The Commission has just adopted the first regulation approving inspections in non-member countries to check that fresh fruit and vegetables conform with our marketing standards. "In adopting this decision, the European Union is showing its commitment to facilitating the fruit and vegetable trade with third countries, while guaranteeing protection of the interests of consumers," comments Mr Fischler, the Commissioner for agriculture, rural development and fisheries. From now on, fruit and vegetables originating in Hungary can be imported without routine inspection by the Member States if the products have been checked beforehand in Hungary.