(Utkast) Kommisjonens gjennomføringsforordning om endring av vedlegg I til forordning (EF) nr. 798/2008 med hensyn til opplysningene om Russland i listen over tredjeland, områder, soner og segmenter, hvorfra import til eller transitt gjennom Unionen av visse fjørfeprodukter er tillatt i forbindelse med Newcasle disease
(Draft) Commission Implementing Regulation amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for Russia in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to Newcastle disease
Utkast til kommisjonsforordning godkjent av komite (representanter for medlemslandene) og publisert i EUs komitologiregister 14.1.2020
BAKGRUNN (fra kommisjonsforordningen, engelsk utgave)
(1) Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 lays down veterinary certification requirements for imports into and transit, including storage during transit, through the Union of poultry and poultry products (the commodities). It provides that the commodities are only to be imported into and transit through the Union from the third countries, territories, zones or compartments listed in columns 1 and 3 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I thereto.
(2) Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 also lays down the conditions for a third country, territory, zone or compartment to be considered as free from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and from Newcastle disease.
(3) Russia is listed in the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as a third country from which imports into and transit through the Union of certain poultry commodities are authorised from the whole of its territory. However, the authorisation of Russia for meat of poultry for human consumption intended for import into or transit through the Union has been suspended since 17 November 2016, due to the confirmation of outbreaks of HPAI of subtype H5N8 in poultry holdings on its territory.
(4) On 28 January 2019, Russia confirmed the presence of Newcastle disease in a poultry holding on its territory. Since then Russia has confirmed several outbreaks of Newcastle disease in poultry holdings on its territory.
(5) In August 2019, the veterinary authorities of Russia submitted information to the Commission on the outbreaks of Newcastle disease on its territory since January 2019.
(6) Due to those confirmed outbreaks of Newcastle disease, Russia cannot be considered as free from that disease and the veterinary authorities of Russia are not in the position to certify consignments of meat of poultry for human consuption intended for import into or transit through the Union.
(7) For reasons of clarity and legal certainty the entry for Russia in the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should be amended to take account of the epidemiological situation in that third country and indicate the closing date from which that third country cannot be considered as free from Newcastle disease.
(8) Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.
(9) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed
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