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Document 32019R2147

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2147 of 28 November 2019 amending and correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 on the conditions for the entry into the Union of live equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2019/8575

OJ L 325, 16.12.2019, p. 99–155 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2019/2147/oj

16.12.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 325/99


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/2147

of 28 November 2019

amending and correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 on the conditions for the entry into the Union of live equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 91/496/EEC of 15 July 1991 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on animals entering the Community from third countries and amending Directives 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC and 90/675/EEC (1), and in particular Article 3(2) and Article 9(1)(c) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 92/65/EEC of 13 July 1992 laying down animal health requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of animals, semen, ova and embryos not subject to animal health requirements laid down in specific Community rules referred to in Annex A(I) to Directive 90/425/EEC (2), and in particular Article 17(3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2009/156/EC of 30 November 2009 on animal health conditions governing the movement and importation from third countries of equidae (3), and in particular Article 2(i), Article 12(1), (4) and (5), Article 13(2), Articles 15, 16, 17 and 19 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 9(1)(c) of Directive 91/496/EEC provides that in order to transit from one third country to another third country or to the same third country, the animals afford Union health guarantees recognised as being at least equivalent to those laid down for intra-Union trade in such animals.

(2)

Article 17(2) of Directive 92/65/EEC provides that the imports of semen, ova and embryos should only be authorised where such germinal products come from listed third countries and approved collection and storage centres or collection and production teams offering guarantees at least equivalent to those established in Annex D(I) to that Directive.

(3)

Directive 2009/156/EC lays down the animal health requirements governing imports into the Union of equidae. It provides that only equidae that come from a third country or part of the territory of a third country on a list of third countries drawn up in accordance with that Directive, may be imported into the Union.

(4)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 (4) lays down the conditions for entry into the Union of equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae and sets out the list of third countries from where Member States are to authorise the entry of equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of animals of the equine species together with the animal health and veterinary certification conditions for such entries.

(5)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 also lays down the procedures for the conversion of temporary admission into permanent entry which requires multiple entries in Part III of the Common Veterinary Entry Document (CVED) in TRACES to terminate the temporary admission status. However, the possibility to make multiple entries in Part III of the CVED, necessary to carry out the procedure described in Article 19 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659, does not feature in the current version of TRACES and will only be provided in the Common Health Entry Document (CHED) to be implemented by the Commission in accordance with Article 58 of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 (5), applicable on 14 December 2019, within the framework of the development of the information management system for official controls (IMSOC). It is therefore necessary to defer the application of Article 19(2)(a) to that date.

(6)

The entry of semen, ova and embryos of animals of the equine species into the Union may be authorised from third countries or parts of the territory of third countries from where the entry of equine animals is authorised, provided that the consignment is dispatched from an approved semen collection or storage centre listed in accordance with Article 17(3)(b) of Directive 92/65/EEC and is accompanied by a health certificate. It appears from Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 that the entry into the Union of semen from Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia and Turkey is authorised. However, those countries have no approved semen collection centres. Annex I to Regulation should therefore be corrected so as to indicate that the entry into the Union of semen of equidae from those countries is not authorised until at least one semen collection centre will be approved.

(7)

Qatar presented documentation on the approval of a semen collection centre in accordance with Article 17(2)(b)(ii) of Directive 92/65/EEC and this semen collection centre was listed on 10 March 2017 (6). However, it appears from Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 that the import of semen collected from registered horses in Qatar is not authorised. It is therefore appropriate to correct Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 so as to indicate that the import of semen collected from registered horses in Qatar is authorised.

(8)

Therefore, the entries concerning Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Turkey and Qatar in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 should be corrected accordingly.

(9)

The latest information on glanders received from Brazil indicate that certain parts of the territory of Brazil are no longer free of glanders. As a consequence, the entry of equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of animals of the equine species should be suspended from the parts of the territory of Brazil no longer free of glanders.

(10)

Following a Union audit in Mexico (7), the entry of equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae was suspended by Commission Implementing Decision 2013/167/EU (8). Subsequently, the Mexican authorities have provided information which addresses appropriately the recommendations made as a result of the audit. It is therefore appropriate to allow the entry of registered equidae and equidae for breeding and production as well as semen of registered horses from those parts of the territory of Mexico from which the entry of such commodities was suspended.

(11)

It is necessary to use the new official denomination ‘North Macedonia’.

(12)

The entry for Norway should be removed from Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 to reflect its specific situation as a country of the European Economic Area.

(13)

Kuwait informed the Commission on 25 July 2019 of two cases of glanders (Burkholderia mallei) in registered horses kept in pre-export quarantine for dispatch to the Union. Kuwait has immediately suspended the export of registered horses to the Union and taken the necessary surveillance and control measures. The entry of registered horses from Kuwait into the Union should therefore be suspended for a period of at least 6 months.

(14)

An update of the footnotes in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 is necessary. In the interest of clarity, it is appropriate to replace the entire Annex I.

(15)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 was consolidated and corrected by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1301 (9). As the result of a formatting error in point II.3.8. of the Animal Health and Welfare Attestation, the model health certificate for temporary admission in Section A of Part 1 of Annex II contains stricter requirements regarding Japanese encephalitis than those provided for in the animal health certificates for transit and permanent entry respectively, therefore creating additional health restrictions. This error should be corrected so that the requirements regarding Japanese encephalitis are the same for temporary admission of registered horses and transit and permanent entry of equidae.

(16)

The test regime for Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis in the health certificates in Parts 1 and 3 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 do not sufficiently consider the movement of foals born to seropositive dams as well as the recovery from previous infection, and therefore the reference to previous vaccination as a cause of seroconversion should be removed.

(17)

Historically there have been no imports of equidae for slaughter from countries where Japanese encephalitis occurs. With the spread of this disease to new areas it is appropriate to provide for risk mitigating measures for this disease also in relation to the entry of consignments of equidae for slaughter. It is therefore necessary to amend the animal health certificate set out in Section B of Part 3 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 accordingly.

(18)

Following reassurances provided by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and certain third countries which have been recognised by the OIE as officially free of African horse sickness, it is reasonable to simplify the quarantine and test conditions to be met by registered horses entering the Union from those countries. It is therefore necessary to amend the animal health certificates set out in Part 1 and in Section A of Part 3 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 accordingly.

(19)

In the title of the model health certificate for re-entry of registered horses after temporary export to third countries for specific competitions referred to in column 16 of the table in Annex I, it was omitted to include the reference to a specific series of competitions (LG Global Champions Tour). In addition it is necessary to clarify the scope of another series of equestrian events, notably the ‘American Games’. For legal clarity it is necessary to replace Chapter 1 of Section B of Part 2 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 accordingly.

(20)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 should be amended accordingly.

(21)

In order to avoid a negative impact on trade, it is necessary to provide for a transitional period until 31 December 2019 during which animal health certificates issued in accordance with Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2018/1301, shall be accepted provided they are issued prior to 22 December 2019.

(22)

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

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 is amended and corrected as follows:

(1)

In Article 24, the third subparagraph is replaced by the following:

‘However, Article 16(1)(b)(iii), Article 16(2)(b), (c) and (d), Article 16(3), Article 16(4)(a) and (b), Article 16(5), Article 17(1)(d) and Article 19(2)(a) shall apply from 14 December 2019.’;

(2)

The table in Annex I containing the list of third countries and the footnotes is replaced by the text set out in Annex I to this Regulation;

(3)

Annex II is amended and corrected in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 2

Until 31 December 2019, Member States shall authorise entry into the Union of equine animals accompanied by the relevant animal health certificate drawn up in accordance with the model health certificates set out in Part 1, in Chapter 1 of Section B of Part 2 or in Part 3 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659, as amended by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1301, provided that the relevant animal health certificate was issued prior to 22 December 2019.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth 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, 28 November 2019.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 56.

(2)  OJ L 268, 14.9.1992, p. 54.

(3)  OJ L 192, 23.7.2010, p. 1.

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 of 12 April 2018 on the conditions for the entry into the Union of live equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae (OJ L 110, 30.4.2018, p. 1).

(5)  Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2017 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products, amending Regulations (EC) No 999/2001, (EC) No 396/2005, (EC) No 1069/2009, (EC) No 1107/2009, (EU) No 1151/2012, (EU) No 652/2014, (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulations (EC) No 1/2005 and (EC) No 1099/2009 and Council Directives 98/58/EC, 1999/74/EC, 2007/43/EC, 2008/119/EC and 2008/120/EC, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 854/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 89/608/EEC, 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC, 91/496/EEC, 96/23/EC, 96/93/EC and 97/78/EC and Council Decision 92/438/EEC (Official Controls Regulation) (OJ L 95, 7.4.2017, p. 1).

(6)  https://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/semen/equine_en

(7)  http://ec.europa.eu/food/audits-analysis/audit_reports/details.cfm?rep_id=2948

(8)  Commission Implementing Decision 2013/167/EU of 3 April 2013 amending Annex I to Decision 2004/211/EC as regards the entry for Mexico in the list of third countries and parts thereof from which imports into the Union of live equidae and semen, ova and embryos of the equine species are authorised (OJ L 95, 5.4.2013, p. 19).

(9)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1301 of 27 September 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 on the conditions for the entry into the Union of live equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae (OJ L 244, 28.9.2018, p. 10).


ANNEX I

In Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659, the list of third countries and parts of the territory of third countries for the entry into the Union of consignments of equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae is replaced by the following:

List of third countries and parts of the territory of third countries  (1) from which the entry into the Union of consignments of equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae is authorised

ISO-Code

Third country

Code of the part of the territory of the third country

Description of the part of the territory of the third country

SG

TA

Re-En

Imports

Imports

Transit

Specific conditions

RH

RH

RH

ES

RE

+

EBP

SEMEN

O/E

Equidae

 

RH

RE

EBP

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

AE

United Arab Emirates

AE-0

Whole country

E

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

AR

Argentina

AR-0

Whole country

D

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

AU

Australia

AU-0

Whole country

A

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

BA

Bosnia and Herzegovina

BA-0

Whole country

B

X

X

X

X

 

BB

Barbados

BB-0

Whole country

D

X

X

X

X

 

BH

Bahrain

BH-0

Whole country

E

X

X

X

X

 

BM

Bermuda

BM-0

Whole country

D

X

X

X

X

 

BO

Bolivia

BO-0

Whole country

D

X

X

X

X

 

BR

Brazil

BR-0

Whole country

 

BR-1

The states of:

Paraná and Rio de Janeiro

D

X

X

X

X

 

BY

Belarus

BY-0

Whole country

B

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

CA

Canada

CA-0

Whole country

C

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

CH

Switzerland (2)

CH-0

Whole country

A

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

CL

Chile

CL-0

Whole country

D

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

CN

China

CN-0

Whole country

 

CN-1

The equine disease-free zone in Conghua City, Guangzhou Municipality, Guangdong Province including the Biosecurity Highway Passage from and to the airport in Guangzhou and Hong Kong

(see BOX 1 for details)

G

X

X

X

X

 

CN-2

The venue for the Global Champions Tour at the Expo 2010 No 15 Parking Lot and the passage to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport in the northern part of the Pudong New area and the Eastern part of the Minhang District of the Metropolitan area of Shanghai (see BOX 1 for details)

G

X

Only if certified in accordance with Chapter 1 of Section B of Part 2 of Annex II

CR

Costa Rica

CR-0

Whole country

 

CR-1

Metropolitan area of San José

D

X

 

CU

Cuba

CU-0

Whole country

D

X

X

X

X

 

DZ

Algeria

DZ-0

Whole country

E

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

EG

Egypt

EG-0

Whole country

 

EG-1

The Equine Disease Free Zone established at the Egyptian Armed Forces Veterinary Hospital at El Nasr road, across Al Ahly Club, Cairo, and the highway passage to Cairo International Airport (see BOX 2 for details)

E

X

X

X

 

FK

Falkland Islands

FK-0

Whole country

A

X

X

X

X

X

 

GL

Greenland

GL-0

Whole country

A

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

HK

Hong Kong

HK-0

Whole country

G

X

X

X

X

 

IL

Israel (3)

IL-0

Whole country

E

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

—-

X

 

IS

Iceland (4)

IS-0

Whole country

A

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

—-

X

 

JM

Jamaica

JM-0

Whole country

D

X

X

X

X

 

JO

Jordan

JO-0

Whole country

E

X

X

X

X

 

JP

Japan

JP-0

Whole country

G

X

X

X

X

 

KG

Kyrgyzstan

KG-0

Whole country

 

KG-1

Region of Issyk-Kul

B

X

X

 

KR

Korea Republic

KR-0

Whole country

G

X

X

X

X

 

KW

Kuwait

KW-0

Whole country

E

 

LB

Lebanon

LB-0

Whole country

E

X

X

X

X

 

MA

Morocco

MA-0

Whole country

E

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

ME

Montenegro

ME-0

Whole country

B

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

MK

North Macedonia

MK-0

Whole country

B

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

MO

Macao

MO-0

Whole country

G

X

X

X

X

 

MY

Malaysia

MY-0

Whole country

 

MY-1

Peninsula

G

X

X

X

X

 

MU

Mauritius

MU-0

Whole country

E

X

X

 

MX

Mexico

MX-0

Whole country

C

 

MX-1

Metropolitan area of Mexico-City

C

X

Only if certified in accordance with Chapter 1 of Section B of Part 2 of Annex II

MX-2

The whole country except the States of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Veracruz and Tamaulipas

C

X

X

X

X

 

NZ

New Zealand

NZ-0

Whole country

A

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

OM

Oman

OM-0

Whole country

E

X

X

X

X

 

PE

Peru

PE-0

Whole country

 

PE-1

Region of Lima

D

X

X

X

X

 

PM

St Pierre & Miquelon

PM-0

Whole country

A

X

X

X

 

PY

Paraguay

PY-0

Whole country

D

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

QA

Qatar

QA-0

Whole country

E

X

X

X

X

X

 

RS

Serbia (5)

RS-0

Whole country

B

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

RU

Russia

RU-0

Whole country

 

RU-1

Provinces of Kaliningrad, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Murmansk, Leningrad, Novgorod, Pskov, Briansk, Vladimir, Ivanovo, Tver, Kaluga, Kostroma, Moskva, Orjol, Riasan, Smolensk, Tula, Jaroslavl, Nijninovgorod, Kirov, Belgorod, Voronesh, Kursk, Lipezk, Tambov, Astrahan, Volgograd, Penza, Saratov, Uljanovsk, Rostov, Orenburg, Perm and Kurgan

B

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

RU-2

Regions of Stavropol and Krasnodar

B

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

RU-3

Republics of Karelia, Marij-El, Mordovia, Chuvachia, Kalmykia, Tatarstan, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Severnaya Osetia, Ingushetia and Karachaevo-Cherkesia

B

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

SA

Saudi Arabia

SA-0

Whole country

 

SA-1

Whole country, except SA‐2

E

X

X

X

X

X

 

SA-2

Protection and surveillance zones in the provinces of Jizan, Asir and Najran as described in BOX 3

 

SG

Singapore

SG-0

Whole country

G

X

X

X

X

 

TH

Thailand

TH-0

Whole country

G

X

X

X

X

 

TN

Tunisia

TN-0

Whole country

E

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

TR

Turkey

TR-0

Whole country

 

TR-1

Provinces of Ankara, Edirne, Istanbul, Izmir, Kirklareli and Tekirdag

E

X

X

X

X

 

UA

Ukraine

UA-0

Whole country

B

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

US

United States of America

US-0

Whole country

C

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

UY

Uruguay

UY-0

Whole country

D

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

ZA

South Africa

ZA-0

Whole country

 

ZA-1

Metropolitan area of Cape-Town

(see BOX 4 for details)

F

Commission Decision 2008/698/EC


(1)  Where official regionalisation applies in accordance with Article 13(2)(a) of Directive 2009/156/EC.

(2)  Without prejudice to specific certification and control requirements provided for in Decision 2002/309/EC, Euratom of the Council, and of the Commission (OJ L 114, 30.4.2002, p. 1).

(3)  Hereinafter understood as the State of Israel, excluding the territories under Israeli administration since June 1967, namely the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank.

(4)  Without prejudice to specific certification requirements provided for in Article 17 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (OJ No L 1, 3.1.1994, p. 3).

(5)  As defined in Article 135 of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States of the one part, and the Republic of Serbia, of the other part (OJ L 278, 18.10.2013, p.16).”


ANNEX II

Annex II is amended and corrected as follows:

(1)

Part 1 is replaced by the following:

“PART 1

Temporary admission and transit

Section A

Model health certificate and model declaration for the temporary admission of registered horses into the Union for a period of less than 90 days

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Section B

Model health certificate and model declaration for the transit of live equidae through the Union from one third country or part of the territory of a third country to another third country or another part of the territory of the same third country

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(2)

In Section B of Part 2, Chapter 1 is replaced by the following:

“Chapter 1

Model health certificate and model declaration applicable to re-entry into the Union of registered horses for competition after temporary export for a period of not more than 90 days to participate in equestrian events organised under the auspices of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)

(Test event in preparation of the Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Paralympics, World Equestrian Games/World Championship, Asian Equestrian Games, American Equestrian Games (including the PanAmerican Games, South American Games, Central American and Caribbean Games), Endurance World Cup in United Arab Emirates, LG Global Champions Tour)

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(3)

Part 3 is replaced by the following:

“PART 3

Imports

Section A

Model health certificates and model declaration for imports into the Union of an individual registered horse, registered equine animal or equine animal for breeding and production

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Section B

Model health certificate and model declaration for imports into the Union of consignments of domestic equidae for slaughter

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