Commission Regulation (EC) No 1193/2005 of 25 July 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


Published: 2005-07-25

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26.7.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 194/4


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1193/2005

of 25 July 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 Argentina it appears that the risk of rabies entering the Community as a result of movements of pet animals from Argentina has been found to be no higher than the risk associated with movements between Member States or from third countries already listed in Regulation (EC) No 998/2003. Therefore Argentina 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 Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 25 July 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 425/2005 (OJ L 69, 16.3.2005, p. 3).

(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 — Faeroes 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

 

AR — Argentina

 

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’