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2014/134/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 12 March 2014 concerning certain protective measures relating to African swine fever in Poland (notified under document C(2014) 1657) Text with EEA relevance

OJ L 74, 14.3.2014, p. 63–64 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 28/03/2014; Repealed by 32014D0178

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2014/134/oj

14.3.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 74/63


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION

of 12 March 2014

concerning certain protective measures relating to African swine fever in Poland

(notified under document C(2014) 1657)

(Only the Polish text is authentic)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2014/134/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Directive 89/662/EEC of 11 December 1989 concerning veterinary checks in intra-Community trade with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 9(4) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (2), and in particular Article 10(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

African swine fever is an infectious viral disease affecting domestic and feral pig populations and can have a severe impact on the profitability of pig farming causing disturbance to trade within the Union and exports to third countries.

(2)

In the event of an outbreak of African swine fever, there is a risk that the disease agent might spread to other pig holdings and to feral pigs. As a result, it may spread from one Member State to another Member State and to third countries through trade in live pigs or their products.

(3)

Council Directive 2002/60/EC (3) lays down minimum measures to be applied within the Union for the control of African swine fever. Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC provides for the establishment of an infected area following the confirmation of one or more cases of African swine fever in feral pigs.

(4)

Poland has informed the Commission of the current African swine fever situation on its territory, and in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC, it has established an infected area where the measures referred to in Articles 15 and 16 of that Directive are applied.

(5)

In order to prevent any unnecessary disturbance to trade within the Union and to avoid unjustified barriers to trade by third countries, it is necessary to establish in collaboration with the Member State concerned a Union list of the infected territories for African swine fever in Poland.

(6)

Accordingly, the infected territories in Poland should be listed in the Annex to this Decision and the duration of that regionalisation established in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC.

(7)

Commission Implementing Decision 2014/100/EU (4) should be confirmed following consultation of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Poland shall ensure that the infected area established in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC comprise at least the territories listed in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall apply until 30 April 2014.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Republic of Poland.

Done at Brussels, 12 March 2014.

For the Commission

Tonio BORG

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 395, 30.12.1989, p. 13.

(2)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29.

(3)  Council Directive 2002/60/EC of 27 June 2002 laying down specific provisions for the control of African swine fever and amending Directive 92/119/EEC as regards Teschen disease and African swine fever (OJ L 192, 20.7.2002, p. 27).

(4)  Commission Implementing Decision 2014/100/EU of 18 February 2014 concerning certain interim protective measures relating to African swine fever in Poland (OJ L 50, 20.2.2014, p. 35).


ANNEX

INFECTED AREA

The following territories in the Republic of Poland:

in voivodship podlaskie: the poviat sejneński; in poviat augustowski, the municipalities of Płaska, Lipsk and Sztabin; the poviat sokólski; in poviat białostocki, the municipalities Czarna Białostocka, Supraśl, Zabłudów, Michałowo and Gródek; and the poviats hajnowski, bielski and siemiatycki,

in voivodship mazowieckie: the poviat łosicki,

in voivodship lubelskie: the poviats bialski, Biała Podlaska and włodawski.


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