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Document 32019R1293

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1293 of 29 July 2019 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 as regards the list of territories and third countries in Annex II and the model of animal health certificate for dogs, cats and ferrets set out in Annex IV (Text with EEA relevance.)

C/2019/5490

OJ L 204, 2.8.2019, p. 3–15 (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/reg_impl/2019/1293/oj

2.8.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 204/3


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/1293

of 29 July 2019

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 as regards the list of territories and third countries in Annex II and the model of animal health certificate for dogs, cats and ferrets set out in Annex IV

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on the non-commercial movement of pet animals and repealing Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 (1), and in particular Articles 13(2) and 25(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 (2) provides, amongst others, for the lists of territories and third countries referred to in Article 13 of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 and for the animal health certificate required for the non-commercial movement into a Member State of dogs, cats and ferrets from territories and third countries.

(2)

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 was incorporated into the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement by the Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 66/2016 (3) and is fully applicable to Norway in the same manner as to the EU Member States.

(3)

Norway is listed in Part 1 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013. Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 66/2016 regulates the non-commercial movement into a Member State of dogs, cats and ferrets from Norway. Therefore, it is necessary to delete Norway from the list of territories and third countries set out in Part 1 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013.

(4)

It is also necessary to reflect the new name of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the list of territories and third countries set out in Part 2 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013.

(5)

Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 provides, amongst others, that dogs, cats and ferrets moved into a Member State from a territory or a third country for non-commercial purposes are to comply with any preventive health measures for diseases or infections other than rabies adopted pursuant to Article 19(1) thereof and be accompanied by an identification document in the format of an animal health certificate. Part 1 of Annex IV to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 sets out the model for the animal health certificate.

(6)

In addition, following the mandatory review of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011 (4), the Commission adopted Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/772 (5) which lays down, inter alia, the rules for the categorisation of Member States, or parts thereof, in view of their eligibility to apply preventive health measures for the control of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in dogs. Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/772 repealed Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011 with effect from 1 July 2018.

(7)

The list of Member States complying with the rules for categorisation laid down in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/772 for the whole of their territory or parts thereof is set out in the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/878 (6).

(8)

It is therefore appropriate to replace the references to Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011 by references to Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/772 and to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/878 in the model health certificate in Annex IV to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013.

(9)

Annexes II and IV to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(10)

To avoid any disruption of movements of dogs, cats and ferrets, the use of the animal health certificates issued in accordance with Part 1 of Annex IV to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/561 (7) should be authorised until 28 February 2020.

(11)

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

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 is amended as follows:

(1)

Part 1 of Annex II is replaced by the text set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

(2)

Part 2 of Annex II is replaced by the text set out in Annex II to this Regulation.

(3)

Part 1 of Annex IV is replaced by the text set out in Annex III to this Regulation.

Article 2

For a transitional period until 28 February 2020, Member States shall authorise the entry of dogs, cats and ferrets moved into a Member State from a territory or a third country for non-commercial purposes and accompanied by an animal health certificate issued not later than 31 October 2019 in accordance with the model set out in Part 1 of Annex IV to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 as amended by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/561.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 November 2019.

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

Done at Brussels, 29 July 2019.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 178, 28.6.2013, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 of 28 June 2013 on the model identification documents for the non-commercial movement of dogs, cats and ferrets, the establishment of lists of territories and third countries and the format, layout and language requirements of the declarations attesting compliance with certain conditions provided for in Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 178, 28.6.2013, p. 109).

(3)  Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 66/2016 of 29 April 2016 amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement [2017/2017] (OJ L 300, 16.11.2017, p. 1).

(4)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011 of 14 July 2011 supplementing Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards preventive health measures for the control of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in dogs (OJ L 296, 15.11.2011, p. 6).

(5)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/772 of 21 November 2017 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to preventive health measures for the control of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in dogs and repealing Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011 (OJ L 130, 28.5.2018, p. 1).

(6)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/878 of 18 June 2018 adopting the list of Member States, or parts of the territory of Member States, that comply with the rules for categorisation laid down in Article 2(2) and (3) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/772 concerning the application of preventive health measures for the control of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in dogs (OJ L 155, 19.6.2018, p. 1).

(7)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/561 of 11 April 2016 amending Annex IV to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 as regards the model of animal health certificate for dogs, cats and ferrets moved into a Member State from a territory or a third country for non-commercial purposes (OJ L 96, 12.4.2016, p. 26).


ANNEX I

‘PART 1

List of territories and third countries referred to in Article 13(1) of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013

ISO code

Territory or third country

AD

Andorra

CH

Switzerland

FO

Faeroe Islands

GI

Gibraltar

GL

Greenland

IS

Iceland

LI

Liechtenstein

MC

Monaco

SM

San Marino

VA

Vatican City State’


ANNEX II

‘PART 2

List of territories and third countries referred to in Article 13(2) of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013

ISO code

Territory or third country

Included territories

AC

Ascension Island

 

AE

United Arab Emirates

 

AG

Antigua and Barbuda

 

AR

Argentina

 

AU

Australia

 

AW

Aruba

 

BA

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

BB

Barbados

 

BH

Bahrain

 

BM

Bermuda

 

BQ

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (the BES Islands)

 

BY

Belarus

 

CA

Canada

 

CL

Chile

 

CW

Curaçao

 

FJ

Fiji

 

FK

Falkland Islands

 

HK

Hong Kong

 

JM

Jamaica

 

JP

Japan

 

KN

Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

KY

Cayman Islands

 

LC

Saint Lucia

 

MS

Montserrat

 

MK

North Macedonia

 

MU

Mauritius

 

MX

Mexico

 

MY

Malaysia

 

NC

New Caledonia

 

NZ

New Zealand

 

PF

French Polynesia

 

PM

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

 

RU

Russia

 

SG

Singapore

 

SH

Saint Helena

 

SX

Sint Maarten

 

TT

Trinidad and Tobago

 

TW

Taiwan

 

US

United States of America

AS — American Samoa

GU — Guam

MP — Northern Mariana Islands

PR — Puerto Rico

VI — US Virgin Islands’

VC

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 

VG

British Virgin Islands

 

VU

Vanuatu

 

WF

Wallis and Futuna

 


ANNEX III

‘PART 1

Model animal health certificate for the non-commercial movement into a Member State from a territory or third country of dogs, cats or ferrets in accordance with Article 5(1) and (2) of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013

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