The Food Safety and Economic Authority (ASAE) said on 23rd October in a statement that they seized last week 6,600 wooden panels for use in the construction industry for non-compliance with legal requirements.

According to ASAE, the panels were from Burma and were seized as they “do not meet the legal requirements, in particular in terms of a lack of declaration concerning specifications and labelling. Their markings do not comply with EU legislation”.

“This intervention by ASAE is part of their remit to carryout enforcement against suppliers selling market products that do not meet the legal requirements, thus ensuring the protection of consumer rights, healthy and fair competition as well as the protection of the internal market,

The ASAE adds that the value of the seizure “amounted to 58,000 euros.” An arrest was made under a tax deed operation aimed at the verification of mandatory requirements for construction products.