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Document 32021R1327

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1327 of 10 August 2021 amending Annexes II, IX and XV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 as regards the lists of third countries or regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of fresh meat of wild solipeds, fishery products from aquaculture, and insects, and correcting Annex XI to that Implementing Regulation as regards the list of third countries and regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of frogs’ legs and snails (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2021/5854

OJ L 288, 11.8.2021, p. 28–36 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2021/1327/oj

11.8.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 288/28


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/1327

of 10 August 2021

amending Annexes II, IX and XV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 as regards the lists of third countries or regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of fresh meat of wild solipeds, fishery products from aquaculture, and insects, and correcting Annex XI to that Implementing Regulation as regards the list of third countries and regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of frogs’ legs and snails

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2017 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products, amending Regulations (EC) No 999/2001, (EC) No 396/2005, (EC) No 1069/2009, (EC) No 1107/2009, (EU) No 1151/2012, (EU) No 652/2014, (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulations (EC) No 1/2005 and (EC) No 1099/2009 and Council Directives 98/58/EC, 1999/74/EC, 2007/43/EC, 2008/119/EC and 2008/120/EC, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 854/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 89/608/EEC, 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC, 91/496/EEC, 96/23/EC, 96/93/EC and 97/78/EC and Council Decision 92/438/EEC (Official Controls Regulation) (1), and in particular Article 127(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/625 (2) supplements Regulation (EU) 2017/625 as regards the requirements for the entry into the Union of consignments of certain animals and goods intended for human consumption from third countries or regions thereof, in order to ensure that they comply with the applicable requirements established in the rules on food safety referred to in Article 1(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 or with requirements recognised to be at least equivalent. Those requirements include the identification of the animals and goods intended for human consumption which may only enter the Union from third countries or regions listed in accordance with Article 126(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625.

(2)

A third country or region thereof can only be included in the list referred to in Article 126(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 if it complies with the requirements laid down in Article 127 of Regulation (EU) 2017/625, and with those laid down in Article 4(a) to (f) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/625. The requirement laid down in Article 4(f) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/625 is the existence, implementation and communication of a residues control programme approved by the Commission, when applicable, in accordance with Council Directive 96/23/EC (3).

(3)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 (4) lays down the lists of third countries and regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of certain animals and goods intended for human consumption in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/625, while Commission Decision 2011/163/EU (5) approves the residue monitoring plans submitted by certain third countries concerning specific animals and animal products listed in the Annex to that Decision.

(4)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 (6) amended Decision 2011/163/EU and approved the residue monitoring plans of certain third countries, which comply with the requirement laid down in Article 4(f) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/625. Some of these third countries had already submitted appropriate evidence and guarantees that the animals and goods concerned comply with the requirements laid down in Article 4(a) to (e) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/625. These countries should be accordingly included in the lists laid down in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405.

(5)

Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 removed or restricted the approval of the residue monitoring plans of certain third countries, which are currently included in the lists laid down in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405. The lists laid down in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 should be amended accordingly so as to remove or restrict the authorisation of these countries.

(6)

Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 approved the residue monitoring plan of Namibia for wild game. Since Namibia provided sufficient evidence and guarantees that it fulfils the requirements of Union legislation for the entry into the Union of consignments of fresh meat, excluding offal and minced meat, and of meat preparations of wild solipeds, this country should be added to the list of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of meat of wild solipeds laid down in Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405, with the remark ‘only wild game’.

(7)

Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 approved the residue monitoring plan of Nigeria for aquaculture with the remark ‘excluding finfish’. Since Nigeria has provided sufficient evidence and guarantees that it fulfils the requirements of Union legislation for the entry into the Union of consignments of fishery products from aquaculture, the entry of Nigeria in the list laid down in Annex IX to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 should be amended so as to authorise the country for entry into the Union of consignments of fishery products from aquaculture with the exception of finfish.

(8)

Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 approved the residue monitoring plan of Oman for aquaculture with the remark ‘excluding crustaceans’. Since Oman has provided sufficient evidence and guarantees that it fulfils the requirements of Union legislation for the entry into the Union of consignments of fishery products from aquaculture, the entry of Oman in the list laid down in Annex IX to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 should be amended so as to authorise the country for the entry into the Union of consignments of fishery products from aquaculture with the exception of crustaceans.

(9)

Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 added the remark ‘excluding crustaceans’ to the approval of the residue monitoring plans for aquaculture of the Falklands Islands, Montenegro, Morocco and Ukraine. Therefore, these countries should not be authorised for the entry into the Union of crustaceans from aquaculture. Annex IX to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(10)

Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 added the remark ‘excluding finfish’ to the approval of the residue monitoring plans for aquaculture of Guatemala, Mozambique, Nicaragua, and Tanzania. Therefore, these countries should not be authorised for the entry into the Union of finfish from aquaculture. Annex IX to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(11)

Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 amended the footnotes applying to aquaculture products. ‘Only crustaceans’ and ‘only finfish’ were replaced by ‘excluding finfish’ and ‘excluding crustaceans’, respectively. For consistency reasons, it is necessary to align the wording of the remarks in Annex IX to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 to that in Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653.

(12)

On 12 March 2021, the competent authority of the United Kingdom submitted to the Commission the relevant questionnaire for the evaluation of the entry of insects intended for human consumption into the Union. The competent authority of the United Kingdom responded satisfactorily to all questions, and therefore provided sufficient evidence and guarantees to the Commission that requirements equivalent to Article 126(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 were complied with. The United Kingdom should therefore be included in the list of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of insects laid down in Annex XV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405, without prejudice to the application of Union law to and in the United Kingdom in respect of Northern Ireland in accordance with Article 5(4) of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to 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 in conjunction with Annex 2 to that Protocol.

(13)

Annexes II, IX and XV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(14)

Annex XI to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 contains errors concerning Armenia and Azerbaijan in terms of omission and product authorisation. Those errors alter the meaning of the text.

(15)

Annex XI to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 should therefore be corrected accordingly.

(16)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes II, IX, XI and XV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 are replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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, 10 August 2021.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 95, 7.4.2017, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/625 of 4 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to requirements for the entry into the Union of consignments of certain animals and goods intended for human consumption (OJ L 131, 17.5.2019, p. 18).

(3)  Council Directive 96/23/EC of 29 April 1996 on measures to monitor certain substances and residues thereof in live animals and animal products and repealing Directives 85/358/EEC and 86/469/EEC and Decisions 89/187/EEC and 91/664/EEC (OJ L 125, 23.5.1996, p. 10).

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 of 24 March 2021 laying down the lists of third countries or regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of certain animals and goods intended for human consumption in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 114, 31.3.2021, p. 118).

(5)  Commission Decision 2011/163/EU of 16 March 2011 on the approval of plans submitted by third countries in accordance with Article 29 of Council Directive 96/23/EC (OJ L 70, 17.3.2011, p. 40).

(6)  Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/653 of 20 April 2021 amending Decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of plans submitted by third countries in accordance with Article 29 of Council Directive 96/23/EC (OJ L 138, 22.4.2021, p. 1).


ANNEX

‘ANNEX II

List of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of fresh meat, excluding offal and minced meat, and of meat preparations of wild solipeds, as referred to in Article 5 and Article 19(2)

COUNTRY ISO CODE

THIRD COUNTRY

REMARKS

NA

Namibia

Only wild game

ZA

South Africa

Only wild game

ANNEX IX

List of third countries or regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of certain fishery products, as referred to in Article 13, Articles 18(3), 19(4), and 20(3), and Articles 22(b) and 25(d)

COUNTRY ISO CODE

THIRD COUNTRY OR REGIONS THEREOF

REMARKS

AE

United Arab Emirates

Aquaculture: Only raw material either from Member States or from other third countries approved for imports of such raw material into the Union

AG

Antigua and Barbuda

Only live lobsters from wild catch

AL

Albania

Excluding crustaceans from aquaculture

AM

Armenia

Only live wild crayfish, heat processed non-farmed crayfish and frozen non-farmed crayfish

AO

Angola

Only wild catch

AR

Argentina

 

AU

Australia

 

AZ

Azerbaijan

Only caviar from wild catch

BA

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Excluding crustaceans from aquaculture

BD

Bangladesh

 

BJ

Benin

Only wild catch

BN

Brunei

Only aquaculture products

BQ

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba

Only wild catch

BR

Brazil

 

BS

Bahamas

Only wild catch

BY

Belarus

 

BZ

Belize

Only wild catch

CA

Canada

 

CG

Congo

Only wild catch.

Only fishery products caught, frozen and packed in their final packaging at sea

CH

Switzerland (1)

 

CI

Cote d’Ivoire

Only wild catch

CL

Chile

 

CN

China

 

CO

Colombia

 

CR

Costa Rica

 

CU

Cuba

 

CV

Cape Verde

Only wild catch

CW

Curaçao

Only wild catch

DZ

Algeria

Only wild catch

EC

Ecuador

 

EG

Egypt

Only wild catch

ER

Eritrea

Only wild catch

FJ

Fiji

Only wild catch

FK

Falkland Islands

Excluding crustaceans from aquaculture

GA

Gabon

Only wild catch

GB

United Kingdom (2)

 

GD

Grenada

Only wild catch

GE

Georgia

Only wild catch

GG

Guernsey

Only wild catch

GH

Ghana

Only wild catch

GL

Greenland

Only wild catch

GM

Gambia

Only wild catch

GN

Guinea

Only wild catch.

Only fish that has not undergone any preparation or processing operation other than heading, gutting, chilling or freezing.

GT

Guatemala

Excluding finfish from aquaculture

GY

Guyana

Only wild catch

HK

Hong Kong

Only wild catch

HN

Honduras

 

ID

Indonesia

 

IL

Israel (3)

 

IM

Isle of Man

 

IN

India

 

IR

Iran

Excluding finfish from aquaculture

JE

Jersey

Only wild catch

JM

Jamaica

Only wild catch

JP

Japan

 

KE

Kenya

 

KI

Kiribati

Only wild catch

KR

South Korea

 

KZ

Kazakhstan

Only wild catch

LK

Sri Lanka

 

MA

Morocco

Excluding crustaceans from aquaculture

MD

Moldova

Only caviar

ME

Montenegro

Excluding crustaceans from aquaculture

MG

Madagascar

 

MK

North Macedonia

 

MM

Myanmar/Burma

 

MR

Mauritania

Only wild catch

MU

Mauritius

 

MV

Maldives

Only wild catch

MX

Mexico

 

MY

Malaysia

 

MZ

Mozambique

Excluding finfish from aquaculture

NA

Namibia

Only wild catch

NC

New Caledonia

Excluding finfish from aquaculture

NG

Nigeria

Excluding finfish from aquaculture

NI

Nicaragua

Excluding finfish from aquaculture

NZ

New Zealand

 

OM

Oman

Excluding crustaceans from aquaculture

PA

Panama

 

PE

Peru

 

PF

French Polynesia

Only wild catch

PG

Papua New Guinea

Only wild catch

PH

Philippines

 

PM

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Only wild catch

PK

Pakistan

Only wild catch

RS

Serbia

 

RU

Russia

Only wild catch

SA

Saudi Arabia

 

SB

Solomon Islands

Only wild catch

SC

Seychelles

Only wild catch

SG

Singapore

 

SH

Saint Helena

(Not including the islands of Tristan da Cunha and Ascension)

Only wild catch

Tristan da Cunha

(Not including the islands of Saint Helena and Ascension)

Only lobsters (fresh or frozen) from wild catch

SN

Senegal

Only wild catch

SR

Suriname

Only wild catch

SV

El Salvador

Only wild catch

SX

Sint Maarten

Only wild catch

TH

Thailand

 

TN

Tunisia

Excluding crustaceans from aquaculture

TR

Turkey

 

TW

Taiwan

 

TZ

Tanzania

Excluding finfish from aquaculture

UA

Ukraine

Excluding crustaceans from aquaculture

UG

Uganda

 

US

United States

 

UY

Uruguay

 

VE

Venezuela

 

VN

Vietnam

 

YE

Yemen

Only wild catch

ZA

South Africa

Only wild catch

ZW

Zimbabwe

Only wild catch

ANNEX XI

List of third countries or regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of frogs’ legs and of snails, as referred to in Article 17

COUNTRY ISO CODE

THIRD COUNTRY OR REGIONS THEREOF

REMARKS

AL

Albania

 

AM

Armenia

Only snails

AU

Australia

 

AZ

Azerbaijan

 

BA

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Only snails

BR

Brazil

Only frogs’ legs

BY

Belarus

Only snails

CA

Canada

Only snails

CH

Switzerland (4)

 

CI

Côte d’Ivoire

Only snails

CL

Chile

Only snails

CN

China

 

DZ

Algeria

Only snails

EG

Egypt

Only frogs’ legs

GB

United Kingdom (5)

 

GG

Guernsey

 

GH

Ghana

Only snails

ID

Indonesia

 

IM

Isle of Man

 

IN

India

Only frogs’ legs

JE

Jersey

 

MA

Morocco

Only snails

MD

Moldova

Only snails

MK

North Macedonia

Only snails

NG

Nigeria

Only snails

NZ

New Zealand

Only snails

PE

Peru

Only snails

RS

Serbia

Only snails

TH

Thailand

Only snails

TN

Tunisia

Only snails

TR

Turkey

 

UA

Ukraine

Only snails

US

United States

Only snails

VN

Vietnam

 

ZA

South Africa

Only snails

ANNEX XV

List of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of insects as referred to in Article 24

COUNTRY ISO CODE

THIRD COUNTRY OR REGIONS THEREOF

REMARKS

CA

Canada

 

CH

Switzerland

 

GB

United Kingdom (6)

 

KR

South Korea

 

TH

Thailand

 

VN

Vietnam

 


(1)  In accordance with the Agreement of 21 June 1999 between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products (OJ L 114, 30.4.2002, p. 132).

(2)  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.

(3)  Hereinafter understood as the State of Israel, excluding the territories under Israeli administration since June 1967, namely the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank.

(4)  In accordance with the Agreement of 21 June 1999 between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products (OJ L 114, 30.4.2002, p. 132).

(5)  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.

(6)  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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