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Regulation (EU) No. 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No. 352/78, (EC) No. 165/94, (EC) No. 2799/98, (EC) No. 814/2000, (EC) No. 1290/2005 and (EC) No. 485/2008.

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This Regulation lays down the rules on the financing of expenditure under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including expenditure on rural development. Furthermore it sets forth provisions on the (i) farm advisory system, (ii) the management and control systems to be put in place by the Member States, (iii) the cross-compliance system and (iv) clearance of accounts. The Regulation consists of the following Titles: (I) Scope and definitions; (II) General provisions on agricultural funds; (III) Farm advisory system; (IV) Financial management of the funds; (V) Control system and penalties; (VI) Cross-compliance; (VII) Common provisions; (VIII) Final provisions. As regards the farm advisory system, Member States are required to establish a system for advising beneficiaries on land management and farm management. This system may also cover the promotion of conversions of farms and the diversification of their economic activity, risk management and the introduction of appropriate preventive actions to address natural disasters, catastrophic events and animal and plant diseases, as well as the information related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity and protection of water, as set out in Annex I to this Regulation. A joint statement by the European Parliament and the Council on cross-compliance is attached to the Regulation. In this statement the Commission is invited to monitor the transposition and the implementation by the Member States of Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy and Directive 2009/128/EC establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides.
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Entry into force notes
This Regulation entered into force on 20 December 2013. It applies from 1 January 2014.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal of the European Union L 347, 20 December 2013, pp. 549-607.
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