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L 93/58 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 3.4.


of 2 April 2001
amending Decision 2001/223/EC concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-
mouth disease in the Netherlands
(notified under document number C(2001) 1035)
(Text with EEA relevance)


THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, Decision 2001/172/EC (6), as last amended by Decision
2001/239/EC (7).
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European
Community, (4) In the light of the disease evolution the Commission
Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June adopted Decision 2001/246/EC laying down the condi-
1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable tions for the control and eradication of foot-and-mouth
in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products disease in the Netherlands in application of Article 13 of
with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), as last Directive 85/511/EEC (8).
amended by Directive 92/118/EEC (2), and in particular Article (5) It appears appropriate to prolong the measure intro-
10 thereof, duced by Decision 2001/223/EC.
Having regard to Council Directive 89/662/EEC of 11 (6) The situation shall be reviewed at the meeting of the
December 1989 concerning veterinary checks in intra- Standing Veterinary Committee scheduled for 4 April
Community trade with a view to the completion of the internal 2001 and the measures adapted where necessary.
market (3), as last amended by Directive 92/118/EEC, and in
particular Article 9 thereof, (7) The measures provided for in this Decision are in
accordance with the opinion of the Standing Veterinary
Whereas: Committee,
(1) Following the reports of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth
disease in the Netherlands, the Commission adopted
Decision 2001/223/EC concerning certain protection HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:
measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the
Netherlands (4). Article 1
(2) The foot-and-mouth disease situation in certain parts of The date in Article 14 of Commission Decision 2001/223/EC
the Netherlands is liable to endanger the herds in other is replaced by ‘6 April 2001’.
parts of the territory of the Netherlands and in other
Member States in view of the placing on the market and Article 2
trade in live biungulate animals and certain of their
products. This Decision is addressed to the Member States.
(3) The Netherlands have taken measures in the framework
of Council Directive 85/511/EEC of 18 November 1985 Done at Brussels, 2 April 2001.
introducing Community measures for the control of
foot-and-mouth disease (5), as last amended by the Act For the Commission
of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, and
furthermore has introduced further measures within the
affected areas, including the measures laid down in Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29.

(2) OJ L 62, 15.3.1993, p. 49.
(3) OJ L 395, 30.12.1989, p. 13. (6) OJ L 62, 2.3.2001, p. 22.
(4) OJ L 82, 22.3.2001, p. 29. (7) OJ L 86, 27.3.2001, p. 33.
(5) OJ L 315, 26.11.1985, p. 11. (8) OJ L 88, 28.3.2001, p. 11.