(Utkast) Kommisjonens gjennomføringsforordning om endring og retting av gjennomføringsforordning (EU) 2018/659 om vilkårene for innførsel til Unionen av levende dyr av hestefamilien og sæd, egg og embryo fra dyr av hestefamilien
(Draft) Commission Implementing Regulation amending and correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 on the conditions for the entry into the Union of live equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae
Utkast til kommisjonsforordning godkjent av komite (representanter for medlemslandene) og publisert i EUs komitologiregister 19.10.2019
BAKGRUNN (fra kommisjonsforordningen, engelsk utgave)
(1) Article 9(1)(c) of Directive 91/496/EEC provides that in order to transit from one third country to another third country or to the same third country, the animals afford Union health guarantees recognized as being at least equivalent to those laid down for intra-Union trade in such animals.
(2) Article 17(2) of Directive 92/65/EEC provides that the imports of semen, ova and embryos should only be authorised where such germinal products come from listed third countries and approved collection and storage centres or collection and production teams offering guarantees at least equivalent to those established in Annex D(I) to that Directive.
(3) Directive 2009/156/EC lays down the animal health requirements governing imports into the Union of equidae. It provides that only equidae that come from a third country or part of the territory of a third country on a list of third countries drawn up in accordance with that Directive, may be imported into the Union.
(4) Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 lays down the conditions for entry into the Union of equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae and sets out the list of third countries from where Member States are to authorise the entry of equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of animals of the equine species together with the animal health and veterinary certification conditions for such entries.
(5) Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 also lays down the procedures for the conversion of temporary admission into permanent entry which requires multiple entries in Part III of the Common Veterinary Entry Document (CVED) in TRACES to terminate the temporary admission status. However, the possibility to make multiple entries in Part III of the CVED, necessary to carry out the procedure described in Article 19 of Regulation (EU) 2018/659, does not feature in the current version of TRACES and will only be provided in the Common Health Entry Document (CHED) to be implemented by the Commission in accordance with Article 58 of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 , applicable on 14 December 2019, within the framework of the development of the information management system for official controls (IMSOC). It is therefore necessary to defer the application of Article 19(2)(a) to that date.
(6) The entry of semen, ova and embryos of animals of the equine species into the Union may be authorised from third countries or parts of the territory of third countries from where the entry of equine animals is authorised, provided that the consignment is dispatched from an approved semen collection or storage centre listed in accordance with Article 17(3)(b) of Directive 92/65/EEC and is accompanied by a health certificate. It appears from Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2018/659 that the entry into the Union of semen from Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia and Turkey is authorised. However, those countries have no approved semen collection centres. Annex I to Regulation should therefore be corrected so as to indicate that the entry into the Union of semen of equidae from those countries is not authorised until at least one semen collection centre will be approved.
(7) Qatar presented documentation on the approval of a semen collection centre in accordance with Article 17(2)(b)(ii) of Directive 92/65/EEC and this semen collection centre was listed on 10 March 2017 . However, it appears from Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 that the import of semen collected from registered horses in Qatar is not authorised. It is therefore appropriate to correct Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 so as to indicate that the import of semen collected from registered horses in Qatar is authorised.
(8) Therefore, the entries concerning Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Turkey and Qatar in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 should be corrected accordingly.
(9) The latest information on glanders received from Brazil indicate that certain parts of the territory of Brazil are no longer free of glanders. As a consequence, the entry of equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of animals of the equine species should be suspended from the parts of the territory of Brazil no longer free of glanders.
(10) Following a Union audit in Mexico , the entry of equidae and of semen, ova and embryos of equidae was suspended by Commission Implementing Decision 2013/167/EU . Subsequently, the Mexican authorities have provided information which addresses appropriately the recommendations made as a result of the audit. It is therefore appropriate to allow the entry of registered equidae and equidae for breeding and production as well as semen of registered horses from those parts of the territory of Mexico from which the entry of such commodities was suspended.
(11) It is necessary to use the new official denomination ‘North Macedonia’.
(12) The entry for Norway should be removed from Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2018/659 to reflect its specific situation as a country of the European Economic Area.
(13) Kuwait informed the Commission on 25 July 2019 of two cases of glanders (Burkholderia mallei) in registered horses kept in pre-export quarantine for dispatch to the Union. Kuwait has immediately suspended the export of registered horses to the Union and taken the necessary surveillance and control measures. The entry of registered horses from Kuwait into the Union should therefore be suspended for a period of at least 6 months.
(14) An update of the footnotes in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2018/659 is necessary. In the interest of clarity, it is appropriate to replace the entire Annex I.
(15) Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 was consolidated and corrected by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1301 . As the result of a formatting error in point II.3.8. of the Animal Health and Welfare Attestation of the model health certificate for temporary admission in Section A of Part 1 of Annex II contains stricter requirements regarding Japanese encephalitis than those provided for in the animal health certificates for transit and permanent entry respectively, therefore creating additional health restrictions. This error should be corrected so that the requirements regarding Japanese encephalitis are the same for temporary admission of registered horses and transit and permanent entry of equidae.
(16) The test regime for Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis in the health certificates in Parts 1 and 3 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 do not sufficiently consider the movement of foals born to seropositive dams as well as the recovery from previous infection, and therefore the reference to previous vaccination as a cause of seroconversion should be removed.
(17) Historically there have been no imports of equidae for slaughter from countries where Japanese encephalitis occurs. With the spread of this disease to new areas it is appropriate to provide for risk mitigating measures for this disease also in relation to the entry of consignments of equidae for slaughter. It is therefore necessary to amend the animal health certificate set out in Section B of Part 3 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 accordingly.
(18) Following reassurances provided by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and certain third countries which have been recognised by the OIE as officially free of African horse sickness, it is reasonable to simplify the quarantine and test conditions to be met by registered horses entering the Union from those countries. It is therefore necessary to amend the animal health certificates set out in Part 1 and in Section A of Part 3 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 accordingly.
(19) In the title of the model health certificate for re-entry of registered horses after temporary export to third countries for specific competitions referred to in column 16 of the table in Annex I, it was omitted to include the reference to a specific series of competitions (LG Global Champions Tour). In addition it is necessary to clarify the scope of another series of equestrian events, notably the “American Games”. For legal clarity it is necessary to replace Chapter 1 of Section B of Part 2 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 accordingly.
(20) Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/659 should be amended accordingly.
(21) In order to avoid a negative impact on trade, it is necessary to provide for a transitional period until 31 December 2019 during which animal health certificates issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/659, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2018/1301, shall be accepted provided they are issued prior to 22 December 2019.
(22) 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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