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Document 31992D0091

92/91/EEC: Commission Decision of 6 February 1992 on certain protective measures with respect to scallops originating in Japan

OJ L 32, 8.2.1992, p. 37–37 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 03 Volume 040 P. 135 - 135
Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 03 Volume 040 P. 135 - 135

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 07/04/1995; Implicitly repealed by 395D0119

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/1992/91/oj

31992D0091

92/91/EEC: Commission Decision of 6 February 1992 on certain protective measures with respect to scallops originating in Japan

Official Journal L 032 , 08/02/1992 P. 0037 - 0037
Finnish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 40 P. 0135
Swedish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 40 P. 0135


COMMISSION DECISION of 6 February 1992 on certain protective measures with respect to scallops originating in Japan (92/91/EEC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/675/CEE of 10 December 1990 laying down the principles governing the organization of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries (1), as amended by Directive 91/496/EEC (2), and in particular Article 19 (1) thereof,

Whereas, pursuant to Article 19 of Directive 90/675/EEC, the necessary decisions must be adopted as regards the import of certain products from third countries on the appearance or spread of any phenomenon liable to present a serious threat to public health;

Whereas the presence of a paralytic toxin (PSP) has been recorded on several occasions in consignments of scallops imported from Japan;

Whereas the levels of toxin observed can constitute a danger to public health; whereas the necessary protective measures should be adopted at Community level;

Whereas in the absence of health guarantees from the Japanese authorities imports of scallops from Japan should be prohibited;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Veterinary Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Member States shall prohibit the importation of consignments of great scallops, variegated scallops, queen scallops and other bivalve molluscs of the Pectinidae family originating in Japan.

Article 2

The Commission will monitor the development of the situation and this Decision will be amended in the light of such development.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on the 30th day following its notification.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the Member States. Done at Brussels, 6 February 1992. For the Commission

Ray MAC SHARRY

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 373, 31. 12. 1990, p. 1. (2) OJ No L 268, 24. 9. 1991, p. 56.

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