COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of 30.4.2018 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to risk assessments in relation to invasive alien species
1. Regulation (EU) No. 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species (the ‘Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Regulation’) sets out a framework to deal with the impact of invasive species. This Commission Regulation further specifies the type of evidence acceptable for the purposes of risk assessment (“IAS risk assessment”) required by Article 5(1) of the Invasive Alien Species Regulation.
2. The first document is the Commission Regulation, together with its explanatory memorandum (EM). The second document is the Annex to the Commission Regulation which sets out, in detail, what evidence should be provided in an IAS risk assessment.
3. The function of this Commission Regulation is to provide a guiding framework for the development and subsequent evaluation of risk assessments, and lays out the required level of detail required in each risk assessment.
4. The UK has already adopted this framework and uses the guidance set out in this Commission Regulation to develop risk assessments.