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Document 32024R1453

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1453 of 17 May 2024 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for the United States in the lists of third countries, territories or zones thereof 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/2024/3459

OJ L, 2024/1453, 21.5.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2024/1453/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/2024/1453/oj

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2024/1453

21.5.2024

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2024/1453

of 17 May 2024

amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for the United States in the lists of third countries, territories or zones thereof 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 Implementing 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 has notified the Commission of six outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in the states of California (1), Idaho (1), Michigan (3) and Minnesota (1), which were confirmed between 24 April 2024 and 10 May 2024 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(6)

Following those recent outbreaks of HPAI, the veterinary authority 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 taken to prevent the further spread of HPAI following these recent outbreaks in the states of California, Idaho, Michigan and Minnesota.

(8)

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 authority of 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 concerned by the recent outbreaks in the states of California, Idaho, Michigan and Minnesota should be suspended, in order to protect the animal health status of the Union.

(9)

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

(10)

The United States has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to 11 outbreaks of HPAI in poultry in the states of California (3), Colorado (1), Indiana (1), Nebraska (1), North Carolina (1), North Dakota (1), Ohio (1), and Oregon (2), which were confirmed between 20 October 2023 and 20 February 2024 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(11)

The United States has also submitted information on the measures they have taken to prevent the further spread of HPAI. In particular, following these outbreaks of HPAI, the United States has 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 establishments.

(12)

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

(13)

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.

(14)

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

(15)

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 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, 17 May 2024.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 84, 31.3.2016, p. 1, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/429/oj.

(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, the entry for the United States is amended as follows:

(i)

the row for the zone US-2.475 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.475

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

N, P1

 

20.10.2023

1.4.2024’;

(ii)

the row for the zone US-2.514 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.514

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

N, P1

 

16.11.2023

18.4.2024’;

(iii)

the row for the zone US-2.525 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.525

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

N, P1

 

15.11.2023

18.4.2024’;

(iv)

the row for the zone US-2.561 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.561

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

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

21.4.2024’;

(v)

the row for the zone US-2.573 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.573

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

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

31.3.2024’;

(vi)

the row for the zone US-2.582 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.582

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

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

30.3.2024’;

(vii)

the row for the zone US-2.605 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.605

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

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

21.4.2024’;

(viii)

the row for the zone US-2.620 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.620

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

N, P1

 

25.1.2024

6.4.2024’;

(ix)

the rows for the zones US-2.622 and US-2.623 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.622

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

N, P1

 

6.2.2024

3.4.2024

US-2.623

N, P1

 

8.2.2024

27.3.2024’;

(x)

the row for the zone US-2.629 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.629

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

N, P1

 

20.2.2024

25.4.2024’;

(xi)

the following rows for the zones US-2.644 to US-2.649 are added after the row for the zone US-2.643:

US

United States

US-2.644

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

N, P1

 

24.4.2024

 

US-2.645

N, P1

 

26.4.2024

 

US-2.646

N, P1

 

2.5.2024

 

US-2.647

N, P1

 

2.5.2024

 

US-2.648

N, P1

 

9.5.2024

 

US-2.649

N, P1

 

10.5.2024’;

 

(b)

in Part 2, in the entry for the United States, the following descriptions zones US-2.644 to US-2.649 are added after the description of the zone US-2.643:

‘United States

US-2.644

State of Michigan

Ottawa 01

Ottawa County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 85.9632179°W 43.1437496°N)

US-2.645

State of Michigan

Gratiot 01

Gratiot County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 84.7826846°W 43.2777822°N)

US-2.646

State of Minnesota

Dodge 03

Dodge County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 92.9605249°W 44.1465876°N)

US-2.647

State of Michigan

Gratiot 02

Gratiot County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 84.7869481°W 43.2875626°N)

US-2.648

State of California

San Francisco 01

San Francisco County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.4222415°W 37.8133168°N)

US-2.649

State of Idaho

Jerome 01

Jerome County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 114.5768431°W 42.8408598°N)’;

(2)

in Annex XIV, in Part 1, Section B, the entry for the United States is amended as follows:

(a)

the rows for the zone US-2.475 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.475

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

20.10.2023

1.4.2024

GBM

P1

 

20.10.2023

1.4.2024’;

(b)

the rows for the zone US-2.514 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.514

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

16.11.2023

18.4.2024

GBM

P1

 

16.11.2023

18.4.2024’;

(c)

the rows for the zone US-2.525 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.525

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

15.11.2023

18.4.2024

GBM

P1

 

15.11.2023

18.4.2024’;

(d)

the rows for the zone US-2.561 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.561

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

21.4.2024

GBM

P1

 

7.12.2023

21.4.2024’;

(e)

the rows for the zone US-2.573 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.573

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

7.12.2023

31.3.2024

GBM

P1

 

7.12.2023

31.3.2024’;

(f)

the rows for the zone US-2.582 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.582

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

30.3.2024

GBM

P1

 

13.12.2023

30.3.2024’;

(g)

the rows for the zone US-2.605 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.605

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

21.4.2024

GBM

P1

 

28.12.2023

21.4.2024’;

(h)

the rows for the zone US-2.620 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.620

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

25.1.2024

6.4.2024

GBM

P1

 

25.1.2024

6.4.2024’;

(i)

the rows for the zones US-2.622 and US-2.623 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.622

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

6.2.2024

3.4.2024

GBM

P1

 

6.2.2024

3.4.2024

US-2.623

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

8.2.2024

27.3.2024

GBM

P1

 

8.2.2024

27.3.2024’;

(j)

the rows for the zone US-2.629 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.629

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

20.2.2024

25.4.2024

GBM

P1

 

20.2.2024

25.4.2024’;

(k)

the following rows for zones US-2.644 to US-2.649 are added after the rows for the zone US-2.643:

US

United States

US-2.644

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

24.4.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

24.4.2024

 

US-2.645

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

26.4.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

26.4.2024

 

US-2.646

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

2.5.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

2.5.2024

 

US-2.647

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

2.5.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

2.5.2024

 

US-2.648

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

9.5.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

9.5.2024

 

US-2.649

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

10.5.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

10.5.2024’.

 


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2024/1453/oj

ISSN 1977-0677 (electronic edition)


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