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Document 32006D0259

2006/259/EC: Commission Decision of 27 March 2006 amending Annex II to Council Decision 79/542/EEC as regards regionalisation for Argentina and the model certificates relating to the importation of bovine fresh meat from Brazil (notified under document number C(2006) 896) (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 93, 31.3.2006, p. 65–78 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)
OJ L 118M , 8.5.2007, p. 537–550 (MT)
Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 03 Volume 071 P. 128 - 141
Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 03 Volume 071 P. 128 - 141

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 08/04/2010; Implicitly repealed by 32010D0477

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2006/259/oj

31.3.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 93/65


COMMISSION DECISION

of 27 March 2006

amending Annex II to Council Decision 79/542/EEC as regards regionalisation for Argentina and the model certificates relating to the importation of bovine fresh meat from Brazil

(notified under document number C(2006) 896)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2006/259/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

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 (1), and in particular points (1) and (4) of Article 8 and Article 9(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Council Decision 79/542/EEC of 21 December 1976 drawing up a list of third countries or parts of third countries, and laying down animal and public health and veterinary certification conditions, for importation into the Community of certain live animals and their fresh meat (2) provides that imports of those animals and meat are to meet the requirements set out in the appropriate model certificates drawn up under that Decision.

(2)

Argentina has confirmed an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (type O) in the Province of Corrientes in the Department of San Luís del Palmar and has immediately informed the Commission on 8 February 2006.

(3)

It is necessary, in order to protect the health status of the Community, to take regionalisation measures temporarily suspending imports of de-boned meat coming from bovines originating from that Department and the surrounding Departments of Berón de Astrada, Capital, General Paz, Empedrado, Itati, Mbucuruyá and San Cosme.

(4)

The first notification of a suspicion of foot and mouth disease to the Argentinean veterinary authorities was on 4 February 2006. However, the veterinary authorities have suspended certification of exports of meat from animals slaughtered after the 4 January 2006. Consignments of such meat from bovines slaughtered on or after 4 January 2006 from those Departments should be suspended. However by way of derogation from that suspension consignments with a certification signed between 4 January to 4 February 2006 for de-boned and matured meat from bovines slaughtered during the period from 4 January 2006 to 4 February 2006 and already dispatched to the Community should be permitted to be imported into the Community.

(5)

Following a recent Commission mission to Brazil it appears that although the traceability systems have been substantially improved, some further improvements are necessary in order to avoid possible contacts between animals of different status. It is also necessary to improve the efficacy of foot and mouth disease vaccination and the ability to demonstrate lack of circulation of foot and mouth disease virus taking into account that only de-boned and matured bovine meat is imported into the Community.

(6)

It is appropriate as an additional measure to provide for supplementary guarantees concerning animal contacts, vaccination and surveillance.

(7)

Account needs to be taken of the non-vaccination foot and mouth policy in the State of Santa Catarina.

(8)

Annex II to Decision 79/542/EEC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(9)

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

The Annex to Decision 79/542/EEC is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Decision:

Article 2

This Decision shall apply from 31 March 2006.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 27 March 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 18, 23.1.2002, p. 11.

(2)  OJ L 146, 14.6.1979, p. 15. Decision as last amended by Commission Decision 2006/9/EC (OJ L 7, 12.1.2006, p. 23).


ANNEX

In Annex II to Decision 79/542/EEC, Part I and the list of Models of veterinary certificates and the Model ‘BOV’ in Part II are replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX II

(FRESH MEAT)

Part 1

LIST OF THIRD COUNTRIES OR PARTS THEREOF (1)

Country

Code of Territory

Description of territory

Veterinary certificate

Specific conditions

Model(s)

SG

1

2

3

4

5

6

AL — Albania

AL-0

Whole country

 

 

AR — Argentina

AR-0

Whole country

EQU

 

 

AR-1

The Provinces of Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Corrientes (except the departments of Berón de Astrada, Capital, Empedrado, General Paz, Itati, Mbucuruyá, San Cosme and San Luís del Palmar), Entre Ríos, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquen, Rio Negro, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Fe, and Tucuman.

BOV

A

1 and 2

AR-2

La Pampa and Santiago del Estero

BOV

A

1 and 2

AR-3

Cordoba

BOV

A

1 and 2

AR-4

Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego

BOV, OVI, RUW, RUF

 

1

AR-5

Formosa (only the territory of Ramon Lista) and Salta (only the department of Rivadavia,)

BOV

A

1 and 2

AR-6

Salta (only the departments of General Jose de San Martin, Oran, Iruya, and Santa Victoria)

BOV

A

1 and 2

AR-7

Chaco, Formosa (except the territory of Ramon Lista), Salta (except the departments of General Jose de San Martin, Rivadavia, Oran, Iruya, and Santa Victoria), Jujuy

BOV

A

1 and 2

AR-8

Chaco, Formosa, Salta, Jujuy, with the exception of the buffer area of 25 Km from the border with Bolivia and Paraguay that extends from the Santa Catalina District in the Province of Jujuy, to the Laishi District in the Province of Formosa

BOV

A

1 and 2

AR-9

The buffer area of 25 Km from the border with Bolivia and Paraguay that extends from the Santa Catalina District in the Province of Jujuy, to the Laishi District in the Province of Formosa

 

 

AR-10

Part of the Province of Corrientes: the departments of Berón de Astrada, Capital, Empedrado, General Paz, Itati, Mbucuruyá, San Cosme and San Luís del Palmar

BOV

A

1 and 2

AU — Australia

AU-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, POR, EQU, RUF, RUW, SUF, SUW

 

 

BA — Bosnia Herzegovina

BA-0

Whole country

 

 

BG — Bulgaria a

BG-0

Whole country

EQU

 

 

BG-1

The provinces of Varna, Dobrich, Silistra, Choumen, Targovitchte, Razgrad, Rousse, V.Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Pleven, Lovetch, Plovdic, Smolian, Pasardjik, Sofia district, Sofia city, Pernik, Kustendil, Blagoevgrad, Vratza, Montana and Vidin

BOV, OVI, RUW, RUF

BG-2

The provinces of Bourgas, Jambol, Sliven, Starazagora, Hasskovo, Kardjali and the 20-km-wide corridor on the border with Turkey

BH — Bahrain

BH-0

Whole country

 

 

BR — Brazil

BR-0

Whole country

EQU

 

 

BR-1

Part of the State of Minas Gerais (except regional delegations of Oliveira, Passos, São Gonçalo de Sapucai, Setelagoas and Bambuí);

State of Espíritu Santo;

State of Goias and;

Part of the State of Mato Grosso comprising the regional unit of Cuiaba (except for the municipalities of San Antonio de Leverger, Nossa Senhora do Livramento, Pocone and Barão de Melgaço), the regional unit of Caceres (except for the municipality of Caceres), the regional unit of Lucas do Rio Verde, the regional unit of Rondonopolis (except for the municipality of Itiquiora), the regional unit of Barra do Garça and the regional unit of Barra do Burgres.

BOV

A and H

1 and 2

BR-2

State of Rio Grande do Sul

BOV

A and H

1 and 2

BR-3

Part of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul comprising the municipality of Sete Quedas

BOV

A and H

1 and 2

BR-4

Part of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul (except for the municipalities of: Sonora, Aquidauana, Bodoqueno, Bonito, Caracol, Coxim, Jardim, Ladario, Miranda, Pedro Gomes, Porto Murtinho, Rio Negro, Rio Verde of Mato Grosso and Corumbá),

State of Paraná, and

State of Sao Paulo

BOV

A and H

1 and 2

BR-5

State of Paraná,

State of Mato Grosso do Sul and

State of Sao Paulo.

1

BR-6

State of Santa Catarina

BOV

A and H

1 and 2

BW — Botswana

BW-0

Whole country

EQU, EQW

 

 

BW-1

The veterinary disease control zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 18

BOV, OVI, RUF, RUW

F

1 and 2

BW-2

The veterinary disease control zones 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14

BOV, OVI, RUF, RUW

F

1 and 2

BY — Belarus

BY-0

Whole country

 

 

BZ — Belize

BZ-0

Whole country

BOV, EQU

 

 

CA — Canada

CA-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, POR, EQU, SUF, SUW, RUF, RUW,

G

 

CH — Switzerland

CH-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, POR, EQU, RUF, RUW, SUF, SUW

 

 

CL — Chile

CL-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, POR, EQU, RUF, RUW, SUF

 

 

CN — China (People's Republic of)

CN-0

Whole country

 

 

CO — Colombia

CO-0

Whole country

EQU

 

 

CO-1

The zone included within the borderlines from the point where the Murri River flows into the Atrato River, downstream along the Atrato River to where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean from this point to the Panamanian border following the Atlantic coast-line to Cabo Tiburón; from this point to the Pacific Ocean following the Columbian-Panamanian border; from this point to the mouth of the Valle River along the Pacific coast and from this point along a straight line to the point where the Murri River flows into the Atrato River.

BOV

A

2

CO-3

The zone included within the borderlines from the mouth of the Sinu River on the Atlantic Ocean, upstream along the Sinu River to its head-Waters of Alto Paramillo, from this point to Puerto Rey on the Atlantic Ocean, following the borderline between the Department of Antiquia and Córdoba, and from this point to the mouth of the Sinu River along the Atlantic coast.

BOV

A

2

CR — Costa Rica

CR-0

Whole country

BOV, EQU

 

 

CU — Cuba

CU-0

Whole country

BOV, EQU

 

 

DZ — Algeria

DZ-0

Whole country

 

 

ET — Ethiopia

ET-0

Whole country

 

 

FK — Falkland Islands

FK-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, EQU

 

 

GL — Greenland

GL-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, EQU, RUF, RUW

 

 

GT — Guatemala

GT-0

Whole country

BOV, EQU

 

 

HK — Hong Kong

HK-0

Whole country

 

 

HN — Honduras

HN-0

Whole country

BOV, EQU

 

 

HR — Croatia

HR-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, EQU, RUF, RUW

 

 

IL — Israel

IL-0

Whole country

 

 

IN — India

IN-0

Whole country

 

 

IS — Iceland

IS-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, EQU, RUF, RUW

 

 

KE — Kenya

KE-0

Whole country

 

 

MA — Morocco

MA-0

Whole country

EQU

 

 

MG — Madagascar

MG-0

Whole country

 

 

MK — former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (3)

MK-0

Whole country

OVI, EQU

 

 

MU — Mauritius

MU-0

Whole country

 

 

MX — Mexico

MX-0

Whole country

BOV, EQU

 

 

NA — Namibia

NA-0

Whole country

EQU, EQW

 

 

NA-1

South of the cordon fences which extend from Palgrave Point in the west to Gam in the east

BOV, OVI, RUF, RUW

F

2

NC — New Caledonia

NC-0

Whole country

BOV, RUF, RUW

 

 

NI — Nicaragua

NI-0

Whole country

 

 

NZ — New Zealand

NZ-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, POR, EQU, RUF, RUW, SUF, SUW

 

 

PA — Panama

PA-0

Whole country

BOV, EQU

 

 

PY — Paraguay

PY-0

Whole country

EQU

 

 

PY-1

Chaco central and San Pedro areas

BOV

A

1 and 2

RO — Romania a

RO-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, EQU, RUW, RUF

 

 

RU — Russia

RU-0

Whole country

 

 

RU-1

Region of Murmansk, Yamolo-Nemets autonomous area

RUF

SV — El Salvador

SV-0

Whole country

 

 

SZ — Swaziland

SZ-0

Whole country

EQU, EQW

 

 

SZ-1

Area west of the “red line” fences which extends northwards from the river Usutu to the frontier with South Africa west of Nkalashane,

BOV, RUF, RUW

F

2

SZ-2

The veterinary foot and mouth surveillance and vaccination control areas as gazetted as a Statutory Instrument under legal notice number 51 of 2001

BOV, RUF, RUW

F

1 and 2

TH — Thailand

TH-0

Whole country

 

 

TN — Tunisia

TN-0

Whole country

 

 

TR — Turkey

TR-0

Whole country

 

 

TR-1

The provinces of Amasya, Ankara, Aydin, Balikesir, Bursa, Cankiri, Corum, Denizli, Izmir, Kastamonu, Kutahya, Manisa, Usak, Yozgat and Kirikkale

EQU

 

 

UA — Ukraine

UA-0

Whole country

 

 

US — United States

US-0

Whole country

BOV, OVI, POR, EQU, SUF, SUW, RUF, RUW

G

 

XM — Montenegro

XM-0

Whole custom territory (4)

BOV, OVI, EQU

 

 

XS — Serbia (2)

XS-0

Whole custom territory (4)

BOV, OVI, EQU

 

 

UY — Uruguay

UY-0

Whole country

EQU

 

 

BOV

A

1 and 2

OVI

A

1 and 2

ZA — South Africa

ZA-0

Whole country

EQU, EQW

 

 

ZA-1

The whole country except:

the part of the foot-and-mouth disease control area situated in the veterinary regions of Mpumalanga and Northern provinces, in the district of Ingwavuma of the veterinary region of Natal and in the border area with Botswana east of longitude 28°, and

the district of Camperdown, in the province of KwaZuluNatal

BOV, OVI, RUF, RUW

F

2

ZW — Zimbabwe

ZW-0

Whole country

 

 

=

No certificate laid down and fresh meat imports are prohibited (except for those species where indicated in the line for the whole country).

a

=

Only applicable until this Acceding State becomes a Member States of the European Union.

Specific conditions referred to in column 6

“1”: Geographic and timing restrictions:

“2”: Category restrictions:

No offal authorised (except, in the case of bovine species, diaphragm and masseter muscles).

Part 2

MODELS OF VETERINARY CERTIFICATES

Model(s):

“BOV”

:

Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat of domestic bovine animals (Bos taurus, Bison bison, Bubalus bubalis and their cross-breeds).

“POR”

:

Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat of domestic porcine animals (Sus scrofa).

“OVI”

:

Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) and goats (Capra hircus).

“EQU”

:

Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat of domestic equine animals (Equus caballus, Equus asinus and their cross-breeds).

“RUF”

:

Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat of farmed non-domestic animals other than suidae and solipeds.

“RUW”

:

Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat of wild non-domestic animals other than suidae and solipeds.

“SUF”

:

Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat of farmed non-domestic suidae.

“SUW”

:

Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat of wild non-domestic suidae.

“EQW”

:

Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat of wild non-domestic solipeds.

SG (Supplementary guarantees)

“A”

:

guarantees regarding the maturation, pH measurement and boning of fresh meat, excluding offal, certified according to the models of certificates BOV (point 10.6), OVI (point 10.6), RUF (point 10.7) and RUW (point 10.4).

“B”

:

guarantees regarding matured trimmed offal as described in the model of certificate BOV (point 10.6).

“C”

:

guarantees regarding laboratory test for classical-swine-fever in the carcases from which fresh meat certified according to the model of certificate SUW (point 10.3 bis) was obtained.

“D”

:

guarantees regarding swill feed on holding(s) of animals from which fresh meat certified according to models of certificate POR (point 10.3 d)) was obtained.

“E”

:

guarantees regarding tuberculosis test in the animals from where fresh meat certified according to the model of certificate BOV (point 10.4 d)) was obtained.

“F”

:

guarantees regarding the maturation and de-boning of fresh meat, excluding offal, certified according to the models of certificates BOV (point 10.6), OVI (point 10.6), RUF (point 10.7) and RUW (point 10.4).

“G”

:

guarantees regarding 1, exclusion of offals and spinal cord; and 2, testing and origin of cervid animals in relation to chronic wasting disease as referred to in the models of certificates RUF (point 9.2.1) and RUW (point 9.3.1).

“H”

:

supplementary guarantees required for Brazil concerning animal contacts, vaccination programmes and surveillance. However as the State of Santa Catarina in Brazil does not vaccinate against foot and mouth disease the reference to a vaccination programme is not applicable for meat coming from animals originating and slaughtered in that State.

Notes

(a)

Veterinary certificates shall be produced by the exporting country, based on the models appearing in Part 2 of Annex II, according to the layout of the model that corresponds to the meats concerned. They shall contain, in the numbered order that appears in the model, the attestations that are required for any third country and, as the case may be, those supplementary guarantees that are required for the exporting third country or part thereof.

(b)

A separate and unique certificate must be provided for meat that is exported from a single territory appearing in columns 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Annex II which is consigned to the same destination and transported in the same railway wagon, lorry, aircraft or ship.

(c)

The original of each certificate shall consist of a single page, both sides, or, where more text is required, it shall be in such a form that all pages needed are part of an integrated whole and indivisible.

(d)

It shall be drawn up in at least one of the official languages of the EU Member State in which the inspection at the border post shall be carried out and of the EU Member State of destination. However, these Member States may allow other languages, if necessary, accompanied by an official translation.

(e)

If for reasons of identification of the items of the consignment (schedule in point 8.3 of the model of certificate), additional pages are attached to the certificate, these pages shall also be considered as forming part of the original of the certificate by the application of the signature and stamp of the certifying official veterinarian, in each of the pages.

(f)

When the certificate, including additional schedules referred to in (e), comprises more than one page, each page shall be numbered — (page number) of (total number of pages) — at the bottom and shall bear the code number of the certificate that has been designated by the competent authority at the top.

(g)

The original of the certificate must be completed and signed by an official veterinarian. In doing so, the competent authorities of the exporting country shall ensure that the principles of certification equivalent to those laid down in Council Directive 96/93/EC are followed. The colour of the signature shall be different to that of the printing. The same rule applies to stamps other than those embossed or watermarked.

(h)

The original of the certificate must accompany the consignment at the EU border inspection post.

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(1)  Without prejudice to specific certification requirements provided for by Community agreements with third countries.

(2)  Not including Kosovo as defined by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999.

(3)  The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; provisional code that does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country, which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subjet in the United Nations.

(4)  Serbia and Montenegro are Republics with individual customs territory forming a State Union and therefore have to be listed separately.

=

No certificate laid down and fresh meat imports are prohibited (except for those species where indicated in the line for the whole country).

a

=

Only applicable until this Acceding State becomes a Member States of the European Union.


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