The RASFF annual report, referred to 2020, has been published.
It shows that a total of 3862 original notifications were transmitted through RASFF, of which 1430 were classified as alert, 572 as information for follow-up, 791 as information for attention, 1056 as border rejection notification and 13 as news notification.
RASFF annual report: 2019/2020
Compared to 2019, the number of alert notifications, implying a serious health risk of a product circulating on the market, rose by 22%. The increase in alerts is significant for the sixth year in a row.
The sharp decline in border rejection notifications (-30%) is most probably reflecting the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on global trade more than on the controls carried out themselves.