22.11.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 297/3


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 2/2017

of 3 February 2017

amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement [2018/1736]

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 Decision (EU) 2016/1196 of 20 July 2016 amending the Annexes to Decision 2007/275/EC concerning the lists of animals and products to be subject to controls at border inspection posts under Council Directives 91/496/EEC and 97/78/EC (1) is to be incorporated into the EEA Agreement.

(2)

This Decision concerns legislation regarding veterinary matters. Legislation regarding veterinary 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 137 (Commission Decision 2007/275/EC) in Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement:

‘—

32016 D 1196: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1196 of 20 July 2016 (OJ L 197, 22.7.2016, p. 10).’

Article 2

The text of Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1196 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 4 February 2017, 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, 3 February 2017.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

Claude MAERTEN


(1)  OJ L 197, 22.7.2016, p. 10.

(*1)  No constitutional requirements indicated.