Valenciaport Foundation

  • Initiative 3.1: Introduction of electronic monitoring mechanisms for sanitary and veterinary controls for transhipped containers at Valenciaport

    • Pilot action proposed:

    Regulation compliance tools for products subject to sanitary or veterinary controls at the entry into the national territory

    • Stakeholders involved:

    The Ministry of the Finance and Public Administrations (Animal Health, Plant Health and Foreign Health public organizations)
    Port Authority of Valencia

    • Subject matter: What?  

    Incorporation of tools that carry out an effective control of the entry of goods into the country in order to comply with the Community declarations required related for sanitary or veterinary controls (SDTS, cargo manifest and other information included in the Port Community System of Valencia).

    Purpose: Why?  
    In order to define methods that use electronic sources, such as summary declarations, cargo manifests and any other source for road, rail or maritime traders at the port so as to ensure that goods of animal origin entering the European Union are subject to veterinary controls pursuant to current legislation. This control should be extended to the non-animal goods subject to sanitary controls required on arrival in the country.

    • Location: Where?  

    Port of Valencia

    • Sequence: When?  

    Prototyping: 2013
    Piloting: 2013

    • People: Who?  

    Animal Health, Plant Health, Foreign health
    Port Authority
    Ship Agents
    Freight forwarders, logistic operators and cargo receivers

    • Method: How?  

    A tool should be built to consult the relevant information sources. Enquiries can be made at any time by the competent authority and official veterinarians. Specific enquiries can be made about goods subject to monitoring according to specific regulations and different criteria: by ship or scale; by consignment number; by container number; by type of operation (loading or unloading); by Customs destination (import or transhipment); by date range; by time spent at the terminal; by location (at port or retired), etc.
    The enquiry can be viewed on screen with different classification, ranking and selection options, which are available with the following entry criteria: competent authorities and official veterinarians will have access to the consignments and data recorded; maritime operators will have access to those containers and goods that have been submitted by them in the summary declarations of temporary storage, loading or unloading lists and cargo manifests; freight forwarders, logistics operators and cargo receivers will have access to the consignments registered in the summary declaration for temporary storage.
    The results obtained should be exportable to an Excel file or PDF report for their management and/or filing.

    • Cost: How much?  

    In evaluation