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Dogs, cats and ferrets moved for non-commercial purposes into a Member State from a territory or a third country listed in accordance with Article 13(1) and (2) of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 are allowed to derogate from the rabies antibody titration test:

1) Territories and third countries which have made an application in which they demonstrate that they apply rules the content and effect of which are the same as those laid in Section 1 of Chapter II, Section 1 of Chapter III and Section 2 of Chapter IV of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 are listed in Part 1 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013.

List of territories and third countries referred to in Article 13(1) of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013
Part 1 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013

ISO code

Territory or third country

AD

Andorra

CH

Switzerland

FO

Faroe Islands

GI

Gibraltar

GL

Greenland

IS

Iceland

LI

Liechtenstein

MC

Monaco

NO

Norway

SM

San Marino

VA

Vatican City State

2) Territories and third countries which have made an application in which they demonstrate that they fulfil at least the following criteria:

  • (a) notification of cases of rabies to the competent authorities is obligatory;
  • (b) an effective surveillance system for rabies has been in place for at least two years prior to the application, a minimum requirement of which is an on-going early detection programme to ensure investigation and reporting of animals suspected of having rabies;
  • (c) the structure and organisation of the veterinary and control services, and the powers of such services, the supervision to which they are subject and the means at their disposal, including staff and laboratory capacity, are sufficient to:
    • (i) apply and enforce national legislation on the non-commercial movement of pet animals effectively; and
    • (ii) guarantee the validity of the animal health certificates.
  • (d) rules on the prevention and control of rabies are in force and implemented effectively to minimise the risk of infection of pet animals, including rules on imports of pet animals from other countries or territories, and where appropriate, on
    • (i) the control of the stray dog and cat population;
    • (ii) the vaccination of domestic animals against rabies, in particular where rabies is present in vampire bats; and
    • (iii) the control and eradication of rabies in wildlife.
  • (e) rules are in force on the licensing and marketing of anti-rabies vaccines are listed in Part 2 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013.
List of territories and third countries referred to in Article 13(2) of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013
Part 2 of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013

ISO code

Territory or third country

Included territories

AC

Ascension Island

AE

United Arab Emirates

AG

Antigua and Barbuda

AR

Argentina

AU

Australia

AW

Aruba

BA

Bosnia and Herzegovina

BB

Barbados

BH

Bahrain

BM

Bermuda

BQ

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (the BES Islands)

BY

Belarus

CA

Canada

CL

Chile

CW

Curaçao

FJ

Fiji

FK

Falkland Islands

HK

Hong Kong

JM

Jamaica

JP

Japan

KN

Saint Kitts and Nevis

KY

Cayman Islands

LC

Saint Lucia

MS

Montserrat

MK

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

MU

Mauritius

MX

Mexico

MY

Malaysia

NC

New Caledonia

NZ

New Zealand

PF

French Polynesia

PM

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

RU

Russia

SG

Singapore

SH

Saint Helena

SX

Sint Maarten

TT

Trinidad and Tobago

TW

Taiwan

US

United States of America

AS — American Samoa
GU — Guam
MP — Northern Mariana Islands
PR — Puerto Rico
VI — US Virgin Islands’

VC

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

VG

British Virgin Islands

VU

Vanuatu

WF

Wallis and Futuna

There is no specific model application to be completed. The competent authority of the third country is free to present the abovementioned information in a format that it considers the most appropriate.

 
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