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Consolidated text: Commission Implementing Decision of 21 October 2013 laying down the list of territories and third countries authorised for imports of dogs, cats and ferrets and the model health certificate for such imports (notified under document C(2013) 6721) (Text with EEA relevance) (2013/519/EU)

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION

of 21 October 2013

laying down the list of territories and third countries authorised for imports of dogs, cats and ferrets and the model health certificate for such imports

(notified under document C(2013) 6721)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2013/519/EU)

(OJ L 281 23.10.2013, p. 20)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

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page

date

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2017/98 Text with EEA relevance of 18 January 2017

  L 16

37

20.1.2017




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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION

of 21 October 2013

laying down the list of territories and third countries authorised for imports of dogs, cats and ferrets and the model health certificate for such imports

(notified under document C(2013) 6721)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2013/519/EU)



Article 1

List of territories or third countries from which dogs, cats or ferrets are authorised to be imported in accordance with Directive 92/65/EEC

1.  Consignments of dogs, cats or ferrets which are subject to the provisions of Directive 92/65/EEC shall only be imported into the Union provided that the territories or third countries they come from and any territories or third countries they transit are included in one of the lists set out in:

(a) Annex I to Decision 2004/211/EC;

(b) Part 1 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 206/2010;

(c) Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013.

2.  By way of derogation from paragraph 1, consignments of dogs, cats or ferrets destined for bodies, institutes and centres approved in accordance with Directive 92/65/EEC shall only be imported into the Union provided that the territories or third countries they come from and any territories or third countries they transit are included in the list referred to in paragraph 1(c).

Article 2

Animal health certificate for imports from territories or third countries

Member States shall only authorise imports of dogs, cats or ferrets, which comply with the following conditions:

(a) they are accompanied by an animal health certificate drawn up in accordance with the model set out in Part 1 of the Annex and completed and signed by an official veterinarian in accordance with the explanatory notes set out in Part 2 of the Annex;

(b) they comply with the requirements of the animal health certificate referred to in point (a) in respect of the territories or third countries that they come from and any territories or third countries they transit, as referred to in paragraphs 1(a), (b) and (c) of Article 1.

Article 3

Repeals

Decisions 94/274/EC, 94/275/EC and 2005/64/EC are repealed.

Article 4

Transitional provisions

For a transitional period until 29 April 2015, Member States shall authorise imports into the Union of dogs, cats or ferrets which are accompanied by a health certificate issued not later than 28 December 2014 in accordance with the models set out in the Annex to Decision 2005/64/EC or in Annex I to Implementing Decision 2011/874/EU.

Article 5

Applicability

This Decision shall apply from 29 December 2014.

Article 6

Addressees

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.




ANNEX

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PART 1

Model animal health certificate for imports into the Union of dogs, cats and ferrets

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PART 2

Explanatory notes for completing the animal health certificates

(a) Where the certificate states that certain statements shall be kept as appropriate, statements which are not relevant may be crossed out and initialled and stamped by the official veterinarian, or completely deleted from the certificate.

(b) The original of each certificate shall consist of a single sheet of paper, or, where more text is required it must be in such a form that all sheets of paper required are part of an integrated whole and indivisible.

(c) The certificate shall be drawn up in at least one of the official languages of the Member State of the border inspection post of introduction of the consignment into the Union and of the Member State of destination. However, those Member States may authorise the certificate to be drawn up in the official language(s) of another Member State, and accompanied, if necessary, by an official translation.

(d) If for reasons of identification of the items of the consignment (schedule in point I.28 of the model animal health certificate), additional sheets of paper or supporting documents are attached to the certificate, those sheets of paper or documents shall also be considered as forming part of the original of the certificate by the application of the signature and stamp of the official veterinarian, on each of the pages.

(e) When the certificate, including additional sheets or documents referred to in point (d), comprises more than one page, each page shall be numbered (page number of total number of pages) at the end of the page and shall bear the certificate reference number that has been designated by the competent authority at the top of the pages.

(f) The original of the certificate shall be completed and signed by an official veterinarian of the exporting territory or third country. The competent authority of the exporting territory or third country shall ensure that rules and principles of certification equivalent to those laid down in Council Directive 96/93/EC are followed.

The colour of the signature shall be different from that of the printing. This requirement also applies to stamps other than those embossed or watermarked.

(g) The certificate reference number referred to in Boxes I.2 and II.a shall be issued by the competent authority of the exporting territory or third country.

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