Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Veterinary Inspection Service

Photo of Michael McNamaraMichael McNamara (Clare, Independent)
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753. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if assurances will be provided that the expanded border inspection post at Dublin Airport will not lead to the downgrading of the level of service being provided at Shannon Airport which is one of three approved border inspection posts here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11053/20]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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Border Control Posts (BCP) are the facilities at which import control inspections are undertaken on products and animals entering the European Union from Third Counties before they are allowed to be placed on the Single Market.  A range of controls are carried out to ensure that the products or animals pose no dangers to human, animal or plant health.

Shannon Airport BCP plays an integral part in Ireland's network of controls applied to imports from third country products. My Department has no plans to downgrade the levels of service it provides at Shannon Airport due to the opening of the product BCP in Dublin Airport.


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