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Document 32017D1396

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/1396 of 26 July 2017 amending the Annex to Decision 2007/453/EC as regards the BSE status of Poland and certain regions of the United Kingdom (notified under document C(2017) 5140) (Text with EEA relevance. )

C/2017/5140

OJ L 197, 28.7.2017, p. 9–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2017/1396/oj

28.7.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 197/9


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2017/1396

of 26 July 2017

amending the Annex to Decision 2007/453/EC as regards the BSE status of Poland and certain regions of the United Kingdom

(notified under document C(2017) 5140)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (1), and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 5(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 provides that Member States, third countries or regions thereof (countries or regions) are to be classified according to their bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) status into one of three categories: negligible BSE risk, controlled BSE risk and undetermined BSE risk.

(2)

The third subparagraph of Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 provides that if the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has placed an applicant country in one of the three categories of BSE status, a reassessment of the Union categorisation may be decided.

(3)

The Annex to Commission Decision 2007/453/EC (2) lists the BSE status of countries or regions according to their BSE risk. Poland and the United Kingdom are currently listed in point B thereof under countries or regions with a controlled BSE risk.

(4)

The OIE plays a leading role in the categorisation of OIE Member Countries and zones by their BSE risk, in accordance with the provisions of its Terrestrial Animal Health Code (Terrestrial Code (3)).

(5)

On 23 May 2017, the OIE World Assembly of Delegates adopted Resolution No 26 on the Recognition of the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Risk Status of Member Countries (4), in view of an entry into force on 26 May 2017. That Resolution recognised Poland, and also two zones of the United Kingdom, namely Northern Ireland and Scotland, as having a negligible BSE risk.

(6)

The list of countries or regions in the Annex to Decision 2007/453/EC should therefore be amended so that Poland and Northern Ireland and Scotland are listed in point A under countries or regions with a negligible BSE risk.

(7)

The Annex to Decision 2007/453/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8)

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

The Annex to Decision 2007/453/EC is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 26 July 2017.

For the Commission

Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 147, 31.5.2001, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Decision 2007/453/EC of 29 June 2007 establishing the BSE status of Member States or third countries or regions thereof according to their BSE risk (OJ L 172, 30.6.2007, p. 84).

(3)  http://www.oie.int/international-standard-setting/terrestrial-code/access-online/

(4)  http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Animal_Health_in_the_World/docs/pdf/Resolutions/2017/A26_RESO_2017_BSE.pdf


ANNEX

The Annex to Decision 2007/453/EC is replaced by the following:

ANNEX

LIST OF COUNTRIES OR REGIONS

A.   Countries or regions with a negligible BSE risk

Member States

Belgium

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Denmark

Germany

Estonia

Croatia

Italy

Cyprus

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Hungary

Malta

Netherlands

Austria

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovenia

Slovakia

Spain

Finland

Sweden

Regions of Member States

Northern Ireland

Scotland

European Free Trade Association countries

Iceland

Liechtenstein

Norway

Switzerland

Third countries

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

India

Israel

Japan

Namibia

New Zealand

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Singapore

United States

Uruguay

B.   Countries or regions with a controlled BSE risk

Member States

Ireland

Greece

France

United Kingdom with the exception of the regions of Northern Ireland and Scotland

Third countries

Canada

Mexico

Nicaragua

South Korea

Taiwan

C.   Countries or regions with an undetermined BSE risk

Countries or regions not listed in points A or B.


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