22. April 2004 Daniel Kruse

22 April 2004
As a result, for the new producer Member States, flax and hemp fibre obtained from straw produced before the 2004/2005 marketing year is not eligible for aid.
Appropriate monitoring arrangements must therefore be introduced to ensure that this condition is complied with. Therefore, in the new producer Member States, provision should be made for authorised primary processors and primary processors to whom the competent
authority has not yet granted authorisation in response to their application to inform the national inspection bodies of the quantities of flax and hemp straw and fibre held by them at the beginning of the 2004/2005 marketing year. Provision should also be made for checks to be carried out by the inspection bodies and for the introduction of a penalty system.
document: l_08620030403en00480048.pdf