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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/393 of 26 January 2024 amending Annexes II, IV, IX and X to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the lists of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of certain ungulates and germinal products thereof from New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and correcting Annexes V and XXII thereto as regards the list of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry and germinal products thereof and for the transit through the United Kingdom of consignments originating and returning to the Union

C/2024/433

OJ L, 2024/393, 29.01.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2024/393/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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2024/393

29.1.2024

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2024/393

of 26 January 2024

amending Annexes II, IV, IX and X to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the lists of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of certain ungulates and germinal products thereof from New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and correcting Annexes V and XXII thereto as regards the list of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry and germinal products thereof and for the transit through the United Kingdom of consignments originating and returning to the Union

(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 Article 230(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) 2016/429 lays down, inter alia, the animal health requirements for the entry into the Union of consignments of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin. One of those animal health requirements is that those consignments must come from a third country or territory, or zone or compartment thereof, listed in accordance with Article 230(1) of that Regulation.

(2)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692 (2) supplements Regulation (EU) 2016/429 as regards the animal health requirements for the entry into the Union of consignments of certain species and categories of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin from third countries or territories, or zones or compartments thereof. Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692 provides that consignments of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin falling within its scope may only be permitted to enter into the Union if they come from a third country or territory, or zone or compartment thereof, listed for the particular species and categories of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin.

(3)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 (3) establishes the lists of third countries or territories, or zones or compartments thereof, from which the entry into the Union of consignments of those species and categories of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin, that fall within the scope of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692, is permitted. The lists and certain general rules concerning the lists are set out in Annexes I to XXII to that Implementing Regulation.

(4)

New Zealand has submitted to the Commission information demonstrating, in accordance with Article 10 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692, that the conditions for the recognition of disease-free status for its whole territory from infection with bluetongue virus (serotypes 1-24) (‘BTV’) laid down in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 (4) are fulfilled.

(5)

Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 sets out the list of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of ungulates, other than equine animals and ungulates intended for confined establishments. The entry for New Zealand in the list of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of ungulates, other than equine animals and ungulates intended for confined establishments, set out in Part 1 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 should, therefore, be amended so as to include the whole territory of that third country as BTV-free, by inserting the animal health guarantee ‘BTV’ in the rows for bovine, ovine, caprine, camelid and cervid animals and other ungulates in column 7 of the table in that Part 1.

(6)

In addition, the United Kingdom has notified a confirmed case of BTV in a bovine animal in Great Britain. Consequently, the United Kingdom can no longer be considered by the Union as BTV-free and therefore, the animal health guarantee ‘BTV’ should be deleted from the rows for bovine, ovine, caprine, camelid and cervid animals and other ungulates in the entries for the zones GB-1 and GB-2 in the United Kingdom in column 7 of the table in Part 1 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404.

(7)

Annex IV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 sets out the list of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of equine animals. Commission Decision 2008/698/EC (5) lays down rules for the regionalisation of South Africa in respect of the temporary admission and imports into the Union of registered horses from that third country. That Decision has been repealed by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/2609 (6) with effect from 14 December 2023. Therefore, the reference to Decision 2008/698/EC should be deleted from the entry for the zone ZA-1 in South Africa in column 6 of the table in Part 1 of Annex IV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404.

(8)

Annexes IX and X 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 of consignments of germinal products of bovine animals and of ovine and caprine animals respectively. As New Zealand has submitted information to the Commission demonstrating that the conditions for the recognition of disease-free status for BTV for its whole territory are fulfilled, the entries for that third country should be amended so as to include the whole territory of that third country as BTV-free, by inserting the animal health guarantee ‘BTV’ in column 6 of the tables in Part 1 of Annexes IX and X to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404. In addition, due to the confirmed case of BTV in a bovine animal in Great Britain, the animal health guarantee ‘BTV’ should be deleted from the entries for the zones GB-1 and GB-2 in the United Kingdom in column 6 of the table in Part 1 of Annex IX and from the entry for the zone GB-0 in the United Kingdom in column 6 of the table in Part 1 of Annex X to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404.

(9)

Annexes II, IV, IX and X to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 should, therefore, be amended accordingly.

(10)

Furthermore, Annex V to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 sets out the list of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry and germinal products of poultry. The references to the columns for specific conditions and for animal health guarantees of the table set out in Section B of Part 1 should be corrected in the titles of Parts 3 and 4 of that Annex.

(11)

Annex XXII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 set out, among others, the list of third countries or territories, or zones thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of certain species and categories of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin originating in and returning to the Union. In the table in Part 1 of that Annex, in the entries for the United Kingdom and its Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, the Isle of Man, and Jersey, it is necessary to move the content of column 3 of that table to column 4 thereof, as initially introduced by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/634 (7) and incorrectly amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1469 (8).

(12)

Annexes V and XXII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 should therefore be corrected accordingly.

(13)

Taking into account the current epidemiological situation in the Uninted Kingdom as regards BTV, the amendments to be made to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 by this Regulation should take effect as soon as possible.

(14)

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 II, IV, IX and X to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 are amended in accordance with Part A of the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Corrections to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404

Annexes V and XXII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 are corrected in accordance with Part B of the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 3

Entry into force

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, 26 January 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 the Council (OJ L 114, 31.3.2021, p. 1, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2021/404/oj).

(4)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards rules for surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease-free status for certain listed and emerging diseases (OJ L 174, 3.6.2020, p. 211, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_del/2020/689/oj).

(5)  Commission Decision 2008/698/EC of 8 August 2008 on the temporary admission and imports into the Community of registered horses from South Africa (OJ L 235, 2.9.2008, p. 16, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2008/698/oj).

(6)  Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/2609 of 22 November 2023 repealing Decision 2008/698/EC on the temporary admission and imports into the Community of registered horses from South Africa (OJ L, 2023/2609, 24.11.2023, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2023/2609/oj).

(7)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/634 of 15 April 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards transitional arrangements, the entries of the United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey and the list of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of dairy products required to undergo a specific risk-mitigating treatment against foot and mouth disease (OJ L 132, 19.4.2021, p. 108, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2021/634/oj).

(8)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1469 of 10 September 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 as regards the addition of a new model certificate for products of animal origin that originate in the Union, are moved to a third country or territory and moved back to the Union after unloading, storage and reloading in that third country or territory, amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the list of third countries authorised for entry into the Union of products of animal origin originated in and returning to the Union from a third country or territory, and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 as regards the list of third countries or regions thereof authorised for entry into the Union of products of animal origin and certain goods originated in and returning to the Union from a third country or region thereof (OJ L 321, 13.9.2021, p. 21, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2021/1469/oj).


ANNEX

PART A

Annexes II, IV, IX and X to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 are amended as follows:

(1)

in Annex II, Part 1 is amended as follows:

(a)

the entry for the United Kingdom is replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-1

Bovine animals

Animals for further keeping (1) and intended for slaughter

BOV-X, BOV-Y

ID

BRU, EBL, EVENTS

 

 

Ovine and caprine animals

Animals for further keeping (1) and intended for slaughter

OV/CAP-X, OV/CAP-X-NI (3)

OV/CAP-Y

ID

BRU, EVENTS

 

 

Porcine animals

Animals for further keeping (1) and intended for slaughter

SUI-X, SUI-Y

 

ADV

 

 

Camelid animals

Animals for further keeping (1)

CAM-CER

 

 

 

 

Cervid animals

Animals for further keeping (1)

CAM-CER

 

 

 

 

Other ungulates

Animals for further keeping (1)

RUM, RHINO, HIPPO

 

 

 

 

GB-2

Bovine animals

Animals for further keeping (1) and intended for slaughter

BOV-X, BOV-Y

ID

BRU, TB, EBL, EVENTS

 

 

Ovine and caprine animals

Animals for further keeping (1) and intended for slaughter

OV/CAP-X,

OV/CAP-X-NI (3)

OV/CAP-Y

ID

BRU, EVENTS

 

 

Porcine animals

Animals for further keeping (1) and intended for slaughter

SUI-X, SUI-Y

 

ADV’

 

 

Camelid animals

Animals for further keeping (1)

CAM-CER

 

 

 

 

Cervid animals

Animals for further keeping (1)

CAM-CER

 

 

 

 

Other ungulates

Animals for further keeping (1)

RUM, RHINO, HIPPO

 

 

 

 

(b)

the entry for New Zealand is replaced by the following:

NZ

New Zealand

NZ-0

Bovine animals

Animals for further keeping (1) and intended for slaughter

BOV-X, BOV-Y

 

BRU, TB, BTV

 

 

Ovine and caprine animals

Animals for further keeping (1) and intended for slaughter

OV/CAP-X, OV/CAP-Y

 

BRU, BTV

 

 

Porcine animals

Animals for further keeping (1) and intended for slaughter

SUI-X, SUI-Y

 

 

 

 

Camelid animals

Animals for further keeping (1)

CAM-CER

 

BTV

 

 

Cervid animals

Animals for further keeping (1)

CAM-CER

 

BTV

 

 

Other ungulates

Animals for further keeping (1)

RUM, RHINO, HIPPO

 

BTV (2)

 

 

(2)

in Annex IV, in Part 1, the entry for South Africa is replaced by the following:

ZA

South Africa

ZA-1

F

Registered horses

EQUI-X,

EQUI-TRANSIT-X

 

 

3.5.2011’

 

(3)

in Annex IX, Part 1 is amended as follows:

(a)

the entry for the United Kingdom is replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-1

Semen

BOV-SEM-A-ENTRY

BOV-SEM-B-ENTRY

BOV-SEM-C-ENTRY

BOV-GP-PROCESSING-ENTRY

BOV-GP-STORAGE-ENTRY

Period before 1 January 2021

BRU

EBL

Oocytes and embryos

BOV-OOCYTES-EMB-A-ENTRY

BOV-in-vivo-EMB-B-ENTRY

BOV-in-vitro-EMB-C-ENTRY

BOV-in-vitro-EMB-D-ENTRY

BOV-GP-PROCESSING-ENTRY

BOV-GP-STORAGE-ENTRY

Period before 1 January 2021

GB-2

Semen

BOV-SEM-A-ENTRY

BOV-SEM-B-ENTRY

BOV-SEM-C-ENTRY

BOV-GP-PROCESSING-ENTRY

BOV-GP-STORAGE-ENTRY

Period before 1 January 2021

BRU

TB

EBL’

Oocytes and embryos

BOV-OOCYTES-EMB-A-ENTRY

BOV-in-vivo-EMB-B-ENTRY

BOV-in-vitro-EMB-C-ENTRY

BOV-in-vitro-EMB-D-ENTRY

BOV-GP-PROCESSING-ENTRY

BOV-GP-STORAGE-ENTRY

Period before 1 January 2021

(b)

the entry for New Zealand is replaced by the following:

NZ

New Zealand

NZ-0

Semen

BOV-SEM-A-ENTRY

BOV-SEM-B-ENTRY

BOV-SEM-C-ENTRY

BOV-GP-PROCESSING-ENTRY

BOV-GP-STORAGE-ENTRY

 

TB, BRU, BTV

Oocytes and embryos

Annex I to Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/1901

BOV-OOCYTES-EMB-A-ENTRY

BOV-in-vivo-EMB-B-ENTRY

BOV-in-vitro-EMB-C-ENTRY

BOV-in-vitro-EMB-D-ENTRY

BOV-GP-PROCESSING-ENTRY

BOV-GP-STORAGE-ENTRY

 

TB, BRU, BTV’

(4)

in Annex X, Part 1 is amended as follows:

(a)

the entry for the United Kingdom is replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-0

Semen

OV/CAP-SEM-A-ENTRY

OV/CAP-SEM-B-ENTRY

OV/CAP-GP-PROCESSING-ENTRY

OV/CAP-GP-STORAGE-ENTRY

Period before 1 January 2021

BRU’

Oocytes and embryos

OV/CAP-OOCYTES-EMB-A-ENTRY

OV/CAP-OOCYTES-EMB-B-ENTRY

OV/CAP-GP-PROCESSING-ENTRY

OV/CAP-GP-STORAGE-ENTRY

Period before 1 January 2021

(b)

the entry for New Zealand is replaced by the following:

NZ

New Zealand

NZ-0

Semen

OV/CAP-SEM-A-ENTRY

OV/CAP-SEM-B-ENTRY

OV/CAP-GP-PROCESSING-ENTRY

OV/CAP-GP-STORAGE-ENTRY

 

BRU, BTV

Oocytes and embryos

OV/CAP-OOCYTES-EMB-A-ENTRY

OV/CAP-OOCYTES-EMB-B-ENTRY

OV/CAP-GP-PROCESSING-ENTRY

OV/CAP-GP-STORAGE-ENTRY

 

BRU, BTV’

PART B

Annexes V and XXII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 are corrected as follows:

(1)

Annex V is corrected as follows:

(a)

the title of Part 3 is replaced by the following:

‘PART 3

Specific conditions referred to in column 4 of the table set out in Section B of Part 1 ’;

(b)

the title of Part 4 is replaced by the following:

‘PART 4

Animal health guarantees referred to in column 5 of the table set out in Section B of Part 1 ’;

(2)

in Annex XXII, in Part 1, the entries for the United Kingdom, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey are replaced by the following:

GB

United Kingdom

GB-0

 

Animals and germinal products falling within the scope of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692 (*1)

Model certificates for movements between the Member States

From a Member State to other Member States through the United Kingdom or its Crown Dependencies

 

 

 

Products of animal origin and certain goods covered by the certificates laid down in Articles 8 to 29 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235

STORAGE-TC-PAO

Consignments that originate in the Union and are moved to a third country or territory, and moved back to the Union after unloading, storage and reloading

 

 

GG

Guernsey

GG-0

 

Animals and germinal products falling within the scope of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692

Model certificates for movements between the Member States

From a Member State to other Member States through the United Kingdom or its Crown Dependencies

 

 

 

Products of animal origin and certain goods covered by the certificates laid down in Articles 8 to 29 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235

STORAGE-TC-PAO

Consignments that originate in the Union and are moved to a third country or territory, and moved back to the Union after unloading, storage and reloading

 

 

IM

Isle of Man

IM-0

 

Animals and germinal products falling within the scope of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692

Model certificates for movements between the Member States

From a Member State to other Member States through the United Kingdom or its Crown Dependencies

 

 

 

Products of animal origin and certain goods covered by the certificates laid down in Articles 8 to 29 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235

STORAGE-TC-PAO

Consignments that originate in the Union and are moved to a third country or territory, and moved back to the Union after unloading, storage and reloading

 

 

JE

Jersey

JE-0

 

Animals and germinal products falling within the scope of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692

Model certificates for movements between the Member States

From a Member State to other Member States through the United Kingdom or its Crown Dependencies

 

 

 

Products of animal origin and certain goods covered by the certificates laid down in Articles 8 to 29 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235

STORAGE-TC-PAO

Consignments that originate in the Union and are moved to a third country or territory, and moved back to the Union after unloading, storage and reloading

 

 


(*1)  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).’


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