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Consolidated text: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1291/2008 of 18 December 2008 concerning the approval of control programmes for salmonella in certain third countries in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council and listing of avian influenza surveillance programmes in certain third countries and amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 (Text with EEA relevance)

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2008R1291 — EN — 01.07.2013 — 002.001


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1291/2008

of 18 December 2008

concerning the approval of control programmes for salmonella in certain third countries in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council and listing of avian influenza surveillance programmes in certain third countries and amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008

(Text with EEA relevance)

(OJ L 340, 19.12.2008, p.22)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 364/2011 of 13 April 2011

  L 100

30

14.4.2011

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 519/2013 of 21 February 2013

  L 158

74

10.6.2013




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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1291/2008

of 18 December 2008

concerning the approval of control programmes for salmonella in certain third countries in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council and listing of avian influenza surveillance programmes in certain third countries and amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008

(Text with EEA relevance)



THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/539/EEC of 15 October 1990 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of, poultry and hatching eggs ( 1 ), and in particular Article 21(1), Article 22(3), Article 23, Article 24(2) and Articles 26 and 27a 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 ( 2 ), and in particular Article 8(4) and Article 9(2)(b) thereof,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 November 2003 on the control of Salmonella and other specified food-borne zoonotic agents ( 3 ), and in particular Article 10(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 of 8 August 2008 laying down a list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which poultry and poultry products may be imported into and transit through the Community and the veterinary certification requirements ( 4 ) provides that the commodities covered by that Regulation are only to be imported into and transit through the Community from the third countries, territories, zones or compartments listed in the table in Part 1 of Annex I thereto. It also lays down the veterinary certification requirements for such commodities and models of the veterinary certificates to accompany them are set out in Part 2 of that Annex. Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 applies from 1 January 2009.

(2)

Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 provides that where an avian influenza surveillance programme is required in the certificate, commodities are only to be imported into the Community from those third countries, territories, zones or compartments which have had such a programme in place for a period for at least six months and the programme meets that requirement referred to in that Article and is indicated in column 7 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I to that Regulation.

(3)

Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States of America have submitted their avian influenza surveillance programmes to the Commission for evaluation. The Commission has examined those programmes and they meet the requirements referred to in Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 798/2008. Accordingly, those programmes should be indicated in column 7 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I to that Regulation.

(4)

Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 lays down rules for the control of Salmonella and other zoonotic agents in different poultry populations in the Community. It provides for Community targets for the reduction of the prevalence of all Salmonella serotypes with public health significance in different poultry populations. As from the dates mentioned in Annex I, column 5 of that Regulation, admission to or retention on the list of third countries provided for in Community legislation, for the relevant species or category, from which Member States are authorised to import those animals or hatching eggs covered by this Regulation shall be subject to submission to the Commission by the third country concerned of a control programme. Such programme should be equivalent to those submitted by the Member States and subject to approval by the Commission.

(5)

Croatia has submitted to the Commission its control programmes for Salmonella in breeding poultry of Gallus gallus, hatching eggs thereof, laying hens of Gallus gallus, table eggs thereof and day-old chicks of Gallus gallus intended for breeding or laying. Those programmes provide guarantees equivalent to the guarantees provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003. They should therefore be approved.

(6)

Commission Decision 2007/843/EC ( 5 ) approved control programmes submitted by the United States of America, Israel, Canada and Tunisia as regards Salmonella in flocks of breeding hens. The United States of America has now submitted to the Commission its additional control programme for Salmonella in respect of day-old chicks of Gallus gallus, intended for laying or fattening. That programme provides guarantees equivalent to the guarantees provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003. It should therefore be approved. Israel clarified that its Salmonella control programme only applies to the broiler meat production chain.

(7)

Within the framework of the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products ( 6 ), Switzerland has sent to the Commission its control programmes for Salmonella in breeding poultry of Gallus gallus, hatching eggs thereof, laying hens of Gallus gallus, table eggs thereof, day-old chicks of Gallus gallus intended for breeding or laying and broilers. Those programmes provide similar guarantees to the guarantees provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003. For clarity reasons, this should be reflected accordingly in column 9 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008.

(8)

Certain other third countries currently listed in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 have not yet submitted any control programme for Salmonella to the Commission, or the programmes already submitted do not provide guarantees equivalent to those provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003. Since the requirements concerning breeding and productive poultry of Gallus gallus, eggs thereof and, day-old chicks of Gallus gallus, provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003, are to apply from 1 January 2009 within the Community, imports of such poultry and eggs should therefore no longer be authorised from those third countries after that date. The list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments set out in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(9)

In order to provide guarantees equivalent to those provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003, third countries, from which Member States are authorised to import slaughter poultry of Gallus gallus, should certify that the control programme for Salmonella has been applied to the flock of origin and that that flock has been tested for the presence of Salmonella serotypes of public health significance.

(10)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1177/2006 of 1 August 2006 implementing Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards requirements for the use of specific control methods in the framework of the national control programmes for the control of salmonella in poultry ( 7 ) lays down certain rules for the use of antimicrobials and vaccines in the framework of the national control programmes.

(11)

Third countries from which Member States are authorised to import slaughter poultry of Gallus gallus should certify that the specific requirements for the use of antimicrobials and vaccines provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1177/2006 are applied. If antimicrobials have been used for other purposes than the control of Salmonella, since such use may influence the testing for Salmonella at import, it should also be indicated in the veterinary certificate. The model veterinary certificate for the import of slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking game supplies other than ratites as set out in Part 2 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(12)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:



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Article 2

The control programme submitted by the United States of America to the Commission on 6 June 2006 in accordance with Article 10(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 is approved as regards Salmonella in day-old chicks of Gallus gallus intended for laying or fattening.

Article 3

The control programmes sent by Switzerland to the Commission on 6 October 2008 provide similar guarantees to those provided for in Article 10(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 as regards Salmonella in breeding poultry of Gallus gallus, hatching eggs thereof, laying hens of Gallus gallus, table eggs thereof, day-old chicks of Gallus gallus intended for breeding or laying and broilers.

Article 4

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 5

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 January 2009.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.




ANNEX

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 is amended as follows:

(1) Part 1 is replaced by the following:



‘PART 1

List of third countries, territories, zones or compartments

ISO code and name of third country or territory

Code of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Description of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Veterinary certificate

Specific conditions

Specific conditions

Avian influenza surveillance status

Avian influenza vaccination status

Salmonella control status

Model(s)

Additional guarantees

Closing date (1)

Opening date (2)

1

2

3

4

5

6

6A

6B

7

8

9

AL — Albania

AL-0

Whole country

EP, E

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

AR — Argentina

AR-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

POU, RAT, EP, E

 
 
 
 

A

 

S4

WGM

VIII

 
 
 
 
 
 

AU — Australia

AU-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

BPP, DOC, HEP, SRP

 
 
 
 
 
 

S0

BPR

I

 
 
 
 
 
 

DOR

II

 
 
 
 
 
 

HER

III

 
 
 
 
 
 

POU

VI

 
 
 
 
 
 

RAT

VII

 
 
 
 
 
 

BR — Brazil

BR-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BR-1

States of:

Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul

RAT, BPR, DOR, HER, SRA

 
 
 
 

A

 
 

BR-2

States of:

Mato Grosso, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo

BPP, DOC, HEP, SRP

 
 
 
 
 

S0

BR-3

Distrito Federal and States of:

Goiás, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo

WGM

VIII

 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E, POU

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

BW — Botswana

BW-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

BPR

I

 
 
 
 
 
 

DOR

II

 
 
 
 
 
 

HER

III

 
 
 
 
 
 

RAT

VII

 
 
 
 
 
 

CA — Canada

CA-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

BPR, BPP, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRA, SRP

 
 
 
 

A

 

S1

WGM

VIII

 
 
 
 
 
 

POU, RAT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CH — Switzerland

CH-0

Whole country

 (3)

 
 
 
 

A

 

 (3)

CL — Chile

CL-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

BPR, BPP, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRA, SRP

 
 
 
 

A

 

S0

WGM

VIII

 
 
 
 
 
 

POU, RAT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CN — China

CN-0

Whole country

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CN-1

Province of Shandong

POU, E

VI

P2

6.2.2004

 
 

S4

GL — Greenland

GL-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, WGM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HK — Hong Kong

HK-0

The whole territory of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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IL — Israel

IL-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BPR, BPP, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRP

 
 
 
 

A

 

S1

WGM

VIII

 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E, POU, RAT

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

IN — India

IN-0

Whole country

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IS — Iceland

IS-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

KR — Republic of Korea

KR-0

Whole country

EP, E

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

ME — Montenegro

ME-O

Whole country

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MG — Madagascar

MG-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E, WGM

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

MY – Malaysia

MY-0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MY-1

Western Peninsular

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

E

 

P2

6.2.2004

 
 
 

S4

MK — former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (4)

MK-0 (4)

Whole country

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MX — Mexico

MX-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NA — Namibia

NA-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BPR

I

 
 
 
 
 
 

DOR

II

 
 
 
 
 
 

HER

III

 
 
 
 
 
 

RAT, EP, E

VII

 
 
 
 
 

S4

NC — New Caledonia

NC-0

Whole country

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NZ — New Zealand

NZ-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BPR, BPP, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRA, SRP

 
 
 
 
 
 

S0

WGM

VIII

 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E, POU, RAT

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

PM — Saint Pierre and Miquelon

PM-0

Whole territory

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RS – Serbia (5)

RS-0 (5)

Whole country

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RU — Russian Federation

RU-0

Whole country

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SG — Singapore

SG-0

Whole country

EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TH — Thailand

TH-0

Whole country

SPF, EP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WGM

VIII

P2

23.1.2004

 
 
 
 

E, POU, RAT

 

P2

23.1.2004

 
 
 

S4

TN — Tunisia

TN-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DOR, BPR, BPP, HER

 
 
 
 
 
 

S1

WGM

VIII

 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E, POU, RAT

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

TR — Turkey

TR-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

E, EP

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

US — United States

US-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BPR, BPP, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRA, SRP

 
 
 
 

A

 

S3

WGM

VIII

 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E, POU, RAT

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

UY — Uruguay

UY-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E, RAT

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

ZA — South Africa

ZA-0

Whole country

SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

BPR

I

 
 
 

A

 
 

DOR

II

 
 
 
 
 

HER

III

 
 
 
 
 

RAT

VII

 
 
 
 
 

ZW — Zimbabwe

ZW-0

Whole country

RAT

VII

 
 
 
 
 
 

EP, E

 
 
 
 
 
 

S4

(1)   Commodities, including those transported on the high seas, produced before this date may be imported into the Community during a period of 90 days from this date.

(2)   Only commodities produced after this date may be imported into the Community.

(3)   In accordance with the agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products (OJ L 114, 30.4.2002, p. 132).

(4)   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 subject in the United Nations.

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

(2) Part 2 is amended as follows:

(a) in the Section on ‘Additional guarantees (AG)’, point IV is deleted;

(b) the Section on ‘Salmonella control programme’ is replaced by the following:

‘Salmonella control programme:

“S0”

Prohibition to export into the Community breeding or productive poultry (BPP) of Gallus gallus, day-old chicks (DOC) of Gallus gallus, slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking (SRP) of Gallus gallus and hatching eggs (HEP) of Gallus gallus because a relevant Salmonella control programme in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 has not been submitted to the Commission or approved by it.

“S1”

Prohibition to export into the Community breeding or productive poultry (BPP) of Gallus gallus, day-old chicks (DOC) of Gallus gallus and slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking (SRP) of Gallus gallus for other purposes than breeding, because a relevant Salmonella control programme in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 has not been submitted to the Commission or approved by it.

“S2”

Prohibition to export into the Community breeding or productive poultry (BPP) of Gallus gallus, day-old chicks (DOC) of Gallus gallus and slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking (SRP) of Gallus gallus for other purposes than breeding or laying, because a relevant Salmonella control programme in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 has not been submitted to the Commission or approved by it.

“S3”

Prohibition to export into the Community breeding or productive poultry (BPP) of Gallus gallus and slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking (SRP) of Gallus gallus for other purposes than breeding, because a relevant Salmonella control programme in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 has not been submitted to the Commission or approved by it.

“S4”

Prohibition to export into the Community eggs (E) of Gallus gallus others than eggs classed B in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 557/2007 because a relevant Salmonella control programme in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 has not been submitted to the Commission or approved by it.’

(c) the model veterinary certificate for slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking game supplies other than ratites (SRP) is replaced by the following:

‘Model veterinary certificate for slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking game supplies other than ratites (SRP)

Part I: Details of dispatched consignmentCOUNTRYVeterinary certificate to EUI.1. ConsignorNameAddressTel. NoI.2. Certificate reference numberI.2.a.I.3. Central Competent AuthorityI.4. Local Competent AuthorityI.5. ConsigneeNameAddressPostal codeTel. NoI.6.I.7. Country of originISO codeI.8. Region of originCodeI.9. Country of destinationISO codeI.10.I.11. Place of originNameApproval numberAddressNameApproval numberAddressNameApproval numberAddressI.12.I.13. Place of loadingAddressApproval numberI.14. Date of departuretime of departureI.15. Means of transportAeroplaneShipRailway wagonRoad vehicleOtherIdentification:Documentary references:I.16. Entry BIP in EUI.17. No.(s) of CITESI.18. Description of commodityI.19. Commodity code (HS code)I.20. QuantityI.21.I.22. Number of packagesI.23. Identification of container/Seal numberI.24.I.25. Commodities certified forSlaughterGame restockingI.26.I.27. For import or admission into EUI.28. Identification of the commoditiesSpecies(Scientific name)Quantity Part II: CertificationCOUNTRYSRP (slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking game supplies other than ratites)II. Health informationII.a. Certificate reference numberII.b.II.1 Animal health attestationI, the undersigned official veterinarian, hereby certify that the poultry (1) described in this certificate:II.1.1 meet the provisions of Directive 90/539/EEC;II.1.2 has remained on:(2)(3) either [the territory of code …;](3)(4) or [compartment(s) …;]for at least six weeks or since hatching if less than six weeks old prior to import to the Community. Where it was imported into the country, territory, zone or compartment of origin, this took place in accordance with veterinary conditions at least as strict as the relevant requirements of Directive 90/539/EEC and any subsidiary Decisions;II.1.3 come from:(2)(3) either [the territory of code …;](3)(4) or [compartment(s) …;](a) which, at the date of issue of this certificate, was free from Newcastle disease as defined in Regulation (EC) No 798/2008;(b) where a surveillance programme for avian influenza according to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 is carried out;II.1.4 come from:(2)(3) either [the territory of code …;](3)(4) or [compartment(s) …;](3) either [II.1.4.1 which, at the date of issue of this certificate was free from highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza as defined in Regulation (EC) No 798/2008;](3) or [II.1.4.1 which, at the date of issue of this certificate was free from highly pathogenic avian influenza as defined in Regulation (EC) No 798/2008, and(3) either [(a) the poultry come from an establishment in which within the 21 days prior to import to the Community avian influenza surveillance has been carried out with negative results;](3) or [(a) during the past 21 days prior to import to the Community the poultry have been kept separately from other poultry and a virus detection test with negative testing results for avian influenza has been carried out on a random sample of cloacal and tracheal/or oropharyngeal swabs taken from at least 60 poultry in the consignment or from all poultry if less than 60 are present in the consignment;](b) the poultry come from an establishment:around which within a 1 km radius low pathogenic avian influenza has not been present within the last 30 days on any establishment;where there has been no epidemiological link to an establishment where avian influenza has been detected within the last 30 days;]II.1.5 come from a flock where vaccination against avian influenza has not been carried out;II.1.6 have been kept since hatching or for at least the previous 30 days on the establishment(s) of origin;(a) which is (are) not subject to any animal health restriction;(b) within a 10 km radius of which, including, where appropriate, the territory of a neighbouring country, there has been no outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza or Newcastle disease for at least the previous 30 days;II.1.7 come from flocks which:(a) have been examined at the date of issue of this certificate and showed no clinical signs of or grounds for suspecting any disease;(3) either [(b) have not been vaccinated against Newcastle disease;] COUNTRYSRP (slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking game supplies other than ratites)II. Health informationII.a. Certificate reference numberII.b.(3) or [(b) have been vaccinated against Newcastle disease using:(name and type (live or inactivated) of Newcastle disease virus strain used in vaccine(s))at the age of … weeks;](5) [(c) have been vaccinated using officially approved vaccines on… against … (repeat as necessary);]II.1.8 during the period mentioned in II.1.6 has had no contact with poultry not meeting the requirements laid down in this certificate or with wild birds.II.2. Public health additional guarantees(6) [The Salmonella control programme referred to in Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 and the specific requirements for the use of antimicrobials and vaccines in Regulation (EC) No 1177/2006, have been applied to the flock of origin and the flock has been tested for Salmonella serotypes of public health significance.Date of last sampling of the flock from which the testing result is known: …Result of all testing in the flock:(3)(7) either [positive;](3)(7) or [negative;]For reasons other than the Salmonella control programme, within the last three weeks prior to import:(3) either antimicrobials were not administered to the slaughter poultry;](3)(8) or [the following antimicrobials were administered to the slaughter poultry: …;]II.3. Additional guaranteesI, the undersigned official veterinarian, further certify that:(9)[II.3.1 where the consignment is intended for a Member State the status of which has been established in accordance with Article 12(2) of Directive 90/539/EEC, the poultry described in this certificate come from flocks which:(3) either [have not been vaccinated against Newcastle disease and underwent serological examination for the presence of Newcastle disease antibodies in the 14 days preceding consignment and tested negative;](3) or [have been vaccinated against Newcastle disease but not with a live vaccine in the 30 days preceding consignment and underwent a virus isolation test for Newcastle disease in the 14 days preceding consignment on a random sample of cloacal swabs or faeces samples from at least 60 birds and tested negative;](5)II.3.2 [the following additional guarantees, laid down by the Member State of destination in accordance with Articles 13 and/or 14 of Directive 90/539/EEC, are provided:(9)[II.3.3 if the Member State of destination is Finland or Sweden, the poultry:(3) either [underwent a microbiological test by sampling on the establishment of origin and tested negative in accordance with Council Decision 95/410/EC;](3) or [come from an establishment subject to a programme recognised by the European Commission as equivalent to the national programme of Finland or Sweden, as appropriate;] COUNTRYSRP (slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking game supplies other than ratites)II. Health informationII.a. Certificate reference numberII.b.II.4. Additional health requirements(10) [although the use of vaccines against Newcastle disease which do not fulfil the specific requirements of Annex VI (II) to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 is not prohibited in:(2)(3) either [the territory of code …;](3)(4) or [compartment(s) …;]the poultry described in this certificate:(a) has not been vaccinated for at least the previous 12 months with such vaccines;(b) come from a flock which underwent a virus isolation test for Newcastle disease, carried out in an official laboratory not earlier than 14 days preceding consignment on a random sample of cloacal swabs from at least 60 birds in each flock concerned and in which no avian paramyxoviruses with an Intracerebral Pathogenicity Index (ICPI) of more than 0,4 were found;(c) during the last 60 days before consignment, has not been in contact with poultry that does not fulfil the conditions in (a) and (b);(d) has been kept in isolation under official surveillance on the establishment of origin in the 14-day period mentioned in (b).](11)II.5. Animal transport attestationI, the undersigned official veterinarian, further certify that the poultry are transported in crates or cages which:(a) contain only poultry of the same species, category and type coming from the same establishment;(b) are closed in accordance with the instructions of the competent authority to avoid any possibility of substitution of the contents;(c) in addition to the vehicles in which they are transported, are designed to:(i) prevent any excrement escaping and reduce to a minimum any loss of feathers during transport;(ii) allow visual inspection of the poultry;(iii) allow cleansing and disinfecting;(d) in addition to the vehicles in which they are transported, have been cleansed and disinfected before loading in accordance with the instructions of the competent authority.NotesPart I:Box I.8: provide the code for the zone or name of the compartment of origin, if necessary, as defined under code of column 2 of Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008.Box I.15: Indicate the registration number(s) of railway wagons and lorries, the names of ships and, if known, the flight numbers of aircraft. In the case of transport in containers or boxes, the total number of these and their registration and where there is a serial number of the seal it has to be indicated in box I.23.Box I.19: use the appropriate Harmonised System (HS) code of the World Customs Organisation: 01.05 or 01.06.39. COUNTRYSRP (slaughter poultry and poultry for restocking game supplies other than ratites)II. Health informationII.a. Certificate reference numberII.b.Part II:(1) Poultry as defined in Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 with the exception of ratites.(2) Code of the territory as it appears in column 2 of Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008.(3) Keep as appropriate.(4) Insert the name of compartment(s).(5) Complete if appropriate.(6) This guarantee applies only for poultry belonging to the species of Gallus gallus.(7) If any of the results were positive for the following serotypes during the life of the flock of origin indicate as positive: Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium.(8) Complete if appropriate: indicate the name and active substance of antimicrobials used.(9) To delete if consignment is not intended for Finland and Sweden.(10) This guarantee is required only for poultry coming from countries, territories, zones or compartments where Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 applies.(11) Please note that according to Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 animals will be checked by Member States' competent authorities to check if they are fit to continue the journey after entry into the Community. In the case the requirements are not fulfilled, the animals need to be unloaded and further measures taken.This certificate is valid for 10 days.Official veterinarianName (in capital letters):Date:Stamp:Qualification and title:Signature:



( 1 ) OJ L 303, 31.10.1990, p. 6.

( 2 ) OJ L 18, 23.1.2003, p. 11.

( 3 ) OJ L 325, 12.12.2003, p. 1.

( 4 ) OJ L 226, 23.8.2008, p. 1.

( 5 ) OJ L 332, 18.12.2007, p. 81.

( 6 ) OJ L 114, 30.4.2002, p. 132.

( 7 ) OJ L 212, 2.8.2006, p. 3.

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