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Customs Authorisation and Approval

Legal Framework for Customs authorisations and approvals: Authorised Banana Weighers

Legal Act Article Explanation/ Usage
Code A.163(1) Banana weighing certificates are required for the application of the procedures governing the release into free circulation. 
Code A.163(3) In specific cases, economic operators may draw up the supporting documents provided they are authorised to do so by the customs authorities. 
Code A.6(2)A.6(3)(a) The common data requirements and means of communication and storage of information. 
Empowerment to set Delegated Acts (DA), DA provisions set out:    
Code A.7(a)A.7(b) The common data requirements and means of communication and storage of information, other than electronic. 
Code A.24(c) The time limit for taking the decision. 
Code A.164 The rules for granting the authorisation. 
Empowerment to set Implementing Acts (IA), IA provisions set out:    
Code A.165(b) The making available of supporting documents.
DA A.155 The authorisation for the drawing up of banana weighing certificates shall be granted where the applicant fulfils specific conditions. 
DA A.155(a) The absence of any serious infringement or repeated infringements of customs legislation and taxation rules, including no record of serious criminal offences relating to the economic activity of the applicant. 
DA A.155(b) Involvement in the import, carriage, storage or handing of fresh bananas. 
DA A.155(c) An assurance of the proper conduct of the weighing. 
DA A.155(d) Provision of the proper weighing equipment.
DA A.155(e) Maintains records enabling effective checks to be carried out.
DA A.156 A decision on the application shall be taken without delay and at the latest 30 days from the date of acceptance of the application.
DA A.157 MS have competency to specify the rules for the production of the weighing certificates.
IA   A.251   Provision of advanced notification of weighing, giving details of the type of packaging, the origin and the time and place of weighing.
IA A.252 Control of 5% of bananas weighing certificates
IA Annex 61-02-IA Particulars to be included on the weighing certificates.