14.3.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 72/137


EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY DELEGATED DECISION

No 90/18/COL

of 11 October 2018

amending the list contained in point 39 of Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the Agreement on the European Economic Area listing border inspection posts in Iceland and Norway agreed for veterinary checks on live animals and animal products from third countries and repealing EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 111/15/COL [2019/406]

THE EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY,

Having regard to point (5)(b) of the Introductory Part of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement,

Having regard to the Act referred to at point 4 of Part 1.1 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement (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 (1)), as amended and adapted to the EEA Agreement by the sectoral adaptations referred to in Annex I to that Agreement, and in particular Article 6(2) thereof,

Having regard to the Act referred to at point 111 of Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement (Commission Decision 2001/812/EC of 21 November 2001 laying down the requirements for the approval of border inspection posts responsible for veterinary checks on products introduced into the Community from third countries (2)), as amended, and in particular Article 3(5) thereof,

as adapted to the EEA Agreement by point 4(d) of Protocol 1 to the EEA Agreement and Articles 1(2) and 3 of Protocol 1 to the Surveillance and Court Agreement.

Whereas:

By letter of 27 April 2018 (Doc No 911402, IS ref. Mast 18041079), the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) informed the Authority of the imminent closure of the Ísafjörður border inspection post (IS ISA l). MAST therefore requested that the border inspection post be removed from the lists of border inspection posts in Iceland and Norway agreed for veterinary checks on live animals and animal products from third countries.

According to Directive 97/78/EC, the Authority is to draw up and publish a list of approved border inspection posts which may subsequently be amended or supplemented to reflect changes in the national lists. The current list of approved border inspection posts was adopted by the Authority on 31 March 2015 by Decision No 111/15/COL.

It is therefore the Authority's obligation to amend the list of border inspection posts in Iceland and Norway and to publish a new list, reflecting the change concerning the Ísafjörður border inspection post.

The Authority, by its Decision No 066/18/COL (Doc No 915087), referred the matter to the EFTA Veterinary and Phytosanitary Committee assisting the EFTA Surveillance Authority. The Committee approved the proposed modification to the list. Accordingly, the draft measures are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee.

According to point 6 of EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 494/13/COL of 11 December 2013, the College Member with special responsibility for veterinary and phytosanitary matters is empowered to adopt draft measures amending the list of border inspection posts in an EFTA State agreed for veterinary checks on live animals and animal products from third countries if the draft measures are in accordance with the opinion of the EFTA Veterinary and Phytosanitary Committee assisting the EFTA Surveillance Authority.

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

1.

The Ísafjörður border inspection post (IS ISA 1) is removed from the list contained in point 39 of Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the Agreement on the European Economic Area of border inspection posts in Iceland and Norway agreed for veterinary checks on live animals and animal products from third countries.

2.

Veterinary checks on live animals and animal products brought into Iceland and Norway from third countries shall be carried out by the competent national authorities at the agreed border inspection posts listed in the Annex to this Decision.

3.

The EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 111/15/COL of 31 March 2015 is hereby repealed.

4.

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its signature.

5.

This Decision is addressed to Iceland and Norway.

6.

This Decision shall be authentic in the English language.

 

For the EFTA Surveillance Authority, acting under Delegation Decision No 494/13/COL

Högni S. KRISTJÁNSSON

Responsible College Member

For Carsten ZATSCHLER

Countersigning as Director, Legal and Executive Affairs


(1)  OJ L 24, 30.1.1998, p. 9.

(2)  OJ L 306, 23.11.2001, p. 28.


ANNEX

LIST OF AGREED BORDER INSPECTION POSTS

Country: Iceland

1

2

3

4

5

6

Akureyri

IS AKU1

P

 

HC-T(1)(2)(3), NHC(16)

 

Hafnarfjörður

IS HAF 1

P

 

HC(1)(2)(3), NHC-NT(2)(6)(16)

 

Keflavík Airport

IS KEF 4

A

 

HC(2), NHC(2)

O(15)

Reykjavík Eimskip

IS REY 1a

P

 

HC(2), NHC(2)

 

Reykjavík Samskip

IS REY 1b

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(1)(2)(3), NHC-NT(2)(6)(16)

 

Þorlákshöfn

IS THH1

P

 

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

 

Country: Norway

1

2

3

4

5

6

Borg

NO BRG 1

P

 

HC (2), NHC(2)

E(7)

Båtsfjord

NO BJF 1

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(1)(2)(3)

 

Egersund

NO EGE 1

P

 

HC-NT(6), NHC-NT(6)(16)

 

Hammerfest

NO HFT 1

P

Rypefjord

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(1)(2)(3)

 

Honningsvåg

NO HVG 1

P

Honningsvåg

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Kirkenes

NO KKN 1

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(1)(2)(3)

 

Kristiansund

NO KSU 1

P

Kristiansund

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

 

Larvik

NO LAR 1

P

 

HC(2)

 

Måløy

NO MAY 1

P

Gotteberg

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

 

Oslo

NO OSL 1

P

 

HC(2), NHC(2)

 

Oslo

NO OSL 4

A

 

HC(2), NHC(2)

U,E,O

Sortland

NO SLX 1

P

Sortland

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Storskog

NO STS 3

R

 

HC, NHC

U,E,O

Tromsø

NO TOS 1

P

Bukta

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Solstrand

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Ålesund

NO AES 1

P

Breivika

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

 

Skutvik

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

 

1

=

Name

2

=

TRACES Code

3

=

Type

A

=

Airport

F

=

Rail

P

=

Port

R

=

Road

4

=

Inspection centre

5

=

Products

HC

=

All products for Human Consumption

NHC

=

Other Products

NT

=

No temperature requirements

T

=

Frozen/chilled products

T(FR)

=

Frozen products

T(CH)

=

Chilled products

6

=

Live Animals

U

=

Ungulates: cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, wild and domestic solipeds

E

=

Registered equidae as defined in Council Directive 90/426/EEC

O

=

Other animals

5-6

=

Special remarks

(1)

=

Checking in line with the requirements of Commission Decision 93/352/EEC taken in execution of Article 19(3) of Council Directive 97/78/EC

(2)

=

Packed products only

(3)

=

Fishery products only

(4)

=

Animal proteins only

(5)

=

Wool hides and skins only

(6)

=

Only liquid fats, oils, and fish oils

(7)

=

Icelandic ponies (from April to October only)

(8)

=

Equidae only

(9)

=

Tropical fish only

(10)

=

Only cats, dogs, rodents, lagomorphs, live fish, reptiles and other birds than ratites

(11)

=

Only feedstuffs in bulk

(12)

=

For (U) in the case of solipeds, only those consigned to a zoo; and for (O), only day old chicks, fish, dogs, cats, insects, or other animals consigned to a zoo

(13)

=

Nagylak HU: This is a border inspection post (for products) and crossing point (for Live animals) on the Hungarian Romanian border, subject to transitional measures as negotiated and laid down in the Treaty of Accession for both products and live animals. See Commission Decision 2003/630/EC

(14)

=

Designated for transit across the European Community for consignments of certain products of animal origin for human consumption, coming to or from Russia under the specific procedures foreseen in relevant Community legislation

(15)

=

Aquaculture animals only

(16)

=

Fish meal only