Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 120/2004 of 24 September 2004 amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement


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10.3.2005   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 64/12

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 120/2004
of 24 September 2004
amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,
Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’, and in particular Article 98 thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

Annex I to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 95/2004 of 9 July 2004 (1).

(2)

Commission Decision 2003/774/EC of 30 October 2003 approving certain treatments to inhibit the development of pathogenic micro-organisms in bivalve molluscs and marine gastropods (2) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(3)

Commission Decision 2003/831/EC of 20 November 2003 amending Decisions 2001/881/EC and 2002/459/EC as regards changes and further additions to the list of border inspection posts (3) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(4)

Commission Decision 2003/839/EC of 21 November 2003 amending Annexes I and II to Decision 2002/308/EC establishing lists of approved zones and approved farms with regard to one or more of the fish diseases viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) and infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN) (4) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(5)

Commission Decision 2003/904/EC of 15 December 2003 approving programmes for the purpose of obtaining the status of approved zones and of approved farms in non-approved zones with regard to viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) and infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN) in fish, and amending Annexes I and II to Decision 2003/634/EC (5) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(6)

Council Decision 2003/912/EC of 17 December 2003 amending Decision 95/408/EC on the conditions for drawing up, for an interim period, provisional lists of third-country establishments from which Member States are authorised to import certain products of animal origin, fishery products or live bivalve molluscs, as regards the extension of its validity (6) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(7)

Decision 2003/774/EC repeals Commission Decision 93/25/EEC (7), which is incorporated into the Agreement and which is consequently to be deleted from the Agreement.

(8)

This Decision is not to apply to Liechtenstein,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Article 1
Chapter I of Annex I to the Agreement shall be amended as specified in the Annex to this Decision.
Article 2
The texts of Decisions 2003/774/EC, 2003/831/EC, 2003/839/EC, 2003/904/EC and 2003/912/EC in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages, to be published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be authentic.
Article 3
This Decision shall enter into force on 25 September 2004, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the Agreement have been made to the EEA Joint Committee (8).
Article 4
This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 24 September 2004.


For the EEA Joint Committee


The President

Kjartan JÓHANNSSON




(1)  OJ L 376, 23.12.2004, p. 14


(2)  OJ L 283, 31.10.2003, p. 78.

(3)  OJ L 313, 28.11.2003, p. 61.

(4)  OJ L 319, 4.12.2003, p. 21.

(5)  OJ L 340, 24.12.2003, p. 69.

(6)  OJ L 345, 31.12.2003, p. 112.

(7)  OJ L 16, 25.1.1993, p. 22.

(8)  No constitutional requirements indicated.


ANNEX


to Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 120/2004

Chapter I of Annex I to the Agreement shall be amended as specified below:

1.
the following indent shall be added in points 39 (Commission Decision 2001/881/EC) and 46 (Commission Decision 2002/459/EC) in part 1.2:
‘—

32003 D 0831: Commission Decision 2003/831/EC of 20 November 2003 (OJ L 313, 28.11.2003, p. 61).’;

2.
the following indent shall be added in point 66 (Commission Decision 2002/308/EC) in part 4.2:
‘—

32003 D 0839: Commission Decision 2003/839/EC of 21 November 2003 (OJ L 319, 4.12.2003, p. 21).’;

3.
under the heading ACTS OF WHICH THE EFTA STATES AND THE EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY SHALL TAKE DUE ACCOUNT' in part 4.2, the following shall be inserted in point 55 (Commission Decision 2003/634/EC):
“, as amended by:


32003 D 0904: Commission Decision 2003/904/EC of 15 December 2003 (OJ L 340, 24.12.2003, p. 69).”;

4.
under the heading “ACTS OF WHICH THE EFTA STATES AND THE EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY SHALL TAKE DUE ACCOUNT' in part 4.2, the following point shall be inserted after point 55 (Commission Decision 2003/634/EC):
56.

32003 D 0904: Commission Decision 2003/904/EC of 15 December 2003 approving programmes for the purpose of obtaining the status of approved zones and of approved farms in non-approved zones with regard to viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) and infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN) in fish, and amending Annexes I and II to Decision 2003/634/EC (OJ L 340, 24.12.2003, p. 69).
This act applies also to Iceland.”;

5.
the following point shall be inserted after point 46 (Commission Decision 2003/470/EC) in part 6.2:
“47.

32003 D 0774: Commission Decision 2003/774/EC of 30 October 2003 approving certain treatments to inhibit the development of pathogenic micro-organisms in bivalve molluscs and marine gastropods (OJ L 283, 31.10.2003, p. 78).
This act applies also to Iceland.”;

6.
point 12 (Commission Decision 93/25/EEC) in part 6.2. shall be deleted;
7.
the following indent shall be added in point 18 (Council Decision 95/408/EC) in part 8.1:
“—

32003 D 0912: Council Decision 2003/912/EC of 17 December 2003 (OJ L 345, 31.12.2003, p. 112).”