16.11.2017   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 300/11


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 72/2016

of 29 April 2016

amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement [2017/2022]

THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (‘the EEA Agreement’), and in particular Article 98 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2016/11 of 5 January 2016 amending Annex II to Council Directive 2002/57/EC on the marketing of seed of oil and fibre plants (1) is to be incorporated into the EEA Agreement.

(2)

This Decision concerns legislation regarding phytosanitary matters. Legislation regarding phytosanitary matters shall not apply to Liechtenstein as long as the application of the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products is extended to Liechtenstein, as specified in the sectoral adaptations to Annex I to the EEA Agreement. This Decision is therefore not to apply to Liechtenstein.

(3)

Annex I to the EEA Agreement should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The following indent is added in point 13 (Council Directive 2002/57/EC) of Chapter III of Annex I to the EEA Agreement:

‘—

32016 L 0011: Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2016/11 of 5 January 2016 (OJ L 3, 6.1.2016, p. 48).’

Article 2

The text of Implementing Directive (EU) 2016/11 in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages, to be published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be authentic.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on 30 April 2016, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the EEA Agreement have been made (*1).

Article 4

This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 29 April 2016.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

Claude MAERTEN


(1)  OJ L 3, 6.1.2016, p. 48.

(*1)  No constitutional requirements indicated.