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Document 32008R1291

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. 22–35 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 03 Volume 031 P. 222 - 235

In force: This act has been changed. Current consolidated version: 01/07/2013

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2008/1291/oj

19.12.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 340/22


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:

Article 1

The control programmes submitted by Croatia to the Commission on 11 March 2008 in accordance with Article 10(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 are approved as regards 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.

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.

Done at Brussels, 18 December 2008.

For the Commission

Androulla VASSILIOU

Member of the Commission


(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.


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HR — Croatia

HR-0

Whole country

SPF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

A

 

S2

EP, E, POU, RAT, WGM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

(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)

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(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.’


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