Commission Regulation (EC) No 425/2005 of 15 March 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of countries and territoriesText with EEA relevance


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16.3.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 69/3

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 425/2005
of 15 March 2005
amending Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of countries and territories
(Text with EEA relevance)
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the animal health requirements applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals and amending Council Directive 92/65/EEC (1), and in particular Articles 10 and 21 thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 lays down a list of third countries and territories from which movement of pet animals to the Community may be authorised, provided that certain requirements are met.

(2)

A provisional list of third countries was established by Regulation (EC) No 998/2003, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 592/2004 (2). That list includes countries and territories which are free of rabies and countries in respect of which the risk of rabies entering the Community as a result of movements from their territories has been found to be no higher than the risk associated with movements between Member States.

(3)

From information supplied by Taiwan, it appears that Taiwan is free of rabies and that the risk of rabies entering the Community as a result of movements of pet animals from Taiwan has been found to be no higher than the risk associated with movements between Member States. Therefore Taiwan should be included in the list of countries and territories set out in Regulation (EC) No 998/2003.

(4)

In the interest of clarity, that list of countries and territories should be replaced in its entirety.

(5)

Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
Article 1
Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 is replaced by the text in the Annex to this Regulation.
Article 2
This Regulation shall enter into force on 19 March 2005.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Brussels, 15 March 2005.


For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU


Member of the Commission




(1)  OJ L 146, 13.6.2003, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2054/2004 (OJ L 355, 1.12.2004, p. 14).

(2)  OJ L 94, 31.3.2004, p. 7.

ANNEX


‘ANNEX II
LIST OF COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES
PART A

IE



Ireland

MT



Malta

SE



Sweden

UK



United Kingdom
PART B
Section 1

(a)

DK —

Denmark, including GL — Greenland and FO — Faeroe Islands;

(b)

ES —

Spain, including the continental territory, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla;

(c)

FR —

France, including GF — French Guiana, GP — Guadeloupe, MQ — Martinique and RE — Réunion;

(d)

GI —

Gibraltar;

(e)

PT —

Portugal, including the continental territory, Azores Islands and Madeira Islands;

(f)

Member States other than those listed in Part A and points (a), (b) (c) and (e) of this section.
Section 2

AD



Andorra

CH



Switzerland

IS



Iceland

LI



Liechtenstein

MC



Monaco

NO



Norway

SM



San Marino

VA



Vatican City State
PART C

AC



Ascension Island

AE



United Arab Emirates

AG



Antigua and Barbuda

AN



Netherlands Antilles

AU



Australia

AW



Aruba

BB



Barbados

BH



Bahrain

BM



Bermuda

CA



Canada

CL



Chile

FJ



Fiji

FK



Falkland Islands

HK



Hong Kong

HR



Croatia

JM



Jamaica

JP



Japan

KN



Saint Kitts and Nevis

KY



Cayman Islands

MS



Montserrat

MU



Mauritius

NC



New Caledonia

NZ



New Zealand

PF



French Polynesia

PM



Saint Pierre et Miquelon

RU



Russian Federation

SG



Singapore

SH



Saint Helena

TW



Taiwan

US



United States of America

VC



Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

VU



Vanuatu

WF



Wallis and Futuna

YT



Mayotte’