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Official Journal of the European Union, L 231 I, 14 September 2018


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L 231I

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Volume 61
14 September 2018


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II   Non-legislative acts

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DECISIONS

 

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Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1242 of 14 September 2018 concerning certain interim protective measures relating to African swine fever in Belgium (notified under document C(2018) 6072)  ( 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

DECISIONS

14.9.2018   

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Official Journal of the European Union

LI 231/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2018/1242

of 14 September 2018

concerning certain interim protective measures relating to African swine fever in Belgium

(notified under document C(2018) 6072)

(Only the Dutch and French texts are authentic)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 89/662/EEC of 11 December 1989 concerning veterinary checks in intra-Community trade with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 9(3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (2), and in particular Article 10(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

African swine fever is an infectious viral disease affecting domestic and feral pig populations and can have a severe impact on the profitability of pig farming causing disturbance to trade within the Union and exports to third countries.

(2)

In the event of a case of African swine fever in feral pigs, there is a risk that the disease agent might spread to other feral pig populations and to pig holdings. As a result, it may spread from one Member State to another Member State and to third countries through trade in live pigs or their products.

(3)

Council Directive 2002/60/EC (3) lays down minimum measures to be applied within the Union for the control of African swine fever. In particular, Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC provides for certain measures to be taken following the confirmation of one or more cases of African swine fever in feral pigs.

(4)

Belgium has informed the Commission of the current African swine fever situation on its territory, following cases of that disease in the Ardennes region of that Member State, and in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC, it has taken a number of measures including the establishment of an infected area, where the measures referred to in Article 15 of that Directive are applied, in order to prevent the spread of that disease.

(5)

In order to prevent any unnecessary disturbance to trade within the Union and to avoid unjustified barriers to trade by third countries, it is necessary to identify at Union level the infected area for African swine fever in Belgium in collaboration with that Member State.

(6)

Accordingly, pending the next meeting of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, the infected area in Belgium should be listed in the Annex to this Decision and the duration of that regionalisation fixed.

(7)

This Decision is to be reviewed at the next meeting of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Belgium shall ensure that the infected area established by Belgium, where the measures provided for in Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC apply, comprises at least the areas listed in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall apply until 30 November 2018.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Kingdom of Belgium.

Done at Brussels, 14 September 2018.

For the Commission

Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 395, 30.12.1989, p. 13.

(2)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29.

(3)  Council Directive 2002/60/EC of 27 June 2002 laying down specific provisions for the control of African swine fever and amending Directive 92/119/EEC as regards Teschen disease and African swine fever (OJ L 192, 20.7.2002, p. 27).


ANNEX

Areas established as infected area in Belgium as referred to in Article 1

Date until applicable

The infected area is delimited clockwise by:

the border with France

the N85

the N83

the N891

Rue du Pont Neuf

Rue du Lieutenant de Crépy

Pont Charreau

Rue de Chiny

Rue de Marbehan

Rue de la Civanne

Rue du Moreau

the N879: Grand-Rue

the N897

Rue des Anglières

Rue du Pont de Virton

Rue Maurice Grévisse

Rue du 24 Août

the E411/E25

the border with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

30 November 2018


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