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Document 31993D0096

93/96/EEC: Commission Decision of 12 February 1993 on certain protective measures with respect to bivalve molluscs from Morocco

OJ L 37, 13.2.1993, p. 47–47 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 15/03/1993

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/1993/96/oj

31993D0096

93/96/EEC: Commission Decision of 12 February 1993 on certain protective measures with respect to bivalve molluscs from Morocco

Official Journal L 037 , 13/02/1993 P. 0047 - 0047


COMMISSION DECISION of 12 February 1993 on certain protective measures with respect to bivalve molluscs from Morocco

(93/96/EEC)THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/675/EEC of 10 December 1990 laying down the principles governing the organization of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries (1), as last amended by Directive 92/438/EEC (2), and in particular Article 19 (1) thereof,

Whereas the presence of a paralytic toxin (PSP) has been recorded on several occasions in consignments of bivalve molluscs imported from Morocco;

Whereas the levels of toxin observed can constitute a serious danger to public health; whereas the necessary protective measures should be adopted rapidly at Comunity level;

Whereas in the absence of health guarantees from the Moroccan authorities imports of bivalve molluscs from Morocco should be prohibited,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Member States shall prohibit the importation of consignments of bivalve molluscs, marine gastropods and echinoderms originating in Morocco.

Article 2

Member States shall amend the measures which they apply to importations in order to bring them into conformity with the present Decision. They shall inform the Commission thereof.

Article 3

This Decision shall apply until 15 March 1993.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 12 February 1993.

For the Commission

René STEICHEN

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 373, 31. 12. 1990, p. 1.

(2) OJ No L 243, 25. 8. 1992, p. 27.

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