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Disease free status & eradication programmes for Category C diseases, Declarations

Disease free status & eradication programmes for Category C diseases

Disease free status for a Category C disease of aquatic animals may be granted to a Member State, zone or compartment, which complies with the rules, which are set out in Chapter 4 of Part II of Regulation (EU) 2016/429. Those rules are supplemented by further rules, which are set out in Chapter 4 of Part II of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689.

One of the pathways by which disease free status for a particular Category C disease may be obtained is following the completion of an eradication programme in accordance with the rules, which are set out in Chapter 3 of Part II of Regulation (EU) 2016/429. Those rules are supplemented by further rules, which are set out in Chapter 3 of Part II of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689.

Annexes XII to XVII to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, set out details of the Member States whose whole territory have disease free status or an approved eradication programme for a Category C disease, as well as zones or compartments of a Member State where >75% of the territory of the Member State have disease free status or are subject to an eradication programme, and zones or compartments of a Member State which have disease free status or are subject to an eradication programme, where the water catchment supplying those zones or compartments is shared with another Member State or non-EU country.

Declarations of disease-free status or of the commencement of an eradication programme for zones and compartments other than those referred to in the above paragraph, may be declared in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 83 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689.

Details of Member States, zones and compartments which have disease-free status for a Category C disease of aquatic animals may be found here.

Declarations in accordance with Article 83 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/689

Declarations made in accordance with Article 83 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689, should contain data pursuant to:

The data to be included in such declarations is as follows:

For further information contact SANTE-AQUA-DECLARATIONSatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (SANTE AQUA DECLARATIONS).

Provisional declarations published under Article 83 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689

Before obtaining the disease free status or the status of under an eradication programme for compartments or zones comprising less than 75% of their territory, Member States shall publish electronically a provisional declaration and alert the Commission and the other Member States. Declarations shall take effect 60 days after the date of the publication. Within the 60-day period, the Commission or Member States may seek clarification or additional information in relation to the supporting evidence provided by the Member State making the provisional declaration and follow other elements of the procedure provided for in Article 83 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689.

Provisional declarations of freedom

Member State

Date of publication

Link to the declaration

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Portugal

25 January 2024 Declaration
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Italy

23 January 2024 Declaration
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Italy

12 January 2024 Declaration
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Finland

9 January 2024

Declaration

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Spain

21 December 2023

Declaration
Annex 1
Annex 2
Dependent compartment assesment

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Germany

14 December 2023

Declaration

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Spain

2 November 2023

Declaration
Annex 1
Annex 2

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Denmark

19 September 2023

Declaration

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Spain

13 September 2023

Declaration
Annex 1
Annex 2
Annex 3

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Italy

11 September 2023 Declaration
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Italy

17 July 2023 Declaration

Provisional declarations of eradication programmes

Member State

Date of publication

Link to the declaration

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Italy

13 February 2024 Declaration
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Slovenia

30 June 2023 Declaration