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Document 32024R0387

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/387 of 19 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/2024/452

OJ L, 2024/387, 22.01.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2024/387/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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2024/387

22.1.2024

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2024/387

of 19 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 an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in the province of Quebec, which was confirmed on 3 January 2024 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(6)

The United States notified the Commission of 8 outbreaks of HPAI in poultry in the states of California (3), Kansas (3), Missouri (1), and Wisconsin (1), which were confirmed between 28 December 2023 and 10 January 2024 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, Canada and the United Kingdom 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)

Canada has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to 10 outbreaks of HPAI in the provinces of Alberta (4), British Colombia (2), Manitoba (1), Quebec (1), and Saskatchewan (2), which were confirmed between 1 November 2023 and 5 December 2023 by laboratory analysis (RT-PCR).

(12)

The United Kingdom has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation in relation to an outbreak of HPAI in poultry on the Orkney Islands, Scotland, which was confirmed on 22 November 2023.

(13)

Canada and the United Kingdom 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 Canada and the United Kingdom, 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 Kingdom, 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 Canada and the United Kingdom.

(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 Canada and the United Kingdom, 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, 19 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 row for the zone CA-2.205 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.205

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

N, P1

 

1.11.2023

12.1.2024’

(ii)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zones CA-2.207 to US-2.210 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.207

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

N, P1

 

4.11.2023

12.1.2024

CA-2.208

N, P1

 

4.11.2023

12.1.2024

CA-2.209

N, P1

 

6.11.2023

12.1.2024

CA-2.210

N, P1

 

7.11.2023

12.1.2024’

(iii)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zones CA-2.215 and CA-2.216 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.215

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

N, P1

 

9.11.2023

12.1.2024

CA-2.216

N, P1

 

15.11.2023

12.1.2024’

(iv)

in the entry for Canada, the row for the zone CA-2.222 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.222

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

N, P1

 

24.11.2023

12.1.2024’

(v)

in the entry for Canada, the row for the zone CA-2.224 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.224

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

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

12.1.2024’

(vi)

in the entry for Canada, the row for the zone CA-2.226 is replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.226

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

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

12.1.2024’

(vii)

in the entry for Canada, the following row for the zone CA-2.229 is added after the row for the zone CA-2.228:

CA

Canada

CA-2.229

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

N, P1

 

3.1.2024’

 

(viii)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the row for the zone GB-2.327 is replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.327

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

N, P1

 

22.11.2023

27.12.2023’

(ix)

in the entry for the United States, the following rows for the zones US-2.607 to US-2.614 are added after the row for the zone US-2.606:

US

United States

US-2.607

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

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

 

US-2.608

N, P1

 

3.1.2024

 

US-2.609

N, P1

 

3.1.2024

 

US-2.610

N, P1

 

3.1.2024

 

US-2.611

N, P1

 

5.1.2024

 

US-2.612

N, P1

 

4.1.2024

 

US-2.613

N, P1

 

10.1.2024

 

US-2.614

N, P1

 

10.1.2024’

 

(b)

Part 2 is amended as follows:

(i)

in the entry for Canada, the following description of the zone CA-2.229 is added after the row for the zone CA-2.228:

‘Canada

CA-2.229

Quebec- Latitude 45.73, Longitude -75.06

The municipalities involved are:

3km PZ: St-André-Avellin

10km SZ: Lochaber, Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours, Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, Papineauville, Plaisance, Ripon, Saint-Sixte, and St-André-Avellin’

(ii)

in the entry for the United States, the following descriptions of the zones US-2.607 to US-2.614 are added after the description of the zone US-2.606:

‘United States

US-2.607

State of Missouri

Audrain 01

Audrain County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 92.2741212°W 39.3645575°N)

US-2.608

State of California

Merced 08

Merced County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 120.8441855°W 37.4820235°N)

US-2.609

State of California

Sonoma 12

Sonoma County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 122.7405913°W 38.3529386°N)

US-2.610

State of California

Merced 09

Merced County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 120.8449531°W 37.4265541°N)

US-2.611

State of Wisconsin

Washburn 01

Washburn County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 91.9933817°W 45.8778434°N)

US-2.612

State of Kansas

Rice 04

Rice County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.3742750°W 38.4698459°N)

US-2.613

State of Kansas

Mitchell 05

Mitchell County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.4796205°W 39.4308983°N)

US-2.614

State of Kansas

Mitchell 06

Mitchell County: A circular zone of a 10 km radius starting with North point (GPS coordinates: 98.4739033°W 39.4332684°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-2.205 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.205

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

1.11.2023

12.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

1.11.2023

12.1.2024’

(b)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zones CA-2.207 to US-2.210 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.207

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

4.11.2023

12.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

4.11.2023

12.1.2024

CA-2.208

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

4.11.2023

12.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

4.11.2023

12.1.2024

CA-2.209

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

6.11.2023

12.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

6.11.2023

12.1.2024

CA-2.210

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

7.11.2023

12.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

7.11.2023

12.1.2024’

(c)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zones CA-2.215 and CA-2.216 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.215

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

9.11.2023

12.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

9.11.2023

12.1.2024

CA-2.216

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

15.11.2023

12.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

15.11.2023

12.1.2024’

(d)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zone CA-2.222 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.222

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

24.11.2023

12.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

24.11.2023

12.1.2024’

(e)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zone CA-2.224 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.224

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

27.11.2023

12.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

27.11.2023

12.1.2024’

(f)

in the entry for Canada, the rows for the zone CA-2.226 are replaced by the following:

CA

Canada

CA-2.226

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

5.12.2023

12.1.2024

GBM

P1

 

5.12.2023

12.1.2024’

(g)

in the entry for Canada, the following rows for the zone CA-2.229 are added after the row for the zone CA-2.228:

CA

Canada

CA-2.229

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

3.1.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

3.1.2024’

 

(h)

in the entry for the United Kingdom, the rows for the zone GB-2.327 are replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-2.327

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

22.11.2023

27.12.2023

GBM

P1

 

22.11.2023

27.12.2023’

(i)

in the entry for the United States, the following rows for the zones US-2.607 to US-2.614 are added after the rows for the zone US-2.606:

US

United States

US-2.607

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

28.12.2023

 

GBM

P1

 

28.12.2023

 

US-2.608

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

3.1.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

3.1.2024

 

US-2.609

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

3.1.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

3.1.2024

 

US-2.610

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

3.1.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

3.1.2024

 

US-2.611

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

5.1.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

5.1.2024

 

US-2.612

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

4.1.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

4.1.2024

 

US-2.613

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

10.1.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

10.1.2024

 

US-2.614

POU, RAT

N, P1

 

10.1.2024

 

GBM

P1

 

10.1.2024’

 


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2024/387/oj

ISSN 1977-0677 (electronic edition)


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