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Document 32020D1513

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1513 of 15 October 2020 concerning certain protective measures relating to African swine fever in Germany (notified under document C(2020) 7014) (Only the German text is authentic) (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2020/7014

OJ L 344, 19.10.2020, p. 29–31 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 30/11/2020

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2020/1513/oj

19.10.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 344/29


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2020/1513

of 15 October 2020

concerning certain protective measures relating to African swine fever in Germany

(notified under document C(2020) 7014)

(Only the German text is authentic)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Directive 89/662/EEC of 11 December 1989 concerning veterinary checks in intra-Community trade with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 9(4) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary checks applicable in intra-Union trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (2), and in particular Article 10(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

African swine fever is an infectious viral disease affecting domestic and feral pig populations and can have a severe impact on the profitability of pig farming causing disturbance to trade within the Union and exports to third countries.

(2)

In the event of a case of African swine fever in feral pigs, there is a risk that the disease agent may spread to other feral pig populations and to pig holdings.

(3)

Council Directive 2002/60/EC (3) lays down the minimum measures to be applied within the Union for the control of African swine fever. In particular, Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC provides for certain measures to be taken following confirmation of one or more cases of African swine fever in feral pigs.

(4)

Germany has informed the Commission of the current African swine fever situation on its territory, following a case of that disease in the state of Brandenburg of that federal Member State, and in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC, it has taken a number of measures including the establishment of an infected area, where the measures referred to in Article 15 of that Directive are applied, in order to prevent the spread of that disease.

(5)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1270 (4) was adopted following the establishment of the infected area in Germany, in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC.

(6)

In order to prevent any unnecessary disturbance to trade within the Union and to avoid unjustified barriers to trade by third countries, it is necessary to identify at Union level the infected area for African swine fever in Germany in collaboration with that Member State.

(7)

Accordingly, the infected area in Germany should be listed in the Annex to this Decision and the duration of that regionalisation fixed.

(8)

In addition, Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1270 should be repealed and replaced by this Decision.

(9)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Germany shall ensure that the infected area established by that Member State, where the measures provided for in Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC apply, comprises at least the areas listed in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1270 is repealed.

Article 3

This Decision shall apply until 30 November 2020.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Done at Brussels, 15 October 2020.

For the Commission

Stella KYRIAKIDES

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 395, 30.12.1989, p. 13.

(2)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29.

(3)  Council Directive 2002/60/EC of 27 June 2002 laying down specific provisions for the control of African swine fever and amending Directive 92/119/EEC as regards Teschen disease and African swine fever (OJ L 192, 20.7.2002, p. 27).

(4)  Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1270 of 11 September 2020 concerning certain interim protective measures relating to African swine fever in Germany (OJ L 297I , 11.9.2020, p. 1).


ANNEX

Areas established as the infected area in Germany as referred to in Article 1

Date until applicable

Landkreis Oder-Spree

Gemeinde Grunow-Dammendorf

Gemeinde Mixdorf

Gemeinde Siehdichum

Gemeinde Schlaubetal

Gemeinde Neuzelle

Gemeinde Neißemünde

Gemeinde Lawitz

Gemeinde Eisenhüttenstadt

Gemeinde Vogelsang

Gemeinde Ziltendorf

Gemeinde Wiesenau

Gemeinde Friedland mit den Gemarkungen Günthersdorf, Lindow, Weichensdorf, Groß Muckrow, Klein Muckrow, Chossewitz, Groß Briesen, Reudnitz, Oelsen

30 November 2020

Landkreis Dahme-Spreewald

Gemeinde Jamlitz

Gemeinde Lieberose – mit den Gemarkungen Goschen, Blasdorf, Lieberose, Trebitz

30 November 2020

Landkreis Spree-Neiße

Gemeinde Turnow-Preilack mit der Gemarkung Preilack

Gemeinde Tauer

Gemeinde Schenkendöbern

Gemeinde Guben

Gemeinde Jänschwalde mit den Gemarkungen Jänschwalde, Drewitz

Gemeinde Peitz

30 November 2020


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