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The objective of the training is to continue cooperation activities on information management systems at international level with a view to further raise awareness and contribute to a better understanding and more efficient use of existing EU SPS information management systems by the competent authorities and other stakeholders in non-EU countries. It will also aim to facilitate their integration as active users in these systems and in the specific case of the TRACES system, support them in adapting it, in accordance with the principles used at EU level by this system, for the exchange of information both inside the country and between countries located in the same geographical region.

Target audience

  • Officers of the National Competent Authority.
  • Government Ministries and Inspection services.
  • Be involved in the certification process for goods exported to the EU.
  • Be involved in the certification process for goods traded at regional level between non-EU countries.

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country Language
1 22/11/2021 26/11/2021 online Ukraine RU
2 28/02/2022 04/03/2022 Online CDMX, Mexico ES
3 12/07/2022 15/07/2022 Online Cote d'Ivoire FR
4 11/07/2022 15/07/2022 F2F Santiago, Chile ES
5 19/09/2022 23/09/2022 F2F Cairo, Egypt EN
6 08/11/2022 10/11/2022 F2F Jakarta, Indonesia EN
7 16/01/2023 19/01/2023 F2F Bombay, India EN
8 22/05/2023 25/05/2023 F2F Tashkent, Uzbekistan EN
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The objective of the BTSF training activities on TRACES in Member States is to digitise the entire certification process and linked procedures, and is in line with the declaration of the Digital Agenda for Europe. The objective of the training courses is to train experts, to expand their theoretical knowledge and practical skills, and to reach a common understanding of the EU legislation. They aim at contributing to the better respect of the EU Food and Feed law in EU Member States and non-EU Countries exporting to the EU, and at increasing the awareness in neighbouring non-EU Countries on the EU approach on food and feed hygiene, animal health, animal welfare, plant health and official controls.

The project is articulated in 5 courses for a total of 16 three-day training sessions on the “Use of the EU Trade Control And Expert System (TRACES)”:

  • Course 1. TRACES use at import of live animals and products of animal origin: 4 three-day training sessions.
  • Course 2. TRACES use at import of products of plant origin: 3 three-day training sessions.
  • Course 3. TRACES use at import of live plants: 3 three-day training sessions.
  • Course 4. TRACES use at import of organic products: 3 three-day training sessions.
  • Course 5. TRACES use in intra-EU trade of live animals: 3 three-day training sessions.


The specific objectives of the course are:

  • To train staff involved in official control activities so as to keep them up-to-date with the use of the EU Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES).
  • Thereby, the programme will aim at ensuring a harmonised use of TRACES, taking into account the latest updates available. As TRACES is an IT tool in continuous development, the programme will also be flexible and able to adapt its contents to the new upcoming possibilities of the system. Both the private and the public sector will benefit from a more harmonised use of TRACES and a deeper knowledge on the system by staff responsible for the official controls: better cooperation with customs, statistical data available, reduction of administrative work, faster clearance of the consignment at the border, etc.

Target audience

The profiles of the applicants should respect the following criteria:

  • Be officers of the National Competent Authority, relevant Government Ministries or Inspection services involved (or that may be potentially involved) in the use of the TRACES application at:
    • Course 1: BIP level.
    • Course 2: DPE level.
    • Course 3: Inspection Post.
    • Course 4: BIP and DPE level.
    • Course 5: LVU level.
  • Be involved in the drafting or adaptation of policies and Regulations in line with Regulation (EC) 882/2004, and related to the use of TRACES.
  • Be familiar with the principles of the organic farming scheme (for course 4).
  • Be compromised to disseminate the learning’s of the training once they finalize the training session.
  • Be proficient in the language of the training (English/French according to the session).

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date Organiser Location
1E 04/04/2022 08/04/2022 Online Virtual 
5C 02/05/2022 07/05/2022 Online Virtual 
5A 20/06/2022 24/06/2022 F2F Athens, Greece
1F 15/11/2022 18/11/2022 F2FAthens, Greece
5D 14/02/2023 17/02/2023 F2F TBD
4C 07/03/2023 10/03/2023 F2F  TBD

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The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Using IMSOC components to achieve the next level of collaboration between competent authorities are:

  • To provide for a common understanding of the current state of play of suitable tools and approaches to address new developments are planned for iRASFF and TRACES applications;
  • To focus on integration between these applications to reinforce the network
  • To show how these platforms can be used for increasing the efficiency of official controls, effective communication, and exchange of information;
  • To give the opportunity to trainees to compare key elements of contingency plans and other preparedness elements elaborated by their respective Member States in order to identify and share best practices (e.g existing alert systems and communication tools);
  • To allow the exchange of experience and disseminate best pracitces.


The course addresses the following topics:

  • Overview regulatory framework IMSOC (with references to Imports, COI, INTRA, AHL, OCR) and Use of IMSOC(TRACES,RASFF and Europhyt) in the BCPs (with reference w to CHEDA, CHEDP, COI, CHEDD, CHEDPP).
  • Intensified Official Controls (IOC), TRACES and iRASFF
  • New legal framework about COI- How this is applied in IMSOC
  • Gathering intelligence (how to use the data retrieved from all relevant tools such as TRACES NT and  other systems  to identify possible risks
  • Management of non-conformities

Target audience

This Training Programme has been designed for the profiles and positions described below. Please verify compliance with the selection criteria before submitting or validating applications.

  • Competent authority officials organising, implementing and enforcing legislation on official controls and competent authorities carrying out the official controls on consignments entering into the union from non-EU countries (central, BCP, regional).

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 18/10/2022 21/10/2022 Rome Italy
2 17/01/2023 20/01/2023 Athens Greece
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Sistema de alerta rápida para alimentos y piensos

El curso está concebido para permitir que los participantes mejoren sus conocimientos y habilidades sobre:

  • Sistema de alerta rápida para alimentos y piensos de la UE (aspectos y desarrollos recientes de la legislación alimentaria, higiene de los alimentos, normas de control de los alimentos y otras leyes pertinentes).
  • Requisitos para la creación de una red RASFF dentro de un país, incluyendo el nivel necesario de control de alimentos y piensos.
  • Estructura organizativa de las autoridades competentes.
  • Bases jurídicas y comunicaciones básicas.
  • Requisitos para la creación de una red regional de países que intercambian alertas rápidas sobre alimentos y piensos, incluyendo la posibilidad de intercambio de información, base jurídica necesaria para el sistema, requisitos de confidencialidad y transparencia y notificaciones de seguimiento.


365 días de acceso
  • Tiempo de dedicación: 8 horas
  • 6 Unidades
  • Auto-gestionado
  • Multimedia
Disponible en:
  • Inglés

Cómo inscribirse

  • Consulte la lista de PCN para obtener más detalles.
  • Si es funcionario/a gubernamental de un Estado miembro de la UE o de un país invitado no perteneciente a la UE, puede presentar su candidatura a los cursos de aprendizaje electrónico disponibles a través del Formulario de solicitud en línea BTSF. En caso de que tenga alguna pregunta sobre los criterios de selección, consulte al Punto de Contacto Nacional pertinente.
  • Si es funcionario/a de las instituciones de la UE y desea participar en un curso de aprendizaje electrónico BTSF Online, escriba a desde su buzón oficial ( para solicitar su inscripción.
  • Para cualquier otra consulta, le rogamos que envíe un correo electrónico a y el equipo de BTSF ACADEMY estará encantado de ayudarle.