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Document 32024R1845

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1845 of 27 June 2024 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for Canada and 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/2024/4578

OJ L, 2024/1845, 28.6.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2024/1845/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/2024/1845/oj

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2024/1845

28.6.2024

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2024/1845

of 27 June 2024

amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for Canada and 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 four outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in the state of Minnesota, which were confirmed between 12 June 2024 and 18 June 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 state of 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 state of Minnesota should be suspended, in order to protect the animal health status of the Union.

(9)

In addition, Canada 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 into the Union of certain products, as set out in Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404.

(10)

Canada has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to an outbreak of HPAI in poultry in the province of Alberta, which was confirmed on 27 November 2023 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(11)

The United States has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to 14 outbreaks of HPAI in poultry in the states of California (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (4) and South Dakota (8), which were confirmed between 15 November 2023 and 9 May 2024 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(12)

Canada 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, Canada and the United States 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 establishments on their territories.

(13)

The Commission has evaluated the information submitted by Canada 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 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 Canada.

(15)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1694 (4) amended Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 by introducing opening dates for the previously closed zones US–2.603 and US–2.604, in the entries for the United States. Errors have been detected in the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1694, as regards the closing dates for those zones in Part 1, Section B of Annex V and Part 1, Section B of Annex XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404. It is therefore appropriate to correct those dates 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 Canada 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. The correction of the errors in the closing dates for zones US–2.603 and US–2.604, in the entries for the United States in Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404, should apply from the date of entry into force of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1694.

(17)

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

Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 are 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 14 June 2024.

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

Done at Brussels, 27 June 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).

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1694 of 12 June 2024 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for Canada and 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 (OJ L, 2024/1694, 13.6.2024).


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 Canada, the row for zone CA-2.223 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.223

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

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

18.6.2024’

(ii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.512 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.512

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

N, P1

 

15.11.2023

7.6.2024’

(iii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.519 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.519

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

N, P1

 

20.11.2023

7.6.2024’

(iv)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.524 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.524

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

N, P1

 

20.11.2023

5.6.2024’

(v)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.588 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.588

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

N, P1

 

18.12.2023

7.6.2024’

(vi)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.598 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.598

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

N, P1

 

12.12.2023

7.6.2024’

(vii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.606 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.606

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

N, P1

 

30.12.2023

7.6.2024’

(viii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.618 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.618

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

N, P1

 

16.1.2024

12.6.2024’

(ix)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.621 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.621

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

N, P1

 

23.1.2024

7.6.2024’

(x)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US-2.626, US-2.627 and US-2.628 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.626

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

N, P1

 

21.2.2024

6.6.2024

US-2.627

N, P1

 

21.2.2024

6.6.2024

US-2.628

N, P1

 

23.2.2024

6.6.2024’

(xi)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.630 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.630

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

N, P1

 

23.2.2024

6.6.2024’

(xii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.637 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.637

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

N, P1

 

9.4.2024

15.6.2024’

(xiii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.648 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.648

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

N, P1

 

9.5.2024

7.6.2024’

(xiv)

in the entry for the United States, the following rows for the zones US-2.660 to US-2.663 are added after the row for the zone US-2.659:

US

United States

US-2.660

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

N, P1

 

12.6.2024

 

US-2.661

N, P1

 

13.6.2024

 

US-2.662

N, P1

 

18.6.2024

 

US-2.663

N, P1

 

18.6.2024’

 

(b)

in Part 2. in the entry for the United States, the following descriptions of zones US-2.660 to US-2.663 are added after the description of the zone US-2.659:

‘United States

US-2.660

State of Minnesota

Lyon 02

Lyon County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 95.7760908°W 44.6294996°N)

US-2.661

State of Minnesota

Stearns 22

Stearns County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 94.5848922°W 45.4211965°N

US-2.662

State of Minnesota

Swift 08

Swift County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 95.7879735°W 45.4457667°N)

US-2.663

State of Minnesota

Pipestone 01

Pipestone County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 96.2484511°W 44.2585254°N)’

(2)

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

(a)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for zone CA-2.223 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.223

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

18.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

27.11.2023

18.6.2024’

(b)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.512 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.512

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

15.11.2023

7.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

15.11.2023

7.6.2024’

(c)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.519 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.519

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

20.11.2023

7.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

20.11.2023

7.6.2024’

(d)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.524 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.524

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

20.11.2023

5.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

20.11.2023

5.6.2024’

(e)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.588 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.588

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.12.2023

7.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

18.12.2023

7.6.2024’

(f)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.598 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.598

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

12.12.2023

7.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

12.12.2023

7.6.2024’

(g)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.606 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.606

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

30.12.2023

7.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

30.12.2023

7.6.2024’

(h)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.618 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.618

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

16.1.2024

12.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

16.1.2024

12.6.2024’

(i)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.621 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.621

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

23.1.2024

7.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

23.1.2024

7.6.2024’

(j)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US-2.626, US-2.627 and US-2.628 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.626

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

21.2.2024

6.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

21.2.2024

6.6.2024

US-2.627

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

21.2.2024

6.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

21.2.2024

6.6.2024

US-2.628

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

23.2.2024

6.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

23.2.2024

6.6.2024’

(k)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.630 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.630

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

23.2.2024

6.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

23.2.2024

6.6.2024’

(l)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.637 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.637

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

9.4.2024

15.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

9.4.2024

15.6.2024’

(m)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.648 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.648

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

9.5.2024

7.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

9.5.2024

7.6.2024’

(n)

in the entry for the United States, the following rows for zones US-2.660 to US-2.663 are added after the rows for the zone US-2.659:

US

United States

US-2.660

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

12.6.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

12.6.2024

 

US-2.661

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

13.6.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

13.6.2024

 

US-2.662

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.6.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

18.6.2024

 

US-2.663

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.6.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

18.6.2024’

 

PART II

CORRECTION TO IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/404

(1)

In Annex V, Part 1, Section B, in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US-2.603 and US-2.604 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.603

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

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

1.6.2024

US-2.604

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

1.6.2024’

(2)

In Annex XIV, Part 1, Section B, in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US-2.603 and US-2.604 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.603

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

1.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

28.12.2023

1.6.2024

US-2.604

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

1.6.2024

GBM

P1

 

28.12.2023

1.6.2024’


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