Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES)



GENERAL INFORMATION

The BTSF Contract on the EU Trade Control And expert System - TRACES (CHAFEA/2016/96/02) aims at organising and implementing 16 three-day training sessions between 2017 and 2018 in different EU locations.

A total of 480 participants from the Competent Authorities of EU Member States, Candidate Countries, and selected non-EU countries are expected to be trained.

The project is divided into the following courses and sessions:

  • Course 1: TRACES use at import of live animals and products of animal origin. 4 training sessions
  • Course 2: TRACES use at import of food and feed of non-animal origin. 3 training sessions
  • Course 3: TRACES use at import of live plants. 3 training sessions
  • Course 4: TRACES use at import of organic products. 3 training sessions
  • Course 5: TRACES use in intra-EU trade of live animals. 3 training session

OBJECTIVES

The programme will aim at ensuring a harmonised use of TRACES, taking into account the latest updates available. As TRACES is an IT tool in continuous development, the programme will also be flexible and able to adapt its contents to the new upcoming possibilities of the system.

Both the private and the public sector will benefit from a more harmonised use of TRACES and a deeper knowledge on the system by staff responsible for the official controls: better cooperation with customs, statistical data available, reduction of administrative work, faster clearance of the consignment at the border, etc.


TARGETED PUBLIC

The profiles of the applicants should respect the following criteria:

  • Be officers of the National Competent Authority, relevant Government Ministries or Inspection services involved (or that may be potentially involved) in the use of the TRACES application at:
    • Course 1: BIP level
    • Course 2: DPE level
    • Course 3: Inspection Post
    • Course 4: BIP and DPE level
    • Course 5: LVU level
  • Be involved in the drafting or adaptation of policies and Regulations in line with Regulation (EC) 882/2004, and related to the use of TRACES.
  • Be familiar with the principles of the organic farming scheme (for course 4).
  • Be compromised to disseminate the learning’s of the training once they finalize the training session.
  • Be proficient in the language of the training (English/French according to the session).

   Please note that:

  • Courses 1, 2 and 5 are designed for officers with an intermediate/advanced level on TRACES and,
  • Courses 3 and 4 are addressed to both TRACES users and participants without extensive experience in TRACES.

WHO WE ARE

CONSORTIUM MEMBERS:

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

  1. Portugal: Direcção-Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária (DGAV)
  2. Lithuania: State Food and Veterinary Service
  3. Bulgaria: Bulgarian Food Safety Agency
  4. France: Service d'inspection vétérinaire et phytosanitaire aux frontières. Direction générale de l’alimentation (DGAL) du Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt.
  5. Spain:
  • Consejería de medio ambiente, administración local y Ordenación del Territorio. Comunidad de Madrid. Regional Ministry of Environment, Local Government and Planning.
  • Dirección Territorial de Comercio (SOIVRE) en Valencia, Secretaría de Estado de Comercio.
  1. Greece: Directorate General of Sustainable animal Production and Veterinary Services. Ministry of Rural Development and Food.
  2. Latvia: Food and Veterinary Service of the Republic of Latvia. Ministry of Agriculture.

CALENDAR

Session

Month

Place

Language

Deadline for registration

1A

13 -16 June 2017

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

English

1 May 2017

3A

4-7 July 2017

MARSEILLE, FRANCE

English (with interpretation into French)

15 May 2017

2A

19-22 September 2017

LISBON, PORTUGAL

English

4 August 2017

5A

17-20 October 2017

THESSALONIKI, GREECE

English

15 August 2017

4A

14-17 November 2017

VALENCIA, SPAIN

English

15 September 2017

1B

12-15 December 2017

LISBON, PORTUGAL

English

10 November 2017

2B

30 January -

02 February 2018

SOFIA, BULGARIA

English

05 January 2018

3B

20-23 March 2018

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

English

20 February 2018

1C

24-27 April 2018

LISBON, PORTUGAL

English (with interpretation into French)

24 March 2018

4B

29 May – 01 June 2018

RIGA, LATVIA

English

29 April 2018

5B

19-22 June 2018

MADRID, SPAIN

English (with interpretation into French)

19 May 2018

1D

3-6 July 2018

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

English

3 June 2018

2C

18-21 September 2018

LISBON, PORTUGAL

English (with interpretation into French)

1 August 2018

3C

16-19 October 2018

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

English

15 September 2018

4C

13-16 November 2018

VALENCIA, SPAIN

English (with interpretation into French)

10 October 2018

5C

4-7 December 2018

THESSALONIKI, GREECE

English

 1 November 2018

 

HOW TO APPLY

Official "Better Training for Safer Food" contact points have been designated for EU Member States, as well as Candidate, Acceding, and Associated Countries. Each contact point interfaces with the Commission in order to coordinate aspects of the initiative's activities relevant to their own country, in particular the selection of training participants. Staff of competent authorities interested in finding out more about participating in "Better Training for Safer Food" activities are invited to refer to the appropriate national contact point. To know more about who is your national contact point, please click on the following link: