8.10.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 257/21


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2019/1678

of 4 October 2019

amending Decision 2009/821/EC as regards the lists of border inspection posts and veterinary units in TRACES

(notified under document C(2019) 7067)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary checks applicable in intra-Union trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 20(1) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 91/496/EEC of 15 July 1991 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on animals entering the Community from third countries and amending Directives 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC and 90/675/EEC (2), and in particular the second subparagraph of Article 6(4) and Article 6(5) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 97/78/EC of 18 December 1997 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries (3), and in particular Article 6(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2009/821/EC (4) lays down the list of border inspection posts approved in accordance with Directives 91/496/EEC and 97/78/EC and the list of central, regional and local units in the integrated computerised veterinary system (Traces). Those lists are respectively set out in Annex I and Annex II to that Decision.

(2)

Following the proposal from Belgium, the approval of the border inspection posts at Antwerp port and Zeebrugge port should be extended to unpacked products for human consumption. It is therefore appropriate to amend accordingly the list of entries for that Member State set out in Annex I to Decision 2009/821/EC.

(3)

Following the proposal from Denmark, a new inspection centre should be listed at the border inspection post at Skagen port for the inspection for animal by-products. It is therefore appropriate to amend accordingly the list of entries for that Member State set out in Annex I to Decision 2009/821/EC.

(4)

Following the proposal from Spain, a new border inspection post at Ferrol port should be approved for packed products for human consumption. In addition, the suspension of the border inspection post at Santander port for products for non-human consumption and of one of the inspection centres of the border inspection post at Vigo port should be lifted. It is therefore appropriate to amend accordingly the list of entries for that Member State set out in Annex I to Decision 2009/821/EC.

(5)

Following the proposal from Italy and the satisfactory inspection carried out by the Commission, the new border inspection post at Verona airport should be approved for packed products for human consumption. Therefore, the list of entries for that Member State set out in Annex I to Decision 2009/821/EC should be amended accordingly.

(6)

Following communication from Finland, the entry for the border inspection post at Hamina port should be deleted from the list set out in Annex I to Decision 2009/821/EC.

(7)

Following communication from Sweden, a derogation should be granted as regards the staff responsible for carrying out the checks and for issuing certificates at the border inspection post at Helsingborg port. It is therefore appropriate to amend accordingly the list of entries for that Member State set out in Annex I to Decision 2009/821/EC.

(8)

Germany informed the Commission that, following an administrative restructuration, certain changes should be made to the list of local units in Traces for that Member State. It is therefore appropriate to amend Annex II to Decision 2009/821/EC accordingly.

(9)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annexes I and II to Decision 2009/821/EC are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 4 October 2019.

For the Commission

Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29.

(2)  OJ L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 56.

(3)  OJ L 24, 30.1.1998, p. 9.

(4)  Commission Decision 2009/821/EC of 28 September 2009 drawing up a list of approved border inspection posts, laying down certain rules on the inspections carried out by Commission veterinary experts and laying down the veterinary units in TRACES (OJ L 296, 12.11.2009, p. 1).


ANNEX

Annexes I and II to Decision 2009/821/EC are amended as follows:

(1)

Annex I is amended as follows:

(a)

the following note is added to the special remarks:

‘(16) = Excluding carcasses of ungulates.’

(b)

the part concerning Belgium is amended as follows:

(i)

the entry for the port at Antwerp is replaced by the following:

‘Antwerpen

Anvers

BE ANR 1

P

GIP LO

HC(16), NHC

 

Afrulog

HC(2), NHC’

 

(ii)

the entry for the port at Zeebrugge is replaced by the following:

‘Zeebrugge

BE ZEE 1

P

 

HC(16), NHC(2)’

 

(c)

in the part concerning Denmark, the entry for the port at Skagen is replaced by the following:

‘Skagen

DK SKA 1

P

BIP

HC-(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC(6)

 

IC

NHC-NT(4)(6)’

 

(d)

the part concerning Spain is amended as follows:

(i)

the following entry for the port at Ferrol is inserted after the entry for Ciudad Real:

‘Ferrol

ES FRO 1

P

 

HC(2)’

 

(ii)

the entry for the port at Santander is replaced by the following:

‘Santander

ES SDR 1

P

 

NHC-NT’

 

(iii)

the entry for the port at Vigo is replaced by the following:

‘Vigo

ES VGO 1

P

T.C. Guixar

HC, NHC-T(FR), NHC-NT

 

Frioya

HC-T(FR)(2)(3)

 

Frigalsa

HC-T(FR)(3)

 

Pescanova

HC-T(FR)(2)(3)

 

Fandicosta

HC-T(FR)(2)(3)

 

Frig. Morrazo

HC-T(FR)(3)’

 

(e)

in the part concerning Italy, the following entry for the airport at Verona is inserted after the entries for Venezia:

‘Verona

IT VRN 4

A

 

HC(2)’

 

(f)

in the part concerning Finland, the entry for the port at Hamina is deleted.

(g)

in the part concerning Sweden, the entry for the port at Helsingborg is replaced by the following:

‘Helsingborg

SE HEL 1

P

 

HC(1)(2), NHC-T(FR)(2), NHC-NT(2)’

 

(2)

Annex II is amended as follows:

In the part concerning Germany, under the section ‘DE00010 SAARLAND’, the entries for the units ‘DE38210 REGIONALSTELLE MITTE’ and ‘DE38310 REGIONALSTELLE WEST’ are deleted.