COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of 23.3.2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards rules for surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease-free status for certain listed and emerging diseases
1. This draft Regulation was adopted by the EU on 23 March 2021. It makes minor amendments to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 which was adopted by the EU on 17 December 2019. That Regulation supplements the rules on surveillance, eradication programmes and disease-free status for certain listed diseases and emerging diseases of terrestrial, aquatic and other animals as provided for in Regulation (EU) 2016/429.
2. The Parliamentary scrutiny history relevant to this Explanatory Memorandum is contained in Annex A.
3. The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is responsible for matters that may arise from this amended Regulation, which does not however apply to domestic law as it falls outside the Transition Period and is not related to retained legislation. The subject matter is devolved.
INTEREST OF THE DEVOLVED ADMINISTRATIONS
4. As a result of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 there is no legal requirement to implement this legislation GB wide. Northern Ireland, however are required to align with the Animal Health Regulation as of 21st April 2021, alongside other Animal Health and Welfare legislation set out in Annex 2 to the Northern Ireland Protocol.