COMPETENT AUtHORITIES ON IAS IN BELGIUM

Implementation of the European Regulation on IAS in Belgium mainly relates to nature conservation, which is a competence shared by the Federal authority and the Regions. This includes border control, management of waterways or inspection of pet shops and garden centres. As a consequence, the landscape of competent authorities in charge of the implementation of the IAS Regulation is rather scattered in Belgium:

To ensure proper, coherent and coordinated implementation of the European IAS Regulation, a cooperation agreement between the Federal authority, the Communities and the Regions was established in June to officialise the cooperation between the different competent authorities.