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93/495/EEC: Commission Decision of 26 July 1993 laying down special conditions governing imports of fishery products originating in Canada
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OJ L 232, 15.9.1993, p. 43–56 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 03 Volume 052 P. 117 - 130
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  • Date of document: 26/07/1993
  • Date of effect: 11/08/1993; začetek veljavnosti datum obvestila
  • Date of effect: 11/08/1993; začetek veljavnosti datum obvestila
  • Date of effect: 01/10/1993; uporaba glej člen 4
  • Date of effect: 01/10/1993; uporaba glej člen 4
  • Date of notification: 11/08/1993
  • Date of end of validity: 30/04/2007; razveljavil 32006R1664
  • Date of end of validity: 30/04/2007; razveljavil 32006R1664
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31993D0495

93/495/EEC: Commission Decision of 26 July 1993 laying down special conditions governing imports of fishery products originating in Canada

Official Journal L 232 , 15/09/1993 P. 0043 - 0056
Finnish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 52 P. 0117
Swedish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 52 P. 0117


COMMISSION DECISION of 26 July 1993 laying down special conditions governing imports of fishery products originating in Canada

(93/495/EEC)THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 91/493/EEC of 22 July 1991 laying down the health conditions for the production and the placing on the market of fishery products (1), and in particular Article 11 thereof,

Whereas a group of Commission experts has conducted an inspection visit to Canada to verify the conditions under which fishery products are produced, stored and dispatched to the Communiy;

Whereas the provisions of Canadian legislation on health inspection and monitoring of fishery products may be considered equivalent to those laid down in Directive 91/493/EEC;

Whereas the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Ministère des Pêches et Océans), the competent Canadian authority, and its Inspection Directorate (Direction des Services d'Inspection) are capable of effectively verifying the application of the laws in force;

Whereas the procedure for obtaining the health certificate referred to in point (a) of Article 11 (4) of Directive 91/493/EEC must also cover the definition of a model certificate, the minimum requirements regarding the language(s) in which it must be drafted and the grade of the person empowered to sign it;

Whereas, pursuant to point (b) of Article 11 (4) of Directive 91/493/EEC, a mark should be affixed to packages of fishery products, giving the name of the third country and the approval number of the establishment of origin;

Whereas, pursuant to point (c) of Article 11 (4) of Directive 91/493/EEC, a list of approved establishments must be drawn up; whereas that list must be drawn up on the basis of a communication from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to the Commission; whereas it is therefore for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to ensure compliance with the provisions laid down to that end in Article 11 (4) of Directive 91/493/EEC;

Whereas the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has provided official assurances regarding compliance with the rules set out in Chapter V of the Annex to Directive 91/493/EEC and regarding fulfilment of requirements equivalent to those laid down by that Directive for the approval of establishments;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Veterinary Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Inspection Directorate of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans shall be the competent authority in Canada for verifying and certifying compliance of fishery products with the requirements of Directive 91/493/EEC.

Article 2

Fishery products originating in Canada must meet the following conditions:

1. each consignment must be accompanied by a numbered original health certificate, duly completed, signed, dated and comprising a single sheet in accordance with the model set out in Annex A hereto;

2. the products must come from approved establishments listed in Annex B hereto;

3. except in the case of frozen fishery products in bulk and intended for the manufacture of preserved foods, all packages must bear the word 'Canada' and the approval number of the establishment of origin in indelible letters.

Article 3

1. The certificates referred to in point 1 of Article 2 must be drawn up in at least one official language of the Member State where the checks are carried out.

2. The certificates must bear the name, capacity and signature of the representative of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the latter's official stamp in a colour different from that of the other indications on the certificate.

Article 4

This Decision shall apply from 1 October 1993.

Article 5

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 26 July 1993.

For the Commission

René STEICHEN

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 268, 24. 9. 1991, p. 15.

ANNEX A

HEALTH CERTIFICATE for fishery products originating in Canada and intended for export to the European Community

Reference No:

Country of dispatch: Canada

Competent authority: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Inspection department: Inspection Directorate

I. Details identifying the fishery products

Description of product:

- species (scientific name):

- presentation of product and type of treatment (1):

Code number (where available):

Type of packaging:

Number of packages:

Net weight:

Requisite storage and transport temperature:

II. Origin of products

Name(s) and official approval number(s) of establishment(s) approved by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for export to the Community:

III. Destination of products

The products are dispatched

from:

(place of dispatch)

to:

(country and place of destination)

by the following means of transport:

Name and address of dispatcher:

Name of consignee and address at place of destination:

IV. Health attestation

The official inspector hereby certifies that the fishery products specified above:

1. were caught and handled on board vessels in accordance with the health rules laid down by Directive 92/48/EEC;

2. were landed, handled and where appropriately packaged, prepared, processed, frozen, thawed and stored hygienically in compliance with the requirements laid down in Chapters II, III and IV of the Annex to Directive 91/493/EEC;

3. have undergone health controls in accordance with Chapter V of the Annex to Directive 91/493/EEC;

4. are packaged, marked, stored and transported in accordance with Chapters VI, VII and VIII of the Annex to Directive 91/493/EEC;

5. do not come from toxic species or species containing biotoxins;

6. have satisfactorily undergone the organoleptic, parasitological, chemical and microbiological checks laid down for certain categories of fishery products by Directive 91/493/EEC and in the implementing decisions thereto;

7. in addition, where the fishery products are frozen or processed bivalve molluscs; the molluscs were obtained from production areas subject to conditions which are at least equivalent to those laid down by the Directive 91/492/EEC.

Done at ,

(place)

on

(date)

Official seal

Signature of official inspector

(name in capital letters, capacity and qualifications of person signing)

(1) Live, refrigerated, frozen, salted, smoked, preserved, etc.

ANNEX B

List of approved establishments

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