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Commission Decision of 6 November 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in Cyprus (notified under document number C(2007) 5452) (Text with EEA relevance) (2007/718/EC)

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Article 6Semen, ova and embryos

1.Cyprus shall not dispatch semen, ova and embryos of the bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species and other biungulates (semen, ova and embryos) from the areas listed in Annex I and Annex II.

2.The prohibitions set out in paragraph 1 shall not apply to:

(a)

semen, ova and embryos produced before 15 September 2007;

(b)

frozen bovine semen and embryos, frozen porcine semen, and frozen ovine and caprine semen and embryos imported into Cyprus in accordance with the conditions laid down in Directives 88/407/EEC, 89/556/EEC, 90/429/EEC or 92/65/EEC respectively, and which since their introduction into Cyprus have been stored and transported separately from semen, ova and embryos not eligible for dispatch in accordance with paragraph 1;

(c)

frozen semen and embryos obtained from bovine, porcine, ovine and caprine animals kept for at least 90 days prior to the date of and during collection outside the areas listed in Annex I and Annex II and which:

(i)

have been be stored in approved conditions for a minimum period of 30 days prior to the date of dispatch; and

(ii)

have been collected from donor animals standing in centres or on holdings which have been free from foot-and-mouth disease for at least three months prior to the date of collection of the semen or embryos and 30 days after the date of collection and which are situated in the centre of an area of 10 km radius in which there has been no case of foot-and-mouth disease for at least 30 days prior to the date of collection.

Before the dispatch of the semen or embryos referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) the central veterinary authorities shall communicate to the other Member States and the Commission a list of centres and teams approved for the purpose of application of this paragraph.

3.The health certificate provided for in Directive 88/407/EEC and accompanying frozen bovine semen dispatched from Cyprus to other Member States shall bear the following words:

Frozen bovine semen conforming to Commission Decision 2007/718/EC of 6 November 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in Cyprus.

4.The health certificate provided for in Directive 90/429/EEC and accompanying frozen porcine semen dispatched from Cyprus to other Member States shall bear the following words:

Frozen porcine semen conforming to Commission Decision 2007/718/EC of 6 November 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in Cyprus.

5.The health certificate provided for in Directive 89/556/EEC and accompanying bovine embryos dispatched from Cyprus to other Member States shall bear the following words:

Bovine embryos conforming to Commission Decision 2007/718/EC of 6 November 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in Cyprus.

6.The health certificate provided for in Directive 92/65/EEC and accompanying frozen ovine or caprine semen dispatched from Cyprus to other Member States shall bear the following words:

Frozen ovine/caprine semen conforming to Commission Decision 2007/718/EC of 6 November 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in Cyprus.

7.The health certificate provided for in Directive 92/65/EEC and accompanying frozen ovine or caprine embryos dispatched from Cyprus to other Member States shall bear the following words:

Frozen ovine/caprine embryos conforming to Commission Decision 2007/718/EC of 6 November 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in Cyprus.

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