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Document 32019D1774

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1774 of 23 October 2019 amending Annex I to Decision 2012/137/EU as regards the inclusion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the list of third countries or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the Union of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species (notified under document C(2019) 7644) (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2019/7644

OJ L 270, 24.10.2019, p. 120–122 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SL, FI, SV)
OJ L 270, 24.10.2019, p. 121–123 (SK)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 20/04/2021; Implicitly repealed by 32021R0404

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2019/1774/oj

24.10.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 270/120


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2019/1774

of 23 October 2019

amending Annex I to Decision 2012/137/EU as regards the inclusion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the list of third countries or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the Union of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species

(notified under document C(2019) 7644)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 90/429/EEC of 26 June 1990 laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species (1), and in particular Article 7(1), Article 9(2) and (3) and Article 10(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom submitted the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU). On 11 April 2019, the European Council adopted Decision (EU) 2019/584 (2) extending the period under Article 50(3) TEU in agreement with the United Kingdom. In accordance with that Decision, the period provided for in Article 50(3) TEU has been further extended until 31 October 2019. Union law will therefore cease to apply to and in the United Kingdom from 1 November 2019 (‘the withdrawal date’).

(2)

Commission Implementing Decision 2012/137/EU (3) sets out in its Annex I a list of third countries or parts thereof from which Member States are to authorise imports of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species.

(3)

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has provided the necessary guarantees for that country to comply with the conditions laid down in Implementing Decision 2012/137/EU for the introduction into the Union of consignments of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species from the withdrawal date by continuing to comply with Union legislation for an initial period of at least nine months.

(4)

Therefore, taking into account these specific guarantees provided by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and in order to avoid any unnecessary disruption to trade after the withdrawal date, the United Kingdom should be included in the list of third countries and parts thereof set out in Annex I to Implementing Decision 2012/137/EU authorised for the introduction into the Union of consignments of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species.

(5)

Annex I to Implementing Decision 2012/137/EU should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6)

This Decision should apply from 1 November 2019, unless Union law continues to apply to and in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on that date.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex I to Implementing Decision 2012/137/EU is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall apply from 1 November 2019.

However, it shall not apply if Union law continues to apply to and in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on that date.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 23 October 2019.

For the Commission

Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 62.

(2)  European Council Decision (EU) 2019/584 taken in agreement with the United Kingdom of 11 April 2019 extending the period under Article 50(3) TEU (OJ L 101, 11.4.2019, p. 1).

(3)  Commission Implementing Decision 2012/137/EU of 1 March 2012 on imports into the Union of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species (OJ L 64, 3.3.2012, p. 29).


ANNEX

In the table in Annex I to Implementing Decision 2012/137/EU the following line is inserted after the entry for Switzerland:

‘GB

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’

 


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