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Document 02006D0168-20210101

Consolidated text: Commission Decision of 4 January 2006 establishing the animal health and veterinary certification requirements for imports into the Community of bovine embryos and repealing Decision 2005/217/EC (notified under document number C(2005) 5796) (Text with EEA relevance) (2006/168/EC)Text with EEA relevance

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COMMISSION DECISION

of 4 January 2006

establishing the animal health and veterinary certification requirements for imports into the Community of bovine embryos and repealing Decision 2005/217/EC

(notified under document number C(2005) 5796)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2006/168/EC)

(OJ L 057 28.2.2006, p. 19)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

 M1

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1792/2006 of 23 October 2006

  L 362

1

20.12.2006

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COMMISSION DECISION of 30 November 2009

  L 315

22

2.12.2009

►M3

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 17 July 2012

  L 194

12

21.7.2012

►M4

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 519/2013 of 21 February 2013

  L 158

74

10.6.2013

►M5

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 19 June 2013

  L 172

32

25.6.2013

►M6

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2020/2216 of 22 December 2020

  L 438

57

28.12.2020


Corrected by:

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Corrigendum, OJ L 075, 19.3.2013, p.  38 (2012/414/EU)




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COMMISSION DECISION

of 4 January 2006

establishing the animal health and veterinary certification requirements for imports into the Community of bovine embryos and repealing Decision 2005/217/EC

(notified under document number C(2005) 5796)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2006/168/EC)



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Article 1

General conditions for imports of embryos

Member States shall authorise imports of embryos of domestic animals of the bovine species (embryos) collected or produced in a third country listed in Annex I to this Decision by embryo collection or production teams approved in accordance with Article 8 of Directive 89/556/EEC.

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Article 2

Imports of in vivo derived embryos

Member States shall authorise imports of embryos derived by in vivo fertilisation and complying with the animal health requirements set out in the model veterinary certificate in Annex II.

Article 3

Imports of in vitro produced embryos

1.  
Member States shall authorise imports of embryos which are produced by in vitro fertilisation using semen complying with Directive 88/407/EEC and which meet the animal health requirements set out in the model veterinary certificate in Annex III to this Decision.
2.  

Member States shall authorise imports of embryos which are produced by in vitro fertilisation using semen produced in approved semen collection centres or stored in semen storage centres in third countries listed in Annex I to Commission Decision 2004/639/EC ( 1 ) and which comply with the animal health requirements set out in the model veterinary certificate in Annex IV to this Decision on condition that such embryos are:

(a) 

excluded from intra-Community trade; and

(b) 

implanted exclusively into female bovine animals present in the Member State of destination indicated in the veterinary certificate.

Article 4

Transitional measures

By way of derogation from Articles 2 and 3, Member States shall authorise, until 31 December 2006, the importation of embryos from the third countries listed in Annex I provided that such embryos comply with:

(a) 

the animal health requirements set out in the model veterinary certificate in Annex V; and

(b) 

the following conditions:

(i) 

they must be collected or produced before 1 January 2006;

(ii) 

they must only be used for implantation into female bovine animals present in the Member State of destination indicated in the veterinary certificate;

(iii) 

they must be excluded from intra-Community trade;

(iv) 

they must be accompanied by such a certificate duly completed before 1 January 2007.

Article 5

Repeal

Decision 2005/217/EC is repealed.

Article 6

Applicability

This Decision shall apply from 1 January 2006.

Article 7

Addressees

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

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ANNEX I



ISO code

Third country

Applicable veterinary certificate

AR

Argentina

ANNEX II

ANNEX III

ANNEX IV

AU

Australia

ANNEX II

ANNEX III

ANNEX IV

CA

Canada

ANNEX II

ANNEX III

ANNEX IV

CH

Switzerland (*1)

ANNEX II

ANNEX III

ANNEX IV

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GB

United Kingdom (*4)

ANNEX II

ANNEX III

ANNEX IV

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IL

Israel

ANNEX II

ANNEX III

ANNEX IV

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JE

Jersey

ANNEX II

ANNEX III

ANNEX IV

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MK

the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (*2)

ANNEX II

ANNEX III

ANNEX IV

NZ

New Zealand (*3)

ANNEX II

ANNEX III

ANNEX IV

US

United States

ANNEX II

ANNEX III

ANNEX IV

(*1)   

For in vivo derived and in vitro produced embryos, the certificates to be used for imports from Switzerland are set out in Annex C to Directive 89/556/EEC, with the adaptations set out in point 2 of Chapter VI(B) of Appendix 2 of Annex 11 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Trade in Agricultural Products as approved by Decision 2002/309/EC, Euratom of the Council, and of the Commission as regards the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of 4 April 2002 on the conclusion of seven Agreements with the Swiss Confederation.

(*2)   

Provisional code that does not affect the definitive denomination of the country to be attributed after the conclusion of the negotiations currently taking place in the United Nations.

(*3)   

For in vivo derived embryos, the certificate to be used for imports from New Zealand is set out in Annex IV to Commission Decision 2003/56/EC of 24 January 2003 on health certificates for the importation of live animals and animal products from New Zealand (only for the embryos collected in New Zealand), laid down in accordance with the Agreement between the European Community and New Zealand on sanitary measures applicable to trade in live animals and animal products, as approved by Council Decision 97/132/EC.

(*4)   

In accordance with the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 5(4) of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in conjunction with Annex 2 to that Protocol, for the purposes of this Annex references to the United Kingdom do not include Northern Ireland.

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ANNEX II

Model veterinary certificate for imports of in vivo derived embryos of domestic animals of the bovine species collected in accordance with Council Directive 89/556/EEC

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