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Regulations 16(2) and (3), 18(2) and 34

SCHEDULE 5COMMUNITY LEGISLATION ON THIRD COUNTRIES

PART I

Third countries from which member States may authorise certain imports

1.—(1) Council Decision 79/542/EEC drawing up a list of third countries from which the member States authorise imports of bovine animals, swine, equidae, sheep and goats, fresh meat and meat products (O.J. No. L 146, 14.6.79, p.15), as amended by and as read with:

  • Commission Decision 92/160/EEC (O.J. No. L 71, 18.3.92, p.27);

  • Commission Decision 92/161/EEC (O.J. No. L 71, 18.3.92, p.29);

  • Commission Decision 93/100/EEC (O.J. No. L 40, 17.2.93, p.23);

  • Commission Decision 93/344/EEC (O.J. No. L 138, 9.6.93, p.11);

  • Commission Decision 95/536/EC (O.J. No. L 304, 16.12.95, p.49):

  • Commission Decision 96/279/EC (O.J. No. L 107, 30.4.96, p.1);

  • Commission Decision 96/624/EC (O.J. No. L 279, 31.10.96, p.33);

  • Commission Decision 97/10/EC (O.J. No. L 3, 7.1.97, p.9);

  • Commission Decision 97/160/EC (O.J. No. L 62, 4.3.97, p.39);

  • Commission Decision 97/350/EC (O.J. No. L 150, 7.6.97, p.44);

  • Commission Decision 97/685/EC (O.J. No. L 287, 21.10.97, p.54);

  • Commission Decision 98/594/EC (O.J. No. L 286, 23.10.98, p.53);

  • Commission Decision 99/228/EC (O.J. No. L 83, 27.3.99, p.77);

  • Commission Decision 99/236/EC (O.J. No. L 87, 31.2.99, p.13);

  • Commission Decision 99/558/EC (O.J. No. L 211, 11.8.99, p.53);

  • Commission Decision 99/759/EC (O.J. No. L 300, 23.11.99, p.30); and

  • Commission Decision 00/02/EC (O.J. No. L 1, 4.1.00, p.17-19).

(2) Commission Decision 95/233/EC drawing up lists of third countries from which member States authorise imports of live poultry and hatching eggs (O.J. No. L 156, 7.7.95, p.76), as amended by and as read with:

  • Commission Decision 96/619/EC (O.J. No. L 276, 29.10.96, p.18);

  • Commission Decision 96/628/EC (O.J. No. L 282, 1.11.96, p.73);

  • Commission Decision 96/659/EC (O.J. No. L 302, 26.11.96, p.27); and

  • Commission Decision 97/183/EC (O.J. No. L 76, 18.3.97, p. 32).

(3) Commission Decision 97/232/EC drawing up lists of third countries from which the member States authorise imports of sheep and goats (O.J. No. L 93, 8.4.97, p.43), as amended by, and as read with Commission Decision 99/541/EC (O.J. No. L 207, 6.8.99, p.31).

PART IIDETAILED PROVISIONS

Bovine, ovine and caprine animals and swine from third countries

1.  Council Directive 72/462/EEC on health and veterinary inspection problems upon importation of bovine, ovine and caprine animals and swine, and fresh meat or meat products from third countries (O.J. L 302, 31.12.72, p.28), as amended by, and as read with:

  • Council Directive 90/423/EEC (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.13);

  • Council Directive 90/425/EEC (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.29);

  • Council Directive 91/69/EEC (O.J. No. L 46, 19.2.91, p.37);

  • Council Directive 91/496/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 24.9.91, p.56);

  • Council Directive 91/688/EEC (O.J. No. L 377, 31.12.91, p.18); and

  • Commission Decision 98/372/EC (O.J. No. L 170, 16.6.98, p.16) as amended by Commission Decision 98/505/EC and Commission Decision 99/539/EC) as read with Commission Decision 94/453/EC (O.J. No. L 187, 22.7.94, p.11),

  • and as read with the European international instruments.

Relevant provisions: Articles 6, 10, 11 and 13.

Bovine and porcine animals from Canada

2.  Commission Decision 83/494/EEC concerning animal health conditions and veterinary certification for the importation of domestic animals of the bovine and porcine species from Canada (O.J. No. L 273, 6.10.83, p.37) as amended by, and as read with:

  • Commission Decision 84/421/EEC (O.J. No. L 237, 5.9.84, p.14); and

  • Commission Decision 88/212/EEC (O.J. No. L 95, 13.4.88, p.21).

    (a)

    The official health certification accompanying all cattle imported into Scotland from Canada must state that the animals do not originate from herds in the geographic region of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia as defined by Commission Decision 88/212/EEC on health protection measures concerning bluetongue in respect of Canada (O.J. No. L 95, 13.4.88, p.21).

    (b)

    The official health certification accompanying all swine imported into Scotland from Canada must state that the animals comply with the requirements of Commission Decision 93/24/EEC of 11 December 1992 concerning additional guarantees relating to Aujeszky’s disease for pigs destined to member States or regions free of the disease (O.J. No. L 16, 25.1.93, p.16).

    (c)

    The importation of cattle from herds in which not all bovines over 24 months old have been tested negative for enzootic bovine leukosis within the twelve months prior to the date of export from Canada is permitted subject to the following provisions:

    (i)

    in the case of females, the animals must have been non-pregnant at the time of entry into pre-export isolation and at the time of loading for export;

    (ii)

    in the case of bulls not intended for direct entry into semen collection centres, and in the case of females, the animals must be at least 18 months old at the time of loading for export and must undergo six months isolation following importation;

    (iii)

    in the case of bulls intended for direct entry into a semen collection centre, the animals must undergo nine months isolation following importation.

Relevant provisions: Articles 1 and 3.

Equidae

General

3.  Council Directive 90/426/EEC on health conditions governing the movement of equidae and their import from third countries (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p. 42), as amended by, and as read with:

  • Council Directive 90/425/EEC (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.29);

  • Council Directive 91/496/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 24.9.91, p.56);

  • Council Directive 92/36/EEC (O.J. No. L 157, 10.6.92, p.28);

  • Commission Decision 92/130/EEC (O.J. No. L 47, 22.2.92, p.26);

  • Commission Decision 95/329/EC (O.J. No. L 191, 12.8.95, p.36); and

  • Commission Decision 96/81/EC (O.J. No. L 19, 25.1.96, p.53),

  • as read with the European international instruments.

Relevant provisions: Articles 11, 12.1, 13 to 16 and 18.

Temporary admission of registered horses

4.  Commission Decision 92/260/EEC (O.J. No. L 130, 15.5.92, p.67);

  • Commission Decision 93/344/EEC (O.J. No. L 138, 9.6.93, p.11);

  • Commission Decision 94/453/EC (O.J. No. L 187, 22.7.94, p.11);

  • Commission Decision 94/561/EC (O.J. No. L 214, 19.8.94, p.17);

  • Commission Decision 96/81/EC (O.J. No. L 19, 25.1.96, p.53);

  • Commission Decision 96/279/EC (O.J. No. L 107, 30.4.96, p.1);

  • Commission Decision 96/486/EC (O.J. No. L 198, 8.8.96, p.49);

  • Commission Decision 97/10/EC (O.J. No. L 3, 7.1.97, p.9);

  • Commission Decision 98/360/EC (O.J. No. L 163,6.6.98, p.44);

  • Commission Decision 98/594/EC (O.J. No. L 286, 23.10.98, p.53);

  • Commission Decision 99/228/EC (O.J. No. L 83, 27.3.99, p.77); and

  • Commission Decision 99/613/EC (O.J. No. L 24,15.9.99, p.12),

  • and as read with the European international instruments.

Relevant provisions: Article 1.

Registered horses for racing, etc.

5.  Commission Decision 93/195/EEC on animal health conditions and veterinary certification for the re-entry of registered horses for racing, competition and cultural events after temporary export (O.J. No. L 86, 6.4.93, p.1), as amended by, and as read with:

  • Commission Decision 94/453/EC (O.J. No. L 187, 22.7.94, p.11);

  • Commission Decision 94/561/EC (O.J. No. L 214, 19.8.94, p.17);

  • Commission Decision 95/99/EC (O.J. No. L 76, 5.4.95, p.16);

  • Commission Decision 95/461/EC (O.J. No. L 265, 8.11.95, p.40);

  • Commission Decision 96/279/EC (O.J. No. L 107, 30.4.96, p.1);

  • Commission Decision 96/486/EC (O.J. No. L 198, 8.8.96, p.49);

  • Commission Decision 97/684/EC (O.J. No. L 287, 21.10.97, p.49);

  • Commission Decision 98/360/EC (O.J. No. L 163, 6.6.98, p.44);

  • Commission Decision 98/567/EC (O.J. No. L 276, 13.10.98, p.11);

  • Commission Decision 98/594/EC (O.J. No. L 286, 23.10.98, p.53);

  • Commission Decision 99/228/EC (O.J. No. L 83, 27.3.99, p.77); and

  • Commission Decision 99/558/EC (O.J. No. L 211, 11.8.99, p.53),

  • and as read with the European international instruments.

Relevant provisions: Article 1.

Equidae for slaughter

6.  Commission Decision 93/196/EEC on animal health conditions and veterinary certification for imports of equidae for slaughter (O.J. No. L 86, 6.4.93, p.7), as amended by:

  • Commission Decision 94/453/EC (O.J. No. L 187, 22.7.94, p.11);

  • Commission Decision 96/81/EC (O.J. No. L 19, 25.1.96, p.53);

  • Commission Decision 96/82/EC (O.J. No. L 19, 25.1.96, p.56);

  • Commission Decision 96/279/EC (O.J. No. L 107, 30.4.96, p.1);

  • Commission Decision 96/486/EC (O.J. No. L 198, 8.8.96, p.49);

  • Commission Decision 97/36/EC (O.J. No. L 14, 17.1.97, p.57);

  • Commission Decision 98/360/EC (O.J. No. L 163, 6.6.98, p.44); and

  • Commission Decision 99/228/EC (O.J. No. L 83, 27.3.99, p.77),

  • and as read with the European international instruments.

Relevant provisions: Article 1.

Equidae for breeding and production

7.  Commission Decision 93/197/EEC on animal health conditions and veterinary certification on imports of registered equidae and equidae for breeding and production (O.J. No. L86, 6.4.93, p. 16), as amended by:

  • Commission Decision 93/510/EEC (O.J. No. L 238, 23.9.93, p.45);

  • Commission Decision 93/682/EEC (O.J. No. L 317, 18.12.93, p.82);

  • Commission Decision 94/453/EC (O.J. No. L 187, 22.7.94, p.11);

  • Commission Decision 94/561/EC (O.J. No. L 214, 19.8.94, p.17);

  • Commission Decision 96/81/EC (O.J. No. L 19, 25.1.96, p.53);

  • Commission Decision 96/82/EC (O.J. No. L 19, 25.1.96, p.56);

  • Commission Decision 96/279/EC (O.J. No. L 107, 30.4.96, p.1);

  • Commission Decision 96/486/EC (O.J. No. L 198, 8.8.96, p.49);

  • Commission Decision 97/10/EC (O.J. No. L 3, 7.1.97, p.9);

  • Commission Decision 97/36/EC (O.J. No. L 14, 17.1.97, p.57);

  • Commission Decision 98/360/EC (O.J. No. L 163, 6.6.98, p.44);

  • Commission Decision 98/594/EC (O.J. No. L 286, 23.10.98, p.53);

  • Commission Decision 99/228/EC (O.J. No. L 83, 27.3.99, p.77);

  • Commission Decision 99/236/EC (O.J. No. L 87, 31.3.99, p.13);

  • Commission Decision 99/252/EC (O.J. No. L 96, 10.4.99, p.31); and

  • Commission Decision 99/613/EC (O.J. No. L 243, 15.9.99, p.12),

  • and as read with the European international instruments.

Relevant provisions: Article 1.

(a)All pre-export tests of registered equidae and equidae for breeding and production imported from Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kyrgzystan, Latvia, Lithuania, ex-Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and the Ukraine must be carried out as follows: for vesicular stomatitis at the Institute of Animal Health, Pirbright; the mandatory tests for infectious anaemia, dourine and glanders and, if necessary, the test for equine viral arteritis at the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge.

(b)The test results must be attached to the health certificate accompanying the imported equidae.

Poultry

8.  Council Directive 90/539/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of poultry and hatching eggs (O.J. No. L 303, 30.10.90, p.6), as amended by, and as read with:

  • Council Directive 91/494/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 24.9.91, p.35);

  • Council Directive 91/496/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 24.9.91, p.56);

  • Council Directive 92/65/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 14.9.92, p.54);

  • Commission Decision 92/340/EEC (O.J. No. L 188, 8.7.92, p.34);

  • Commission Decision 92/369/EEC (O.J. No. L 195, 14.7.92, p.25);

  • Council Directive 93/120/EEC (O.J. No. L 340, 31.12.93, p.35);

  • Commission Decision 96/482/EC (O.J. No. L 196, 7.8.96, p.13-27);

  • Commission Decision 96/483/EC (O.J. No. L 196, 7.8.96, p.28-29); and

  • Commission Decision 96/628/EC (O.J. No. L 282, 1.11.93, p.73-74),

  • as read with the European international instruments.

Relevant provisions: Articles 20, 21.1, 22.1, 23, 24, 27.2 and 28.

Other specified animals

9.  Council Directive 92/65/EEC 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 Council Directive 90/425/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 14.9.92, p.54), as amended by, and as read with Commission Decision 95/176/EC (O.J. No. L 127, 24.5.95, p.23), the European international instruments and Joint Committee Decision 69/96 of 17th July 1998 amending Annex 1 (Veterinary and Phytosanitary Matters) to the Agreement on the European Economics Area (O.J. No. L 158, 24.6.99, p.1).

Relevant provisions: Articles 17.1, 17.2 and 18.

Bovine and porcine animals from Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic

10.  Commission Decision 98/372/EC concerning animal health conditions and veterinary certificates for the import of live animals of the bovine and porcine species from Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic (O.J. No. L 170, 16.6.98, p.34) as amended by, and as read with, Commission Decision 99/539/EC (O.J. No. L 207, 6.8.99, p.26).

Relevant provisions: Articles 2 and 3.

The official health certification accompanying all swine imported into Scotland from the above countries must state that the animals comply with the requirements of Commission Decision 93/24/EEC of 11 December 1992 concerning additional guarantees relating to Aujeszky’s disease for pigs destined to member States or regions free of the disease (O.J. No. L 16, 25.1.93, p.16).

Bovine and porcine animals from Switzerland

11.  Commission Decision 92/460/EEC concerning animal health conditions and veterinary certificates for the import of domestic animals of the bovine and porcine species from Switzerland (O.J. No. L 261, 7.9.92, p1).

Relevant provisions: Articles 2, 3 and 4.

The official health certification accompanying all swine imported into Scotland from Switzerland must state that the animals comply with the requirements of Commission Decision 93/24/EEC of 11 December 1992 concerning additional guarantees relating to Aujeszky’s disease for pigs destined to member States or regions free of the disease (O.J. No. L 16, 25.1.93, p.16).

Bovine and porcine animals from Iceland

12.  Commission Decision 92/463/EEC concerning animal health conditions and veterinary certificates for the import of domestic animals of the bovine and porcine species from Iceland (O.J. No. L 261, 7.9.92, p50).

Relevant provisions: Article 1.4.

The official health certification accompanying all swine imported into Scotland from Iceland must state that the animals comply with the requirements of Commission Decision 93/24/EEC of 11 December 1992 concerning additional guarantees relating to Aujeszky’s disease for pigs destined to member States or regions free of the disease (O.J. No. L 16, 25.1.93, p.16).

Ovine and caprine animals

13.  Commission Decision 93/198/EEC laying down a model for the animal health conditions and veterinary certification for the importation of domestic ovine and caprine animals from third countries (O.J. No. L 86, 6.4.93, p.34), as amended by:

  • Commission Decision 94/453/EC (O.J. No. L 187, 22.7.94, p.11);

  • Commission Decision 97/231/EC (O.J. No. L 93, 8.4.97, p.22); and

  • Commission Decision 97/232/EC (O.J. No. L 93, 8.4.97, p.43-46),

  • and as read with the European international instruments.

Relevant provisions: Article 1.

Live animals in relation to foot-and-mouth disease

14.  Commission Decision 93/242/EEC concerning the importation into the Community of certain live animals and their products originating from certain European countries in relation to foot-and-mouth disease (O.J. No. L 110, 4.5.93, p.36), as amended by, and as read with:

  • Commission Decision 94/81/EC (O.J. No. L 40, 11.2.94, p.58);

  • Commission Decision 95/295/EC (O.J. No. L 182, 2.8.95, p.30);

  • Commission Decision 96/730/EC (O.J. No. L 331, 20.12.96, p.49); and

  • Commission Decision 97/782/EC (O.J. No. L 319, 21.11.97, p.16).

Relevant provisions: Articles 1, 2 and 5.

Bovine and porcine animals from New Zealand

15.  Commission Decision 93/491/EEC on animal health conditions and veterinary certificates for the importation of domestic animals of the bovine and porcine species from New Zealand (O.J. No. L 229, 10.9.93, p.18).

Relevant provisions: Articles 1 and 2.

The official health certificate accompanying all swine imported into Scotland from New Zealand must state that the animals comply with the requirements of Commission Decision 93/24/EEC of 11 December 1992 concerning additional guarantees relating to Aujeszky’s disease for pigs destined to member States or regions free of the disease (O.J. No. L 16, 25.1.93, p.16).

Zootechnical conditions

16.  Council Directive 94/28/EC laying down the principles relating to the zootechnical and genealogical conditions applicable to imports from third countries of animals, their semen, ova and embryos, and amending Directive 77/504/EEC on pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species (O.J. No. L 178, 12.7.94, p.66) as read with:

  • Commission Decision 96/509/EC (O.J. No. L 210, 20.8.96, p.47); and

  • Commission Decision 96/510/EC (O.J. No. L 210, 20.8.96, p.53).

Shellfish from third countries for relaying in Community waters

17.  Commission Decision 95/352/EC on animal health conditions and the certification requirements for the importation from third countries of Crassostrea gigas for relaying in Community waters (O.J. No. L 204, 30.8.95, p.13).

Porcine animals from Cyprus

18.  Commission Decision 96/650/EC concerning animal health conditions and veterinary certificate for the importation of domestic animals of the porcine species from the Republic of Cyprus (O.J. No. L 294, 19.11.96, p.18).

The official health certification accompanying all swine imported into Scotland from the Cyprus must state that the animals comply with the requirements of Commission Decision 93/24/EEC of 11 December 1992 concerning additional guarantees relating to Aujeszky’s disease for pigs destined to member States or regions free of the disease (O.J. No. L 16, 25.1.93, p.16).

Relevant provisions: Articles 1 and 2.

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