Possible discrepancies

This section provides a more complete listing of possible discrepancies between imports reported by the EU and candidate countries, and corresponding trade reported by trading partners in 2012.

Discrepancies of particular note in 2012 involved Appendix I cactus seeds, with many Member States apparently under-reporting imports compared with exporter-reported data. Other commodities for which discrepancies were frequently observed included live corals, live reptiles and reptile skins.

The PDF version can be downloaded here: Possible discrepancies between reporting Parties for European Union and candidate countries’ imports.

For more information about how possible discrepancies have been identified, click here.