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1 International Plant Conference - Warsaw, Poland - Problems with plant protection products a Dutch perspective

2 The General Inspection Service

3 What do we do… Inspecting / monitoring compliance Investigating criminal offences Verifying specifications Advising the government

4 Zwolle Inspection Service North/East Utrecht Inspection Service West Criminal Investigation Agency Eindhoven Inspection Service South Den Haag Director Staff departments Kerkrade Staff departments Dutch Continental Plat European waters Parts of the Atlantic ocean (NEAFC regions) Where we are...

5 Domain Plants - Arable farming, horticulture and ornamental plants - Response to offences reported by: Phytopathology service NAK (testing seed and planting material) Flower bulb testing service Quality monitoring office vegetables and fruit SKAL (organic farming) Monitoring compliance crop protection trade users crop protection products Monitoring in connection with financial schemes: Cross Compliance Promotion bio farming Vegetables and fruit Premium for grubbing apple trees

6 Main fields of expertise Plant Health/Diseases Phytosanitary Certificates Pesticides Export

7 Our goals Compliance (recidivism) Food quality/safety Environment Water pollution Risk for the user

8 The Criminal Investigation Department Mainly illegal active substance Trade (not user) Structural Size and nature Network International information

9 How do we work… Risk analyses Strategic Tactical Operational Effective Instruments Monitoring Verification Investigations Communication Information position: Inspectors Information officers Internet officers

10 Problems with plant products Rules & regulation Counterfeit from China or other Unknown products Active substance illegal or not? International/Borders Internet Packages by mail Meeting place Holland is small with lots of water: products are not available due to economic reasons (few users and high admission fees)

11 Examples from daily practice Example 1

12 Examples from daily practice II Example 2

13 Recommendations (essentials & necessities) Improve international agreements More cooperation Monitoring mail EU-Twix Parcels Internet

14 Contact details General Inspection Service Ben van Dijk, monitoring and management advisor Telephone: +31 (0) Criminal Investigation Department Cris de Bouter, coordinator information desk or Telephone: +31 (0) Saskia Post, information officer or Telephone: +31 (0)


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