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Official Journal of the European Union, L 197, 3 August 2018


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REGULATIONS

 

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Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1095 of 26 July 2018 on the allocation of fishing opportunities under the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (2018-2024)

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Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/1096 of 22 May 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012 as regards the requirements for certain indications on the labelling of olive oil

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1097 of 26 July 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2197 on the reimbursement, in accordance with Article 26(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of the appropriations carried over from financial year 2017

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Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1098 of 2 August 2018 amending and correcting Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks

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DECISIONS

 

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Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1099 of 1 August 2018 amending Annex XI to Council Directive 2003/85/EC as regards the list of laboratories authorised to handle live foot-and-mouth disease virus and amending Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/136 as regards the denomination of the designated European Union reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease (notified under document C(2018) 4987)  ( 1 )

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance.

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Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

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COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2018/1095

of 26 July 2018

on the allocation of fishing opportunities under the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (2018-2024)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 43(3) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

On 17 March 2008, the Council adopted Regulation (EC) No 242/2008 (1) concluding the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and the European Community (2) (the ‘Agreement’).

(2)

The last Protocol to the Agreement expired on 30 June 2018.

(3)

The Commission has negotiated, on behalf of the European Union, a new Protocol implementing the Agreement (the ‘Protocol’). The Protocol was initialled on 16 March 2018.

(4)

In accordance with Council Decision (EU) 2018/1069 (3), the Protocol was signed on 1 August 2018, subject to its conclusion at a later date.

(5)

The fishing opportunities should be allocated among the Member States for the full duration of application of the Protocol.

(6)

Article 12 of Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4) provides that during a specific year or any other relevant period of the implementation of a protocol to a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and taking into account the validity periods of the fishing authorisations, the Member States should be informed of any reallocation of the unused fishing opportunities.

(7)

The Protocol will apply on a provisional basis from its date of signature, in order to ensure an expeditious start to fishing activities of Union vessels. This Regulation should therefore also apply from the same date,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   The fishing opportunities established under the Protocol shall be allocated among the Member States as follows:

(a)

tuna seiners:

 

Spain: 16 vessels

 

France: 12 vessels;

(b)

surface longliners:

 

Spain: 6 vessels

 

Portugal: 2 vessels.

2.   Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 shall apply without prejudice to the Agreement and to the Protocol.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 August 2018.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 26 July 2018.

For the Council

The President

G. BLÜMEL


(1)  Council Regulation (EC) No 242/2008 of 17 March 2008 on the conclusion of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (OJ L 75, 18.3.2008, p. 51).

(2)  OJ L 48, 22.2.2008, p. 41.

(3)  Council Decision (EU) 2018/1069 of 26 July 2018 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (2018-2024) (OJ L 194, 31.7.2018, p. 1).

(4)  Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 on the sustainable management of external fishing fleets, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 (OJ L 347, 28.12.2017, p. 81).


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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2018/1096

of 22 May 2018

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012 as regards the requirements for certain indications on the labelling of olive oil

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (1), and in particular Article 75(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 5 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012 (2), operators have the possibility to indicate different optional indications in the labelling of olive oils and olive-pomace oils, under certain specific conditions. In particular, the acidity may appear on the label provided that certain physicochemical parameters (peroxide value, waxes content and ultraviolet absorption) are also indicated. With a view not to mislead consumers, where indicated on the labelling, the value of physicochemical parameters should be the maximum value such parameters could reach by the date of minimum durability.

(2)

The indication of the harvesting year in the label of extra virgin and virgin olive oils is optional for the operators when 100 % of the contents of the container come from one single harvesting year. Since the olive harvest usually begins in late autumn and ends by spring in the following year, it is appropriate to clarify how to label the harvesting year.

(3)

In order to provide additional information on the age of an olive oil to consumers, Member States should be allowed to make the indication of the harvesting year compulsory. However, with a view not to disturb the functioning of the single market, such compulsory indication should be limited to their domestic production, obtained from olives harvested in their territory and intended for their national markets only. By analogy with the transitional period provided for in relation to Article 5 of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012, Member States should allow olive oils already labelled to be marketed until the stocks are exhausted. In order to enable the Commission to monitor the application of such national decision and to review the Union provision underlying it, in the light of any relevant evolution in the functioning of the single market, Member States should notify their decision in accordance with Article 45 of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3).

(4)

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

In order to respect legitimate expectations of operators, a transitional period should be provided for products labelled in accordance with Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012 before the date of application provided for in this Regulation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012 is amended as follows:

(1)

the first paragraph of Article 5 is amended as follows:

(a)

point (d) is replaced by the following:

‘(d)

indication of the maximum acidity expected by the date of minimum durability referred to in Article 9(1)(f) of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 may appear only if it is accompanied by an indication, in lettering of the same size and in the same visual field, of the peroxide value, the wax content and the ultraviolet absorption, determined in accordance with Regulation (EEC) No 2568/91, expected on the same date;’;

(b)

in point (e), the following sentence is added:

‘For the purposes of this point, the harvesting year shall be indicated on the label either in the form of the relevant marketing year in accordance with Article 6(c)(iii) of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 or in the form of the month and the year of the harvest, in that order. The month shall correspond to the month of the extraction of the oil from the olives.’;

(2)

the following Article 5a is inserted:

‘Article 5a

Member States may decide that the harvesting year referred to in point (e) of the first paragraph of Article 5 is to be indicated on the label of olive oils referred to in that point of their domestic production, obtained from olives harvested in their territory and intended for their national markets only.

That decision shall not prevent olive oils labelled prior to the date on which that decision takes effect from being marketed until the stocks are exhausted.

Member States shall notify that decision in accordance with Article 45 of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.’.

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.

Point (1) of Article 1 shall apply from six months after the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

Olive oils labelled prior to the date referred to in the second paragraph may be marketed until the stocks are exhausted.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 May 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012 of 13 January 2012 on marketing standards for olive oil (OJ L 12, 14.1.2012, p. 14).

(3)  Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, amending Regulations (EC) No 1924/2006 and (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Commission Directive 87/250/EEC, Council Directive 90/496/EEC, Commission Directive 1999/10/EC, Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Commission Directives 2002/67/EC and 2008/5/EC and Commission Regulation (EC) No 608/2004 (OJ L 304, 22.11.2011, p. 18).


3.8.2018   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 197/5


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1097

of 26 July 2018

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2197 on the reimbursement, in accordance with Article 26(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of the appropriations carried over from financial year 2017

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 (1), and in particular Article 26(6) thereof,

After consulting the Committee on the Agricultural Funds,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2197 (2) sets the amounts made available to the Member States for reimbursement to the final recipients in financial year 2018. Those amounts correspond to the financial discipline reduction actually applied by the Member States in financial year 2017 on the basis of the Member States' declarations of expenditure for the period from 16 October 2016 to 15 October 2017.

(2)

In respect of Romania, the detailed declaration of expenditure did not fully take into account the threshold of EUR 2 000 that applies to financial discipline in accordance with Article 8(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3). Therefore, with a view to sound financial management, in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2197 no amount was made available to Romania for reimbursement.

(3)

Romania has subsequently informed the Commission about the correct amount of financial discipline which should have been applied in Romania in financial year 2017 when fully taking into account the threshold of EUR 2 000. In order to ensure that the reimbursement of the relevant amounts to Romanian farmers can take place, the Commission should determine the corresponding amount that is made available to Romania.

(4)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2197 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

As the amendment made by this Regulation affects the application of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2197, which applies from 1 December 2017, this Regulation should also apply from that day,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2197, the following entry is inserted:

‘Romania

16 452 203 ’

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 December 2017.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 26 July 2018.

For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

Jerzy PLEWA

Director-General

Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 549.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2197 of 27 November 2017 on the reimbursement, in accordance with Article 26(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of the appropriations carried over from financial year 2017 (OJ L 312, 28.11.2017, p. 86).

(3)  Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 637/2008 and Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 608).


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L 197/7


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/1098

of 2 August 2018

amending and correcting Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1576/89 (1), and in particular Article 20(3) and Article 26 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 20(1) of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008, Member States had to submit to the Commission a technical file for each established geographical indication registered in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 not later than 20 February 2015. Following the scrutiny of these technical files pursuant to Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 716/2013 (2), several geographical indications listed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 have to be amended or corrected.

(2)

France submitted one technical file for the geographical indication ‘Eau-de-vie de Cognac/Eau-de-vie des Charentes/Cognac’. These names are listed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008, product category 4 ‘Wine spirit’, as three distinct geographical indications: ‘Eau-de-vie de Cognac’, ‘Eau-de-vie des Charentes’ and ‘Cognac’. Following France's request it is necessary to amend Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 and list these three names as referring to only one product as one single technical file has been submitted with reference to them.

(3)

In addition, France submitted five technical files for the following geographical indications: ‘Eau-de-vie de Faugères’, ‘Marc du Bugey’, ‘Marc de Savoie’, ‘Marc de Provence’, ‘Marc du Languedoc’. These technical files do not refer to the respective names ‘Faugères’, ‘Eau-de-vie de marc originaire de Bugey’, ‘Eau-de-vie de marc originaire de Savoie’, ‘Eau-de-vie de marc originaire de Provence’ and ‘Eau-de-vie de marc originaire du Languedoc’, which are equally listed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008, product categories 4 ‘Wine spirit’ and 6 ‘Grape marc spirit’, as alternative names to the five geographical indications for which the technical files have been submitted. In accordance with Article 20(3) of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008, the established geographical indications for which no technical file was submitted to the Commission by 20 February 2015 should be removed from Annex III to that Regulation. In consequence, these alternative names should be removed from that Annex III.

(4)

Greece submitted one technical file for the geographical indication ‘Τσικουδιά/Tsikoudia/Τσίπουρο/Tsipouro’. These names are listed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008, product category 6 ‘Grape marc spirit’, as two distinct geographical indications: ‘Τσικουδιά/Tsikoudia’ and ‘Τσίπουρο/Tsipouro’. It is therefore necessary to amend Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 and list these names as referring to only one product as one single technical file has been submitted with reference to them.

(5)

The geographical indication ‘Grappa lombarda/Grappa di Lombardia’ is registered in product category 6 ‘Grape marc spirit’ of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008. Due to a grammatical mistake it is necessary to correct the name of the geographical indication to ‘Grappa lombarda/Grappa della Lombardia’.

(6)

The geographical indication ‘Marc d'Alsace Gewürztraminer’ is registered in product category 6 ‘Grape marc spirit’ of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008. French classification of the wine grape varieties pursuant to Article 81 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3) includes the name of the wine grape variety ‘Gewurztraminer’ and not ‘Gewürztraminer’. Consequently, the name of this geographical indication has to be corrected to ‘Marc d'Alsace Gewurztraminer’.

(7)

The geographical indication ‘Genièvre Flandres Artois’ is registered in product category 19 ‘Juniper-flavoured spirit drinks’ of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008. A spelling mistake has been detected in the registered name and consequently, the name of this geographical indication has to be corrected to ‘Genièvre Flandre Artois’.

(8)

The geographical indication ‘Génépi des Alpes/Genepì degli Alpi’ is registered in product category 32 ‘Liqueur’ of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008. Due to a grammatical mistake it is necessary to correct the name of the geographical indication to ‘Génépi des Alpes/Genepì delle Alpi’.

(9)

The geographical indication ‘Irish Poteen/Irish Poitín’ is registered in product category ‘Other spirit drinks’ of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 as originating in Ireland. It is necessary to clarify that such geographical indication also covers the corresponding product manufactured in Northern Ireland.

(10)

Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 should therefore be amended and corrected accordingly.

(11)

To enable operators to use labels printed in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 as it stood before being amended and corrected by this Regulation, the marketing of existing stocks should be authorised.

(12)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for Spirit Drinks,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Amendment of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

Correction of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 is corrected in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 3

The labels printed before the date of entry into force of this Regulation may continue to be used until they run out.

Article 4

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, 2 August 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 39, 13.2.2008, p. 16.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 716/2013 of 25 July 2013 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks (OJ L 201, 26.7.2013, p. 21).

(3)  Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671).


ANNEX I

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 is amended as follows:

(1)

in the second column of the table, under product category 4 ‘Wine spirit’, the entries ‘Eau-de-vie de Cognac’, ‘Eau-de-vie des Charentes’ and ‘Cognac’ are replaced by the entry ‘Eau-de-vie de Cognac/Eau-de-vie des Charentes/Cognac’;

(2)

in the second column of the table, under product category 4 ‘Wine spirit’, the entry ‘Eau-de-vie de Faugères/Faugères’ is replaced by the entry ‘Eau-de-vie de Faugères’;

(3)

in the second column of the table, under product category 6 ‘Grape marc spirit’, the entries ‘Marc du Bugey/Eau-de-vie de marc originaire de Bugey’, ‘Marc de Savoie/Eau-de-vie de marc originaire de Savoie’, ‘Marc de Provence/Eau-de-vie de marc originaire de Provence’ and ‘Marc du Languedoc/Eau-de-vie de marc originaire du Languedoc’ are replaced by ‘Marc du Bugey’, ‘Marc de Savoie,’‘Marc de Provence’ and ‘Marc du Languedoc’;

(4)

in the second column of the table, under product category 6 ‘Grape marc spirit’, the entries ‘Τσικουδιά/Tsikoudia’ and ‘Τσίπουρο/Tsipouro’ are replaced by the entry ‘Τσικουδιά/Tsikoudia/Τσίπουρο/Tsipouro’;

(5)

in the third column of the table, under product category ‘Other spirit drinks’, the entry ‘Ireland’ related to ‘Irish Poteen/Irish Poitín’ is replaced by ‘Ireland (*1).


(*1)  The geographical indication “Irish Poteen/Irish Poitín” covers the corresponding spirit drink produced in Ireland and Northern Ireland.’


ANNEX II

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 is corrected as follows:

(1)

in the second column of the table, under product category 6 ‘Grape marc spirit’, the entry ‘Grappa lombarda/Grappa di Lombardia’ is replaced by ‘Grappa lombarda/Grappa della Lombardia’;

(2)

in the second column of the table, under product category 6 ‘Grape marc spirit’, the entry ‘Marc d'Alsace Gewürztraminer’ is replaced by ‘Marc d'Alsace Gewurztraminer’;

(3)

in the second column of the table, under product category 19 ‘Juniper-flavoured spirit drinks’, the entry ‘Genièvre Flandres Artois’ is replaced by ‘Genièvre Flandre Artois’;

(4)

in the second column of the table, under product category 32 ‘Liqueur’, the entry ‘Génépi des Alpes/Genepì degli Alpi’ is replaced by ‘Génépi des Alpes/Genepì delle Alpi’.


DECISIONS

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2018/1099

of 1 August 2018

amending Annex XI to Council Directive 2003/85/EC as regards the list of laboratories authorised to handle live foot-and-mouth disease virus and amending Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/136 as regards the denomination of the designated European Union reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease

(notified under document C(2018) 4987)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 2003/85/EC of 29 September 2003 on Community measures for the control of foot-and-mouth disease repealing Directive 85/511/EEC and Decisions 89/531/EEC and 91/665/EEC and amending Directive 92/46/EEC (1), and in particular Articles 67(2) and 69(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2003/85/EC sets out the minimum control measures to be applied in the event of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and certain preventive measures aimed at increasing the awareness and preparedness of the competent authorities and the farming community concerning that disease.

(2)

The preventive measures set out in Directive 2003/85/EC include the requirement that the handling of live foot-and-mouth disease virus for research, diagnosis or vaccine manufacturing is carried out only in approved laboratories listed in Annex XI to that Directive.

(3)

Part A of Annex XI to Directive 2003/85/EC lists the national laboratories authorised to handle live foot-and-mouth disease virus for research and diagnostic purposes. Part B of that Annex lists the laboratories authorised to handle live foot-and mouth disease virus for vaccine production and related research.

The Netherlands has submitted a request to the Commission to change the name of its national laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease listed in Part A of Annex XI to Directive 2003/85/EC to ‘Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR), Lelystad’, due to organisational changes.

Belgium has also submitted a request to the Commission to change the name of its national laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease listed in Part A of Annex XI to Directive 2003/85/EC. The Belgian national laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease, the Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA-CERVA), has now become part of the new Belgian federal research centre, Sciensano, following a merge of the CODA-CERVA and the Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP), which took effect on 1 April 2018. Sciensano has taken over all the rights and duties of its predecessors, including those of the CODA-CERVA.

Greece has submitted a request to the Commission to complete the name of its national laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease listed in Part A of Annex XI to Directive 2003/85/EC, which is also responsible for the diagnosis of rickettsial infections.

(4)

The Pirbright Institute, which is located in the United Kingdom, provides the services of a national reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease to Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and it is duly listed as such in Part A of Annex XI to Directive 2003/85/EC. As a consequence of the United Kingdom's notification in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, the United Kingdom will no longer be a Member State of the European Union as of 30 March 2019. In accordance with Article 68(2), the Pirbright Institute may no longer provide the services of a national reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease to Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Sweden after the date of 29 March 2019.

(5)

For the reasons of legal certainty, it is important to keep the list of national laboratories for foot-and-mouth disease set out in Part A of Annex XI to Directive 2003/85/EC updated. Therefore, it is necessary to amend the name of the respective national laboratories in Belgium, in the Netherlands and in Greece and to indicate the date of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union as the date until which the Pirbright Institute may provide the services of a national reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease to other Member States and until which other Member State may use the services of the Pirbright institute as a national reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease.

(6)

Following organisational changes affecting the laboratory authorised to handle live foot-and-mouth disease virus for vaccine production listed in Part B of Annex XI to Directive 2003/85/EC, the Netherlands has submitted a request to the Commission to change the name of that laboratory situated on its territory to ‘Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Netherlands BV’.

(7)

Annex XI to Directive 2003/85/EC should therefore be replaced accordingly.

(8)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/136 (2) designated the consortium ANSES & CODA-CERVA set up by the Laboratory for Animal Health of the Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), Maisons-Alfort, France, and the Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA-CERVA), Uccle, Belgium, as the European Union reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease. It is necessary to amend that Implementing Decision, so that it refers to Sciensano, instead of CODA-CERVA. Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/136 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(9)

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 XI to Directive 2003/85/EC is replaced in accordance with the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

Article 1 of Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/136 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

The consortium ANSES & SCIENSANO set up by the Laboratory for Animal Health of the Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), Maisons-Alfort, France, and the Laboratory for Exotic Viruses and Particular Diseases of the federal research centre Sciensano, Uccle, Belgium, is hereby designated as the European Union reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease for an undetermined period.’

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 1 August 2018.

For the Commission

Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 306, 22.11.2003, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/136 of 25 January 2018 designating the European Union reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease and amending Annex II to Council Directive 92/119/EEC as regards the European Union reference laboratory for swine vesicular disease (OJ L 24, 27.1.2018, p. 3).


ANNEX

Annex XI to Directive 2003/85/EC is replaced by the following:

ANNEX XI

PART A

National laboratories authorised to handle live foot-and-mouth disease virus

Member State where laboratory is located

Laboratory

Member States using the services of laboratory

ISO code

Name

AT

Austria

Österreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit

Veterinärmedizinische Untersuchungen Mödling

Austria

BE

Belgium

Laboratory for Exotic Viruses and Particular Diseases of the federal research centre Sciensano, Uccle

Belgium

Luxembourg

CZ

Czech Republic

Státní veterinární ústav Praha, Praha

Czech Republic

DE

Germany

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut

Bundesforschungsinstitut für Tiergesundheit,

Greifswald — Insel Riems

Germany

Slovakia

DK

Denmark

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Veterinærinstituttet, Afdeling for Virologi, Lindholm

Danish Technical University, Veterinary Institute, Department of Virology, Lindholm

Denmark

Finland

Sweden

EL

Greece

Διεύθυνση Κτηνιατρικού Κέντρου Αθηνών, Τμήμα Μοριακής Διαγνωστικής, Αφθώδους Πυρετού, Ιολογικών, Ρικετσιακών και Εξωτικών Νοσημάτων, Αγία Παρασκευή Αττικής

Greece

ES

Spain

Laboratorio Central de Sanidad Animal, Algete, Madrid

Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA), Valdeolmos, Madrid

Spain

FR

France

Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (ANSES), Laboratoire de santé animale de Maisons-Alfort

France

HU

Hungary

Nemzeti Élelmiszerlánc-biztonsági Hivatal, Állategészségügyi Diagnosztikai Igazgatóság (NÉBIH-ÁDI), Budapest

Hungary

IT

Italy

Istituto zooprofilattico sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia-Romagna, Brescia

Italy

Cyprus

NL

Netherlands

Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR), Lelystad

Netherlands

PL

Poland

Zakład Pryszczycy Państwowego Instytutu Weterynaryjnego — Państwowego Instytutu Badawczego, Zduńska Wola

Poland

RO

Romania

Institutul de Diagnostic și Sănătate Animală, București

Romania

UK

United Kingdom

The Pirbright Institute

United Kingdom

Bulgaria (1)

Croatia (1)

Estonia (1)

Finland (1)

Ireland (1)

Latvia (1)

Lithuania (1)

Malta (1)

Portugal (1)

Slovenia (1)

Sweden (1)

PART B

Laboratories authorised to handle live foot-and-mouth disease virus for vaccine production

Member State where laboratory is located

Laboratory

ISO code

Name

DE

Germany

Intervet International GmbH/MSD Animal Health, Köln

NL

Netherlands

Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health Netherlands BV, Lelystad

UK

United Kingdom

Merial, S.A.S., Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright (2)


(1)  Use of services in accordance with Article 68(2) until 29 March 2019.

(2)  Applicable until 29 March 2019


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