COUNCIL DIRECTIVE No. 92/65/EEC

LAYING DOWN ANIMAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS GOVERNING TRADE IN AND IMPORTS INTO THE COMMUNITY OF ANIMALS, SEMEN, OVA AND EMBRYOS NOT SUBJECT TO ANIMAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS LAID DOWN IN SPECIFIC COMMUNITY RULES REFERRED TO IN ANNEX A (I) TO DIRECTIVE 90/425/EEC

(Brussels, 13.VII.1992)

(Amended by Commission Decision 95/176/EC of 6 April 1995,

Commission Decision 2001/298/EC of 30 March 2001, Commission
Regulation (EC) No 1282/2002 of 15 July 2002, amended by
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1802/2002 of 10 October 2002,
Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and
of the Council of 26 May 2003, Commission Regulation (EC)
No 1398/2003 of 5 August 2003, Council Directive 2004/68/EC
of 26 April 2004, Commission Decision 2007/265/EC of 26
April 2007, Council Directive 2008/73/EC of 15 July 2008,
Commission Regulation (EU) No 176/2010 of 2 March 2010,
Commission Decision 2010/270/EU of 6 May 2010, Commission
Decision 2010/684/EU of 10 November 2010, Commission
Implementing Decision 2012/112/EU of 17 February 2012,
Directive 2013/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the
Council of 12 June 2013, Commission Implementing Decision
2013/518/EU of 21 October 2013, Commission Implementing
Regulation (EU) No 846/2014 of 4 August 2014, Act of
Accession of Austria, Sweden and Finland (adapted by
Council Decision 95/1/EC, Euratom, ECSC), Act concerning
the conditions of accession of the Czech Republic, the
Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic
of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of
Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland,
the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic
and the adjustments to the Treaties on which
the European Union is founded)

 

(Corrected by: Corrigendum, OJ L 226, 25.6.2004, p. 128
(2004/68/EC), Corrigendum, OJ L 49, 20.2.2009,

  1. 48 (92/65/EEC), Corrigendum, OJ L 84, 23.3.2013, p. 29 (92/65/EEC))

The Council of the European Communities,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 43 thereof,
Having regard to the proposals from the Commission <*>,

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<*> OJ No C 327, 30.12.1989, p. 57 and OJ No C 84, 2.4.1990, p. 102.

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament <*>,

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<*> OJ No C 38, 19.2.1990, p. 134 and OJ No C 149, 18.6.1990, p. 263.

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee <*>,

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<*> OJ No C 62, 12.3.1990, p. 47 and OJ No C 182, 23.7.1990, p. 25.

Whereas live animals and products of animal origin are included in the list of products in Annex II to the Treaty; whereas the placing on the market of such animals and products constitutes a source of income for part of the farming population;

Whereas in order to ensure the rational development in this sector and increase productivity, animal health rules for the animals and products should be laid down at Community level;

Whereas the Community must adopt the measures intended to establish the internal market progressively over a period expiring on 31 December 1992;

Whereas in view of the abovementioned objectives the Council has laid down animals health rules applicable to cattle, swine, sheep and goats, equidae, poultry and hatching eggs, fish and fish products, bivalve molluscs, semen of bulls and boars, ovine embryos, fresh meat, poultrymeat, meat products, game meat and rabbit meat;

Whereas animal health rules should be adopted for the placing on the market of animals and products of animal origin which are not yet covered by the abovementioned rules;

Whereas provision should be made for applying this Directive without prejudice to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3626/82 of 3 December 1982 on the implementation in the Community of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora <*>;

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<*> OJ No L 384, 31.12.1982, p. 1. Last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 197/90 (OJ No L 29, 31.1.1990, p. 1).

 

Whereas, as regards certain technical aspects, reference must be made to Council Directive 64/432/EEC of 26 June 1964 on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine <*> and Directive 85/511/EEC of 18 November 1985 introducing Community measures for the control of foot-and-mouth disease <**>;

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<*> OJ No 121, 29.7.1964, p. 1977/64. Last amended by Directive 91/499/EEC (OJ No L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 107).

<**> OJ No L 315, 26.11.1985, p. 11. Amended by Directive 90/423/EEC (OJ No L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 13.).

 

Whereas, in respect of the organization of checks and the follow-up thereto, as well as the safeguard measures to be implemented, reference must be made to the general rules laid down in Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market <*>;

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<*> OJ No L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29. Last amended by Directive 91/496/EEC (OJ No L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 56).

 

Whereas, save where otherwise provided, trade in animals and products of animal origin must be liberalized, without prejudice to recourse to possible safeguard measures;

Whereas, given the significant risk of the spread of diseases to which animals are exposed, for certain animals and products of animal origin particular requirements should be specified to be imposed when they are placed on the market for the purposes of trade, particularly when intended for regions with a high health status;

Whereas the specific situation pertaining in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and in Ireland given the insular position of those countries, and the fact that they have been free of rabies for a considerable period of time, warrants particular provisions to ensure that the placing on the market in the United Kingdom and Ireland of dogs and cats which do not originate in those countries does not involve a risk of introducing rabies into those States, without however affecting the abolition of veterinary checks at the frontiers between Member States;

Whereas a health certificate is the most appropriate means of guaranteeing and monitoring compliance with these requirements;

Whereas, to maintain the health situation in the Community, when the animals and products of animal origin referred to in this Directive are placed on the market, they should be made subject to the minimum requirements laid down for trade and compliance therewith monitored in accordance with the principles and rules laid down in Council Directive 90/675/EEC of 10 December 1990 laying down the principles governing the organization of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries <*>;

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<*> OJ No L 373, 31.12.1990, p. 1. Amended by Directive 91/496/EEC (OJ No L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 56).

 

Whereas provision should be made for a procedure establishing close co-operation between the Member States and the Commission within the Standing Veterinary Committee;

Whereas the deadline for transposition into national law, set at 1 January 1994 in Article 29, should not affect the abolition of veterinary checks at frontiers on 1 January 1993,

Has adopted this Directive:

 

Chapter I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Article 1

 

This Directive lays down the animal health requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of animals, semen, ova and embryos not subject to the animal health requirements laid down in the specific Community acts referred to in Annex F.

This Directive shall apply without prejudice to the provisions adopted pursuant to Regulation (EEC) No 3626/82.

This Directive shall not affect the national rules applicable to pet animals, although their retention may not jeopardize the abolition of veterinary checks at the frontiers between Member States.

 

Article 2

 

  1. For the purposes of this Directive:

(a) «trade» trademeans trade as defined by Article 2(3) of Directive 90/425/EEC;

(b) «animals» means specimens of animal species other than those referred to in Directives 64/432/EEC, 90/426/EEC <1>, 90/539/EEC <2>, 91/67/EEC <3>, 91/68/EEC <4>, 91/492/EEC <5> and 91/493/EEC <6>;

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<1> Council Directive 90/426/EEC of 26 June 1990 on animal health conditions governing the movement and import from third countries of equidae (OJ No L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 42). Amended by Directive 91/496/EEC (OJ No L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 56).

<2> Council Directive 90/539/EEC of 15 October 1990 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of, poultry and hatching eggs (OJ No L 303, 31.10.1990, p. 6). Last amended by Directive 91/496/EEC (OJ No L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 56).

<3> Council Directive 91/67/EEC of 28 January 1991 concerning the animal health conditions governing the placing on the market of aquaculture animals and products (OJ No L 46, 19.2.1991, p. 1).

<4> Council Directive 91/68/EEC of 28 January 1991 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in ovine and caprine animals (OJ No L 46, 19.2.1991, p. 1).

<5> Council Directive 91/492/EEC of 15 July 1991 laying down the health conditions for the production and the placing on the market of live bivalve moluscs (OJ No L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 1).

<6> Council Directive 91/493/EEC of 22 July 1991 laying down the health conditions for the production and the placing on the market of fishery products (OJ No L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 15).

 

(c) «approved body, institute or centre» means any permanent, geographically limited establishment, approved in accordance with Article 13, where one or more species of animal are habitually kept or bred, whether or not for commercial ends, and exclusively for one or more of the following purposes:

— display of the animals and education of the public

— conservation of the species;

— basic or applied scientific research or breeding of animals for the purposes of such research;

(d) «notifiable diseases» means the diseases listed in Annex A.

  1. In addition, the definitions, other than those of approved centres and bodies, contained in Article 2 of Directives 64/432/EEC, 91/67/EEC and 90/539/EEC shall apply mutatis mutandis.

 

Chapter II. PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO TRADE

 

Article 3

 

The Member States shall ensure that the trade referred to in Article 1, first paragraph, is not prohibited or restricted for animal health reasons other than those arising from the application of this Directive or from Community legislation, and in particular any safeguard measures taken.

Pending Community provisions on the matter, Sweden may maintain its national rules as regards snakes and other reptiles consigned to it.

 

Article 4

 

Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that, for the purposes of applying Article 4(1)(a) of Directive 90/425/EEC, the animals referred to in Articles 5 to 10 of this Directive may without prejudice to Article 13 and to the particular provisions to be adopted in implementation of Article 24, be the subject of trade only if they satisfy the conditions laid down in Articles 5 to 10 and come from the holdings or businesses referred to in Article 12(1) and (3) of this Directive which are registered by the competent authority and which undertake to:

— have the animals held examined regularly in accordance with Article 3(3) of Directive 90/425/EEC,

— notify the competent authority, aside from the outbreak of notifiable diseases, of the outbreak of the diseases referred to in Annex B for which the Member State concerned has drawn up a control or monitoring programme,

— comply with the specific national measures to control a disease which is of particular importance to a given Member State and is covered by a programme drawn up in accordance with Article 14 or a decision under Articles 15(2),

— place on the market for the purposes of trade only animals which show no signs of disease and which come from holdings or areas not subject to any ban on animal health grounds and with respect to animals not accompanied by a health certificate or a commercial document provided for in Articles 5 to 11, only animals accompanied by self-certification by the operator stating that the animals in question do not at the time of dispatch show any obvious signs of disease and that his holding is not subject to any animal-health restrictions,

— comply with the requirements ensuring the welfare of the animals held.

 

Article 5

 

  1. Member States shall ensure that trade in apes (simiae and prosimiae) is restricted solely to animals consigned from and to a body, institute or centre approved by the competent authorities of the Member States in accordance with Article 13 and that such animals are accompanied by a veterinary certificate corresponding to the specimen in Annex E, the declaration in which must be completed by the official veterinarian of the body, institute or centre of origin to guarantee the animals’ health.
  2. The competent authority of a Member State may, by way of derogation from paragraph 1, authorize the acquisition by an approved body, institute or centre of apes belonging to an individual.

 

Article 6

 

  1. Without prejudice to Article 14 and 15, Member States shall ensure that ungulates of species other than those referred to in Directives 64/432/EEC, 90/426/EEC and 91/68/EEC may be the subject of trade only if they meet the following requirements:
  2. in general they:

(a) must be identified in accordance with Article 3(1)(c) of Directive 90/425/EEC;

(b) must not be intended for slaughter under a programme for the eradication of an infectious disease;

(c) must not have been vaccinated against foot-and-mouth disease and must satisfy the relevant requirements of Directive 85/511/EEC and Article 4a of Directive 64/432/EEC;

(d) must come from a holding referred to in Article 3(2)(b) and (c) of Directive 64/432EEC which is not the subject of animal health measures, particularly those taken under Directives 85/511/EEC, 80/217/EEC <*> and 91/68/EEC and have been kept therein permanently since birth or for the last thirty days before dispatch;

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<*> Council Directive 80/217/EEC of 22 January 1980 introducing Community measures for the control of classical swine fever (OJ No L 47, 21.2.1980, p. 11). Last amended by Directive 87/486/EEC (OJ No L 280, 3.10.1987, p. 21).

 

(e) must be accompanied by a certificate corresponding to the specimen given in Annex E part 1, bearing the following declaration:

Declaration

I, the undersigned (official veterinarian), certify that the ruminant(s) <*>/suida(e) <*> other than that <*>/those <*> covered by Directive 64/432/EEC:

  1. i) ……………………………….. belong/belongs <*> to the (species)
  2. ii) at the time of examination, do <*>/does not <*> show any clinical sign of any disease to which it <*>/they <*> is <*>/are <*> susceptible;

iii) come(s) from an officially tuberculosis-free <*>/officially brucellosis-free <*> or brucellosis-free herd <*>/holding <*> not subject to swine fever restrictions or from a holding where it <*>/they <*> was <*>/were <*> subjected with negative results to the test(s) laid down in Article 6(2)(b) of Directive 92/6 5/EEC.

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<*> Delete where inapplicable;

 

  1. in the case of ruminants:

(a) they must come from an officially tuberculosis-free and officially brucellosis-free herd in accordance with Directive 64/432/EEC or Directive 91/68/EEC and satisfy, as regards animal health rules, the relevant requirements laid down for the bovine species in Article 3(2)(c), (d), (f), (g) and (h) of Directive 64/432/EEC or Article 3 of Directive 91/68/EEC;

(b) where they do not come from a herd meeting the conditions laid down in (a), they must come from a holding in which no case of brucellosis or tuberculosis has been recorded in the 42 days preceding loading of the animals and in which the ruminants have in the 30 days prior to dispatch undergone with negative results a test for brucellosis and tuberculosis;

(c) in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 26, provisions may be adopted regarding leukosis;

  1. in the case of suidae:

(a) they must not have come from an area which is the subject of prohibition measures associated with the presence of African swine fever in accordance with Article 9a of Directive 64/432/EEC;

(b) they must come from a holding which is not subject to any of the restrictions laid down in Directive 80/217/EEC as a result of classical swine fever;

(c) they must come from a brucellosis-free holding in accordance with Directive 64/432/EEC and satisfy the relevant animal health requirements laid down for swine in Directive 64/432/EEC;

(d) where they do not come from a herd meeting the conditions set out in (c), they must, in the 30 days prior to their dispatch, have undergone with negative results a test designed to show the absence of antibodies to brucellosis;

  1. the testing requirements referred to in this Article and their criteria may be established in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 26. These decisions shall take into consideration the case of ruminants reared in the arctic regions of the Community.

Pending the decisions provided for in the preceding subparagraph, national rules shall continue to apply.

  1. Directive 64/432/EEC is amended as follows:
  2. in Article 2(b) and (c), for «bovine animal(s)» read «animal(s) of the bovine species (including Bubalus bubalus)»;
  3. the following Article is inserted:

«Article 10a

Under the procedure laid down in Article 12, the health certificates, a specimen of which is reproduced in Annex F, may be amended or supplemented, in particular in order to take account of the requirements of Article 6 of Directive 92/65/EEC.»

 

Article 7

 

  1. Member States shall ensure that birds other than those referred to in Directive 90/539/EEC may be the subject of trade only if they meet the following requirements:
  2. in general they must:

(a) come from a holding in which avian influenza has not been diagnosed in the 30 days preceeding the dispatch;

(b) come from a holding or an area not subject to restrictions under measures to be applied to combat Newcastle disease.

Pending the implementation of the Community measures referred to in Article 19 of Directive 90/539/EEC, national requirements for combating Newcastle disease shall continue to apply, in compliance with the general provisions of the Treaty;

(c) have, in accordance with the third indent of Article 10(1) of Directive 91/496/EEC, been quarantined, if they have been imported from a third country, in the holding to which they were taken after they entered the territory of the Community;

  1. in addition, psittacidae must:

(a) not come from a holding nor have been in contact with animals from a holding on which psittacosis (Chlamydia psittaci) has been diagnosed.

The period of prohibition since the last recorded case and the period of treatment under veterinary supervision recognized under the procedure provided for in Article 26 must be at least two months;

(b) be identified in accordance with Article 3(1)(c) of Directive 90/425/EEC.

The methods for identifying psittacidae, and in particular sick psittacidae, shall be established under the procedure provided for in Article 26;

(c) be accompanied by a commercial document signed by the official veterinarian or by the veterinarian responsible for the holding or business of origin and empowered for this purpose by the competent authority.

  1. In the second subparagraph of Article 2(2) of Council Directive 91/495/EEC of 27 November 1990 concerning public health and animal health problems affecting the production and placing on the market of rabbit meat and farmed game meat <*>, the words «and ratites (Ratitae)» shall be inserted in the third line after the words «Directive 90/539/EEC».

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<*> OJ No L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 41.

 

In point 1 of Article 2(2) of Council Directive 90/539/EEC of 15 October 1990 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from, third countries of poultry and hatching eggs <*>, the words «and ratites (Ratitae)» shall be inserted after the words «and partridges.»

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<*> OJ No L 303, 31.10.1990, p. 6.

 

Article 8

 

Member States shall ensure that bees (Apis melifera) may be the subject of trade only if they meet the following requirements:

(a) come from an area which is not the subject of a prohibition order associated with an occurrence of American foulbrood.

The period of prohibition must continue for at least 30 days following the last recorded case and the date on which all hives within a radius of three kilometres have been checked by the competent authority and all infected hives burned or treated and inspected to the satisfaction of the said competent authority.

In accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 26, and after consulting the Scientific Veterinary Committee, the requirements applied to bees (Apis melifera) or equivalent requirements may be applied to bumble bees;

(b) are accompanied by a health certificate corresponding to the specimen in Annex E the declaration in which is completed by the competent authority to certify that the requirements laid down in (a) are met.

 

Article 9

 

  1. Member States shall ensure that lagomorphs may be the subject of trade only if they meet the following requirements:

(a) they must not come from or have been in contact with animals from a holding on which rabies is present or is suspected of having been present within the last month;

(b) they must come from a holding in which no animal shows clinical signs of myxomatosis.

  1. Member States which require a health certificate for movements of lagomorphs in their territory may require animals being sent to them to be accompanied by a health certificate corresponding to the specimen in Annex E, supplemented by the following declaration:

«I, the undersigned,…, certify that the above consignment satisfies the requirements of Article 9 of Directive 92/65/EEC and that the animals showed no clinical sign of disease on examination.»

This certificate must be issued by the official veterinarian or by the veterinarian responsible for the holding of origin and empowered for this purpose by the competent authority and for industrial breeding, by the official veterinarian. Member States wishing to use this option shall inform the Commission which must ensure that the requirement laid down in the first paragraph has been satisfied.

  1. Ireland and the United Kingdom may require the submission of a health certificate guaranteeing that the requirement laid down in paragraph 1(a) has been satisfied.

 

Article 10

 

  1. Member States shall ensure that there is a prohibition on trade in mink and foxes which come from or have been in contact with animals from a holding on which rabies is present or is suspected of having been present within the previous six months, inasmuch as no systematic vaccination programme is applied.
  2. To be the subject of trade, dogs, cats and ferrets shall:

(a) satisfy the conditions set out in Article 6 and, where applicable, in Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on the non-commercial movement of pet animals <*>;

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<*> OJ L 178, 28.6.2013, p. 1.

 

(b) undergo a clinical examination carried out within 48 hours prior to the time of dispatch of the animals by a veterinarian authorised by the competent authority; and

(c) be accompanied during transport to the place of destination by a health certificate which:

(i) corresponds to the specimen in Part 1 of Annex E; and

(ii) is signed by an official veterinarian who shall attest that the veterinarian authorised by the competent authority has documented in the relevant section of the identification document in the format provided for in Article 21(1) of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 the clinical examination carried out in accordance with point (b) showing, at the time of the clinical examination, that the animals are fit to be transported for the intended journey in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 of 22 December 2004 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations <*>.

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<*> OJ L 3, 5.1.2005, p. 1.

 

Примечание.

Пункт 3 утратил силу — Директива 2013/31/ЕС Европейского парламента и Совета ЕС от 12 июня 2013 г.

  1. Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, and the United Kingdom may, without prejudice to paragraphs 2 and 3, retain their national regulations on quarantine for all carnivores with the exception of the species referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3, primates, bats and other animals susceptible to rabies covered by this Directive which cannot be shown to have been born on the holding of origin and kept in captivity since birth, although the retention of those regulations may not jeopardize the abolition of veterinary checks at the frontiers between Member States.
  2. Decision 90/638/EEC is amended as follows:
  3. the following indent is added to Article 1:

— «for programmes to control rabies: the criteria set out in Annex III.»;

  1. the following Annex is added:

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