail)
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324. To ask 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]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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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.

Photo of Kevin O'KeeffeKevin O'Keeffe (Cork East, Fianna Fail)
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325. To ask 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]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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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.

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