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Commission Decision of 12 November 1997 laying down certain detailed rules for the application of Council Directive 91/496/EEC as regards veterinary checks on live animals to be imported from third countries (Text with EEA relevance) (97/794/EC)

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Commission Decision

of 12 November 1997

laying down certain detailed rules for the application of Council Directive 91/496/EEC as regards veterinary checks on live animals to be imported from third countries

(Text with EEA relevance)

(97/794/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 91/496/EEC of 15 July 1991 laying down the principles governing the organization of veterinary checks on animals entering the Community from third countries and amending Directives 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC and 90/675/EEC(1), as last amended by Directive 96/43/EC(2), and in particular Articles 4 (5), 5, second paragraph, 7 (2) and 8 (B) thereof,

Whereas Commission Decision 92/424/EEC(3) lays down certain detailed rules for the application of Directive 91/496/EEC as regards identity checks on animals from third countries;

Whereas Commission Decision 92/432/EEC(4) lays down certain conditions under which a derogation may be made from the principle of individual clinical examination of animals entering the Community from third countries;

Whereas Commission Decision 92/527/EEC(5) lays down the model for the certificate referred to in Article 7 (1) of Directive 91/496/EEC;

Whereas it is appropriate to lay down in a single act common procedures, including documentary, identity and physical checks, for animals at Community border inspection posts;

Whereas it is appropriate for the checks to include controls on compliance with Council Directive 9l/628/EEC(6), as last amended by Council Directive 95/29/EC(7), in respect of the protection of the animals during transport;

Whereas in order to be able to carry out the veterinary checks satisfactorily, it is necessary to unload all animals at the border inspection post;

Whereas the procedure should include a clinical examination of each animal without prejudice to specified derogations; whereas it is appropriate to sample a proportion of animals at border inspection posts in order to check compliance with the requirements of the health certificate;

Whereas Decisions 92/424/EEC and 92/432/EEC should be repealed;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Veterinary Committee,

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