TRACES (TRAde Control and Expert System) is the online management tool of the European Commission, that tracks the movements of animals, food, feed and plants imported from outside the European Union, or travelling through the EU Member States. More than 26,000 users from more than 70 countries worldwide connect to TRACES in 33 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Should there be a problem with an animal or product, TRACES quickly tracks back to the original source of the problem and forward to the destination. This represents a major leap forward in monitoring animal diseases and combatting fraud, whilst significantly speeding up administrative procedures. TRACES: protecting consumers, facilitating trade.