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Document 32021D0653

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 of 20 April 2021 amending Decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of plans submitted by third countries in accordance with Article 29 of Council Directive 96/23/EC (notified under document C(2021) 2587) (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2021/2587

OJ L 138, 22.4.2021, p. 1–7 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SL, FI, SV)
OJ L 138, 22.4.2021, p. 1–8 (BG, IT, SK)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/653/oj

22.4.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 138/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2021/653

of 20 April 2021

amending Decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of plans submitted by third countries in accordance with Article 29 of Council Directive 96/23/EC

(notified under document C(2021) 2587)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 96/23/EC of 29 April 1996 on measures to monitor certain substances and residues thereof in live animals and animal products and repealing Directives 85/358/EEC and 86/469/EEC and Decisions 89/187/EEC and 91/664/EEC (1), and in particular the fourth subparagraph of Article 29(1) and Article 29(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 29 (1) of Directive 96/23/EC requires that third countries from which Member States are authorised to import animals and animal products covered by that Directive submit residue monitoring plans providing required guarantees (‘the plans’). The plans should cover at least the groups of residues and substances listed in Annex I to that Directive.

(2)

Commission Decision 2011/163/EU (2) approves the plans submitted by certain third countries concerning specified animals and animal products listed in the Annex to that Decision (‘the list’).

(3)

Albania has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture. That plan provides sufficient guarantees and should be approved. Since that plan does not cover crustaceans, a specification excluding crustaceans from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(4)

Bosnia and Herzegovina has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover crustaceans. Therefore, a specification excluding crustaceans from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(5)

The Falkland Islands have submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover crustaceans and a plan for small ruminants, which only covers ovine animals. Therefore, a specification excluding crustaceans from the approval for aquaculture and limiting the approval to ovine animals for small ruminants should be added to the list.

(6)

The Faroes have submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover crustaceans. Therefore, a specification excluding crustaceans from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(7)

Guatemala has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover finfish. Therefore, a specification excluding finfish from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(8)

Iran has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover finfish. Therefore, a specification excluding finfish from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(9)

Kyrgyzstan is currently included in the approval list for honey. That third country has submitted to the Commission a plan for honey that does not provide sufficient guarantees. Therefore, the entry for Kyrgyzstan regarding honey should be deleted from the list.

(10)

Moldova has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover crustaceans, and a plan for milk. The milk plan provides sufficient guarantees and should be approved. Therefore, a specification excluding crustaceans from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list, and an entry for Moldova for milk should be included in the list.

(11)

Montenegro has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover crustaceans, and a plan for small ruminants, which only covers ovine animals. Therefore, a specification excluding crustaceans from the approval for aquaculture and limiting the approval to ovine animals for small ruminants should be added to the list.

(12)

Morocco has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover crustaceans. Therefore, a specification excluding crustaceans from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(13)

Mozambique has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover finfish. Therefore, a specification excluding finfish from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(14)

Namibia has submitted to the Commission a plan for wild game and for small ruminants, which only covers ovine animals. That plan provides sufficient guarantees and should be approved. An entry for Namibia for wild game and ovine animals should be included in the list. However, a specification limiting the approval to ovine animals for small ruminants should be added to the list.

(15)

Nicaragua has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover finfish. Therefore, a specification excluding finfish from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(16)

Nigeria has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture which does not cover finfish. That plan provides sufficient guarantees and should be approved. An entry for Nigeria for aquaculture, with a specification excluding finfish, should therefore be included in the list.

(17)

New Caledonia has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture which does not cover finfish. Therefore, a specification excluding finfish from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(18)

Oman has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture which does not cover crustaceans. That plan provides sufficient guarantees and should be approved. An entry for Oman for aquaculture, with a specification excluding crustaceans, should therefore be included in the list.

(19)

Taiwan has submitted to the Commission a plan for eggs. That plan provides sufficient guarantees and should be approved. An entry for Taiwan for eggs should therefore be included in the list.

(20)

Tanzania has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover finfish. Therefore, a specification excluding finfish from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(21)

Togo has submitted to the Commission a plan for honey. That plan provides sufficient guarantees and should be approved. An entry for Togo for honey should therefore be included in the list.

(22)

Tunisia has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover crustaceans. Therefore, a specification excluding crustaceans from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(23)

Ukraine has submitted to the Commission a plan for aquaculture, which does not cover crustaceans. Therefore, a specification excluding crustaceans from the approval for aquaculture should be added to the list.

(24)

While Colombia has not submitted to the Commission a plan for eggs, that country has provided guarantees in respect of eggs and egg products originating either from Member States or from third countries, which are approved to export such products to the Union. An entry for Colombia regarding eggs with the appropriate footnote should therefore be added to the list.

(25)

Decision 2011/163/EU should therefore be amended accordingly.

(26)

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

The Annex to Decision 2011/163/EU is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 20 April 2021.

For the Commission

Stella KYRIAKIDES

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 125, 23.5.1996, p. 10.

(2)  Commission Decision 2011/163/EU of 16 March 2011 on the approval of plans submitted by third countries in accordance with Article 29 of Council Directive 96/23/EC (OJ L 70, 17.3.2011, p. 40).


ANNEX

‘ANNEX

Code ISO2

Country  (1)

Bovine

Ovine/ caprine

Porcine

Equine

Poultry

Aqua-culture

Milk

Eggs

Rabbit

Wild game

Farmed game

Honey

AD

Andorra

X

X

X (3)

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

AE

United Arab Emirates

 

 

 

 

 

X (3)

X (13)

 

 

 

 

 

AL

Albania

 

X

 

 

 

X (8)

 

X

 

 

 

 

AM

Armenia

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

AR

Argentina

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

AU

Australia

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

BA

Bosnia and Herzegovina

X

X

X

 

X

X (8)

X

X

 

 

 

X

BD

Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

BF

Burkina Faso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

BJ

Benin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

BN

Brunei

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

BR

Brazil

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

BW

Botswana

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY

Belarus

 

 

 

X (2)

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

BZ

Belize

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

CA

Canada

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

CH

Switzerland

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

CL

Chile

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

CM

Cameroon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

CN

China

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

CO

Colombia

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X (3)

 

 

 

 

CR

Costa Rica

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

CU

Cuba

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

DO

Dominican Republic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

EC

Ecuador

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

ET

Ethiopia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

FK

Falkland Islands

X

X (12)

 

 

 

X (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FO

Faroes

 

 

 

 

 

X (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GB

Great Britain

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

GE

Georgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

GG

Guernsey

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

GH

Ghana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

GL

Greenland

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

GT

Guatemala

 

 

 

 

 

X (10)

 

 

 

 

 

X

HN

Honduras

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

ID

Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

IL

Israel (6)

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

IM

Isle of Man

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

IN

India

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

IR

Iran

 

 

 

 

 

X (10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

JE

Jersey

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

JM

Jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

JP

Japan

X

 

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

KE

Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

KR

South Korea

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

LK

Sri Lanka

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

MA

Morocco

 

 

 

 

X

X (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MD

Moldova

 

 

 

 

X

X (8)

X

X

 

 

 

X

ME

Montenegro

X

X (12)

X

 

X

X (8)

X

X

 

 

 

X

MG

Madagascar

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

MK

North Macedonia

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

MM

Myanmar

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

MU

Mauritius

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X (3)

MX

Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

MY

Malaysia

 

 

 

 

X (3)

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

MZ

Mozambique

 

 

 

 

 

X (10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NA

Namibia

X

X (12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

NC

New Caledonia

 

 

 

 

 

X (10)

 

 

 

 

X

X

NI

Nicaragua

 

 

 

 

 

X (10)

 

 

 

 

 

X

NG

Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

X (10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NZ

New Zealand

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

OM

Oman

 

 

 

 

 

X (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PA

Panama

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

PE

Peru

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

PH

Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

PM

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PN

Pitcairn Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

PY

Paraguay

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS

Serbia (4)

X

X

X

X (2)

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

RU

Russia

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

X (5)

X

RW

Rwanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

SA

Saudi Arabia

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG

Singapore

X (3)

X (3)

X (3)

X (7)

X (3)

X

X (3)

 

 

X (7)

X (7)

 

SL

Sierra Leone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

SM

San Marino

X

 

X (3)

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

SV

El Salvador

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

SZ

Eswatini

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TG

Togo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

TH

Thailand

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

TN

Tunisia

 

 

 

 

 

X (8)

 

 

 

X

 

 

TR

Turkey

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

TW

Taiwan

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

TZ

Tanzania

 

 

 

 

 

X (10)

 

 

 

 

 

X

UA

Ukraine

X

 

X

 

X

X (8)

X

X

X

 

 

X

UG

Uganda

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

US

United States

X

X (11)

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

UY

Uruguay

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

VE

Venezuela

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

VN

Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

XK

Kosovo

 

 

 

 

X (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZA

South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X (9)

 

ZM

Zambia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X


(1)  The table contains a list of countries and territories. It is not limited to countries recognised by the EU.

(2)  Export to the Union of live equidae for slaughter (food producing animals only).

(3)  Third countries using only raw material either from Member States or from other third countries approved for imports of such raw material to the Union, in accordance with Article 2.

(4)  Not including Kosovo (this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence).

(5)  Reindeer only.

(6)  Hereafter understood as the State of Israel, excluding the territories under Israeli administration since June 1967, namely the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank.

(7)  Only for commodities of fresh meat originating from New Zealand, destined to the Union and being unloaded, reloaded and transited with or without storage through Singapore.

(8)  Excluding crustaceans.

(9)  Ratites only.

(10)  Excluding finfish.

(11)  Caprine species only.

(12)  Ovine species only.

(13)  Camel milk only.


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