ROME, 22 March 2022
Directorial Decree 17 March 2022 - Operating procedures and discipline for the implementation of the ex post checks referring to Articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the Regulation (EU) 2017/821 and Articles 5 to 7 of the Italian Legislative Decree no. 13/2021.
The Italian Ministry of Economic Development - Directorate General for Industrial Policy, Innovation and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - has issued a Directorial Decree which defines the operating procedures for carrying out the ex post checks on Union importers who fall within the scope of the (EU) Regulation (EU) 2017/821 , which will be carried out by the National Competent Authority.
The Directorial Decree outlines the scope of application of the ex post checks; it presents the role of the auditors who will be in charge, the investigation procedure; the core of the ex post checks and the methods of execution managed via the backend section of the web platform of the National Competent Authority, which will be activated soon.
It also describes the different outcomes that may arise from the procedure, the corrective actions and administrative sanctions to be notified to the importer in the event of non-compliance or infringements.
The Directorial Decree enters into force from the date of its publication on the web platform of the National Competent Authority.
The information about the Directorial Decree has been published in the Official Journal, General Series, n.75 of the 30 of March 2022.
MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
National Competent Authority
Directorate General for Industrial Policy, Innovation and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Division IV - Policies for SMEs, the cooperative movement and innovative startups. Social responsibility and international industrial cooperation
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