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Volume 50
12 January 2007


Contents

 

I   Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is obligatory

page

 

 

REGULATIONS

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 17/2007 of 11 January 2007 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

1

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 18/2007 of 11 January 2007 amending the rates of the refunds applicable to certain milk products exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty

3

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 19/2007 of 11 January 2007 fixing the export refunds on white and raw sugar exported without further processing

5

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 20/2007 of 11 January 2007 fixing the maximum export refund for white sugar in the framework of the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 958/2006

7

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 21/2007 of 11 January 2007 fixing the export refunds on milk and milk products

8

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 22/2007 of 11 January 2007 fixing the maximum export refund for butter in the framework of the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 581/2004

12

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 23/2007 of 11 January 2007 laying down the allocation coefficient to be applied to import licence applications lodged from 1 to 8 January 2007 under the tariff quota opened by Regulation (EC) No 955/2005 for rice originating in Egypt

14

 

 

II   Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is not obligatory

 

 

DECISIONS

 

 

Commission

 

 

2007/9/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 18 December 2006 amending Decision 2005/779/EC concerning animal health protection measures against swine vesicular disease in Italy (notified under document number C(2006) 6574)  ( 1 )

15

 

 

2007/10/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 20 December 2006 amending Decision 2005/648/EC concerning protection measures in relation to Newcastle disease in Bulgaria (notified under document number C(2006) 6717)  ( 1 )

17

 

 

2007/11/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 20 December 2006 amending Commission Decision 2005/362/EC of 2 May 2005 approving the plan for the eradication of African swine fever in feral pigs in Sardinia, Italy (notified under document number C(2006) 6718)

19

 

 

2007/12/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 20 December 2006 amending Decision 2005/363/EC concerning animal health protection measures against African swine fever in Sardinia, Italy (notified under document number C(2006) 6729)  ( 1 )

21

 

 

2007/13/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 adapting Decision 2002/459/EC as regards the additions to be made to the list of units in the Traces computer network as a result of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania (notified under document number C(2006) 6810)  ( 1 )

23

 

 

2007/14/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 amending Decision 2002/613/EC as regards the approved porcine semen collection centres of Canada (notified under document number C(2006) 6812)  ( 1 )

28

 

 

2007/15/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 approving monitoring plans for the detection of residues or substances in live animals and animal products pursuant to Council Directive 96/23/EC as submitted by Bulgaria and Romania (notified under document number C(2006) 6815)  ( 1 )

30

 

 

2007/16/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 laying down transitional measures for intra-Community trade in semen, ova and embryos of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species obtained in Bulgaria and Romania (notified under document number C(2006) 6823)  ( 1 )

31

 

 

2007/17/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 approving plans for the approval of establishments for the purposes of intra-Community trade in poultry and hatching eggs pursuant to Council Directive 90/539/EEC (notified under document number C(2006) 6842)  ( 1 )

33

 

 

2007/18/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 approving contingency plans for the control of foot-and-mouth disease pursuant to Council Directive 2003/85/EC (notified under document number C(2006) 6855)  ( 1 )

36

 

 

2007/19/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 approving contingency plans for the control of classical swine fever pursuant to Council Directive 2001/89/EC (notified under document number C(2006) 6858)  ( 1 )

38

 

 

2007/20/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 concerning a financial contribution by the Community for the implementation of an epidemiological survey and bluetongue surveillance measures in the context of the emergency measures taken to combat this disease in Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in 2006 and 2007 (notified under document number C(2006) 6968)

41

 

 

2007/21/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 amending Decision 2005/760/EC as regards certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza and imports of birds other than poultry into the Community (notified under document number C(2006) 6969)  ( 1 )

44

 

 

2007/22/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 amending Decision 2006/875/EC approving programmes for the eradication and monitoring of animal diseases, of certain TSEs, and for the prevention of zoonoses presented by the Member States for the year 2007 (notified under document number C(2006) 6971)

46

 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


I Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is obligatory

REGULATIONS

12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/1


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 17/2007

of 11 January 2007

establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 of 21 December 1994 on detailed rules for the application of the import arrangements for fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular Article 4(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 lays down, pursuant to the outcome of the Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations, the criteria whereby the Commission fixes the standard values for imports from third countries, in respect of the products and periods stipulated in the Annex thereto.

(2)

In compliance with the above criteria, the standard import values must be fixed at the levels set out in the Annex to this Regulation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 shall be fixed as indicated in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 12 January 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 11 January 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 337, 24.12.1994, p. 66. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 386/2005 (OJ L 62, 9.3.2005, p. 3).


ANNEX

to Commission Regulation of 11 January 2007 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

(EUR/100 kg)

CN code

Third country code (1)

Standard import value

0702 00 00

MA

88,6

TN

129,8

TR

165,1

ZZ

127,8

0707 00 05

MA

66,2

TR

151,4

ZZ

108,8

0709 90 70

MA

70,8

TR

118,8

ZZ

94,8

0709 90 80

EG

337,4

ZZ

337,4

0805 10 20

CL

64,2

EG

50,8

IL

57,2

MA

52,3

TR

68,6

ZZ

58,6

0805 20 10

IL

93,9

MA

82,0

TR

73,2

ZZ

83,0

0805 20 30, 0805 20 50, 0805 20 70, 0805 20 90

IL

67,0

MA

60,1

TR

66,1

ZZ

64,4

0805 50 10

EG

135,9

TR

56,1

ZZ

96,0

0808 10 80

CA

104,7

CN

87,8

US

117,9

ZA

144,1

ZZ

113,6

0808 20 50

CN

72,1

US

96,1

ZZ

84,1


(1)  Country nomenclature as fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 (OJ L 354, 14.12.2006, p. 19). Code ‘ZZ’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 18/2007

of 11 January 2007

amending the rates of the refunds applicable to certain milk products exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the markets in the milk and milk products sector (1), and in particular Article 31(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The rates of the refunds applicable from 15 December 2006 to the products listed in the Annex, exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty, were fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1844/2006 (2).

(2)

It follows from applying the rules and criteria contained in Regulation (EC) No 1844/2006 to the information at present available to the Commission that the export refunds at present applicable should be altered as shown in the Annex hereto,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The rates of refund fixed by Regulation (EC) No 1844/2006 are hereby altered as shown in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 12 January 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 11 January 2007.

For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1913/2005 (OJ L 307, 25.11.2005, p. 2).

(2)  OJ L 355, 15.12.2006, p. 14.


ANNEX

Rates of the refunds applicable from 12 January 2007 to certain milk products exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty (1)

(EUR/100 kg)

CN code

Description

Rate of refund

In case of advance fixing of refunds

Other

ex 0402 10 19

Powdered milk, in granules or other solid forms, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, with a fat content not exceeding 1,5 % by weight (PG 2):

 

 

(a)

on exportation of goods of CN code 3501

(b)

on exportation of other goods

0,00

0,00

ex 0402 21 19

Powdered milk, in granules or other solid forms, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, with a fat content of 26 % by weight (PG 3):

 

 

(a)

where goods incorporating, in the form of products assimilated to PG 3, reduced-price butter or cream obtained pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005 are exported

24,26

24,26

(b)

on exportation of other goods

10,00

10,00

ex 0405 10

Butter, with a fat content by weight of 82 % (PG 6):

 

 

(a)

where goods containing reduced-price butter or cream which have been manufactured in accordance with the conditions provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005 are exported

76,50

76,50

(b)

on exportation of goods of CN code 2106 90 98 containing 40 % or more by weight of milk fat

102,25

102,25

(c)

on exportation of other goods

95,00

95,00


(1)  The rates set out in this Annex are not applicable to exports to Bulgaria, with effect from 1 October 2004, to Romania with effect from 1 December 2005, and to the goods listed in Tables I and II to Protocol No 2 the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation of 22 July 1972 exported to the Swiss Confederation or to the Principality of Liechtenstein with effect from 1 February 2005.


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/5


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 19/2007

of 11 January 2007

fixing the export refunds on white and raw sugar exported without further processing

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 of 20 February 2006 on the common organisation of the market in the sugar sector (1), and in particular the second subparagraph of Article 33(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 provides that the difference between prices on the world market for the products listed in Article 1(1)(b) of that Regulation and prices for those products on the Community market may be covered by an export refund.

(2)

Given the present situation on the sugar market, export refunds should therefore be fixed in accordance with the rules and certain criteria provided for in Articles 32 and 33 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006.

(3)

The first subparagraph of Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 provides that the world market situation or the specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to vary the refund according to destination.

(4)

Refunds should be granted only on products that are allowed to move freely in the Community and that comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Sugar,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Export refunds as provided for in Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 shall be granted on the products and for the amounts set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 12 January 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 11 January 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1585/2006 (OJ L 294, 25.10.2006, p. 19).


ANNEX

Export refunds on white and raw sugar exported without further processing applicable from 12 January 2007 (1)

Product code

Destination

Unit of measurement

Amount of refund

1701 11 90 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg

17,79 (2)

1701 11 90 9910

S00

EUR/100 kg

18,18 (2)

1701 12 90 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg

17,79 (2)

1701 12 90 9910

S00

EUR/100 kg

18,18 (2)

1701 91 00 9000

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × 100 kg of net product

0,1934

1701 99 10 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg

19,34

1701 99 10 9910

S00

EUR/100 kg

19,77

1701 99 10 9950

S00

EUR/100 kg

19,77

1701 99 90 9100

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × 100 kg of net product

0,1934

NB: The destinations are defined as follows:

S00

:

all destinations except Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.


(1)  The amounts set out in this Annex are not applicable with effect from 1 February 2005 pursuant to Council Decision 2005/45/EC of 22 December 2004 concerning the conclusion and application of the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Swiss Confederation of 22 July 1972 as regards the provisions applicable to processed agricultural products (OJ L 23, 26.1.2005, p. 17).

(2)  This amount is applicable to raw sugar with a yield of 92 %. Where the yield for exported raw sugar differs from 92 % the refund amount applicable shall be multiplied, for each exporting operation concerned, by a conversion factor obtained by dividing by 92 the yield of the raw sugar exported, calculated in accordance with paragraph 3 of Point III of the Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006.


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/7


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 20/2007

of 11 January 2007

fixing the maximum export refund for white sugar in the framework of the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 958/2006

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 of 20 February 2006 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1), and in particular the second subparagraph and point (b) of the third subparagraph of Article 33(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 958/2006 of 28 June 2006 on a standing invitation to tender to determine refunds on exports of white sugar for the 2006/2007 marketing year (2) requires the issuing of partial invitations to tender.

(2)

Pursuant to Article 8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 958/2006 and following an examination of the tenders submitted in response to the partial invitation to tender ending on 11 January 2007, it is appropriate to fix a maximum export refund for that partial invitation to tender.

(3)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Sugar,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the partial invitation to tender ending on 11 January 2007, the maximum export refund for the product referred to in Article 1(1) of Regulation (EC) No 958/2006 shall be 29,766 EUR/100 kg.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 12 January 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 11 January 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1585/2006 (OJ L 294, 25.10.2006, p. 19).

(2)  OJ L 175, 29.6.2006, p. 49.


12.1.2007   

EN

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L 7/8


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 21/2007

of 11 January 2007

fixing the export refunds on milk and milk products

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products (1), and in particular Article 31(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 31(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 provides that the difference between prices on the world market for the products listed in Article 1 of that Regulation and prices for those products on the Community market may be covered by an export refund.

(2)

Given the present situation on the market in milk and milk products, export refunds should therefore be fixed in accordance with the rules and certain criteria provided for in Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999.

(3)

The second subparagraph of Article 31(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 provides that the world market situation or the specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to vary the refund according to destination.

(4)

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Community and the Dominican Republic on import protection for milk powder in the Dominican Republic (2) approved by Council Decision 98/486/EC (3), a certain amount of Community milk products exported to the Dominican Republic can benefit from reduced customs duties. For this reason, export refunds granted to products exported under this scheme should be reduced by a certain percentage.

(5)

The Management Committee for Milk and Milk Products has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Export refunds as provided for in Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 shall be granted on the products and for the amounts set out in the Annex to this Regulation subject to the conditions provided for in Article 1(4) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 (4).

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 12 January 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 11 January 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1913/2005 (OJ L 307, 25.11.2005, p. 2).

(2)  OJ L 218, 6.8.1998, p. 46.

(3)  OJ L 218, 6.8.1998, p. 45.

(4)  OJ L 20, 27.1.1999, p. 8.


ANNEX

Export refunds on milk and milk products applicable from 12 January 2007

Product code

Destination

Unit of measurement

Refunds

0401 30 31 9100

L02

EUR/100 kg

12,69

L20

EUR/100 kg

18,14

0401 30 31 9400

L02

EUR/100 kg

19,82

L20

EUR/100 kg

28,33

0401 30 31 9700

L02

EUR/100 kg

21,88

L20

EUR/100 kg

31,25

0401 30 39 9100

L02

EUR/100 kg

12,69

L20

EUR/100 kg

18,14

0401 30 39 9400

L02

EUR/100 kg

19,82

L20

EUR/100 kg

28,33

0401 30 39 9700

L02

EUR/100 kg

21,88

L20

EUR/100 kg

31,25

0401 30 91 9100

L02

EUR/100 kg

24,93

L20

EUR/100 kg

35,62

0401 30 99 9100

L02

EUR/100 kg

24,93

L20

EUR/100 kg

35,62

0401 30 99 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

36,64

L20

EUR/100 kg

52,34

0402 10 11 9000

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20 (1)

EUR/100 kg

0402 10 19 9000

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20 (1)

EUR/100 kg

0402 10 99 9000

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0402 21 11 9200

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0402 21 11 9300

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,00

L20

EUR/100 kg

8,99

0402 21 11 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,31

L20

EUR/100 kg

9,39

0402 21 11 9900

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,79

L20 (1)

EUR/100 kg

10,00

0402 21 17 9000

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0402 21 19 9300

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,00

L20

EUR/100 kg

8,99

0402 21 19 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,31

L20

EUR/100 kg

9,39

0402 21 19 9900

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,79

L20 (1)

EUR/100 kg

10,00

0402 21 91 9100

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,84

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,06

0402 21 91 9200

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,89

L20 (1)

EUR/100 kg

10,12

0402 21 91 9350

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,97

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,22

0402 21 99 9100

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,84

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,06

0402 21 99 9200

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,89

L20 (1)

EUR/100 kg

10,12

0402 21 99 9300

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,97

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,22

0402 21 99 9400

L02

EUR/100 kg

8,40

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,80

0402 21 99 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

8,56

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,99

0402 21 99 9600

L02

EUR/100 kg

9,17

L20

EUR/100 kg

11,77

0402 21 99 9700

L02

EUR/100 kg

9,50

L20

EUR/100 kg

12,20

0402 29 15 9200

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0402 29 15 9300

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,00

L20

EUR/100 kg

8,99

0402 29 15 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,31

L20

EUR/100 kg

9,39

0402 29 19 9300

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,00

L20

EUR/100 kg

8,99

0402 29 19 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,31

L20

EUR/100 kg

9,39

0402 29 19 9900

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,79

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,00

0402 29 99 9100

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,84

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,06

0402 29 99 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

8,40

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,80

0402 91 11 9370

L02

EUR/100 kg

0,80

L20

EUR/100 kg

1,13

0402 91 19 9370

L02

EUR/100 kg

0,80

L20

EUR/100 kg

1,13

0402 91 31 9300

L02

EUR/100 kg

0,94

L20

EUR/100 kg

1,34

0402 91 39 9300

L02

EUR/100 kg

0,94

L20

EUR/100 kg

1,34

0402 91 99 9000

L02

EUR/100 kg

15,31

L20

EUR/100 kg

21,89

0402 99 11 9350

L02

EUR/100 kg

2,03

L20

EUR/100 kg

2,90

0402 99 19 9350

L02

EUR/100 kg

2,03

L20

EUR/100 kg

2,90

0402 99 31 9300

L02

EUR/100 kg

9,16

L20

EUR/100 kg

13,10

0403 90 11 9000

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0403 90 13 9200

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0403 90 13 9300

L02

EUR/100 kg

6,94

L20

EUR/100 kg

8,91

0403 90 13 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,24

L20

EUR/100 kg

9,30

0403 90 13 9900

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,72

L20

EUR/100 kg

9,91

0403 90 33 9400

L02

EUR/100 kg

6,94

L20

EUR/100 kg

8,91

0403 90 59 9310

L02

EUR/100 kg

12,69

L20

EUR/100 kg

18,14

0403 90 59 9340

L02

EUR/100 kg

18,58

L20

EUR/100 kg

26,53

0403 90 59 9370

L02

EUR/100 kg

18,58

L20

EUR/100 kg

26,53

0404 90 21 9120

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0404 90 21 9160

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0404 90 23 9120

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0404 90 23 9130

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,00

L20

EUR/100 kg

8,99

0404 90 23 9140

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,31

L20

EUR/100 kg

9,39

0404 90 23 9150

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,79

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,00

0404 90 81 9100

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0404 90 83 9110

L02

EUR/100 kg

L20

EUR/100 kg

0404 90 83 9130

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,00

L20

EUR/100 kg

8,99

0404 90 83 9150

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,31

L20

EUR/100 kg

9,39

0404 90 83 9170

L02

EUR/100 kg

7,79

L20

EUR/100 kg

10,00

0405 10 11 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

69,72

L20

EUR/100 kg

94,00

0405 10 11 9700

L02

EUR/100 kg

70,46

L20

EUR/100 kg

95,00

0405 10 19 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

69,72

L20

EUR/100 kg

94,00

0405 10 19 9700

L02

EUR/100 kg

70,46

L20

EUR/100 kg

95,00

0405 10 30 9100

L02

EUR/100 kg

69,72

L20

EUR/100 kg

94,00

0405 10 30 9300

L02

EUR/100 kg

70,46

L20

EUR/100 kg

95,00

0405 10 30 9700

L02

EUR/100 kg

70,46

L20

EUR/100 kg

95,00

0405 10 50 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

68,74

L20

EUR/100 kg

92,69

0405 10 50 9700

L02

EUR/100 kg

70,46

L20

EUR/100 kg

95,00

0405 10 90 9000

L02

EUR/100 kg

73,04

L20

EUR/100 kg

98,49

0405 20 90 9500

L02

EUR/100 kg

64,45

L20

EUR/100 kg

86,90

0405 20 90 9700

L02

EUR/100 kg

67,02

L20

EUR/100 kg

90,36

0405 90 10 9000

L02

EUR/100 kg

87,94

L20

EUR/100 kg

118,56

0405 90 90 9000

L02

EUR/100 kg

70,33

L20

EUR/100 kg

94,82

0406 10 20 9640

L04

EUR/100 kg

22,65

L40

EUR/100 kg

28,32

0406 10 20 9650

L04

EUR/100 kg

18,89

L40

EUR/100 kg

23,60

0406 10 20 9830

L04

EUR/100 kg

7,01

L40

EUR/100 kg

8,75

0406 10 20 9850

L04

EUR/100 kg

8,49

L40

EUR/100 kg

10,61

0406 20 90 9913

L04

EUR/100 kg

16,82

L40

EUR/100 kg

21,01

0406 20 90 9915

L04

EUR/100 kg

22,83

L40

EUR/100 kg

28,54

0406 20 90 9917

L04

EUR/100 kg

24,26

L40

EUR/100 kg

30,32

0406 20 90 9919

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,10

L40

EUR/100 kg

33,89

0406 30 31 9730

L04

EUR/100 kg

3,02

L40

EUR/100 kg

7,09

0406 30 31 9930

L04

EUR/100 kg

3,02

L40

EUR/100 kg

7,09

0406 30 31 9950

L04

EUR/100 kg

4,39

L40

EUR/100 kg

10,31

0406 30 39 9500

L04

EUR/100 kg

3,02

L40

EUR/100 kg

7,09

0406 30 39 9700

L04

EUR/100 kg

4,39

L40

EUR/100 kg

10,31

0406 30 39 9930

L04

EUR/100 kg

4,39

L40

EUR/100 kg

10,31

0406 30 39 9950

L04

EUR/100 kg

4,98

L40

EUR/100 kg

11,66

0406 40 50 9000

L04

EUR/100 kg

26,64

L40

EUR/100 kg

33,29

0406 40 90 9000

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,36

L40

EUR/100 kg

34,20

0406 90 13 9000

L04

EUR/100 kg

30,32

L40

EUR/100 kg

43,40

0406 90 15 9100

L04

EUR/100 kg

31,35

L40

EUR/100 kg

44,86

0406 90 17 9100

L04

EUR/100 kg

31,35

L40

EUR/100 kg

44,86

0406 90 21 9900

L04

EUR/100 kg

30,47

L40

EUR/100 kg

43,50

0406 90 23 9900

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,31

L40

EUR/100 kg

39,27

0406 90 25 9900

L04

EUR/100 kg

26,79

L40

EUR/100 kg

38,34

0406 90 27 9900

L04

EUR/100 kg

24,26

L40

EUR/100 kg

34,73

0406 90 32 9119

L04

EUR/100 kg

22,43

L40

EUR/100 kg

32,15

0406 90 35 9190

L04

EUR/100 kg

31,94

L40

EUR/100 kg

45,94

0406 90 35 9990

L04

EUR/100 kg

31,94

L40

EUR/100 kg

45,94

0406 90 37 9000

L04

EUR/100 kg

30,32

L40

EUR/100 kg

43,40

0406 90 61 9000

L04

EUR/100 kg

34,52

L40

EUR/100 kg

49,96

0406 90 63 9100

L04

EUR/100 kg

34,01

L40

EUR/100 kg

49,05

0406 90 63 9900

L04

EUR/100 kg

32,69

L40

EUR/100 kg

47,37

0406 90 69 9910

L04

EUR/100 kg

33,17

L40

EUR/100 kg

48,07

0406 90 73 9900

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,91

L40

EUR/100 kg

39,99

0406 90 75 9900

L04

EUR/100 kg

28,47

L40

EUR/100 kg

40,93

0406 90 76 9300

L04

EUR/100 kg

25,27

L40

EUR/100 kg

36,17

0406 90 76 9400

L04

EUR/100 kg

28,30

L40

EUR/100 kg

40,52

0406 90 76 9500

L04

EUR/100 kg

26,21

L40

EUR/100 kg

37,20

0406 90 78 9100

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,72

L40

EUR/100 kg

40,50

0406 90 78 9300

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,46

L40

EUR/100 kg

39,22

0406 90 79 9900

L04

EUR/100 kg

22,67

L40

EUR/100 kg

32,60

0406 90 81 9900

L04

EUR/100 kg

28,30

L40

EUR/100 kg

40,52

0406 90 85 9930

L04

EUR/100 kg

31,02

L40

EUR/100 kg

44,67

0406 90 85 9970

L04

EUR/100 kg

28,47

L40

EUR/100 kg

40,93

0406 90 86 9200

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,52

L40

EUR/100 kg

40,79

0406 90 86 9400

L04

EUR/100 kg

29,48

L40

EUR/100 kg

43,11

0406 90 86 9900

L04

EUR/100 kg

31,02

L40

EUR/100 kg

44,67

0406 90 87 9300

L04

EUR/100 kg

25,62

L40

EUR/100 kg

37,86

0406 90 87 9400

L04

EUR/100 kg

26,16

L40

EUR/100 kg

38,24

0406 90 87 9951

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,80

L40

EUR/100 kg

39,79

0406 90 87 9971

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,80

L40

EUR/100 kg

39,79

0406 90 87 9973

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,29

L40

EUR/100 kg

39,07

0406 90 87 9974

L04

EUR/100 kg

29,24

L40

EUR/100 kg

41,66

0406 90 87 9975

L04

EUR/100 kg

28,99

L40

EUR/100 kg

40,97

0406 90 87 9979

L04

EUR/100 kg

27,31

L40

EUR/100 kg

39,27

0406 90 88 9300

L04

EUR/100 kg

22,63

L40

EUR/100 kg

33,32

0406 90 88 9500

L04

EUR/100 kg

23,33

L40

EUR/100 kg

33,34

The destinations are defined as follows:

L02

:

Andorra and Gibraltar.

L20

:

All destinations except L02, Ceuta, Melilla, Holy See (Vatican City State), the United States of America and the areas of the Republic of Cyprus in which the Government of the Republic of Cyprus does not exercise effective control.

L04

:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

L40

:

All destinations except L02, L04, Ceuta, Melilla, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Holy See (Vatican City State), the United States of America, Croatia, Turkey, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the areas of the Republic of Cyprus in which the Government of the Republic of Cyprus does not exercise effective control.


(1)  As for the relevant products intended for exports to Dominican Republic under the quota 2006/2007 referred to in the Decision 98/486/EC, and complying with the conditions laid down in Article 20a of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999, the following rates should apply:

(a)

products falling within CN codes 0402 10 11 9000 and 0402 10 19 9000

0,00 EUR/100 kg

(b)

products falling within CN codes 0402 21 11 9900, 0402 21 19 9900, 0402 21 91 9200 and 0402 21 99 9200

28,00 EUR/100 kg

The destinations are defined as follows:

L02

:

Andorra and Gibraltar.

L20

:

All destinations except L02, Ceuta, Melilla, Holy See (Vatican City State), the United States of America and the areas of the Republic of Cyprus in which the Government of the Republic of Cyprus does not exercise effective control.

L04

:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

L40

:

All destinations except L02, L04, Ceuta, Melilla, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Holy See (Vatican City State), the United States of America, Croatia, Turkey, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the areas of the Republic of Cyprus in which the Government of the Republic of Cyprus does not exercise effective control.


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/12


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 22/2007

of 11 January 2007

fixing the maximum export refund for butter in the framework of the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 581/2004

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products (1), and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 31(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 581/2004 of 26 March 2004 opening a standing invitation to tender for export refunds concerning certain types of butter (2) provides for a permanent tender.

(2)

Pursuant to Article 5 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 580/2004 of 26 March 2004 establishing a tender procedure concerning export refunds for certain milk products (3) and following an examination of the tenders submitted in response to the invitation to tender, it is appropriate to fix a maximum export refund for the tendering period ending on 9 January 2007.

(3)

The Management Committee for Milk and Milk Products has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the permanent tender opened by Regulation (EC) No 581/2004, for the tendering period ending on 9 January 2007, the maximum amount of refund for the products referred to in Article 1(1) of that Regulation shall be as shown in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 12 January 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 11 January 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1913/2005 (OJ L 307, 25.11.2005, p. 2).

(2)  OJ L 90, 27.3.2004, p. 64. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 975/2006 (OJ L 176, 30.6.2006, p. 69).

(3)  OJ L 90, 27.3.2004, p. 58. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1814/2005 (OJ L 292, 8.11.2005, p. 3).


ANNEX

(EUR/100 kg)

Product

Export refund Code

Maximum amount of export refund for export to the destinations referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 1(1) of Regulation (EC) No 581/2004

Butter

ex ex 0405 10 19 9500

Butter

ex ex 0405 10 19 9700

101,00

Butteroil

ex ex 0405 90 10 9000

123,50


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/14


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 23/2007

of 11 January 2007

laying down the allocation coefficient to be applied to import licence applications lodged from 1 to 8 January 2007 under the tariff quota opened by Regulation (EC) No 955/2005 for rice originating in Egypt

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in rice (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006 of 31 August 2006 laying down common rules for the administration of import tariff quotas for agricultural products managed by a system of import licences (2), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 955/2005 (3) opened an annual import tariff quota for 5 605 tonnes of rice falling within CN code 1006 originating in Egypt (serial No 09.4097).

(2)

The notification made in accordance with Article 5(a) of Regulation (EC) No 955/2005 shows that the applications lodged from 1 to 8 January 2007 at 13.00 (Brussels time) in accordance with Article 4(1) of that Regulation exceed the quantities available. The extent to which licences may be issued should therefore be determined and the allocation coefficient to be applied to the quantities applied for should be laid down.

(3)

No further import licences should be issued under Regulation (EC) No 955/2005 for the current quota period,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   Applications for import licences for rice originating in Egypt under the quota referred to in Regulation (EC) No 955/2005 lodged from 1 to 8 January 2007 at 13.00 (Brussels time) shall be accepted for the quantities applied for multiplied by an allocation coefficient of 8,270621 %.

2.   The issue of licences for quantities requested from 13.00 (Brussels time) on 8 January 2007 is hereby suspended for the current quota period.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 11 January 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 96. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 797/2006 (OJ L 144, 31.5.2006, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 238, 1.9.2006, p. 13.

(3)  OJ L 164, 24.6.2005, p. 5. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 2019/2006 (OJ L 384, 29.12.2006, p. 48).


II Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is not obligatory

DECISIONS

Commission

12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/15


COMMISSION DECISION

of 18 December 2006

amending Decision 2005/779/EC concerning animal health protection measures against swine vesicular disease in Italy

(notified under document number C(2006) 6574)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/9/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 10(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2005/779/EC of 8 November 2005 concerning animal health protection measures against swine vesicular disease in Italy (2) was adopted in response to the presence of that disease in Italy. It lays down animal health rules as regards swine vesicular disease for regions of that Member State that are recognised as free of that disease and for regions not so recognised.

(2)

In the light of the information now provided by Italy, the measures provided for in Decision 2005/779/EC as regards the surveillance on holdings and assembly centres for pigs, and in particular as regards the testing and sampling to be carried out, should be increased in the interests of the prevention of the spread of the disease. In addition, the movement of pigs from holdings and regions that are not recognised as free from swine vesicular disease should be made more restrictive.

(3)

Decision 2005/779/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2005/779/EC is amended as follows:

1.

In Article 5, the introductory phrase of paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

‘2.   On holdings where breeding pigs are kept, sampling for serological testing shall be carried out at the following intervals on a random sample of 12 breeding pigs or on all breeding pigs where there are fewer than 12 breeding pigs on the holding:’

2.

Article 6 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 6

Surveillance in regions not recognised as free from swine vesicular disease

1.   Italy shall ensure that the sampling and checking procedures to detect swine vesicular disease are carried out as set out in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 in regions not recognised as free from that disease.

2.   On holdings recognised as free from swine vesicular disease where breeding pigs are kept the provisions laid down in Article 5(2) shall apply.

3.   On holdings recognised as free from swine vesicular disease where no breeding pigs are kept, sampling for serological testing shall be carried out twice a year on a random sample of 12 pigs or on all pigs where there are fewer than 12 pigs on the holding.

4.   At assembly centres for pigs, sampling of faeces for virological testing shall be carried out every two months in every pen where pigs are usually kept.

The pigs shall not be moved from the assembly centre until negative results of those tests are available.’

3.

Article 7 is amended as follows:

(a)

Paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   Italy shall ensure that paragraphs 3 and 4 are complied with for the movement of live pigs within Italy.’

(b)

Paragraph 2 is deleted.

(c)

Paragraphs 3 and 4 are replaced by the following:

‘3.   The movement of pigs from a holding not recognised as free from swine vesicular disease shall be prohibited until the holding is recognised as free from that disease.

4.   The movement of pigs from regions not recognised as free from swine vesicular disease to other regions of Italy shall be prohibited.’

4.

In Article 8, Point (e) is replaced by the following:

‘(e)

sampling and serological testing is carried out as follows:

(i)

pigs on the holding of destination are sampled at least 28 days following the movement and serologically testing is carried out on a sufficient number of those pigs to detect the prevalence of swine vesicular disease of 5 % with a confidence interval of 95 %; such sampling must include the pigs moved into the holding of destination and no pigs may be moved from that holding until such testing has been carried out with negative results;

(ii)

pigs to be moved to a slaughterhouse are sampled within the period of 10 days before the movement and serological testing is carried out on a sufficient number of those pigs to detect prevalence of swine vesicular disease of 5 % with a confidence interval of 95 %; those pigs may not be moved from the holding of origin until testing has been carried out with negative results;’

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 18 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29. Directive as last amended by Directive 2002/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 315, 19.11.2002, p. 14).

(2)  OJ L 293, 9.11.2005, p. 28.


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/17


COMMISSION DECISION

of 20 December 2006

amending Decision 2005/648/EC concerning protection measures in relation to Newcastle disease in Bulgaria

(notified under document number C(2006) 6717)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/10/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

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 (1), and in particular Article 18(7) 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 (2), and in particular Article 22(6) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Newcastle disease is a highly contagious viral disease in poultry and birds and there is a risk that the disease agent might be introduced via international trade in live poultry and poultry products.

(2)

Commission Decision 2005/648/EC of 8 September 2005 concerning protection measures in relation to Newcastle disease in Bulgaria (3) was adopted following an outbreak of Newcastle disease in the administrative district of Vratsa. That Decision suspends the importation of live poultry, ratites, farmed and wild feathered game and hatching eggs, fresh meat and meat preparations and meat products from these species.

(3)

Bulgaria confirmed outbreaks of Newcastle disease in one municipality of the administrative district of Dobrich and in one municipality of the administrative district of Razgrad in Bulgaria.

(4)

Taking account of the current epidemiology situation in Bulgaria in relation to Newcastle disease and the fact that this country has applied certain disease control measures and has sent further information on the disease situation to the Commission, it appears that the situation in Bulgaria, except for the districts of Vratsa, Blagoevgrad, Kardzhali, Burgas (excluding the municipalities of Burgas and Sungurlare), for the municipality of Dobrichka situated in the district of Dobrich and for the municipality of Kubrat situated in the district of Razgrad is still satisfactory. It is therefore appropriate to limit the suspension of imports to those regions.

(5)

The Annex to Decision 2005/648/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee of the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

In Decision 2005/648/EC the Annex is replaced by the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

Member States shall immediately take the necessary measures to comply with this Decision and publish those measures. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 20 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 56. Directive as last amended by the 2003 Act of Accession.

(2)  OJ L 24, 30.1.1998, p. 9. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 165, 30.4.2004, p. 1).

(3)  OJ L 238, 15.9.2005, p. 16. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/571/EC (OJ L 227, 19.8.2006, p. 58).


ANNEX

‘ANNEX

Administrative district of Blagoevgrad

Administrative district of Burgas, excluding the municipalities of Burgas and Sungurlare

Administrative district of Vratsa

Administrative district of Kardzhali

In the administrative district of Razgrad, the municipality of Kubrat

In the administrative district of Dobrich, the municipality of Dobrichka’


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/19


COMMISSION DECISION

of 20 December 2006

amending Commission Decision 2005/362/EC of 2 May 2005 approving the plan for the eradication of African swine fever in feral pigs in Sardinia, Italy

(notified under document number C(2006) 6718)

(Only the Italian text is authentic)

(2007/11/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/60/EC of 27 June 2002 laying down specific measures for the control of African swine fever and amending Directive 92/119/EEC as regards Teschen disease and African swine fever (1) and in particular Article 16(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2005/362/EC of 2 May 2005 approving the plan for the eradication of African swine fever in feral pigs in Sardinia, Italy (2) approves the plan for the eradication of African swine fever in feral pigs in the region of Sardinia.

(2)

Italy has informed the Commission about the results of this plan and the favourable evolution of that disease on the territory of Sardinia.

(3)

It is appropriate therefore to redefine the different areas and in particular the high risk area where the eradication plan is to be implemented in the region of Sardinia.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Annex I to Decision 2005/362/EC is replaced by the text in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Italian Republic.

Done at Brussels, 20 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 192, 20.7.2002, p. 27.

(2)  OJ L 118, 5.5.2005, p. 37.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX I

Areas where the eradication plan is to be implemented in the region of Sardinia, Italy

A.   Infected zone

The territory of the zone named Montarbu in the province of Nuoro located on part of the territory of the municipalities of Arzana, Gairo, Osini, Seui and Ussassai.

B.   High risk area

(a)

In the province of Nuoro: the territory of the municipalities of Aritzo, Arzana, Atzara, Austis, Bari Sardo, Baunei, Belvi, Bitti, Cardedu, Desulo, Dorgali, Elini, Fonni, Gadoni, Gairo, Galtelli, Girasole, Ilbono, Irgoli, Jerzu, Lanusei, Loceri, Loculi, Lotzorai, Lula, Meana Sardo, Onani, Onifai, Orgosolo, Orosei, Osidda, Osini, Ovodda, Seui, Sorgono, Talana, Tertenia, Teti, Tiana, Tonara, Tortoli, Triei, Ulassai, Uzulei, Ussassai and Villagrande Strisaili;

(b)

In the province of Sassari: the territory of the municipalities of Ala' dei Sardi, Anela, Budduso', Bultei, Nughedu di San Nicolo' and Pattada.

C.   Surveillance zone

The territory of the region of Sardinia excluding the areas as referred to in points A and B.’


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/21


COMMISSION DECISION

of 20 December 2006

amending Decision 2005/363/EC concerning animal health protection measures against African swine fever in Sardinia, Italy

(notified under document number C(2006) 6729)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/12/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 89/662/EEC of 11 December 1989 concerning veterinary checks in intra-Community trade with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 9(4) thereof.

Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (2), and in particular Article 10(4) thereof.

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/99/EC of 16 December 2002 laying down animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption (3), and in particular Article 4(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2005/363/EC of 2 May 2005 concerning animal health protection measures against African swine fever in Sardinia, Italy (4) was adopted in response to the presence of African swine fever in the province of Nuoro and part of the province of Sassari in Sardinia.

(2)

Italy has informed the Commission about the results of the plan for the eradication of African swine fever in feral pigs in Sardinia, approved by Commission Decision 2005/362/EC (5), and the favourable evolution of that disease on the territory of Sardinia.

(3)

The province of Orestano, certain municipalities of the province of Sassari and certain municipalities of the province of Nuoro should therefore be deleted from the areas of Sardinia as referred to in point (b)(i) of Article 5(2) of Decision 2005/363/EC that are excluded from the derogation foreseen in this Article that authorises the Italian authorities to dispatch pig meat under certain conditions.

(4)

Decision 2005/363/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex I to Decision 2005/363/EC is replaced by the text in the Annex.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 20 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 395, 30.12.1989, p. 13. Directive as last amended by Directive 2004/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 157, 30.4.2004, p. 33); corrected version in OJ L 195, 2.6.2004, p. 12).

(2)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29. Directive as last amended by Directive 2002/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 315, 19.11.2002, p. 14).

(3)  OJ L 18, 23.1.2003, p. 11.

(4)  OJ L 118, 5.5.2005, p. 39. Decision as last amended by Decision 2005/494/EC (OJ L 182, 13.7.2005, p. 26).

(5)  OJ L 118, 5.5.2005, p. 37.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX I

Areas of Sardinia as referred to in point (b)(i) of Article 5(2):

(a)

In the province of Nuoro: the territory of the municipalities of Aritzo, Arzana, Atzara, Austis, Bari Sardo, Baunei, Belvi, Bitti, Cardedu, Desulo, Dorgali, Elini, Fonni, Gadoni, Gairo, Galtelli, Girasole, Ilbono, Irgoli, Jerzu, Lanusei, Loceri, Loculi, Lotzorai, Lula, Meana Sardo, Onani, Onifai, Orgosolo, Orosei, Osidda, Osini, Ovodda, Seui, Sorgono, Talana, Tertenia, Teti, Tiana, Tonara, Tortoli, Triei, Ulassai, Uzulei, Ussassai and Villagrande Strisaili;

(b)

In the province of Sassari: the territory of the municipalities of Ala' dei Sardi, Anela, Budduso', Bultei, Nughedu di San Nicolo' and Pattada.’


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/23


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2006

adapting Decision 2002/459/EC as regards the additions to be made to the list of units in the Traces computer network as a result of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania

(notified under document number C(2006) 6810)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/13/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania, and in particular Article 4(3) thereof,

Having regard to the Act of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania, and in particular Article 56 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In the case of some acts requiring adaptation on account of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, provision was not made for the necessary adaptations in the Act of Accession of 2005. These adaptations must be adopted before accession so as to be applicable from the date of accession.

(2)

Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 20(1) thereof, provides for the establishment of a computerised system linking the veterinary authorities of the Member States.

(3)

Commission Decision 2002/459/EC of 4 June 2002 listing the units in the ANIMO computerised network and repealing Decision 2002/287/EC (2) lists and identifies the units of the ANIMO system in the Member States.

(4)

Commission Decision 2004/292/EC of 30 March 2004 on the introduction of the Traces system and amending Decision 92/486/EEC (3) requires the use of Traces, a computerised system for tracing the movements of animals and certain products in the framework of intra-Community trade and imports.

(5)

To ensure the smooth functioning of the Traces computerised system, the different units present in Bulgaria and Romania need to be identified.

(6)

Decision 2002/459/EC must therefore be amended accordingly.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Annex to Decision 2002/459/EC shall be amended in accordance with the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall apply subject to and from the date of entry into force of the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29. Directive as last amended by Directive 2002/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 315, 19.11.2002, p. 14).

(2)  OJ L 159, 17.6.2002, p. 27. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/414/EC (OJ L 164, 16.6.2006, p. 27).

(3)  OJ L 94, 31.3.2004, p. 63. Decision as last amended by Decision 2005/515/EC (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 29).


ANNEX

In the Annex to Decision 2002/459/EC, the following sections are added:

 

PŘÍLOHA

 

BILAG

 

ANHANG

 

LISA

 

ΠΑΡΑΡΤΗΜΑ

 

ANNEX

 

ANEXO

 

ANNEXE

 

ALLEGATO

 

PIELIKUMS

 

PRIEDAS

 

MELLÉKLET

 

ANNESS

 

BIJLAGE

 

ZAŁĄCZNIK

 

ANEXO

 

PRÍLOHA

 

PRILOGA

 

LIITE

 

BILAGA

 

Země: Bulharsko

 

Land: Bulgarien

 

Land: Bulgarien

 

Riik: Bulgaaria

 

Χώρα: Βουλγαρία

 

Country: Bulgaria

 

País: Bulgaria

 

Pays: Bulgarie

 

Paese: Bulgaria

 

Valsts: Bulgārija

 

Šalis: Bulgarija

 

Ország: Bulgária

 

Pajjiż: Bulgarija

 

Land: Bulgarije

 

Kraj: Bułgaria

 

País: Bulgária

 

Krajina: Bulharsko

 

Država: Bolgarija

 

Maa: Bulgaria

 

Land: Bulgarien

 

ÚSTŘEDNÍ JEDNOTKA

 

CENTRALENHED

 

ZENTRALE EINHEIT

 

KESKASUTUS

 

ΚΕΝΤΡΙΚΗ ΜΟΝΑΔΑ

 

CENTRAL UNIT

 

UNIDAD CENTRAL

 

UNITÉ CENTRALE

 

UNITÀ CENTRALE

 

CENTRĀLĀ VIENĪBA

 

CENTRINIS VIENETAS

 

KÖZPONTI EGYSÉG

 

UNITA' 'ENTRALI

 

CENTRALE EENHEID

 

JEDNOSTKA CENTRALNA

 

UNIDADE CENTRAL

 

CENTRÁLNA JEDNOTKA

 

GLAVNI URAD

 

KESKUSYKSIKKÖ

 

CENTRALENHET

BG00000

HQNVS SOFIA

 

MÍSTNÍ JEDNOTKA

 

LOKALE ENHEDER

 

ÖRTLICHE EINHEITEN

 

KOHALIK ASUTUS

 

ΤΟΠΙΚΕΣ ΜΟΝΑΔΕΣ

 

LOCAL UNITS

 

UNIDADES LOCALES

 

UNITÉS LOCALES

 

UNITÀ LOCALI

 

LOKĀLĀ VIENĪBA

 

VIETINIAI VIENETAI

 

HELYI EGYSÉGEK

 

UNITA' LOKALI

 

LOKALE EENHEDEN

 

JEDNOSTKA LOKALNA

 

UNIDADES LOCAIS

 

LOKÁLNA JEDNOTKA

 

OBMOČNA ENOTA

 

PAIKALLISET YKSIKÖT

 

LOKALA ENHETER

BG01000

BLAGOEVGRAD

BG02000

BURGAS

BG03000

VARNA

BG04000

VELIKO TARNOVO

BG05000

VIDIN

BG06000

VRATSA

BG07000

GABROVO

BG08000

DOBRICH

BG09000

KARZHALI

BG10000

KYUSTENDIL

BG11000

LOVECH

BG12000

MONTANA

BG13000

PAZARDJIK

BG14000

PERNIK

BG15000

PLEVEN

BG16000

PLOVDIV

BG17000

RAZGRAD

BG18000

ROUSSE

BG19000

SILISTRA

BG20000

SLIVEN

BG21000

SMOLYAN

BG22000

SOFIA-REGION

BG23000

STARA ZAGORA

BG24000

TARGOVISHTE

BG25000

HASKOVO

BG26000

SHUMEN

BG27000

JAMBOL

BG28000

SOFIA

 

STANOVIŠTĚ HRANIČNÍCH KONTROL

 

GRÆNSEKONTROLSTEDER

 

GRENZKONTROLLSTELLEN

 

PIIRIPUNKT

 

ΣΥΝΟΡΙΑΚΟΙ ΣΤΑΘΜΟΙ ΕΛΕΓΧΟΥ

 

BORDER INSPECTION POSTS

 

PUESTOS DE INSPECCIÓN FRONTERIZOS

 

POSTES D’INSPECTION FRONTALIERS

 

POSTI D’ISPEZIONE FRONTALIERI

 

ROBEŽKONTROLES PUNKTS

 

PASIENIO VETERINARIJOS POSTAS

 

ÁLLATEGÉSZSÉGÜGYI HATÁRÁLLOMÁS

 

POSTIJIET SPEZZJONIJIET TA' FRUNTIERA

 

GRENSINSPECTIEPOSTEN

 

PUNKTY KONTROLI GRANICZNEJ

 

POSTOS DE INSPECÇÃO FRONTEIRIÇOS

 

HRANIČNÉ INŠPEKČNÉ STANICÉ

 

MEJNIH KONTROLNIH TOČK

 

RAJATARKASTUSASEMAT

 

GRÄNSKONTROLLSTATIONER

BG 00199

R

BREGOVO

BG 00299

P

BURGAS

BG 00399

R

GJUSHEVO

BG 00499

R

KALOTINA

BG 00599

R

KAPITAN ANDREEVO

BG 00699

A

SOFIA

BG 00799

P

VARNA

BG 00899

R

ZLATAREVO

 

Země: Rumunsko

 

Land: Rumænien

 

Land: Rumänien

 

Riik: Rumeenia

 

Χώρα: Ρουμανία

 

Country: Romania

 

País: Rumanía

 

Pays: Roumanie

 

Paese: Romania

 

Valsts: Rumānija

 

Šalis: Rumunija

 

Ország: Románia

 

Pajjiż: Rumanija

 

Land: Roemenië

 

Kraj: Rumunia

 

País: Roménia

 

Krajina: Rumunsko

 

Država: Romunija

 

Maa: Romania

 

Land: Rumänien

 

ÚSTŘEDNÍ JEDNOTKA

 

CENTRALENHED

 

ZENTRALE EINHEIT

 

KESKASUTUS

 

ΚΕΝΤΡΙΚΗ ΜΟΝΑΔΑ

 

CENTRAL UNIT

 

UNIDAD CENTRAL

 

UNITÉ CENTRALE

 

UNITÀ CENTRALE

 

CENTRĀLĀ VIENĪBA

 

CENTRINIS VIENETAS

 

KÖZPONTI EGYSÉG

 

UNITA' 'ENTRALI

 

CENTRALE EENHEID

 

JEDNOSTKA CENTRALNA

 

UNIDADE CENTRAL

 

CENTRÁLNA JEDNOTKA

 

GLAVNI URAD

 

KESKUSYKSIKKÖ

 

CENTRALENHET

RO00000

ANSVSA BUCUREȘTI

 

MÍSTNÍ JEDNOTKA

 

LOKALE ENHEDER

 

ÖRTLICHE EINHEITEN

 

KOHALIK ASUTUS

 

ΤΟΠΙΚΕΣ ΜΟΝΑΔΕΣ

 

LOCAL UNITS

 

UNIDADES LOCALES

 

UNITÉS LOCALES

 

UNITÀ LOCALI

 

LOKĀLĀ VIENĪBA

 

VIETINIAI VIENETAI

 

HELYI EGYSÉGEK

 

UNITA' LOKALI

 

LOKALE EENHEDEN

 

JEDNOSTKA LOKALNA

 

UNIDADES LOCAIS

 

LOKÁLNA JEDNOTKA

 

OBMOČNA ENOTA

 

PAIKALLISET YKSIKÖT

 

LOKALA ENHETER

RO01000

ALBA

RO02000

ARAD

RO03000

ARGEȘ

RO04000

BACĂU

RO05000

BIHOR

RO06000

BISTRIȚA-NĂSĂUD

RO07000

BOTOȘANI

RO08000

BRAȘOV

RO09000

BRĂILA

RO10000

BUCUREȘTI

RO11000

BUZĂU

RO12000

CARAȘ-SEVERIN

RO13000

CĂLĂRAȘI

RO14000

CLUJ

RO15000

CONSTANȚA

RO16000

COVASNA

RO17000

DÂMBOVIȚA

RO18000

DOLJ

RO19000

GALAȚI

RO20000

GIURGIU

RO21000

GORJ

RO22000

HARGHITA

RO23000

HUNEDOARA

RO24000

IALOMIȚA

RO25000

IAȘI

RO26000

ILFOV

RO27000

MARAMUREȘ

RO28000

MEHEDINȚI

RO29000

MUREȘ

RO30000

NEAMȚ

RO31000

OLT

RO32000

PRAHOVA

RO33000

SATU MARE

RO34000

SĂLAJ

RO35000

SIBIU

RO36000

SUCEAVA

RO37000

TELEORMAN

RO38000

TIMIȘ

RO39000

TULCEA

RO40000

VASLUI

RO41000

VÂLCEA

RO42000

VRANCEA

 

STANOVIŠTĚ HRANIČNÍCH KONTROL

 

GRÆNSEKONTROLSTEDER

 

GRENZKONTROLLSTELLEN

 

PIIRIPUNKT

 

ΣΥΝΟΡΙΑΚΟΙ ΣΤΑΘΜΟΙ ΕΛΕΓΧΟΥ

 

BORDER INSPECTION POSTS

 

PUESTOS DE INSPECCIÓN FRONTERIZOS

 

POSTES D’INSPECTION FRONTALIERS

 

POSTI D’ISPEZIONE FRONTALIERI

 

ROBEŽKONTROLES PUNKTS

 

PASIENIO VETERINARIJOS POSTAS

 

ÁLLATEGÉSZSÉGÜGYI HATÁRÁLLOMÁS

 

POSTIJIET SPEZZJONIJIET TA' FRUNTIERA

 

GRENSINSPECTIEPOSTEN

 

PUNKTY KONTROLI GRANICZNEJ

 

POSTOS DE INSPECÇÃO FRONTEIRIÇOS

 

HRANIČNÉ INŠPEKČNÉ STANICÉ

 

MEJNIH KONTROLNIH TOČK

 

RAJATARKASTUSASEMAT

 

GRÄNSKONTROLLSTATIONER

RO 40199

R

ALBITA

RO 10199

A

BUCHAREST OTOPENI

RO 15199

P

CONSTANTA NORTH

RO 15299

P

CONSTANTA SOUTH — AGIGEA

RO 33199

R

HALMEU

RO 25199

R

SCULENI LASI

RO 36199

R

SIRET

RO 38199

R

STAMORA MORAVITA


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/28


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2006

amending Decision 2002/613/EC as regards the approved porcine semen collection centres of Canada

(notified under document number C(2006) 6812)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/14/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/429/EEC of 26 June 1990 laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species (1) and in particular Article 8(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2002/613/EC of 19 July 2002 laying down the importation conditions of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species (2) establishes a list of third countries, including Canada, from which Member States are to authorise the importation of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species.

(2)

Canada has requested that an amendment be made to the list of semen collection centres approved under Decision 2002/613/EC as regards entries for that country.

(3)

Canada has provided guarantees regarding compliance with the appropriate rules set out in Directive 90/429/EEC and the new centre to be added to the list has been officially approved for exports to the Community by the veterinary services of that country.

(4)

Decision 2002/613/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex V to Decision 2002/613/EC is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall apply from the third day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 62. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 806/2003 (OJ L 122, 16.5.2003, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 196, 25.7.2002, p. 45. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/271/EC (OJ L 99, 7.4.2006, p. 29).


ANNEX

In Annex V to Decision 2002/613/EC, the following row is added to the list for Canada:

‘CA

1-AI-01

International Genetics PEI Ltd

P.O. Box 43, Mount Stewart

Prince-Edward-Island, C1A 7Z5’


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/30


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2006

approving monitoring plans for the detection of residues or substances in live animals and animal products pursuant to Council Directive 96/23/EC as submitted by Bulgaria and Romania

(notified under document number C(2006) 6815)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/15/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 96/23/EC of 29 April 1996 on measures to monitor certain substances and residues thereof in live animals and animal products and repealing Directives 85/358/EEC and 86/469/EEC and Decisions 89/187/EEC and 91/664/EEC (1), and in particular the second subparagraph of Article 8(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 96/23/EC lays down the measures to monitor certain substances and residues thereof in live animals and animal products and provides that Member States are to submit their monitoring plans for the detection of residues or substances) to the Commission for approval (‘monitoring plans’).

(2)

As Bulgaria and Romania are due to accede to the Community on 1 January 2007, they have submitted monitoring plans to the Commission for approval.

(3)

Those monitoring plans comply with the requirements of Directive 96/23/EC and should therefore be approved.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The monitoring plan for the detection of residues or substances, as provided for in Article 5(1) of Directive 96/23/EC, submitted by Bulgaria to the Commission on 25 April 2006 is approved.

Article 2

The monitoring plan for the detection of residues or substances, as provided for in Article 5(1) of Directive 96/23/EC, submitted by Romania to the Commission on 20 March 2006 is approved.

Article 3

The Decision shall apply subject to and as from the date of entry into force of the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 125, 23.5.1996, p. 10. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 191, 28.5.2004, p. 1).


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/31


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2006

laying down transitional measures for intra-Community trade in semen, ova and embryos of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species obtained in Bulgaria and Romania

(notified under document number C(2006) 6823)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/16/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania, and in particular Article 4(3) thereof,

Having regard to the Act of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania, and in particular Article 42 thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 10(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

From 1 January 2007, semen, ova and embryos of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species obtained in Bulgaria and Romania and intended for intra-Community trade have to comply with Community legislation.

(2)

In particular, those products are to be subject to the animal health requirements laid down in Council Directive 88/407/EEC of 14 June 1988 laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the bovine species (2), Council Directive 89/556/EEC of 25 September 1989 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in and importation from third countries of embryos of domestic animals of the bovine species (3), Council Directive 90/429/EEC of 26 June 1990 laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species (4) and Council Directive 92/65/EEC of 13 July 1992 laying down animal health requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of animals, semen, ova and embryos not subject to animal health requirements laid down in specific Community rules referred to in Annex A(I) to Directive 90/425/EEC (5).

(3)

Certain of those products obtained in Bulgaria and Romania before the date of Accession may still be in stock after that date. However, those products may not comply with all the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade set out in Community legislation.

(4)

In order to facilitate the transition from the existing regime for such products obtained in Bulgaria and Romania to the regime existing under Community legislation, it is appropriate to lay down transitional measures for intra-Community trade in those products. Therefore, semen, ova and embryos of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species obtained prior to Accession and in compliance with Community animal health requirements for exports of the products from the country of origin to the Community in force before 1 January 2007 should be allowed to enter intra-Community trade.

(5)

At the same time, such products obtained prior to Accession and not in comformity with Community legislation for the transitional period of eight months should be allowed to be traded between Bulgaria and Romania.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Subject matter and scope

This Decision shall apply to semen, ova and embryos of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species which are subject to the animal health requirements laid down in Directives 88/407/EEC, 89/556/EEC, 90/429/EEC and 92/65/EEC and which are obtained before 1 January 2007 in Bulgaria and Romania (‘the products’).

Article 2

Requirements for the dispatch of the products from Bulgaria and Romania to other Member States

1.   The products shall only be dispatched from Bulgaria and Romania to other Member States if they comply with the following requirements in accordance with the Directives referred to in Article 1:

(a)

they were obtained in centres or by teams approved for exports to the Community;

(b)

they bear the approval number assigned to the centre or team for the purpose of exports to the Community; and

(c)

they meet the Community animal health requirements in force prior to 1 January 2007 for exports of the products from the country of origin to the Community.

2.   The animal health certificate accompanying consignments of the products shall bear the following additional certification signed by the official veterinarian:

‘Semen (6), ova (6) or embryos (6) of the bovine (6), porcine (6), ovine (6), caprine (6) or equine (6) species conforming to the requirements of Article 2 of Commission Decision 2007/16/EC and obtained before 1 January 2007.

Article 3

Requirements for dispatch of the products between Bulgaria and Romania

1.   The products shall only be dispatched between Bulgaria and Romania if:

(a)

the Member State of destination authorises the dispatch;

(b)

the products comply with the national animal health requirements in force in the country of destination, prior to 1 January 2007.

2.   The animal health certificate accompanying consignments of the products shall bear the following additional certification signed by the official veterinarian:

‘Semen (7), ova (7) or embryos (7) of the bovine (7), porcine (7), ovine (7), caprine (7) or equine (7) species conforming to the requirements of Article 3 of Commission Decision 2007/16/EC and obtained before 1 January 2007.

Article 4

Compliance

The Member States shall take the necessary measures to comply with this Decision and publish those measures. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

Article 5

Applicability

This Decision shall apply only subject to and from the date of entry into force of the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

It shall apply from 1 January 2007 to 31 August 2007.

Article 6

Addresses

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29. Directive as last amended by Directive 2002/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 315, 19.11.2002, p. 14).

(2)  OJ L 194, 22.7.1988, p. 10. Directive as last amended by Commission Decision 2006/16/EC (OJ L 11, 17.1.2006, p. 21).

(3)  OJ L 302, 19.10.1989, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Decision 2006/60/EC (OJ L 31, 3.2.2006, p. 24).

(4)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 62. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 806/2003 (OJ L 122, 16.5.2003, p. 1).

(5)  OJ L 268, 14.9.1992, p. 54. Directive as last amended by Directive 2004/68/EC (OJ L 139, 30.4.2004, p. 321); as corrected by OJ L 226, 25.6.2004.

(6)  Delete as appropriate’

(7)  Delete as appropriate’


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/33


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2006

approving plans for the approval of establishments for the purposes of intra-Community trade in poultry and hatching eggs pursuant to Council Directive 90/539/EEC

(notified under document number C(2006) 6842)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/17/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania, and in particular Article 4(3) thereof,

Having regard to the Act of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania, and in particular Article 56 thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/539/EEC of 15 October 1990 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of poultry and hatching eggs (1) and in particular Article 3(2) and (3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 90/539/EEC sets down animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in poultry and hatching eggs and imports of those products from third countries. Pursuant to that Directive Member States’ plans for the approval of establishments for the purposes of intra-Community trade in poultry and hatching eggs are to be approved by the Commission.

(2)

Decision 2004/835/EC of 3 December 2004 approving plans for the approval of establishments for the purposes of intra-Community trade in poultry and hatching eggs (2) approved those plans for the present Member States, except for Luxembourg. The Annex to that Decision lists the Member States whose plans have been approved.

(3)

Bulgaria and Romania are due to accede to the Community on 1 January 2007. Accordingly, they have submitted their plans for the approval of establishments for the purposes of intra-Community trade in poultry and hatching eggs to the Commission for approval.

(4)

The plans submitted by Bulgaria and Romania and as amended following the suggestions made during their evaluation, fulfil the criteria laid down in Directive 90/539/EEC and, subject to an effective implementation, permit the objectives of that Directive to be attained and should therefore be approved.

(5)

For the sake of clarity of Community legislation, Decision 2004/835/EC should be repealed and replaced by the present Decision.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The plan submitted by Bulgaria to the Commission on 9 October 2006 for the approval of establishments for the purposes of intra-Community trade in poultry and hatching eggs is approved.

Article 2

The plan submitted by Romania to the Commission on 5 October 2006 for the approval of establishments for the purposes of intra-Community trade in poultry and hatching eggs is approved.

Article 3

The Annex sets out the list of Member States having approved plans for the approval of establishments for the purposes of intra-Community trade in poultry and hatching eggs.

Article 4

Decision 2004/835/EC is repealed.

Article 5

This Decision shall apply subject to and from the date of the entry into force of the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Article 6

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 303, 31.10.1990, p. 6. Directive as last amended by the 2003 Act of Accession.

(2)  OJ L 360, 7.12.2004, p. 28.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX

List of Member States referred to in Article 3

Code

Member State

AT

Austria

BE

Belgium

BG

Bulgaria

CY

Cyprus

CZ

Czech Republic

DE

Germany

DK

Denmark

EE

Estonia

EL

Greece

ES

Spain

FI

Finland

FR

France

HU

Hungary

IE

Ireland

IT

Italy

LV

Latvia

LT

Lithuania

MT

Malta

NL

Netherlands

PL

Poland

PT

Portugal

RO

Romania

SE

Sweden

SI

Slovenia

SK

Slovakia

UK

United Kingdom’


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/36


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2006

approving contingency plans for the control of foot-and-mouth disease pursuant to Council Directive 2003/85/EC

(notified under document number C(2006) 6855)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/18/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Treaty of Accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania, and in particular Article 4(3) thereof,

Having regard to the Act of Accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania, and in particular Article 56 thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2003/85/EC of 29 September 2003 on Community measures for the control of foot-and-mouth disease repealing Directive 85/511/EEC and Decisions 89/531/EEC and 91/665/EEC and amending Directive 92/46/EEC (1), and in particular Article 72(7) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2003/85/EC sets out the control measures to be applied in the event of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, as well as certain preventive measures aimed at increasing the awareness and preparedness of the competent authorties and the farming community concerning that disease. Pursuant to this Directive the contingency plans of the Member States for the control of foot-and-mouth disease are to be approved by the Commision.

(2)

Subsequently, Commission Decision 2004/435/EC of 29 April 2004 approving certain contingency plans for the control of foot-and-mouth disease (2) approved those contingency plans for the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia and these Members States are listed in the the Annex to that Decision.

(3)

Bulgaria and Romania are due to accede to the Community on 1 January 2007. Accordingly, Bulgaria and Romania have submitted their contingency plans for the control of foot-and-mouth disease to the Commission for approval.

(4)

Those contingency plans as amended by Bulgaria and Romania following the suggestions made during their evaluation, fulfil the criteria laid down in Directive 2003/85/EC and, subject to a regular update and an effective implementation, permit the desired objectives of that Directive to be attained and should therefore be approved.

(5)

For the sake of clarity of Community legislation, Decision 2004/435/EC should be repealed and replaced by this Decision.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The contingency plans submitted by Bulgaria to the Commission on 7 November 2006 for the control of foot-and-mouth disease are approved.

Article 2

The contingency plans submitted by Romania to the Commission on 9 November 2006 for the control of foot-and-mouth disease are approved.

Article 3

The Annex sets out the list of Member States having their contingency plans approved for the control of foot-and-mouth disease pursuant to Directive 2003/85/EC.

Article 4

Decision 2004/435/EC is repealed.

Article 5

This Decision shall apply subject to and from the date of the entry into force of the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Article 6

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 306, 22.11.2003, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Decision 2006/552/EC (OJ L 217, 8.8.2006, p. 29).

(2)  OJ L 154, 30.4.2004, p. 56, as corrected by OJ L 189, 27.5.2004, p. 45.


ANNEX

List of Member States as referred to in Article 3

Code

Country

BG

Bulgaria

CY

Cyprus

CZ

Czech Republic

EE

Estonia

HU

Hungary

LV

Latvia

LT

Lithuania

MT

Malta

PL

Poland

RO

Romania

SI

Slovenia

SK

Slovakia


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/38


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2006

approving contingency plans for the control of classical swine fever pursuant to Council Directive 2001/89/EC

(notified under document number C(2006) 6858)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/19/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Treaty of Accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania, and in particular Article 4(3) thereof,

Having regard to the Act of Accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania, and in particular Article 56 thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2001/89/EC of 23 October 2001 on Community measures for the control of classical swine fever (1), and in particular the second subparagraph of Article 22(3) and the third subparagraph of Article 29(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2001/89/EC sets out the control measures to be applied in the event of an outbreak of classical swine fever, as well as certain preventive measures aimed at increasing the awareness and preparedness of the competent authorities and the farming community concerning that disease. Pursuant to this Directive the contingency plans of the Member States for the control of classical swine fever are to be approved by the Commission.

(2)

Subsequently, Commission Decision 2004/431/EC of 29 April 2004 approving certain contingency plans for the control of classical swine fever (2) approved those contingency plans for the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia and these Members States are listed in the Annex to that Decision.

(3)

Bulgaria and Romania are due to accede to the Community on 1 January 2007. Accordingly, Bulgaria and Romania have submitted their contingency plans for the control of classical swine fever to the Commission for approval.

(4)

Those contingency plans as amended by Bulgaria and Romania following the suggestions made during their evaluation, fulfil the criteria laid down in Directive 2001/89/EC and, subject to a regular update and an effective implementation, permit the desired objectives of that Directive to be attained and should therefore be approved.

(5)

For the sake of clarity of Community legislation, Decision 2004/431/EC should be repealed and replaced by this Decision.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The contingency plans submitted by Bulgaria to the Commission on 7 November 2006 for the control of classical swine fever are approved.

Article 2

The contingency plans submitted by Romania to the Commission on 9 November 2006 for the control of classical swine fever are approved.

Article 3

The Annex sets out the list of Member States having their contingency plans approved for the the control of classical swine fever pursuant to Directive 2001/89/EC.

Article 4

Decision 2004/431/EC is repealed.

Article 5

This Decision shall apply subject to and from the date of the entry into force of the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Article 6

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 316, 1.12.2001, p. 5. Directive as last amended by the 2004 Act of Accession.

(2)  OJ L 154, 30.4.2004, p. 41, corrected by OJ L 189, 27.5.2004, p. 31).


ANNEX

List of Member States as referred to in Article 3

Code

Country

BG

Bulgaria

CY

Cyprus

CZ

Czech Republic

EE

Estonia

HU

Hungary

LV

Latvia

LT

Lithuania

MT

Malta

PL

Poland

RO

Romania

SI

Slovenia

SK

Slovakia


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/41


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2006

concerning a financial contribution by the Community for the implementation of an epidemiological survey and bluetongue surveillance measures in the context of the emergency measures taken to combat this disease in Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in 2006 and 2007

(notified under document number C(2006) 6968)

(Only the Dutch, French and German text is authentic)

(2007/20/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Decision 90/424/EEC of 26 June 1990 on expenditure in the veterinary field (1), and in particular Article 3(2a) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In the third and fourth weeks of August 2006, outbreaks of bluetongue appeared in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France, in areas where outbreaks have not been noted before. The emergence of this disease may represent a serious risk to the Community's livestock population.

(2)

The Commission has adopted various decisions in order to demarcate the protection and surveillance zones and to set down the conditions governing movements of animals from these zones amending Decision 2005/393/EC (2) on protection and surveillance zones in relation to bluetongue and conditions applying to movements from or through these zones. That decision has been amended by for the last time by Commission Decision 2006/761/EC (3) to take account of the recent outbreaks referred to in recital (1).

(3)

In order to prevent the spread of the disease as rapidly as possible, the Community should contribute financially to the eligible expenditure incurred by the Netherlands Belgium, Germany and France in the context of the emergency measures, as provided for in Decision 90/424/EEC.

(4)

It is appropriate to urgently establish harmonised surveillance activities for bluetongue in the Netherlands Belgium, Germany and France.

(5)

Harmonised and enhanced emergency surveillance measures were put in place in close collaboration by Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to control the epidemic by carrying out epidemiological surveys and disease surveillance measures, including laboratory tests for serological and virological surveillance and entomological surveillance.

(6)

The authorities of the affected Member States (Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) have provided evidence of strengthened cooperation to avoid the spread of the disease by carrying out bluetongue surveillance measures.

(7)

Under Council Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 of 21 June 2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy (4), veterinary emergency measures undertaken in accordance with Community rules are to be financed under the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund. For financial control purposes, Articles 9, 36 and 37 of that Regulation are to apply.

(8)

The payment of the financial contribution from the Community should be subject to the condition that the actions planned have actually been carried out and that the authorities supply all the necessary information within the time limits laid down.

(9)

In the first week of November 2006, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands submitted an initial estimation of the costs to be incurred for the implementation of an epidemiological survey and bluetongue surveillance measures in the context of the other emergency measures taken to combat the disease. This estimation of epidemiological surveillance measures amounts to EUR 12 533 634.

(10)

Pending on-the-spot checks carried out by the Commission, it is now necessary to fix the amount for payment of the first instalment of the Community financial contribution. That first instalment should be equal to 50 % of the Community contribution, established on the basis of the estimated eligible expenditure of the epidemiological surveillance measures. It is also appropriate to fix the maximum amounts to be reimbursed for the costs of certain tests used in the framework of these measures.

(11)

The authorities of Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have fulfilled all their technical and administrative obligations with regard to the measures provided for in Article 3 of Decision 90/424/EEC.

(12)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Granting of a financial contribution from the Community to Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

1.   In the context of the emergency measures taken to combat bluetongue in 2006 and 2007, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands shall be entitled to a financial contribution from the Community amounting to 50 % of the expenditure incurred for the costs of the laboratory tests for serological and virological surveillance and for the costs of entomological surveillance, including the purchase of traps.

2.   The maximum amounts of the costs to be reimbursed to Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands for an ELISA test for serological surveillance referred to in paragraph 1 shall not exceed EUR 2,5 per test carried out.

3.   The financial contribution from the Community shall exclude value added tax.

Article 2

Payment arrangements

Subject to the results of any on-the-spot checks carried out in accordance with Article 9(1) of Decision 90/424/EEC, a first tranche payment as part of the Community financial contribution provided for Article 1 shall be paid as follows:

(a)

EUR 300 000 to Belgium;

(b)

EUR 2 200 000 to Germany;

(c)

EUR 100 000 to France;

(d)

EUR 25 000 to Luxembourg;

(e)

EUR 165 000 to the Netherlands.

That payment shall be made on the basis of supporting documents submitted by Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands relating to the laboratory tests for serological, virological and entomological surveillance and for the purchase of traps, referred in Article 1(1).

Article 3

Payment conditions and supporting documents

1.   The financial contribution from the Community as referred to in Article 1 shall be paid on the basis of:

(a)

forwarding an intermediate technical report on the technical execution of the surveillance measures including the results attained during the period from 15 August 2006 to 31 March 2007;

(b)

forwarding an intermediate financial report, in computerised form in accordance with the Annex, on the costs paid by the Member State during the period from 15 August 2006 to 31 March 2007;

(c)

forwarding a final technical report on the technical execution of the surveillance measures including the results attained during the period from 15 August 2006 to 31 December 2007;

(d)

forwarding a final financial report, in computerised form in accordance with the Annex, on the costs paid by the Member State during the period from 15 August 2006 to 31 December 2007;

(e)

the results of any on-the-spot checks carried out in accordance with Article 9(1) of Decision 90/424/EEC.

The documents referred in points (a) to (d) shall be made available for on-the-spot checks referred in point (e) carried out by the Commission.

2.   The intermediate technical report and the intermediate financial report referred to in paragraph 1 (a) and (b) shall be submitted by 31 May 2007 at the latest. If that time limit is not observed, the financial contribution from the Community shall be reduced by 25 % for every calendar month of delay.

3.   The final technical report and the final financial report referred to in paragraph 1 (c) and (d) must be submitted by 31 May 2008 at the latest. If that time limit is not observed, the financial contribution from the Community shall be reduced by 25 % for every calendar month of delay.

Article 4

Addressees

This Decision is addressed to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 19. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/53/EC (OJ L 29, 2.2.2006, p. 37).

(2)  OJ L 130, 24.5.2005, p. 22. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/761/EC (OJ L 311, 10.11.2006, p. 51).

(3)  OJ L 311, 10.11.2006, p. 51.

(4)  OJ L 209, 11.8.2005, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 320/2006 (OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 42).


ANNEX

Data referred to in Article 3(1)(b) and (d)

Costs incurred

Nature of action

Number

Amount (not including VAT)

ELISA Tests

 

 

PCR Tests

 

 

Other virological tests

 

 

Entomological tests

 

 

Traps

 

 

Total

 


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/44


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2006

amending Decision 2005/760/EC as regards certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza and imports of birds other than poultry into the Community

(notified under document number C(2006) 6969)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/21/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 10(4) 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 Article 18(7) 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 22(6) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Following the outbreak of avian influenza in south-eastern Asia in 2004, caused by a highly pathogenic strain of the virus, the Commission adopted several protection measures in relation to that disease. Those measures included in particular Commission Decision 2005/760/EC of 27 October 2005 concerning certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain third countries for the import of captive birds (4). Commission Decision 2005/760/EC currently applies until 31 December 2006.

(2)

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on animal health and welfare (AHAW) has adopted on 27 October 2006 a Scientific Opinion on the animal health and welfare risks associated with the import of wild birds other than poultry into the Community (‘the Opinion’). The Opinion became officially available on 14 November 2006.

(3)

The Opinion has identified a number of areas whereby improvements would significantly reduce any identified health risk related to the import of birds other than poultry. In particular, the Opinion points to the risks of the spreading of viral diseases such as avian influenza and Newcastle Disease via the import of birds other than poultry and identifies possible tools and options which can reduce any identified animal health risk related to the import of these birds. Because this Scientific Opinion will guide the future policy of the EU on the animal health and welfare aspects of these imports, it is important to properly assess the scientific input received by the Commission by giving careful consideration to the conclusions and recommendations laid down in the Opinion, in order to put in place a coherent system for these imports.

(4)

With regard to the measures laid down in Decision 2005/760/EC, the Commission has started the evaluation of the Opinion immediately after its release and a first analysis of the Opinion and the possible modifications to these measures has taken place during an expert working group meeting in the framework of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health on 14 November 2006 and in the meeting of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health on 27 November 2006. However, in the light of the current world animal health situation regarding avian influenza, in order to allow the Member States as they indicated at the meeting of 27 November 2006 and the Commission, in close cooperation with the Member States, to finalise this evaluation and to prepare the measures to be laid down, the restrictions provided for in Decision 2005/760/EC should be continued for a short transitional period.

(5)

Decision 2005/760/EC should be amended accordingly.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

In Article 6 of Decision 2005/760/EC the date ‘31 December 2006’ is replaced by ‘31 March 2007’.

Article 2

The Member States shall immediately take the necessary measures to comply with this Decision and publish those measures. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29. Directive as last amended by Directive 2002/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 315, 19.11.2002, p. 14).

(2)  OJ L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 56. Directive as last amended by the 2003 Act of Accession.

(3)  OJ L 24, 30.1.1998, p. 9. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 165, 30.4.2004, p. 1); corrected by OJ L 191, 28.5.2004, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 285, 28.10.2005, p. 60. Decision as amended by Decision 2005/862/EC.


12.1.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/46


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2006

amending Decision 2006/875/EC approving programmes for the eradication and monitoring of animal diseases, of certain TSEs, and for the prevention of zoonoses presented by the Member States for the year 2007

(notified under document number C(2006) 6971)

(2007/22/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Decision 90/424/EEC of 26 June 1990 on expenditure in the veterinary field (1), and in particular Article 24(6) and Articles 29 and 32 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

By Decision 2006/875/EC approving programmes for the eradication and monitoring of animal diseases, of certain TSEs, and for the prevention of zoonoses presented by the Member States for the year 2007 (2), the Commission has approved the programmes submitted by the Member States that appear on the list of programmes established by Commission Decision 2006/687/EC (3).

(2)

For reasons of administrative efficiency all expenditure presented for a financial contribution by the Community should be expressed in euro. In accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 of 21 June 2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy (4), the conversion rate for expenditure in a currency other than the euro should be the rate most recently set by the European Central Bank prior to the first day of the month in which the application is submitted by the Member State concerned.

(3)

Therefore Decision 2006/875/EC should be amended accordingly.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Articles 17 and 18 of Decision 2006/875/EC are replaced by the following:

‘Article 17

The expenditure presented by the Member States for a financial contribution by the Community shall be expressed in euro and shall exclude value added tax and other taxes.

Article 18

Where a Member State's expenditure is in a currency other than the euro, the Member State concerned shall convert it into euro by applying the most recent exchange rate set by the European Central Bank prior to the first day of the month in which the application is submitted by the Member State.’

Article 2

This Decision shall apply from 1 January 2007.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 19. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/53 (OJ L 29, 2.2.2006, p. 37).

(2)  OJ L 337, 5.12.2006, p. 14.

(3)  OJ L 282, 13.10.2006, p. 52.

(4)  OJ L 209, 11.8.2005, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 320/2006 (OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 42).