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Document 32004D0857

2004/857/EC: Commission Decision of 8 December 2004 amending Decision 97/222/EC laying down the list of third countries from which the Member States authorise the importation of meat products (notified under document number C(2004) 4563)Text with EEA relevance

OJ L 369, 16.12.2004, p. 65–72 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 16/06/2005; Implicitly repealed by 32005D0432

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2004/857/oj

16.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 369/65


COMMISSION DECISION

of 8 December 2004

amending Decision 97/222/EC laying down the list of third countries from which the Member States authorise the importation of meat products

(notified under document number C(2004) 4563)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2004/857/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 72/462/EEC of 12 December 1972 on health and veterinary inspection problems upon importation of bovine, ovine and caprine animals and swine, fresh meat or meat products from third countries (1), and in particular Articles 3(1) and 16 in conjunction with the first indent of Article 21a(1) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 92/118/EEC of 17 December 1992 laying down animal health and public health requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of products not subject to the said requirements laid down in specific Community rules referred to in Annex A (I) to Directive 89/662/EEC and as regards pathogens, to Directive 90/425/EEC (2), and in particular Article 10(2)(a) and (3)(a) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/99/EC of 16 December 2002 laying down the animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption (3), and in particular Article 8(1) and (4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 97/222/EC (4) establishes a list of third countries or parts of third countries from which the importation of meat products are authorised.

(2)

To ensure transparency and harmonisation of the codes for certain treatment regimes as laid down in the tables in Part II and III of the Annex to Decision 97/222/EC, it is necessary to amend and clarify some of the footnotes with reference to the origin and provenance of fresh meat.

(3)

In the description of regionalised territories in Part I of the Annex to Decision 97/222/EC, there are outdated references to legislation that has now been repealed and replaced by new acts. It is therefore necessary to update those references. The corresponding codes of territories and treatment regimes in Part II of the Annex to Decision 97/222/EC should also be updated accordingly.

(4)

Therefore, Part I, II and IV of the Annex to Decision 97/222/EC should be amended accordingly.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Commission Decision 97/222/EC is amended as follows:

1.

Part I of the Annex is replaced by the text in Annex I to this Decision;

2.

Part II of the Annex is replaced by the text in Annex II to this Decision;

3.

Part IV of the Annex is replaced by the text in Annex III to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall apply from 23 December 2004.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 8 December 2004.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 302, 31.12.1972, p. 28. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 807/2003 (OJ L 122, 16.5.2003, p. 36).

(2)  OJ L 62, 15.3.1993, p. 49. Directive as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 445/2004 (OJ L 72, 11.3.2004, p. 60).

(3)  OJ L 18, 23.1.2003, p. 11.

(4)  OJ L 89, 4.4.1997, p. 39. Decision as last amended by Decision 2004/245/EC (OJ L 77, 13.3.2004, p. 62).


ANNEX I

‘Description of regionalised territories as laid down for the countries listed in parts II and III

Country

Territory

Description of territory

Code

Version

Argentina

AR

 

Whole country

AR-1

1/2004

The whole country except the Provinces of Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego

AR-2

1/2004

The Provinces of Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego

Bulgaria

BG

 

Whole country

BG-1

As described in Part I of Annex II to Council Decision 79/542/EEC (1) (as last amended)

BG-2

As described in Part I of Annex II to Council Decision 79/542/EEC (1) (as last amended)

Brazil

BR

 

Whole country

BR-1

As described in Annex I to Commission Decision 94/984/EC (2) (as last amended)

Serbia and Montenegro

CS

 

Whole country as described in Part I of Annex II to Council Decision 79/542/EEC (1) (as last amended)

Malaysia

MY

 

Whole country

MY-1

95/1

Peninsular (western) Malaysia only’


(1)  OJ L 146, 14.6.1976, p. 15.

(2)  OJ L 378, 31.12.1994, p. 11.


ANNEX II

‘PART II

Third countries or parts thereof from where meat products are authorised for importation into the European Community

Code ISO

Country of origin or part thereof

1.

Domestic bovine

2.

Farmed cloven-hoofed game (excluding swine)

Domestic ovine/caprine

1.

Domestic porcine

2.

Farmed cloven-hoofed game (swine)

Domestic soliped

1.

Domestic poultry

2.

Farmed feathered game

Domestic rabbit and farmed leporidae

Wild cloven hoofed game (excluding swine)

Wild swine

Wild soliped

Wild leporidae (rabbits and hares)

Wild game birds

Wild land mammalian game (excluding ungulates, solipeds and leporidae)

AR

Argentina AR

C

C

C

A

A

A

C

C

XXX

A

D

XXX

Argentina AR-1 (1)

C

C

C

A

A

A

C

C

XXX

A

D

XXX

Argentina AR-2 (1)

A (2)

A (2)

C

A

A

A

C

C

XXX

A

D

XXX

AU

Australia

A

A

A

A

D

A

A

A

XXX

A

D

A

BG

Bulgaria BG

D

D

D

A

D

A

D

D

XXX

A

D

XXX

Bulgaria BG-1

A

A

D

A

D

A

A

D

XXX

A

D

XXX

Bulgaria BG-2

D

D

D

A

D

A

D

D

XXX

A

D

XXX

BH

Bahrain

B

B

B

B

XXX

A

C

C

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

BR

Brazil

C

C

C

A

D

A

C

C

XXX

A

D

XXX

Brazil BR-1

C

C

C

A

A

A

C

C

XXX

A

A

XXX

BW

Botswana

B

B

B

B

XXX

A

B

B

A

A

XXX

XXX

BY

Belarus

C

C

C

B

XXX

A

C

C

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

CA

Canada

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

XXX

A

A

A

CH

Switzerland

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

D

XXX

A

A

XXX

CL

Chile

A

A

A

A

A

A

B

B

XXX

A

A

XXX

CN

People’s Republic of China

B

B

B

B

B

A

B

B

XXX

A

B

XXX

CO

Colombia

B

B

B

B

XXX

A

B

B

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

CS

Serbia and Montenegro

A

A

D

A

D

A

D

D

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

ET

Ethiopia

B

B

B

B

XXX

A

B

B

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

GL

Greenland

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

XXX

A

A

A

HK

Hong Kong

B

B

B

B

D

A

B

B

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

HR

Croatia

A

A

D

A

A

A

A

D

XXX

A

A

XXX

IL

Israel

B

B

B

B

D

A

B

B

XXX

A

D

XXX

IN

India

B

B

B

B

XXX

A

B

B

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

IS

Iceland

B

B

B

A

A

A

B

B

XXX

A

A

XXX

KE

Kenya

B

B

B

B

XXX

A

B

B

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

KR

South Korea

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

D

A

XXX

XXX

XXX

A

D

XXX

MA

Morocco

B

B

B

B

XXX

A

B

B

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

MG

Madagascar

B

B

B

B

D

A

B

B

XXX

A

D

XXX

MK

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (3)

A

A

B

A

XXX

A

B

B

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

MU

Mauritius

B

B

B

B

XXX

A

B

B

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

MX

Mexico

A

D

D

A

D

A

D

D

XXX

A

D

XXX

MY

Malaysia MY

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

Malaysia MY-1

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

D

A

XXX

XXX

XXX

A

D

XXX

NA

Namibia (1)

B

B

B

B

D

A

B

B

A

A

D

XXX

NZ

New Zealand

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

XXX

A

A

A

PY

Paraguay

C

C

C

B

XXX

A

C

C

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

RO

Romania

A

A

D

A

A

A

A

D

XXX

A

A

A

RU

Russia

C

C

C

B

XXX

A

C

C

XXX

A

XXX

A

SG

Singapore

B

B

B

B

D

A

B

B

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

SZ

Swaziland

B

B

B

B

XXX

A

B

B

A

A

XXX

XXX

TH

Thailand

B

B

B

B

A

A

B

B

XXX

A

D

XXX

TN

Tunisia

C

C

B

B

A

A

B

B

XXX

A

D

XXX

TR

Turkey

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

D

A

XXX

XXX

XXX

A

D

XXX

UA

Ukraine

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

XXX

A

XXX

XXX

US

United States of America

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

XXX

A

A

XXX

UY

Uruguay

C

C

B

A

D

A

XXX

XXX

XXX

A

D

XXX

ZA

South Africa (1)

C

C

C

A

D

A

C

C

A

A

D

XXX

ZW

Zimbabwe (1)

C

C

B

A

D

A

B

B

XXX

A

D

XXX’

XXX: Meat products containing meat of these species are not authorised.


(1)  See Part III of the present Annex for minimum treatment requirements applicable to pasteurised meat products and biltong.

(2)  For meat products prepared from fresh meat obtained from animals slaughtered after 1 March 2002.

(3)  Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: provisional code that does not affect the definitive denomination of the country to be attributed after the conclusion of the negotiations currently taking place in the United Nations.

XXX: Meat products containing meat of these species are not authorised.


ANNEX III

‘PART IV

Interpretation of codes used in tables in parts II and III

Non-specific treatment regime:

A

=

No minimum specified temperature or other treatment is established for animal health purposes for the meat product. However, to qualify as a “meat product”, the meat must have undergone a treatment such that its cut surface shows that it no longer has the characteristics of fresh meat and the fresh meat used must also satisfy the animal health rules applicable to the export of fresh meat to the European Community.

Specific treatment regimes — listed in descending order of severity:

B =

Treatment in a hermetically sealed container to an Fo value of three or more.

C = A

Minimum temperature of 80 °C which must be reached throughout the meat during the processing of the meat product.

D = A

Minimum temperature of 70 °C which must be reached throughout the meat during the processing of meat products, or for raw ham, a treatment consisting of natural fermentation and maturation of not less than nine months and resulting in the following characteristics:

Aw value of not more than 0,93,

pH value of not more than 6,0.

E =

In the case of “biltong”-type products, a treatment to achieve:

Aw value of not more than 0,93,

pH value of not more than 6,0.

F = A

Heat treatment ensuring that a centre temperature of at least 65 °C is reached for a period of time as necessary to achieve a pasteurisation value (pv) equal to or above 40.’


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