Medical requirements aimed at the general health conditions of people and animals to avoid disease transmission among people and animals. Imports of fish and aquaculture products intended for human consumption must meet the general requirements of health.
• The European Commission DG Health and Consumer Protection procedure in evaluation of candidate from a third country for compliance with EU requirements concerning the conditions of human and animal health, which is one of the stages in place a team of experts Office Food and Veterinary . Following the approval of a third country or part of it, the country will be added to the list of authorized countries in respect of that particular type of animal. These lists are published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
• Party must be accompanied by health certificate signed by an official veterinarian of the competent authority in the exporting third country certifying the suitability of animals for export to the EU. There are different types of certificates specified in EU legislation, which vary depending on the type and intended use of the animals and the sanitary group to which the third country has been appointed by the European Commission and / or special requirements set for these particular animals.
• Upon arrival party and the accompanying certificates to be checked by veterinarians in accordance with the provisions laid down in Directive number 91/496 / YES *23. After applying the procedures provided for in Regulation (EC) № 282/2004 *24, the result of verification must be mentioned in the document veterinary import licenses.
Placing on the EU market of poisonous fish families Tetraodontidae, Molidae, Diodontidae, Canthigasteridae and fishery products containing biotoxins such as syhuatera m’yazoparalizuyuchi or prohibited under Regulation (EC) № 853/2004 *25.
Consequently, these products can be imported into the EU from third countries only included in the list of countries authorized for this type of products, accompanied by the appropriate certificate and passed the required inspection controls in the relevant border post of the Member State.
Fresh fish products caught in the EU directly from a fishing vessel flying the flag of a third country to be under control scheme different health conditions laid down in Annex III of Regulation (EC) № 854/200426.
Monitoring the health of fish products not intended for human consumption
Imports of fish and aquaculture products not intended for human consumption in the European Union must comply with the general conditions and animal health, aimed at ensuring a high level of health and safety and to avoid the spread of infectious diseases that are dangerous for humans and animals.
Key requirements for monitoring the health of fish products not intended for human consumption are identical to the key requirements for health control of fishery products intended for human consumption.
Such products can be imported into the EU only from approved establishments in third countries on the list of countries authorized for this type of products, accompanied by the appropriate certificate and passed the required inspection controls in the relevant border post of the Member State.
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