(GRS-EU-DG-TREN-H4-46) Study on the potential imports by Member States of agricultural products containing radio-caesium concentrations in excess of EC limits

S. Feige, D. Weiss, A. Becker, R. Roloff

Under this DG-TREN project GRS as Contractor identified agricultural products which might exceed the maximum permitted level (MPL) of radioactive caesium laid down in Article 3 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 737/90. Products which may be presented for import into the European Union originating from areas contaminated as a consequence of the Chernobyl accident (in particular in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus) were taken into account. Based on this identification, the contractor made recommendations to the Commission directed towards an updated product list for the purpose of revising the Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1609/2000.