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Document 32023R2809

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2809 of 21 December 2023 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States in the lists of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry and germinal products of poultry, and of fresh meat of poultry and game birds

C/2023/9258

OJ L, 2023/2809, 22.12.2023, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/2809/oj (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/2809/oj

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2023/2809

22.12.2023

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/2809

of 21 December 2023

amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States in the lists of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry and germinal products of poultry, and of 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) lays down the lists of third countries, or territories, or zones 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. Those lists and certain general rules concerning those lists are set out in Annexes I to XXII to that Regulation.

(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 and germinal products of poultry, and of fresh meat of poultry and game birds.

(5)

Canada has notified the Commission of 12 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in the provinces of Alberta (4), British Columbia (3), Manitoba (1), Quebec (2), and Saskatchewan (2), which were confirmed between 9 November 2023 and 5 December 2023 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(6)

The United Kingdom has notified the Commission of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in Scotland, on the Orkney Islands, which was confirmed on 22 November 2023 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(7)

The United States notified the Commission of six outbreaks of HPAI in poultry in the states of Arkansas (1), California (3), New York (1) and South Dakota (1) which were confirmed between 7 December 2023 and 13 December 2023 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(8)

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

(9)

Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States have submitted information to the Commission on the epidemiological situation on their territories and the measures taken to prevent the further spread of HPAI.

(10)

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

(11)

In addition, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States have provided updated information to the Commission in relation to the epidemiological situation on their territories as regards HPAI that gave rise to the suspension of the entry of certain products into the Union, as set out in Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404.

(12)

Canada has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to outbreaks of HPAI in the provinces of Alberta (1), Quebec (1), and Saskatchewan (2), which were confirmed between 25 October 2023 and 31 October 2023 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(13)

The United Kingdom has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to an outbreak of HPAI in turkey in Lincolnshire, England, which was confirmed on 9 November 2023.

(14)

The United States has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to two outbreaks of HPAI in poultry establishments in the states of Minnesota and South Dakota, which were confirmed on 3 November 2023 and 25 October 2023, respectively.

(15)

Canada, 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 the outbreaks of HPAI, they have implemented a stamping out policy in order to control and limit the spread of that disease, and also completed the requisite cleaning and disinfection following the implementation of the stamping out policy on the infected poultry establishment on their territories.

(16)

The Commission has evaluated the information submitted by Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, and considers that they have provided appropriate guarantees that the animal health situation that gave rise to the suspension of the entry of consignments of certain products into the Union from the concerned zones in those third countries, as set out in Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404, no longer represents a threat to animal or public health within the Union, and that, consequently, the entry into the Union of those consignments from the concerned zones of Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, from which entry into the Union had been suspended, should be reauthorised.

(17)

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

(18)

Taking into account the current epidemiological situation in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States as regards HPAI, and in order to avoid unnecessary disruption of trade with those third countries, 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.

(19)

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

Entry into force and applicability

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, 21 December 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, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_del/2020/692/oj).

(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, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2021/404/oj).


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 following row for the zone CA-2.198 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.198

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

N, P1

 

25.10.2023

18.12.2023’

(ii)

in the entry for Canada, the following rows for the zones CA-2.201, CA-2.202 and CA-2.203 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.201

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

N, P1

 

25.10.2023

18.12.2023

CA-2.202

N, P1

 

30.10.2023

18.12.2023

CA-2.203

N, P1

 

31.10.2023

18.12.2023’

(iii)

in the entry for Canada, the following rows for the zones CA-2.215 to CA-2.226 are added after the row for the zone CA-2.214:

CA

Canada

CA-2.215

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

N, P1

 

9.11.2023

 

CA-2.216

N, P1

 

15.11.2023

 

CA-2.217

N, P1

 

10.11.2023

 

CA-2.218

N, P1

 

17.11.2023

 

CA-2.219

N, P1

 

15.11.2023

 

CA-2.220

N, P1

 

23.11.2023

 

CA-2.221

N, P1

 

25.11.2023

 

CA-2.222

N, P1

 

24.11.2023

 

CA-2.223

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

 

CA-2.224

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

 

CA-2.225

N, P1

 

4.12.2023

 

CA-2.226

N, P1

 

5.12.2023’

 

(iv)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the row for the zone GB-2.324 is replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.324

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

N, P1

 

9.11.2023

14.12.2023’

(v)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the following row for the zone GB-2.327 is added after the row for the zone GB-2.326:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.327

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

N, P1

 

22.11.2023’

 

(vi)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.478 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.478

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

N, P1

 

25.10.2023

13.12.2023’

(vii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.491 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.491

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

N, P1

 

3.11.2023

17.12.2023’

(viii)

in the entry for the United States, the following rows for the zones US-2.578 to US-2.583 are added after the row for the zone US-2.577:

US

United States

US-2.578

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

N, P1

 

12.12.2023

 

US-2.579

N, P1

 

12.12.2023

 

US-2.580

N, P1

 

12.12.2023

 

US-2.581

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

 

US-2.582

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

 

US-2.583

N, P1

 

7.12.2023’

 

(b)

Part 2 is amended as follows:

(i)

in the entry for Canada, the following descriptions for the zones CA-2.215 to CA-2.226 are added after the row for the zone CA-2.214:

‘Canada

CA-2.215

Manitoba – Latitude 49.23, Longitude –97.72

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Blumengart, Friedensruh, Gnadenthal, Plum Coulee, and Reinfeld

10 km SZ: Hamburg, Neuenberg, Reinland, Rosetown, Schanzenfeld, and Winkler

CA-2.216

Quebec – Latitude 45.46, Longitude –72.86

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Saint-Césaire and Saint Paul-D’Abbotsford

10 km SZ: Ange-Gardien, Granby, Rougement, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, Saint Damase, Sainte-Brigide-d’Iberville, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton and Sainte-Pie

CA-2.217

Saskatchewan – Latitude 52.27, Longitude –105.52

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Bruno

10 km SZ: Dana, Muskiki Springs, and Peterson

CA-2.218

British Columbia – Latitude 49.13, Longitude –122.77

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Surrey

10 km SZ: Delta, Langley, Langley Township, and Surrey

CA-2.219

Saskatchewan – Latitude 54.16, Longitude –108.69

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Rapid View

10 km SZ: Blue Bell, Four Corners and Loon River

CA-2.220

British Columbia – Latitude 49.08, Longitude –122.5

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Aldergrove

10 km SZ: Abbotsford, Fort Langley, Langley, Langley Township, and Maple Ridge

CA-2.221

British Columbia – Latitude 49.14, Longitude –121.86

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Chilliwack

10 km SZ: Agassiz and Harrison Mills

CA-2.222

Alberta – Latitude 49.74, Longitude –112.1

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Taber

10 km SZ: Cranford and Fincastle

CA-2.223

Alberta – Latitude 53.76, Longitude –114.65

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Darwell

10 km SZ: Cherhill, Glenevis, Alexis, West Cove Lake Isle

CA-2.224

Alberta – Latitude 49.69, Longitude –112.8

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Wilson

10 km SZ: Stewart

CA-2.225

Quebec – Latitude 45.5, Longitude –72.89

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Saint-Dominique

10 km SZ: Saint-Hyacinthe, La Providence, Douville, Saint-Damase, La Presqu’île, Saint-Pie, Émileville, Jogues and La Carrière

CA-2.226

Alberta – Latitude 49.79, Longitude –112.11

The municipalities involved are:

3 km PZ: Taber

10 km SZ: Taber’

(ii)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the following description of the zone GB-2.327 is added after the description of the zone GB-2.326:

‘United Kingdom

GB-2.327

near Finstown, Orkney Islands, Scotland, GB

The area contained within a circle of a radius of 10 km, centred on WGS84 dec, coordinates Lat: N59.02 and Long: W3.08’

(iii)

in the entry for the United States, the following descriptions of the zones US–2.578 to US-2.583 are added after the description of the zone US-2.577:

‘United States

US-2.578

State of South Dakota

Lake 03

Lake County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 97.0904603°W 43.9606440°N)

US-2.579

State of New York

Dutchess 02

Dutchess County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 73.6502185°W 41.7533890°N)

US-2.580

State of California

San Joaquin 04

San Joaquin County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 121.1146566°W 38.1722612°N)

US-2.581

State of California

Merced 03

Merced County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 120.8530684°W 37.5109607°N)

US-2.582

State of California

Merced 04

Merced County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 120.9945284°W 37.2756465°N)

US-2.583

State of Arkansas

Carroll 02

Carroll County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 93.3228772°W 36.4217989°N)’

(2)

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

(a)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zone CA-2.198 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.198

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

25.10.2023

18.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

25.10.2023

18.12.2023’

(b)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zones CA-2.201, CA-2.202 and CA-2.203 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.201

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

25.10.2023

18.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

25.10.2023

18.12.2023

CA-2.202

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

30.10.2023

18.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

30.10.2023

18.12.2023

CA-2.203

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

31.10.2023

18.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

31.10.2023

18.12.2023’

(c)

in the entry for Canada, the following rows for the zones CA-2.215 to CA-2.226 are added after the row for the zone CA-2.214:

CA

Canada

CA-2.215

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

9.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

9.11.2023

 

CA-2.216

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

15.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

15.11.2023

 

CA-2.217

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

10.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

10.11.2023

 

CA-2.,218

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

17.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

17.11.2023

 

CA-2.219

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

15.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

15.11.2023

 

CA-2.220

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

23.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

23.11.2023

 

CA-2.221

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

25.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

25.11.2023

 

CA-2.222

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

24.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

24.11.2023

 

CA-2.223

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

27.11.2023

 

CA-2.224

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

27.11.2023

 

CA-2.225

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

4.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

4.12.2023

 

CA-2.226

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

5.12.2023’

 

(d)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the rows for the zone GB-2.324 are replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.324

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

9.11.2023

14.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

9.11.2023

14.12.2023’

(e)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the following rows for the zone GB-2.327 are added after the rows for the zone GB-2.326:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.327

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

22.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

22.11.2023’

 

(f)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.478 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.478

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

25.10.2023

13.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

25.10.2023

13.12.2023’

(g)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.491 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.491

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

3.11.2023

17.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

3.11.2023

17.12.2023’

(h)

in the entry for the United States, the following rows for the zones US-2.578 to US-2.583 are added after the rows for the zone US-2.577:

US

United States

US-2.578

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

12.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

12.12.2023

 

US-2.579

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

12.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

12.12.2023

 

US-2.580

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

12.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

12.12.2023

 

US-2.581

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

13.12.2023

 

US–2,582

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

13.12.2023

 

US-2.583

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

7.12.2023’

 


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