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EU Allows Movement of Animal By-Products from Bosnia and Herzgovina

15 May 2013

EU - The European Agriculture Council is not to block the transport of animal by-products because of health concerns from Bosnia and Herzegovina through Croatia.

The council decided at its meeting on Monday not to oppose the adoption of an amendment to regulation 142/2011 that will allow the transit of certain animal by-products from Bosnia and Herzegovina .

Commission regulation 142/2011 lays down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption.

This amendment lays down specific conditions for transit through the EU of consignments of animal by-products and derived products to third countries from Bosnia and Herzegovina due to the geographical situation and the necessity to maintain access to the Croatian port of Plo?e after the accession of Croatia to the EU.

The regulatory procedure with scrutiny applies to this text where, the Council, acting by qualified majority, may oppose the Commission's adoption of a draft Commission regulation.

In this case, as the Council decided not to oppose the adoption, unless the European Parliament opposes the regulation within 3 months from its submission, the Commission may adopt it.

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