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The ICCAT electronic system (eBCD) was developed, on behalf of ICCAT, by a consortium led by TRAGSA. This system is operative and can be accessed by authorised CPCs’ users at: (It is recommended that you use FIREFOX or Windows Explorer browsers to open this application. Difficulties may be encountered with Google Chrome).

In accordance with the Recommendation by ICCAT Amending Recommendation 15-10 on the Application of the eBCD System [Rec. 17-09], the use of the eBCD system is mandatory:

The following incidences arising from technical difficulties with the system which preclude a CPC from using the eBCD system have been reported to the Secretariat in accordance with the established procedures. Current procedures are laid down in Annex 3 of Rec. 17-09

Incident number CPC concerned Date of notification to ICCAT Secretariat of the technical difficulty Incident/ description of technical difficulty Temporary use of paper BCD
    dd/mm/yyyy   From
1 Morocco 28/04/2016 Digital system certificates not transmitted to the validators to date by the ICCAT Secretariat. 01/05/2016 On 07/06/2016, Morocco informed the Secretariat that the difficulty was resolved due to their having received the digital certificates on 29 April and 13 May 2016.
4 USA 28/04/2016 Some core functionalities, in particular for re-exports, are still under development by consortium; testing and training underway for some and pending for others. 01/05/2016 30/06/2016
5 European Union 03/05/2016 Following the availability of the latest functionalities in the production environment during the last week of April, testing of the system is now underway. In addition, training is required for fishing operators, trading companies and government officials. 01/05/2016 30/06/2016
6 Egypt 05/06/2016 Access Failure after few second from login 05/06/2016 13/06/2016
7 Japan 16/06/2016 Re-exporters are not allowed to request validation for BFTRC without selecting “Importer/Buyer”. This functionality is still under development. 17/06/2016 30/06/2016
8 EU 01/07/2016 Access denied due to an ICCAT DNS server problem 01/07/2016 01/07/2016 at 11h14
9 China PR 19/07/2016 The BFT was caught during 2015 by a Chinese longliner, but not exported until 2016. The system does not allow the previous year (2015) to be selected for date of catch 01/05/2016 30/06/2016
11 Canada 23/09/2016 Paper copies of ICCAT # CA16000407 [tag #4393] and ICCAT # CA16000408 [tag #4395] have been converted into eBCDs due to a timing issue. The incident website reporting feature did not allow this posting to occur because of a technical issue. 23/09/2016 25/09/2016.
12 Canada 02/10/2016 Paper copies of ICCAT # CA16000456 [tag# 4541] and CA16002581 [tag# 526] were converted into eBCDs on October 3, 2016 due to a timing issue. Canada was not able to self-register the incident due to a technical problem on the ICCAT website. 02/10/2016 05/10/2016
26 European Union 29/05/2017 Flag EU-Spain could not access the eBCD system due to maintenance works of the server provider. 27/05/2017 28/05/2017
28 European Union 27/05/2017 Impossibilité de saisir la commercialisation 27/05/2017 28/05/2017

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