27.6.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 175/76


EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY DECISION

No 131/13/COL

of 18 March 2013

amending the list contained in point 39 of Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the Agreement on the European Economic Area listing border inspection posts in Iceland and Norway agreed for veterinary checks on live animals and animal products from third countries and repealing EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 339/12/COL (1)

THE EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY,

Having regard to points 4(B)(1) and (3) and point 5(b) of the Introductory Part of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement,

Having regard to the Act referred to at point 4 of Part 1.1 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement (Council Directive 97/78/EC of 18 December 1997 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries  (2)), as amended and adapted to the EEA Agreement by the sectoral adaptations referred to in Annex I to that Agreement, and in particular to Article 6(2) thereof,

Having regard to College Decision No. 89/13/COL empowering the competent College Member to adopt this decision,

Whereas:

By a series of letters, from 18 December 2012 to 15 January 2013, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (hereinafter NFSA) informed the Authority about the following changes in the list of Norwegian Border Inspection Posts (BIPs):

On 18 December 2012, the NFSA informed the Authority that it had suspended BIP Florø EWOS Havn (TRACES-code NO FRO 1) for import of fish meal for non-human consumption;

On 18 December 2012, the NFSA informed the Authority that it had withdrawn the approval as BIP of BIP Vadsø Port (TRACES-code NO VOS 1) and asked the Authority to delete the BIP Vadsø Port from the list of border inspection posts in Iceland and Norway agreed for veterinary checks on live animals and animal products from third countries;

On 3 January 2013, the NFSA informed the Authority that it had withdrawn the approval of Inspection Center (IC) Trollebø under BIP Måløy (TRACES-code NO MAY 1) and asked the Authority to delete the IC Trollebø from the list of border inspection posts;

On 11 January 2013, the NFSA informed the Authority that it had withdrawn the approval of IC Melbu under BIP Sortland Port (TRACES-code NO SLX 1) and asked the Authority to delete the IC Melbu from the list of border inspection posts;

On 15 January 2013, the NFSA informed the Authority that it had withdrawn the approval as BIP Florø EWOS Havn (TRACES-code NO FRO 1)and asked the Authority to delete the BIP Florø from the list of border inspection posts;

On 15 January 2013, the NFSA informed the Authority that it had withdrawn the approval of IC Gjesvær under BIP Honningsvåg Port (TRACES-code NO HVG 1) and asked the Authority to delete the IC Gjesvær from the list of border inspection posts.

It is therefore the Authority’s obligation to amend the list of border inspection posts in Iceland and Norway and to publish a new list, reflecting the delisting of BIP Vadsø Port, BIP Florø EWOS Havn, IC Trollebø, IC Melbu and IC Gjesvær from the Norwegian list of BIPs (3).

The Authority, by its Decision No. 89/13/COL, referred the matter to the EFTA Veterinary Committee assisting the EFTA Surveillance Authority. The Committee approved unanimously the proposed modification to the list. Consequently, the measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the unanimous opinion of the EFTA Veterinary Committee assisting the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the final text of the measures remains unchanged.

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

BIP Vadsø Port, BIP Florø EWOS Havn, IC Trollebø, IC Melbu and IC Gjesvær are removed from the list contained in point 39 of Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the Agreement on the European Economic Area of border inspection posts in Iceland and Norway agreed for veterinary checks on live animals and animal products from third countries.

Article 2

Veterinary checks on live animals and animal products brought into Iceland and Norway from third countries shall be carried out by the competent national authorities at the agreed border inspection posts listed in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 3

The EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 339/12/COL of 20 September 2012 is hereby repealed.

Article 4

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its signature.

Article 5

This Decision is addressed to Iceland and Norway.

Article 6

This Decision shall be authentic in the English language.

Done at Brussels, 18 March 2013.

For the EFTA Surveillance Authority

Sverrir Haukur GUNNLAUGSSON

College Member

Xavier LEWIS

Director


(1)  OJ L 350, 20.12.2012, p. 114 and the EEA Supplement No. 71, 20.12.2012, p. 7.

(2)  OJ L 24, 30.1.1998, p. 9.

(3)  Due to the delisting of BIP Florø EWOS Havn, it is not necessary to reflect, in the list, the suspension for import of fish meal for non-human consumption at this BIP (request sent on 18 December 2012)


ANNEX

LIST OF AGREED BORDER INSPECTION POSTS

1

=

Name

2

=

TRACES Code

3

=

Type

A

=

Airport

F

=

Rail

P

=

Port

R

=

Road

4

=

Inspection centre

5

=

Products

HC

=

All products for human consumption

NHC

=

Other products

NT

=

No temperature requirements

T

=

Frozen/chilled products

T(FR)

=

Frozen products

T(CH)

=

Chilled products

6

=

Live Animals

U

=

Ungulates: cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, wild and domestic solipeds

E

=

Registered equidae as defined in Council Directive 90/426/EEC

O

=

Other animals

5-6

=

Special remarks

(1)

=

Checking in line with the requirements of Commission Decision 93/352/EEC taken in execution of Article 19(3) of Council Directive 97/78/EC

(2)

=

Packed products only

(3)

=

Fishery products only

(4)

=

Animal proteins only

(5)

=

Wool hides and skins only

(6)

=

Only liquid fats, oils, and fish oils

(7)

=

Icelandic ponies (from April to October only)

(8)

=

Equidae only

(9)

=

Tropical fish only

(10)

=

Only cats, dogs, rodents, lagomorphs, live fish, reptiles and other birds than ratites

(11)

=

Only feedstuffs in bulk

(12)

=

For (U) in the case of solipeds, only those consigned to a zoo; and for (O), only day old chicks, fish, dogs, cats, insects, or other animals consigned to a zoo

(13)

=

Nagylak HU: This is a border inspection post (for products) and crossing point (for Live animals) on the Hungarian Romanian border, subject to transitional measures as negotiated and laid down in the Treaty of Accession for both products and live animals. See Commission Decision 2003/630/EC

(14)

=

Designated for transit across the European Community for consignments of certain products of animal origin for human consumption, coming to or from Russia under the specific procedures foreseen in relevant Community legislation

(15)

=

Aquaculture animals only

(16)

=

Fish meal only

Country: Iceland

1

2

3

4

5

6

Akureyri

IS AKU1

P

 

HC-T(1)(2)(3), NHC(16)

 

Hafnarfjörður

IS HAF 1

P

 

HC(1)(2)(3), NHC-NT(2)(6)(16)

 

Húsavík

IS HUS 1

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Ísafjörður

IS ISA1

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Keflavík Airport

IS KEF 4

A

 

HC(2), NHC(2)

O(15)

Reykjavík Eimskip

IS REY 1a

P

 

HC(2), NHC(2)

 

Reykjavík Samskip

IS REY 1b

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(1)(2)(3), NHC-NT(2)(6)(16)

 

Þorlákshöfn

IS THH1

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(6), NHC-NT(6)

 


Country: Norway

1

2

3

4

5

6

Borg

NO BRG 1

P

 

HC, NHC

E(7)

Båtsfjord

NO BJF 1

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(1)(2)(3)

 

Egersund

NO EGE 1

P

 

HC-NT(6), NHC-NT(6)(16)

 

Hammerfest

NO HFT 1

P

Rypefjord

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(1)(2)(3)

 

Honningsvåg

NO HVG 1

P

Honningsvåg

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Kirkenes

NO KKN 1

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(1)(2)(3)

 

Kristiansund

NO KSU 1

P

Kristiansund

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC-T(FR)(2)(3) HC-NT(6), NHC-NT(6)

 

Larvik

NO LAR 1

P

 

HC(2)

 

Måløy

NO MAY 1

P

Gotteberg

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC-T(FR)(2)(3)

 

Oslo

NO OSL 1

P

 

HC, NHC

 

Oslo

NO OSL 4

A

 

HC, NHC

U,E,O

Sortland

NO SLX 1

P

Sortland

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Storskog

NO STS 3

R

 

HC, NHC

U,E,O

Tromsø

NO TOS 1

P

Bukta

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Solstrand

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Ålesund

NO AES 1

P

Breivika

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC-T(FR)(2)(3)

 

Skutvik

HC-T(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(6), NHC-T(FR) (2)(3), NHC-NT(6)