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Action 1 - Inter Laboratory Inventory of Analytical Determination

ILIADe, Inter Laboratory Inventory of Analytical Determination

ILIADe is a database of the analytical methods initially developed as a shared directory by the Italian Customs Agency and currently hosted by the European Commission. Its main purpose is to improve the effectiveness of customs laboratories by providing them with an easily accessible and up-to-date compilation of analytical methods, they are required to use for customs and excise purposes, as well as for authenticity and quality controls, consumer health protection and environmental controls.

The database contains official analytical methods, international standards and in-house developed methods. The methods and contacts are also available to third countries upon special request.

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The ILIADe database content is discussed and validated by a dedicated project group.

There are links between the different actions led by the Customs Laboratories European Network; for example, Action 2 activities (inter-comparisons and method validations studies) often result in validated methods that will be included in the ILIADe database later.

CLEN Methods

CLEN methods are meant to help Customs Laboratories to deal with Customs issues, with a global common harmonised approach.

A CLEN method is an analytical procedure established and used by Laboratories for Customs and Excise purposes when no other official method is available or when a method with known performance criteria is required. The scope of the method, its description and its performance characteristics are defined within the framework of the CLEN Actions. The method is then adopted by the CLEN during a Plenary Meeting.

Mineral oils - Euromarker

  • Community Reference Method for the Determination of the Euromarker (Solvent Yellow 124) in Gas Oils and Kerosene - ILIADe 113
ILIADe113_SY124_v12Nov2019
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Food and beverages

  • Determination of the cocoa content in food products by quantification of theobromine and caffeine by HPLC - ILIADe 112
ILIADe112_Cocoa_v10Feb2022
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  • Determination of Sugars in Food Products using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) - ILIADe 122
ILIADe122_Sugars_v14May2021
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  • Determination of Total Fat Content in Food Products - ILIADe 179
ILIADe179_TotalFat_v14Oct2019
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  • Determination of milk fat content in fat extracted from food products - ILIADe 374
ILIADe374_MilkFat_v14May2021
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Denatured alcohol

  • Determination of Ethanol in Alcoholic Products by GC-FID - ILIADe 143
ILIADe143_Ethanol_v2Feb2021.docx
English
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  • Determination of Denatonium Benzoate in Alcoholic Products by HPLC-UV - ILIADe 280
ILIADe280_DenatoniumB_v2Feb2021
English
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  • Determination of Isopropyl Alcohol and Methyl Ethyl Ketone in Alcoholic Products by Gas Chromatography Flame Ionisation Detection - ILIADe 453
ILIADe453_IPA&MEK_v2Feb2021
English
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Tobacco products

  • Gravimetric determination of a fraction of tobacco with cut width of less than 1.5 mm - ILIADe 555
ILIADe555_TobaccoCutWidth_v10Feb2022
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  • Identification of tobacco by transmitted light microscopy - ILIADe 580
ILIADe580_TobaccoMicroscopy_v10Feb2022
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Drugs and unknown substances

  • Recording of Mass Spectra of Organic Substances such as New Psychoactive Substances or Designer Drugs with a Mass Selective Detector after GC Separation - ILIADe 403
ILIADe_403_GCMS_Drugs
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  • Recording of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectra of Organic Substances such as New Psychoactive Substances or Designer Drugs - ILIADe 553
ILIADe-553_NMR_Drugs
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  • Recording of High-Resolution Mass Spectra of Organic Substances such as New Psychoactive Substances or Designer Drugs - ILIADe 554
ILIADe-554_HRMS_Drugs
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  • Identification of Substances using FT-IR Spectroscopy - ILIADe 556
ILIADe-556_FTIR_Drugs
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