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PR(01)17: Iceland and Norway requested to comply with EEA rules on financing of veterinary inspections and controls on live animals and certain animal products

18.9.2002

On 12 September 2001, the EFTA Surveillance Authority sent Reasoned Opinions to Iceland and to Norway arising from their failure to comply with the EEA rules regarding financing of veterinary inspections and controls within the time limits set for their implementation. These rules are contained in Council Directive 85/73/EEC of 29 January 1985 on the financing of veterinary inspections and controls covered by Directives 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC, 90/675/EEC and 91/496/EEC, as amended and consolidated by Council Directive 96/43/EC and amended by Council Directive 97/79/EC, as adapted to the Agreement on the European Economic Area by Protocol I thereto.

The above Directives aim at regulating the collection of fees in order to ensure the financing of veterinary inspections and controls on live animals and certain animal products.

The Icelandic and Norwegian Governments are requested to take the necessary measures to comply with the Reasoned Opinions within two months from the date on which these are received by the Governments.

The Reasoned Opinions were issued pursuant to Article 31 of the Agreement between the EFTA States on the Establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice, after having given the Icelandic and Norwegian Governments the opportunity to submit their observations in the matter. The purpose of a Reasoned Opinion is to give the State in question a last chance to take corrective measures before the Authority decides whether to bring the matter before the EFTA Court.

For further information please contact Mr. Peter Dyrberg (Legal & Executive Affairs) on telephone (32 2) 286 18 30. 

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