Three Commission measures to contain avian influenza - ban on imports from Croatia, limits on imports of pets and other birds (OJ link)

October 31, 2005

Brussels, 28 October 2005

Commission Decision of October 2005 concerning certain protection measures in relation to a suspicion of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Croatia and repealing Decision 2005/749/EC (notified under document number C(2005) 4286) (OJ L285/50 28.10.2005).
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Article 1

1. Member States shall suspend the importation from the territory of Croatia of:
- live poultry, ratites, farmed and wild feathered game, live birds other than poultry as defined in Article 1, third indent, of Decision 2000/666/EC , including birds accompanying their owners (pet birds), and hatching eggs of these species,
- fresh meat of wild feathered game,
- meat preparations and meat products consisting of or containing meat of wild feathered game,
- raw pet food and unprocessed feed material containing any parts of wild feathered game,
- non-treated game trophies from any birds, and
- unprocessed feathers and parts of feathers.

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Commission Decision of October 2005 concerning certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain third countries and the movement from third countries of birds accompanying their owners (notified under document number C(2005) 4287) (OJ L285/52 28.10.2005).
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Article 1 - Movement from third countries

1. Member States shall only authorise the movement of consignments of less than 5 live pet birds. Such a movement is authorised if these birds proceed from a member country of the OIE belonging to a relevant Regional Commission not listed in Annex I.

2. Member States shall only authorise the movement of consignments of less than 5 live pet birds. Such a movement is authorised if these birds proceed from a member country of the OIE belonging to a relevant Regional Commission listed in Annex I, and

(a) have undergone a 30 days pre-export isolation at the place of departure in a third country listed in Decision 79/542/EEC , or

(b) are subjected to a 30 days post-import quarantine in the Member State of destination on premises approved in accordance with Article 3 (4) of Decision 2000/666/EC , or

(c) have been vaccinated and at least on one occasion revaccinated within the last 6 months and not later than 60 days prior to dispatch, in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions against avian influenza using an H5 vaccine approved for the species concerned, or

(d) have been isolated for at least 10 days prior to export and have been subjected to a test for the detection of H5N1 antigen or genome, as prescribed in Chapter 2.1.14 of the Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals carried out on a sample taken not earlier than on the third day of isolation.

3. Compliance with the conditions in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be certified by an official veterinarian, in the case of the conditions in 2 (b) based on owners' declaration, in the third country of dispatch in accordance with the model certificate provided for in Annex II.

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Article 3

This Decision shall not apply to the movement onto Community territory of birds accompanying their owners from Andorra, Faeroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland.

Article 4

Member States shall immediately take the necessary measures to comply with this Decision and publish those measures. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

Article 5

This Decision shall apply until 30 November 2005.

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Commission Decision of October 2005 concerning certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain third countries for the import of captive birds (notified under document number C(2005) 4288) (OJ L285/60 28.10.2005).
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Article 1

1. Member States shall suspend the importation from the third countries or parts thereof belonging to the OIE Regional Commissions listed in the Annex of:

(a) live birds other than poultry, as defined in the third indent of Article 1 of Decision 2000/666/EC , and

(b) products derived from the species referred to in point (a).

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Article 5

Member States shall immediately take the necessary measures to comply with this Decision and publish those measures. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

Article 6

This Decision shall apply until 30 November 2005.

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