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Document 32010R0241

Commission Regulation (EU) No 241/2010 of 8 March 2010 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the inclusion of Belarus in the list of third countries set out in that Regulation in order to permit transit from Belarus through the Union of eggs and egg products for human consumption and modifying certification for day-old chicks of poultry other than ratites (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 77, 24.3.2010, p. 1–16 (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 043 P. 117 - 132

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 20/04/2021; Implicitly repealed by 32020R0692

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2010/241/oj

24.3.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 77/1


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 241/2010

of 8 March 2010

amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the inclusion of Belarus in the list of third countries set out in that Regulation in order to permit transit from Belarus through the Union of eggs and egg products for human consumption and modifying certification for day-old chicks of poultry other than ratites

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 2009/158/EC of 30 November 2009 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of, poultry and hatching eggs (1), and in particular Article 26(2) 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 and Article 9(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2009/158/EC lays down the animal health conditions governing trade within the Union and imports from third countries of, poultry and hatching eggs and provides for model certificates for imports of these commodities.

(2)

Directive 2002/99/EC lays down the animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption and provides for establishing specific rules and certification for transit.

(3)

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 (3) provides that the commodities covered by it are only to be imported into and transited through the Union 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. The models of the veterinary certificates to accompany them are set out in Part 2 of that Annex.

(4)

Belarus is currently not listed in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008. It has requested to be included in that list and has submitted information to the Commission concerning its compliance with the requirements of that Regulation.

(5)

The Commission has taken a positive view of the information submitted by Belarus as regards the animal health conditions in that third country required for transit of eggs and egg products for human consumption through the Union. Therefore, it is appropriate to include that third country in the list set out in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008. However, pending the outcome of an inspection to be carried out by the Food and Veterinary Office in Belarus, the inclusion in the list should be limited to the transit of eggs and egg products for human consumption from that third country through the Union with the final destination in other third countries as the animal health risk from such introduction is very low. Such authorisation should be granted subject to the additional guarantee that the transit is carried out by road or by rail in lorries or railway wagons which have been sealed with a serially numbered seal.

(6)

As this is intended to be an interim measure it should only remain in force for 18 months from the date of entry into force.

(7)

The entry for Belarus should therefore be inserted in the list in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 and a new entry in the section ‘Additional guarantees’ in Part 2 of Annex I should be added.

(8)

Experience has shown that certification of the animal health conditions of day-old chicks by the official veterinarian at the time of consignment for imports into the Union can pose practical problems to third country competent authorities.

(9)

In order to take into account the production practices and certification procedures while ensuring that the necessary animal health conditions continue to be met, the model veterinary certificate for day-old chicks in Part 2 of Annex I should be modified.

(10)

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(11)

It is appropriate to provide for a transitional period to permit Member States and industry to take the necessary measures to comply with the applicable veterinary certification requirements provided for in this Regulation.

(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

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

Article 2

Commodities in respect of which the relevant veterinary certificates have been issued in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 may continue to be imported into or transited through the Union until 1 June 2010.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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

Done at Brussels, 8 March 2010.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 74.

(2)  OJ L 18, 23.1.2003, p. 11.

(3)  OJ L 226, 23.8.2008, p. 1.


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

 

N

 

 

A

 

 

BR-2

States of:

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

BPP, DOC, HEP, SRP

 

N

 

 

 

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

 

N

 

 

 

 

S4

BW — Botswana

BW-0

Whole country

SPF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EP, E

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4

BPR

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOR

II

 

 

 

 

 

 

HER

III

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAT

VII

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY — Belarus

BY-0

Whole country

EP and E (both “only for transit through the EU”)

IX

 

 

 

 

 

 

CA — Canada

CA-0

Whole country

SPF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EP, E

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4

BPR, BPP, DOR, HER, SRA, SRP

 

N

 

 

A

 

S1

DOC, HEP

 

L, N

 

 

 

WGM

VIII

 

 

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

N

 

 

A

 

S0

WGM

VIII

 

 

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

N

 

 

A

 

S2

EP, E, POU, RAT, WGM

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

IL — Israel

IL-0

Whole country

SPF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

N

 

 

A

 

S1

WGM

VIII

 

 

 

 

 

 

EP, E, POU, RAT

 

N

 

 

 

 

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 — Russia

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EP, E

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4

US — United States

US-0

Whole country

SPF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

N

 

 

A

 

S3

WGM

VIII

 

 

 

 

 

 

EP, E, POU, RAT

 

N

 

 

 

 

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 ‘Additional guarantees (AG)’ the following entry is added:

‘ “IX”

:

only transit through the Union of consignments of eggs and egg products for human consumption originating in Belarus and destined for other third countries shall be permitted subject to the condition that the transit is carried out by road or by rail in lorries or in railway wagons which have been sealed with a serially numbered seal. This authorisation for transit is time limited only until [dd/mm/yyyy — 18 months from date of entry into force].’

(b)

The model veterinary certificate DOC is replaced by the following:

Model veterinary certificate for day-old chicks FORM than of ratites

(DOC)

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

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

(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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