Poland has informed the Commission of the current African swine fever situation on its territory, and in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2002/60/EC, it has established an infected area where the measures referred to in Articles 15 and 16 of that Directive are applied.
In order to prevent any unnecessary disturbance to trade within the Union and to avoid unjustified barriers to trade by third countries, it is necessary to establish in collaboration with the Member State concerned a Union list of the infected territories for African swine fever in Poland.
The infected area, determined by the Decision 2014/100/EU includes the following territories:
- in voivodship podlaskie: the poviat sejneński; in poviat augustowski, the municipalities of Płaska, Lipsk and Sztabin; the poviat sokólski; in poviat białostocki, the municipalities Czarna Białostocka, Supraśl, Zabudów, Michałowo and Gródek; and the poviats hajnowski, bielski and siemiatycki;
- in voivodship mazowieckie: the poviat łosicki;
- in voivodship lubelskie: the poviats bialski and włodawski.
Accordingly, pending the next meeting of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, Decision 2014/100/EU shall apply until 14 March 2014.
Wednesday February 19, 2014/ OJEU/ European Union.