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Document 32023R1125

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/1125 of 8 June 2023 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States in the lists of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry, germinal products of poultry and fresh meat of poultry and game birds (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2023/3847

OJ L 149, 9.6.2023, p. 2–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/1125/oj

9.6.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 149/2


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/1125

of 8 June 2023

amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States in the lists of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry, germinal products of poultry and fresh meat of poultry and game birds

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on transmissible animal diseases and amending and repealing certain acts in the area of animal health (‘Animal Health Law’) (1), and in particular Articles 230(1) and 232(1) and (3) thereof.

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) 2016/429 provides that consignments of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin must come from a third country or territory, or zone or compartment thereof, listed in accordance with Article 230(1) of that Regulation in order to enter the Union.

(2)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692 (2) lays down the animal health requirements that consignments of certain species and categories of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin, from third countries or territories, or zones thereof, or compartments thereof in the case of aquaculture animals, must comply with in order to enter the Union.

(3)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 (3) establishes the lists of third countries, or territories, or zones or compartments thereof, from which the entry into the Union of the species and categories of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin falling within the scope of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692 is permitted.

(4)

More particularly, Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 set out the lists of third countries, or territories, or zones thereof authorised for the entry into the Union, respectively, of consignments of poultry, germinal products of poultry, and of fresh meat of poultry and game birds.

(5)

The United Kingdom has notified the Commission of two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in the counties of East Sussex and Lincolnshire in England, which were confirmed on 18 May 2023 and 24 May 2023, respectively, by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(6)

Following those recent outbreaks of HPAI, the veterinary authorities of the United Kingdom established restricted zones of at least 10 km around the affected establishments and implemented a stamping-out policy in order to control the presence of HPAI and limit the spread of that disease.

(7)

The United Kingdom has submitted information to the Commission on the epidemiological situation on its territory and the measures taken to prevent the further spread of HPAI.

(8)

That information has been evaluated by the Commission. The Commision considers that, in view of the animal health situation in the areas under restrictions established by the veterinary authorities of the United Kingdom, the entry into the Union of consigments of poultry, germinal products of poultry, and fresh meat of poultry and game birds from those areas should be suspended, in order to protect the animal health status of the Union.

(9)

Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States have provided updated information in relation to situations that gave rise to the suspension of the entry of some products into the Union.

(10)

In particular, Canada has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation on its territory in relation to eight outbreaks of HPAI in poultry establishments in the provinces of Ontario (2), Quebec (5) and Saskatchewan (1) which were confirmed between 26 September 2022 and 18 April 2023.

(11)

In addition, Chile has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation on its territory in relation to five outbreaks of HPAI in poultry establishments in the regions of Valparaíso (4) and O'Higgins (1), which were confirmed between 12 March 2023 and 20 April 2023.

(12)

Moreover, the United Kingdom has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation on its territory in relation to an outbreak of HPAI in poultry establishments in the county of Yorkshire in England, United Kingdom, which was confirmed on 13 April 2023.

(13)

Furthermore, the United States has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation on its territory in relation to 11 outbreaks of HPAI in poultry establishments in the states of California (1), Iowa (2), Mississippi (1), Nebraska (1), New York (1), Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota (1), Washington (1), which were confirmed between 12 December 2022 and 19 April 2023.

(14)

Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States have also submitted information on the measures they have taken to prevent the further spread of HPAI. In particular, following those outbreaks of that disease, Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States have implemented a stamping out policy in order to control and limit the spread of that disease, and they have also completed the requisite cleaning and disinfection following the implementation of the stamping out policy on the infected poultry establishments on their territories.

(15)

The Commission has evaluated the information submitted by Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Commission considers that Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States have provided appropriate guarantees that the animal health situation that gave rise to the suspensions, no longer represents a threat to animal or public health within the Union, and that, consequently, the entry into the Union of poultry commodities from the zones of those countries from which entry into the Union had been suspended should be reauthorised.

(16)

Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 should be therefore amended to take account of the current epidemiological situation as regards HPAI in Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States.

(17)

Taking into account the current epidemiological situation in Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States as regards HPAI and the serious risk of its introduction into the Union, the amendments to be made to Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 by this Regulation should take effect as a matter of urgency.

(18)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of 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 June 2023.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 84, 31.3.2016, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692 of 30 January 2020 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards rules for entry into the Union, and the movement and handling after entry of consignments of certain animals, germinal products and products of animal origin (OJ L 174, 3.6.2020, p. 379).

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 of 24 March 2021 laying down the lists of third countries, territories or zones thereof from which the entry into the Union of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin is permitted in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 114, 31.3.2021, p. 1).


ANNEX

Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 are amended as follows:

(1)

Annex V is amended as follows:

(a)

in Part 1, Section B is amended as follows:

(i)

in the entry for Canada, the row for the zone CA-2.100 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.100

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

26.9.2023

5.6.2023’;

(ii)

in the entry for Canada, the row for the zone CA-2.174 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.174

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

8.2.2023

29.5.2023’;

(iii)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zones CA-2.176, CA-2.177 and CA-2.178 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.176

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

10.3.2023

29.5.2023

CA-2.177

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

14.3.2023

29.5.2023

CA-2.178

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

27.3.2023

29.5.2023’;

(iv)

in the entry for Canada, the row for the zone CA-2.180 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.180

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

4.4.2023

5.6.2023’;

(v)

in the entry for Canada, the row for the zone CA-2.183 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.183

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

12.4.2023

29.5.2023’;

(vi)

in the entry for Canada, the row for the zone CA-2.186 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.186

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

18.4.2023

5.6.2023’;

(vii)

in the entry for Chile, the row for the zone CL-2.1 is replaced by the following:

CL

Chile

Cl-2.1

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

12.3.2023

31.5.2023’;

(viii)

in the entry for Chile, the row for the zone CL-2.4 is replaced by the following:

CL

Chile

Cl-2.4

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

30.3.2022

31.5.2023’;

(ix)

in the entry for Chile, the rows for the zones CL-2.7, CL-2.8 and CL-2.9 are replaced by the following:

CL

Chile

Cl-2.7

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

14.4.2023

31.5.2023

Cl-2.8

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

18.4.2023

31.5.2023

Cl-2.9

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

20.4.2023

31.5.2023’;

(x)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the row for the zone GB-2.299 is replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.299

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

13.4.2023

21.5.2023’;

(xi)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the following rows for the zones GB-2.304 and GB-2.305 are added after the row for the zone GB-2.303:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.304

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

18.5.2023

 

GB-2.305

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

24.5.2023’;

 

(xii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.379 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.379

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

12.12.2022

24.5.2023’;

(xiii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.385 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.385

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

14.12.2022

30.5.2023’;

(xiv)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.394 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.394

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

22.12.2022

3.6.2023’;

(xv)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.397 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.397

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

30.12.2022

29.5.2023’;

(xvi)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.406 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.406

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

25.1.2023

25.5.2023’;

(xvii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.410 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.410

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

7.2.2023

18.5.2023’;

(xviii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.415 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.415

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

21.2.2023

20.5.2023’;

(xix)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.430 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.430

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

3.3.2023

20.5.2023’;

(xx)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.442 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.442

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

16.3.2023

1.6.2023’;

(xxi)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US-2.453 and US-2.454 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.453

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

18.4.2023

20.5.2023

US-2.454

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, SP, SR, POU-LT20, HEP, HER, HE-LT20

N, P1

 

19.4.2023

4.6.2023’;

(b)

Part 2 is amended as follows:

(i)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the following descriptions of the zones GB-2.304 and GB-2.305 are added after the description of the zone GB-2.303:

‘United Kingdom

GB-2.304

near Uckfield, Wealden, East Sussex, England, GB

The area contained with a circle of a radius of 3km, centred on WGS84 dec, coordinates Lat: N50.92 and Long: E0.18

GB-2.305

near Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, England, GB

The area contained with a circle of a radius of 10km, centred on WGS84 dec, coordinates Lat: N53.54 and Long: W0.69’;

(2)

in Annex XIV, in Part 1, Section B is amended as follows:

(i)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zone CA-2.100 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.100

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

26.9.2023

5.6.2023

GBM

P1

 

26.9.2023

5.6.2023’;

(ii)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zone CA-2.174 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.174

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

8.2.2023

29.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

8.2.2023

29.5.2023’;

(iii)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zones CA-2.176, CA-2.177 and CA-2.178 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.176

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

10.3.2023

29.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

10.3.2023

29.5.2023

CA-2.177

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

14.3.2023

29.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

14.3.2023

29.5.2023

CA-2.178

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.3.2023

29.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

27.3.2023

29.5.2023’;

(iv)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zone CA-2.180 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.180

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

4.4.2023

5.6.2023

GBM

P1

 

4.4.2023

5.6.2023’;

(v)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zone CA-2.183 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.183

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

12.4.2023

29.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

12.4.2023

29.5.2023’;

(vi)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zone CA-2.186 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.186

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.4.2023

5.6.2023

GBM

P1

 

18.4.2023

5.6.2023’;

(vii)

in the entry for Chile, the rows for the zone CL-2.1 are replaced by the following:

CL

Chile

CL-2.1

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

12.3.2023

31.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

12.3.2023

31.5.2023’;

(viii)

in the entry for Chile, the rows for the zone CL-2.4 are replaced by the following:

CL

Chile

CL-2.4

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

30.3.2022

31.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

30.3.2022

31.5.2023’;

(ix)

in the entry for Chile, the rows for the zones CL-2.7, CL-2.8 and CL-2.9 are replaced by the following:

CL

Chile

CL-2.7

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

14.4.2023

31.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

14.4.2023

31.5.2023

CL-2.8

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.4.2023

31.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

18.4.2023

31.5.2023

CL-2.9

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

20.4.2023

31.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

20.4.2023

31.5.2023’;

(x)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the rows for the zone GB-2.299 are replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.299

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

13.4.2023

21.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

13.4.2023

21.5.2023’;

(xi)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the following rows for the zones GB-2.304 and GB-2.305 are added after the row for the zone GB-2.303:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.304

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.5.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

18.5.2023

 

GB-2.305

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

24.5.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

24.5.2023;’

 

(xii)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.379 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.379

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

12.12.2022

24.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

12.12.2022

24.5.2023’;

(xiii)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.385 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.385

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

14.12.2022

30.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

14.12.2022

30.5.2023’;

(xiv)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.394 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.394

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

22.12.2022

3.6.2023

GBM

P1

 

22.12.2022

3.6.2023’;

(xv)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.397 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.397

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

30.12.2022

29.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

30.12.2022

29.5.2023’;

(xvi)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.406 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.406

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

25.1.2023

25.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

25.1.2023

25.5.2023’;

(xvii)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.410 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.410

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

7.2.2023

18.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

7.2.2023

18.5.2023’;

(xviii)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.415 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.415

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

21.2.2023

20.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

21.2.2023

20.5.2023’;

(xix)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.430 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.430

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

3.3.2023

20.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

3.3.2023

20.5.2023’;

(xx)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.442 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.442

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

16.3.2023

1.6.2023

GBM

P1

 

16.3.2023

1.6.2023’;

(xxi)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US-2.453 and US-2.454 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.453

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.4.2023

20.5.2023

GBM

P1

 

18.4.2023

20.5.2023

US-2.454

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

19.4.2023

4.6.2023

GBM

P1

 

19.4.2023

4.6.2023’.


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