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Document 32024R0359

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/359 of 17 January 2024 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/2024/403

OJ L, 2024/359, 18.01.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2024/359/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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2024/359

18.1.2024

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2024/359

of 17 January 2024

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 2 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, which were confirmed on 8 December 2023 and 13 December 2023 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(6)

The United States notified the Commission of 23 outbreaks of HPAI in poultry in the states of California (9), Idaho (1), Kansas (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1), South Dakota (4), and Washington (1), which were confirmed between 14 December 2023 and 30 December 2023 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(7)

Following these recent outbreaks of HPAI, the veterinary authorities of Canada 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.

(8)

Canada 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.

(9)

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 Canada and 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.

(10)

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.

(11)

The United Kingdom has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to two outbreaks of HPAI in poultry in the counties of Devon and Northumberland, England, which were confirmed on 29 November 2023 and 27 November 2023, respectively.

(12)

The United States has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to 11 outbreaks of HPAI in poultry estabmlishments in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota, which were confirmed between 18 October 2023 and 21 November 2023.

(13)

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.

(14)

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.

(15)

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 Kingdom and the United States.

(16)

Taking into account the current epidemiological situation in Canada and 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 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, 17 January 2024.

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 rows for the zones CA-2.227 and CA-2.228 are added after the row for the zone CA-2.226:

CA

Canada

CA-2.227

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

N, P1

 

8.12.2023

 

CA-2.228

N, P1

 

13.12.2023’

 

(ii)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the rows for the zones GB-2.325 and GB-2.326 are replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.325

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

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

2.1.2024

GB-2.326

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

1.1.2024’

(iii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.469 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.469

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

N, P1

 

18.10.2023

31.12.2023’

(iv)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US-2.472 and US-2.473 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.472

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

N, P1

 

19.10.2023

25.12.2023

US-2.473

N, P1

 

24.10.2023

31.12.2023’

(v)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.477 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.477

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

N, P1

 

25.10.2023

2.1.2024’

(vi)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.485 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.485

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

N, P1

 

27.10.2023

27.12.2023’

(vii)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US-2.493, US-2.494 and US-2.495 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.493

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

N, P1

 

3.11.2023

28.12.2023

US-2.494

N, P1

 

6.11.2023

28.12.2023

US-2.495

N, P1

 

3.11.2023

28.12.2023’

(viii)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.502 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.502

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

N, P1

 

8.11.2023

2.1.2024’

(ix)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.505 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.505

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

N, P1

 

9.11.2023

26.12.2023’

(x)

in the entry for the United States, the row for the zone US-2.534 is replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.534

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

N, P1

 

21.11.2023

29.12.2023’

(xi)

in the entry for the United States, the following rows for the zones US-2.584 to US-2.606 are added after the row for the zone US-2.583:

US

United States

US-2.584

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

N, P1

 

14.12.2023

 

US-2.585

N, P1

 

15.12.2023

 

US-2.586

N, P1

 

19.12.2023

 

US-2.587

N, P1

 

19.12.2023

 

US-2.588

N, P1

 

18.12.2023

 

US-2.589

N, P1

 

18.12.2023

 

US-2.590

N, P1

 

18.12.2023

 

US-2.591

N, P1

 

19.12.2023

 

US-2.592

N, P1

 

19.12.2023

 

US-2.593

N, P1

 

19.12.2023

 

US-2.594

N, P1

 

20.12.2023

 

US-2.595

N, P1

 

20.12.2023

 

US-2.596

N, P1

 

26.12.2023

 

US-2.597

N, P1

 

20.12.2023

 

US-2.598

N, P1

 

21.12.2023

 

US-2.599

N, P1

 

27.12.2023

 

US-2.600

N, P1

 

27.12.2023

 

US-2.601

N, P1

 

27.12.2023

 

US-2.602

N, P1

 

27.12.2023

 

US-2.603

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

 

US-2.604

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

 

US-2.605

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

 

US-2.606

N, P1

 

30.12.2023’

 

(b)

Part 2 is amended as follows:

(i)

in the entry for Canada, the following descriptions of the zones CA-2.227 and CA-2.228 are added after the row for the zone CA-2.226:

‘Canada

CA-2.227

Alberta – Latitude 49.77, Longitude -112.41

The municipalities involved are:

3km PZ: Chin and Cranford

10km SZ: Barnwell, Chin, Coaldale, Cranford, and Tempest

CA-2.228

British Columbia – Latitude 50.28, Longitude -118.9

The municipalities involved are:

3km PZ: Lumby

10km SZ: Cherryville and Lumby’

(ii)

in the entry for the United States, the following descriptions of the zones US-2.584 to US-2.606 are added after the descriptions of the zone US-2.583:

‘United States

US-2.584

State of Ohio

Darke 03

Darke County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 84.4221161°W 40.3156041°N)

US-2.585

State of Idaho

Latah 01

Latah County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 117.0641326°W 46.8254601°N)

US-2.586

State of Kansas

Rice 03

Rice County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.3881123°W 38.4672556°N)

US-2.587

State of Kansas

McPherson 03

McPherson County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 97.8228232°W 38.5859667°N)

US-2.588

State of South Dakota

Edmunds 10

Edmunds County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.9331162°W 45.5341091°N)

US-2.589

State of California

Sonoma 07

Sonoma County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.7335203°W 38.3475707°N)

US-2.590

State of California

Sonoma 08

Sonoma County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.7349377°W 38.3599102°N)

US-2.591

State of California

Sonoma 09

Sonoma County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.8290355°W 38.3690831°N)

US-2.592

State of Michigan

Muskegon 02

Muskegon County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 85.9941649°W 43.2647910°N)

US-2.593

State of Washington

King 09

King County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.1470934°W 47.4839091°N)

US-2.594

State of California

Merced 05

Merced County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 120.8291402°W 37.5121171°N)

US-2.595

State of California

Merced 06

Merced County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 120.7901850°W 37.4445084°N)

US-2.596

State of California

Merced 07

Merced County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 120.8752658°W 37.5127148°N)

US-2.597

State of South Dakota

Charles Mix 09

Charles Mix County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.7492292°W 43.4731673°N)

US-2.598

State of South Dakota

Edmunds 11

Edmunds County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.9596198°W 45.4798391°N)

US-2.599

State of Pennsylvania

Northumberland 02

Northumberland County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 76.8128761°W 40.7296385°N)

US-2.600

State of Ohio

Hardin 02

Hardin County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 83.4057258°W 40.7217754°N)

US-2.601

State of Michigan

Muskegon 03

Muskegon County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 85.9905913°W 43.2588607°N)

US-2.602

State of Minnesota

Todd 10

Todd County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 94.7052432°W 46.0260087°N)

US-2.603

State of California

Sonoma 10

Sonoma County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.7362595°W 38.3602098°N)

US-2.604

State of California

Sonoma 11

Sonoma County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.7441352°W 38.3520376°N)

US-2.605

State of California

Marin 01

Marin County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.8896928°W 38.3566960°N)

US-2.606

State of South Dakota

Edmunds 12

Edmunds County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.9562551°W 45.4808892°N)’

(2)

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

(a)

in the entry for Canada, the following rows for the zones CA-2.227 and CA-2.228 are added after the row for the zone CA-2.226:

CA

Canada

CA-2.227

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

8.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

8.12.2023

 

CA-2.228

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

13.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

13.12.2023’

 

(b)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the rows for the zones GB-2.325 and GB-2.326 are replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.325

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

2.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

27.11.2023

2.1.2024

GB-2.326

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

29.11.2023

1.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

29.11.2023

1.1.2024’

(c)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.469 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.469

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.10.2023

31.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

18.10.2023

31.12.2023’

(d)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US-2.472 and US-2,473 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.472

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

19.10.2023

25.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

19.10.2023

25.12.2023

US-2.473

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

24.10.2023

31.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

24.10.2023

31.12.2023’

(e)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.477 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.477

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

25.10.2023

2.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

25.10.2023

2.1.2024’

(f)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.485 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.485

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.10.2023

27.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

27.10.2023

27.12.2023’

(g)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zones US-2.493, US-2.494 and US-2.495 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.493

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

3.11.2023

28.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

3.11.2023

28.12.2023

US-2.494

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

6.11.2023

28.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

6.11.2023

28.12.2023

US-2.495

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

3.11.2023

28.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

3.11.2023

28.12.2023’

(h)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.502 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.502

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

8.11.2023

2.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

8.11.2023

2.1.2024’

(i)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.505 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.505

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

9.11.2023

26.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

9.11.2023

26.12.2023’

(j)

in the entry for the United States, the rows for the zone US-2.534 are replaced by the following:

US

United States

US-2.534

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

21.11.2023

29.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

21.11.2023

29.12.2023’

(k)

in the entry for the United States, the following rows for the zones US-2.584 to US-2.606 are added after the rows for the zone US-2.583:

US

United States

US-2.584

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

14.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

14.12.2023

 

US-2.585

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

15.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

15.12.2023

 

US-2.586

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

19.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

19.12.2023

 

US-2.587

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

19.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

19.12.2023

 

US-2.588

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

18.12.2023

 

US-2.589

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

18.12.2023

 

US-2.590

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

18.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

18.12.2023

 

US-2.591

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

19.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

19.12.2023

 

US-2.592

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

19.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

19.12.2023

 

US-2.593

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

19.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

19.12.2023

 

US-2.594

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

20.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

20.12.2023

 

US-2.595

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

20.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

20.12.2023

 

US-2.596

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

26.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

26.12.2023

 

US-2.597

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

20.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

20.12.2023

 

US-2.598

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

21.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

21.12.2023

 

US-2.599

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

27.12.2023

 

US-2.600

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

27.12.2023

 

US-2.601

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

27.12.2023

 

US-2.602

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

27.12.2023

 

US-2.603

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

28.12.2023

 

US-2.604

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

28.12.2023

 

US-2.605

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

28.12.2023

 

US-2.606

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

30.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

30.12.2023’

 


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