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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 laying down rules for the application of Regulations (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards model animal health certificates, model official certificates and model animal health/official certificates, for the entry into the Union and movements within the Union of consignments of certain categories of animals and goods, official certification regarding such certificates and repealing Regulation (EC) No 599/2004, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 636/2014 and (EU) 2019/628, Directive 98/68/EC and Decisions 2000/572/EC, 2003/779/EC and 2007/240/EC.

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This Regulation lays down rules regarding animal health certificates provided for in Regulation (EU) 2016/429, official certificates provided for in Regulation (EU) 2017/625 and animal health/official certificates based on those Regulations and as regards the issuance and replacement of those certificates required for the entry into the Union, movements within the Union and between Member States of certain consignments of animals and goods. This Regulation establishes model certificates, in the form of animal health certificates, official certificates or animal health/official certificates respectively, and a model attestation for the following animals and goods intended for human consumption: (i) model certificates for movements within the Union of the products of animal origin from terrestrial animals which are allowed to be moved from a restricted zone subject to emergency measures or disease control measures or which originate from animals of species subject to those measures, of unskinned large wild game; (ii) model certificates for the entry into the Union of the products of animal origin and composite products for which such certificate is required in accordance with Article 13 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/625, certain live aquatic animals and products of animal origin, and live insects and live snails; (iii) a model certificate for sprouts and seeds intended for the production of sprouts; (iv) a model certificate for transit through the Union to a third country either by immediate transit or after storage in the Union of composite products intended for human consumption; (v) model certificates in the case of ante-mortem inspection at the holding of provenance or in the case of emergency slaughter outside the slaughterhouse; and (vi) a model private attestation signed by the importing food business operator for shelf-stable composite products containing processed products of animal origin other than processed meat, where such composite products are entering into the Union.
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This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union and shall apply from 21 April 2021.
This is a consolidated version of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235, including amendments in 2021 and 2022.
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Official Journal of the European Union L 442, 30 December 2020, pp. 1-414.
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