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TEPSA Tarragona gains authorisation for biofuel imports

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TEPSA Tarragona has been given the green light to import animal by-products for the production of biofuels.
Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has authorised the importation of these products into the Port of Tarragona.
The authorisation allows TEPSA to import liquid animal by-products from outside the EU directly through the Dependent Inspection Centre.
This is attached to the Border Control Point of Tarragona at the port and helps to simplify the process.
Before this authorisation, these products could only be imported via a series of bureaucratic procedures.
TEPSA Tarragona is the first terminal on Spain’s Mediterranean coast to receive the authorisation and only the second in Spain overall.
In order to qualify for the authorisation, TEPSA had to show that it had the appropriate infrastructure for the storage, inspection and traceability of the products.
TEPSA’s general manager Nuria Blasco revealed on LinkedIn that the authorisation was “great news for TEPSA Rubis Terminals, the Port and for the Mediterranean arc”.