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Document 32016R0148

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/148 of 4 February 2016 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of the subtype H7N8 (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 30, 5.2.2016, p. 17–19 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 20/04/2021; Implicitly repealed by 32020R0692

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2016/148/oj

5.2.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 30/17


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/148

of 4 February 2016

amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of the subtype H7N8

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/99/EC (1) of 16 December 2002 laying down the animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption and in particular the introductory phrase of Article 8, the first subparagraph of point 1 of Article 8 and point 4 of Article 8 thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2009/158/EC of 30 November 2009 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of, poultry and hatching eggs (2), and in particular Articles 23(1), 24(2) and 25(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 (3) lays down veterinary certification requirements for imports into and transit, including storage during transit, through the Union of poultry and poultry products (‘the commodities’). It provides that the commodities may only be imported into and transit through the Union from the third countries, territories, zones or compartments listed in columns 1 and 3 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I thereto.

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 also lays down the conditions for a third country, territory, zone or compartment to be considered as free from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

(3)

The United States is listed in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as a third country from which imports into and transit through the Union of the commodities is authorised from the whole of its territory.

(4)

An Agreement between the Union and the United States (4) provides for a swift mutual recognition of regionalisation measures in the event of outbreaks of a disease in the Union or in the United States (‘the Agreement’).

(5)

On 15 January 2016, the United States confirmed the presence of HPAI of subtype H7N8 in one holding in the State of Indiana and it may therefore no longer be considered as free from that disease. The veterinary authorities of the United States immediately suspended issuing veterinary certificates for consignments of commodities intended for export to the Union from the State of Indiana. They have also implemented a stamping-out policy in order to control HPAI and limit its spread.

(6)

The United States has submitted information on the epidemiological situation on its territory and the measures it has taken to prevent the further spread of HPAI which has now been evaluated by the Commission. On the basis of that evaluation, as well as the commitments laid down in the Agreement and the guarantees provided by the United States, it is appropriate to conclude that limiting the restrictions on the introduction into the Union of commodities from the area affected by HPAI, which the veterinary authorities of the United States have placed under restrictions due to the current outbreaks, should be sufficient to cover the risks associated with the introduction into the Union of the commodities.

(7)

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8)

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

Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

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.

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

Done at Brussels, 4 February 2016.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 18, 23.1.2003, p. 11.

(2)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 74.

(3)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 of 8 August 2008 laying down a list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which poultry and poultry products may be imported into and transit through the Community and the veterinary certification requirements (OJ L 226, 23.8.2008, p. 1).

(4)  Agreement between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America on sanitary measures to protect public and animal health in trade in live animals and animal products, as approved on behalf of the European Community by Council Decision 98/258/EC (OJ L 118, 21.4.1998, p. 1).


ANNEX

In Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 after the entry for the United States concerning the State of Indiana the following is added:

ISO code and name of third country or territory

Code of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Description of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Veterinary certificate

Specific conditions

Specific conditions

Avian influenza surveillance status

Avian influenza vaccination status

Salmonella control status

Model(s)

Additional guarantees

Closing date (1)

Opening date (2)

1

2

3

4

5

6

6A

6B

7

8

9

‘US — United States

US-2.21.1

State of Indiana

WGM

VIII

P2

15.1.2016

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

P2

 

 

 

 

BPR, BPP, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRP, SRA, LT20

 

 

A

 

S3, ST1’


(1)  Commodities, including those transported on the high seas, produced before this date may be imported into the Union during a period of 90 days from this date.

(2)  Only commodities produced after this date may be imported into the Union.


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