European ship suppliers import many goods from third countries to cater for the international crew onboard of vessels.
As such OCEAN members are affected by the European organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Union from third countries. For OCEAN, it is important to have in place a simple and flexible legislation notably where it concerns the working environment of our industry. Other legal elements which must be carefully considered and have a direct impact on ship supply include
Download the legal text: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 97/78/EC of 18 December 1997 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries.