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Document 32023R2886

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2886 of 18 December 2023 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for 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/2023/9102

OJ L, 2023/2886, 22.12.2023, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/2886/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/2023/2886/oj

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2023/2886

22.12.2023

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/2886

of 18 December 2023

amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for 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)

The United States notified the Commission of 35 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in the states of Arkansas (2), California (8), Colorado (1), Kansas (2), Michigan (1), Minnesota (7), North Dakota (1), Ohio (3), South Dakota (5) and Wisconsin (5), which were confirmed between 22 November 2023 and 13 December 2023 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(6)

Following those recent outbreaks of HPAI, the veterinary authorities of 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.

(7)

The United States has submitted information to the Commission on the epidemiological situation on its territory, and the measures it has 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 States, the entry into the Union of consigments 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.

(9)

In addition, 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.

(10)

The United Kingdom has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to an outbreak of HPAI in backyard poultry in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, which was confirmed on 23 October 2023.

(11)

The United States have submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to three outbreaks of HPAI in poultry establishments in the states of Montana and South Dakota, which were confirmed on 10 October 2023 and 17 October 2023.

(12)

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.

(13)

The Commission has evaluated the information submitted by 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 the United Kingdom and the United States, from which entry into the Union had been suspended, should be reauthorised.

(14)

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 the United States and the United Kingdom.

(15)

Furthermore, Article 2 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2688 (4) provides for certain corrections to be made to Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the date of closing for a zone in the United Kingdom. An error has been detected as regards the reference to the Part of Annex XIV where one of those corrections should have been made. It is, therefore, appropriate to correct this error in Annex XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404. That Annex should, therefore, be corrected accordingly.

(16)

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

(17)

The correction of the error in Annex XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404, introduced by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2688, should apply from 16 November 2023, as this was the date of application of Part II of the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2688.

(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

Amendments to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404

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

Article 2

Correction to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404

Annex XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 is corrected in accordance with Part II of the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 3

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.

However, Article 2 shall apply from 16 November 2023.

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

Done at Brussels, 18 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).

(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).

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2688 of 24 November 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, germinal products of poultry, fresh meat of poultry and game birds (OJ L, 2023/2688, 28.11.2023, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/2688/oj).


ANNEX

PART I

Amendments to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404

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 the United Kingdom, the row for the zone GB–2.323 is replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB–2.323

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

N, P1

 

23.10.2023

27.11.2023’

(ii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US–2.463 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US–2.463

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

N, P1

 

10.10.2023

8.12.2023’

(iii)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US–2.467 and US–2.468 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US–2.467

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

N, P1

 

17.10.2023

30.11.2023

US–2.468

N, P1

 

17.10.2023

7.12.2023’

(iv)

in the entry for the United States, the following rows for the zones US–2.543 to US–2.577 are added after the row for the zone US–2.542:

US

United States

US–2.543

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

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

 

US–2.544

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

 

US–2.545

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

 

US–2.546

N, P1

 

30.11.2023

 

US–2.547

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

 

US–2.548

N, P1

 

30.11.2023

 

US–2.549

N, P1

 

30.11.2023

 

US–2.550

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

 

US–2.551

N, P1

 

22.11.2023

 

US–2.552

N, P1

 

28.11.2023

 

US–2.553

N, P1

 

28.11.2023

 

US–2.554

N, P1

 

1.12.2023

 

US–2.555

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

 

US–2.556

N, P1

 

4.12.2023

 

US–2.557

N, P1

 

4.12.2023

 

US–2.558

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

 

US–2.559

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

 

US–2.560

N, P1

 

6.12.2023

 

US–2.561

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

US–2.562

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

US–2.563

N, P1

 

4.12.2023

 

US–2.564

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

 

US–2.565

N, P1

 

6.12.2023

 

US–2.566

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

 

US–2.567

N, P1

 

6.12.2023

 

US–2.568

N, P1

 

6.12.2023

 

US–2.569

N, P1

 

8.12.2023

 

US–2.570

N, P1

 

6.12.2023

 

US–2.571

N, P1

 

8.12.2023

 

US–2.572

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

US–2.573

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

US–2.574

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

US–2.575

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

 

US–2.576

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

 

US–2.577

N, P1

 

11.12.2023’

 

(b)

in Part 2, in the entry for the United States, the following descriptions of the zones US–2.543 to US–2.577 are added after the description of the zone US–2.542:

‘United States

US–2.543

State of Minnesota

Douglas 01

Douglas County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 95.6955711°W 45.9256788°N)

US–2.544

State of Minnesota

Otter Tail 10

Otter Tail County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 95.3748140°W 46.3050912°N)

US–2.545

State of Minnesota

Becker 06

Becker County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 95.3932724°W 46.8711724°N)

US–2.546

State of Colorado

Bent 01

Bent County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 103.2823065°W 38.1502447°N)

US–2.547

State of California

Sonoma 03

Sonoma County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.7605781°W 38.3371032°N)

US–2.548

State of California

Sonoma 04

Sonoma County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.7228932°W 38.3382739°N)

US–2.549

State of California

San Benito 01

San Benito County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 121.3952720°W 36.9594033°N)

US–2.550

State of North Dakota

Dickey 05

Dickey County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.2183166°W 46.1667989°N)

US–2.551

State of Wisconsin

Trempealeau 01

Trempealeau County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 91.2847172°W 44.1768369°N)

US–2.552

State of Wisconsin

Trempealeau 02

Trempealeau County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 91.3960710°W 44.2674511°N)

US–2.553

State of Wisconsin

Trempealeau 03

Trempealeau County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 91.3106620°W 44.1842181°N)

US–2.554

State of Ohio

Darke 01

Darke County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 84.5789983°W 40.3126236°N)

US–2.555

State of Arkansas

Carroll 01

Carroll County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 93.3978602°W 36.3984114°N)

US–2.556

State of Arkansas

Johnson 01

Johnson County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 93.5966030°W 35.6615779°N

US–2.557

State of Wisconsin

Barron 08

Barron County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 91.5552568°W 45.3504318°N)

US–2.558

State of California

Stanislaus 03

Stanislaus County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 121.0094500°W 37.5205789°N)

US–2.559

State of California

Stanislaus 04

Stanislaus County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 121.0145742°W 37.5160376°N)

US–2.560

State of California

Sonoma 05

Sonoma County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.7210055°W 38.3482743°N)

US–2.561

State of California

Sonoma 06

Sonoma County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.8526387°W 38.3578766°N)

US–2.562

State of California

Stanislaus 05

Stanislaus County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 121.0109598°W 37.5159786°N)

US–2.563

State of South Dakota

McPherson 10

McPherson County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.7911109°W 45.7550100°N)

US–2.564

State of South Dakota

Spink 10

Spink County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.0528429°W 44.8284039°N)

US–2.565

State of South Dakota

Hamlin 05

Hamlin County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 96.8990933°W 44.7313639°N)

US–2.566

State of Minnesota

Otter Tail 11

Otter Tail County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 95.8281061°W 46.3777320°N)

US–2.567

State of Minnesota

Becker 07

Becker County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 95.3724124°W 46.8840421°N)

US–2.568

State of Minnesota

Todd 09

Todd County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 95.1035598°W 46.2955791°N)

US–2.569

State of Wisconsin

Barron 09

Barron County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 91.5584300°W 45.3634617°N)

US–2.570

State of South Dakota

Bon Homme 03

Bon Homme County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 97.9305374°W 43.1815726°N)

US–2.571

State of South Dakota

Charles Mix 08

Charles Mix County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.4674689°W 43.3093378°N)

US–2.572

State of Ohio

Darke 02

Darke County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 84.5981080°W 40.4299041°N)

US–2.573

State of Ohio

Hardin 01

Hardin County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 83.4249651°W 40.6182496°N)

US–2.574

State of Michigan

Montmorency 01

Montmorency County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 83.9017294°W 45.1913416°N)

US–2.575

State of Kansas

Rice 01

Rice County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.3908652°W 38.4526958°N)

US–2.576

State of Kansas

McPherson 02

McPherson County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 97.8379580°W 38.4528984°N)

US–2.577

State of Minnesota

Olmsted 01

Olmsted County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 92.4239373°W 44.0487999°N)’

(2)

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

(a)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the rows for the zone GB–2.323 are replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB–2.323

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

23.10.2023

27.11.2023

GBM

P1

 

23.10.2023

27.11.2023’

(b)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US–2.463 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US–2.463

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

10.10.2023

8.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

10.10.2023

8.12.2023’

(c)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US–2.467 and US–2.468 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US–2.467

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

17.10.2023

30.11.2023

GBM

P1

 

17.10.2023

30.11.2023

US–2.468

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

17.10.2023

7.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

17.10.2023

7.12.2023’

(d)

in the entry for the United States, the following for the zones US–2.543 to US–2.577 are added after the row for the zone US–2.542:

US

United States

US–2.543

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

29.11.2023

 

US–2.544

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

29.11.2023

 

US–2.545

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

29.11.2023

 

US–2.546

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

30.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

30.11.2023

 

US–2.547

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

27.11.2023

 

US–2.548

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

30.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

30.11.2023

 

US–2.549

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

30.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

30.11.2023

 

US–2.550

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

29.11.2023

 

US–2.551

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

22.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

22.11.2023

 

US–2.552

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

28.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

28.11.2023

 

US–2.553

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

28.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

28.11.2023

 

US–2.554

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

1.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

1.12.2023

 

US–2.555

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

29.11.2023

 

US–2.556

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

4.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

4.12.2023

 

US–2.557

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

4.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

4.12.2023

 

US–2.558

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

5.12.2023

 

US–2.559

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

5.12.2023

 

US–2.560

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

6.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

6.12.2023

 

US–2.561

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

7.12.2023

 

US–2.562

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

7.12.2023

 

US–2.563

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

4.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

4.12.2023

 

US–2.564

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

5.12.2023

 

US–2.565

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

6.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

6.12.2023

 

US–2.566

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

5.12.2023

 

US–2.567

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

6.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

6.12.2023

 

US–2.568

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

6.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

6.12.2023

 

US–2.569

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

8.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

8.12.2023

 

US–2.570

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

6.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

6.12.2023

 

US–2.571

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

8.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

8.12.2023

 

US–2.572

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

7.12.2023

 

US–2.573

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

7.12.2023

 

US–2.574

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

7.12.2023

 

US–2.575

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

13.12.2023

 

US–2.576

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

13.12.2023

 

US–2.577

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

11.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

11.12.2023’

 

PART II

Correction to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404

In Annex XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404, in Part 1, Section B, in the entry for the United Kingdom, the rows for the zone GB–2.323 are replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB–2.323

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

23.10.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

23.10.2023’

 


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/2886/oj

ISSN 1977-0677 (electronic edition)


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