21.10.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 291/40


COMMISSION DECISION

of 20 October 2006

amending Decision 92/452/EEC as regards certain embryo collection and production teams in the United States of America

(notified under document number C(2006) 4907)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2006/706/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 89/556/EEC of 25 September 1989 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in and importation from third countries of embryos of domestic animals of the bovine species (1), and in particular Article 8(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 92/452/EEC of 30 July 1992 establishing lists of embryo collection teams and embryo production teams approved in third countries for export of bovine embryos to the Community (2) provides that Member States are only to import embryos from third countries where they have been collected, processed and stored by embryo collection teams listed in that Decision.

(2)

The United States of America have requested that amendments be made to the entries for that country on those lists as regards certain embryo collection and production teams.

(3)

The United States of America have provided guarantees regarding compliance with the appropriate rules set out in Directive 89/556/EEC and the embryo collection teams concerned have been officially approved for exports to the Community by the veterinary services of that country.

(4)

Decision 92/452/EEC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Annex to Decision 92/452/EEC is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall apply from the third day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 20 October 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 302, 19.10.1989, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Decision 2006/60/EC (OJ L 31, 3.2.2006, p. 24).

(2)  OJ L 250, 29.8.1992, p. 40. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/614/EC (OJ L 252, 15.9.2006, p. 25).


ANNEX

The Annex to Decision 92/452/EEC is amended as follows:

(a)

the following rows for United States of America are inserted:

‘US

 

06TX126

E1482

 

Smith Genetics

1316 PR 2231

Giddings, TX 78942

Dr. Gary Moore

US

 

06VA127

E1592

 

Patrick Comyn

110 South Main St

Madison, VA 22727

Dr. Patrick Comyn’

(b)

the row for United States of America embryo collection team No 04WI109 is replaced by the following:

‘US

 

04WI109

E1257

 

Cashton Veterinary Clinic

S 448 Nilsestuen Road

Cashton, WI 54619

Dr. Brent Beck’