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Document 32021R0460

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/460 of 16 March 2021 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for Ukraine in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into and transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2021/1633

OJ L 91, 17.3.2021, p. 7–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2021/460/oj

17.3.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 91/7


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/460

of 16 March 2021

amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for Ukraine in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into and transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/99/EC of 16 December 2002 laying down the animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption (1), and in particular the introductory phrase of Article 8, the first subparagraph of paragraph 1 of Article 8, paragraph 4 of Article 8 and Article 9(4) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2009/158/EC of 30 November 2009 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of, poultry and hatching eggs (2), and in particular Articles 23(1), 24(2) and 25(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 (3) lays down veterinary certification requirements for imports into and transit, including storage during transit, through the Union of poultry and poultry products (‘the commodities’). It provides that the commodities are only to be imported into and transit through the Union from the third countries, territories, zones or compartments listed in columns 1 and 3 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I thereto.

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 also lays down the conditions for a third country, territory, zone or compartment to be considered as free from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

(3)

Ukraine is listed in the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as a third country from which imports into and transit through the Union of certain poultry commodities are authorised from certain parts of its territory depending on the presence of HPAI. That regionalisation was set out in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008, as amended by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/352 (4), following the confirmation of an outbreak of HPAI of subtype H5N8 on 19 January 2020.

(4)

Following the outbreak of HPAI, Ukraine has implemented a stamping out policy in order to control and limit the spread of that disease. In addition, Ukraine completed the requisite cleaning and disinfection measures following the implementation of the stamping out policy on the poultry holding where the HPAI outbreak was confirmed in January 2020. Ukraine has submitted updated information on the epidemiological situation on its territory and the measures it has taken to prevent the further spread of HPAI, which were evaluated by the Commission.

(5)

On the basis of that evaluation it is concluded that that outbreak has been cleared and that there is no risk associated with the introduction into the Union of poultry commodities from the areas of Ukraine listed in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 from where imports have been suspended by that Regulation, as amended by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/352.

(6)

On 4 December 2020, however, Ukraine confirmed the presence of HPAI of subtype H5 in a poultry holding on its territory. Due to that confirmed outbreak of HPAI, the whole territory of Ukraine can no longer be considered as free from that disease and the veterinary authorities of Ukraine can, therefore, no longer certify consignments of poultry commodities for import into, or transit through, the Union from the areas concerned by that outbreak. Following that outbreak, Ukraine has confirmed further HPAI outbreaks of subtype H5 in poultry holdings on its territory.

(7)

The veterinary authorities of Ukraine have confirmed that following the outbreak in December 2020, they suspended issuing certificates for consignments of commodities intended for import into, or transit through, the Union and implemented a stamping-out policy in order to control HPAI and limit the spread of that disease.

(8)

Furthermore, Ukraine has submitted information to the Commission on the epidemiological situation on its territory and indicated the areas placed under restrictions as well as the measures it has taken to prevent the further spread of HPAI outside those restricted areas. That information has now been evaluated by the Commission and on the basis of that evaluation, as well as the guarantees provided by Ukraine, it should be concluded that limiting the restrictions on the introduction into the Union of consignments of poultry commodities to the areas affected by HPAI, which the veterinary authorities of Ukraine have placed under restrictions due to the current outbreaks, should be sufficient to cover the risks associated with the introduction into the Union of such commodities.

(9)

The entry for Ukraine in the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should, therefore, be amended to take account of the current epidemiological situation in that third country.

(10)

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(11)

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

Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third 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, 16 March 2021.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 18, 23.1.2003, p. 11.

(2)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 74.

(3)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 of 8 August 2008 laying down a list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which poultry and poultry products may be imported into and transit through the Community and the veterinary certification requirements (OJ L 226, 23.8.2008, p. 1).

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/352 of 3 March 2020 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for Ukraine in the lists of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into and transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza (OJ L 65, 4.3.2020, p. 4).


ANNEX

In Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008, the entry for Ukraine is replaced by the following:

ISO code and name of third country or territory

Code of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Description of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Veterinary certificate

Specific conditions

Specific conditions

Avian influenza surveillance status

Avian influenza vaccination status

Salmonella control status

Model(s)

Additional guarantees

Closing date

Opening date

1

2

3

4

5

6

6A

6B

7

8

9

‘UA – Ukraine

UA-0

Whole country

EP, E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UA-1

The whole country of Ukraine excluding area UA-2

WGM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UA-2

Area of Ukraine corresponding to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UA-2.1

Kherson Oblast (region)

WGM

 

P2

30.11.2016

7.3.2020

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

P2

30.11.2016

7.3.2020

 

 

 

UA-2.2

Odessa Oblast (region)

WGM

 

P2

4.1.2017

7.3.2020

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

P2

4.1.2017

7.3.2020

 

 

 

UA-2.3

Chernivtsi Oblast (region)

WGM

 

P2

4.1.2017

7.3.2020

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

P2

4.1.2017

7.3.2020

 

 

 

UA-2.4

Vinnytsia Oblast (region), Nemyriv Raion (district), municipalities:

Berezivka village

Bratslav village

Budky village

Bugakiv village

Chervone village

Chukiv village

Danylky village

Dovzhok village

Horodnytsia village

Hrabovets village

Hranitne village

Karolina village

Korovayna village

Korzhiv village

Korzhivka village

Kryklivtsi village

Maryanivka village

Melnykivtsi village

Monastyrok village

Monastyrske village

Nemyriv City

Novi Obyhody village

Ostapkivtsi village

Ozero village

Perepelychcha village

Rachky village

Salyntsi village

Samchyntsi village

Sazhky village

Selevintsi village

Sholudky village

Slobidka village

Sorokoduby village

Sorokotiazhyntsi village

Velyka Bushynka village

Vovchok village

Vyhnanka village

Yosypenky village

Zarudyntsi village

Zelenianka village

WGM

 

P2

19.1.2020

20.3.2021

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

P2

19.1.2020

20.3.2021’

 

 

 

UA-2.5

Mykolaiv Oblast (region)

Kherson Oblast (region), Khersonskyi (Bilozerskyi) Raion (district), municipalities:

Tavriyske village

Nova zoria village

WGM

 

P2

4.12.2020

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

P2

4.12.2020

 

 

 

 

UA-2.6

Kyiv Oblast (region):

Ivankiv Raion (district),

municipalities:

Leonivka village

Blidcha village

Kolentsi village

Zymovyshche village

Rudnia-Talska village

Sosnivka village

Borodianka Raion (district), municipalities:

Koblytsia village

Talske village

Myrcha village

Stara Buda village,

Velykyi Lis village

Krasnyi Rih village

Mykhailivskyi small village

WGM

 

P2

24.12.2020

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

P2

24.12.2020

 

 

 

 

UA-2.7

Kyiv Oblast (region):

Borodianka Raion (district), municipalities:

Borodianka town

Kachaly village

Shybene village

Nebrat village

Nove Zalissia village

Berestianka village

Zdvyzhivka village

Babyntsi village

Buda-Babynetska village

Klavdiyevo-Tarasove town

Poroskoten village

Pylypovychi village

Nova Hreblia village

Vablia village

Druzhnia village

Halynka village

Zahaltsi village

Mykhailivskyi (Mykhailenkiv) village

country estate “Blyzhni sady”

Buchanskyi Raion (district), municipalities: Nemishayeve town

Mykulychi village

Dibrova village

Kozyntsi village

Chervona hilka village

Plakhtianka village

Myrotske village

part of Vorzel town restricted by Bilostotskykh and Pushkina str.

WGM

 

P2

27.12.2020

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

P2

27.12.2020

 

 

 

 

UA-2.8

Kherson Oblast (region):

Kakhovskyi Raion (district), municipalities:

Zaozerne village

Skvortsivka village

Maryanivka village

Slynenko village

Olhivka village

Novotroyitskyi Raion (district), municipalities:

Volodymyro-Ilyinka village

Sofiivka village

Katerynivka village

WGM

 

P2

29.12.2020

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

P2

29.12.2020

 

 

 

 

UA-2.9

Kyiv Oblast (region), Kyiv city:

The area contained within a circle of a 10 km radius centred on Hostomel village of Buchanskyi Raion, and extending in a clockwise fashion:

(a)

North, Northwest, West, Southwest: Kyiv region (oblast), Buchanskyi Raion (district), municipalities: Moshchun village, Hostomel town, Kotsiubynske town, Irpin city, Bucha city, Horenka village.

(b)

Northeast, East, Southeast, South: Boundary of Kyiv Region (oblast) with Obolonskyi, Podilskyi, Shevchenkivskyi Raions (districts) of Kyiv city from intersection of Polarna str., Avtozavodska Str., Semena Skliarenko str. the intersection with the Oleny Telihy str., Oleksandra Dovzhenko str. to the intersection with Peremohy Avenue

WGM

 

P2

18.1.2021

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

P2

18.1.2021

 

 

 

 

UA-2.10

Donetsk Oblast (region):

Volnovaskyi (ex Velykonovosilkivskyi) district, municipalities:

Vesele village

Fedorivka village

to

Skudne village

Dniproenerhiia village

Velyka Novosilka town

Rozdolne village

Novyi Komar village

Perebudova village

Novoocheretuvate village

Myrne village

Ordadne village

Komar village

Vremivka village

Voskresenka village

Vilne Pole village

Shevchenko village

Burlatske village

Pryvilne village

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (region):

Prokrovskyi district, municipalities:

Maliivka village

WGM

 

P2

3.2.2021

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

P2

3.2.2021

 

 

 

 


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