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The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Exception

  3. PART II

    1. 4.Application of Part II

    2. 5.Exports

    3. 6.Imports

    4. 7.Transport of animals and animal products

    5. 8.Dealers

    6. 9.Approval of bodies, institutes, centres and teams for the purposes of Directive 92/65/EEC and of laboratories for the purposes of Directive 90/539/EEC

    7. 10.Inspection and checking at destination

    8. 11.Duties on consignees

    9. 12.Assembly centres and slaughterhouses

    10. 13.Illegal consignments

  4. PART III

    1. 14.Application of Part III

    2. 15.Importation

    3. 16.Import procedure for a captive bird

    4. 17.Quarantine for captive birds

    5. 18.Payment of fees

    6. 19.Consignments constituting a danger to health

    7. 20.Illegal imports

    8. 21.Application of regulations 7 to 13

    9. 22.Arrival at the place of destination

    10. 23.Post-import controls

  5. PART IV

    1. 24.Application of Part IV

    2. 25.Imports

    3. 26.Import procedure

  6. PART V

    1. 27.Outbreaks of disease in other states

    2. 28.Notification of decisions

    3. 29.Powers of inspectors

    4. 30.Recovery of expenses

    5. 31.Obstruction

    6. 32.Penalties

    7. 33.Disapplication of provisions

    8. 34.Revocations

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      AMENDMENTS TO COUNCIL DIRECTIVES 90/425/EEC AND 91/496/EEC

      1. 1.Council Directive 90/425/EEC (O.J. No. L224, 18.8.90, p. 29), has...

      2. 2.Council Directive 91/496/EEC (O.J. No. L268, 24.9.91, p. 56), has...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      INTRA-COMMUNITY TRADE: LEGISLATION AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      1. PART I LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO INTRA-COMMUNITY TRADE

        1. Bovine animals and swine

          1. 1.Instrument: Council Directive 64/432/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade...

        2. Bovine semen

          1. 2.Instrument: Council Directive 88/407/EEC laying down the animal health requirements...

        3. Bovine embryos

          1. 3.Instrument: Council Directive 89/556/EEC on animal health conditions concerning intra-Community...

        4. Equidae

          1. 4.Instrument: Council Directive 90/426/EEC on health conditions governing the movement...

        5. Porcine semen

          1. 5.Instrument: Council Directive 90/429/EEC laying down the animal health requirements...

        6. Poultry and hatching eggs

          1. 6.Instrument: Council Directive 90/539/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community...

        7. Animal waste

          1. 7.Instrument: Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002 of the European Parliament and...

        8. Fish

          1. 8.Farmed fish

        9. Ovine and caprine animals

          1. 9.Instrument: Council Directive 91/68/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community...

        10. Other animals, semen, ova and embryos

          1. 10.Instrument: Council Directive 92/65/EEC laying down animal health requirements governing...

        11. Pathogens

          1. 11.Instrument: Council Directive 92/118/EEC laying down animal and public health...

        12. Pure-bred animals of the bovine species

          1. 12.Instrument: Council Directive 77/504/EEC on pure-bred breeding animals of the...

        13. Breeding animals of the porcine species

          1. 13.Instrument: Council Directive 88/661/EEC on the zootechnical standards applicable to...

        14. Pure-bred breeding sheep and goats

          1. 14.Instrument: Council Directive 89/361/EEC concerning pure-bred breeding sheep and goats...

        15. Equidae

          1. 15.Instrument: Council Directive 90/427/EEC on the zootechnical and genealogical conditions...

      2. PART II ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF CATTLE, PIGS, SHEEP AND GOATS

        1. 1.Any person transporting cattle, pigs, sheep or goats in intra-Community...

        2. 2.He shall, for each vehicle used for the transport of...

        3. 3.He shall ensure that the means of transport is constructed...

      3. PART III ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DEALERS IN CATTLE, PIGS, SHEEP AND GOATS

        1. 1.Every dealer in cattle, pigs, sheep or goats engaging in...

        2. 2.(1) The dealer shall: (a) be approved by the Department...

        3. 3.The dealer shall ensure that he only imports or exports...

        4. 4.The dealer shall keep a record for all cattle, pigs,...

        5. 5.In the case of a dealer who keeps cattle, pigs,...

        6. 6.(1) The dealer shall only use premises approved for the...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      THE NORTHERN IRELAND POULTRY HEALTH ASSURANCE SCHEME

      1. PART I MEMBERSHIP

        1. 1.Any reference to ‘the Directive’ in this Part of this...

        2. 2.An application for an establishment to become a member of...

        3. 3.The Department shall only grant membership of the Northern Ireland...

        4. 4.The disease surveillance programme referred to in paragraph (b) of...

        5. 5.On acceptance of membership to the Northern Ireland Poultry Health...

        6. 6.The operator of an establishment that is a member of...

        7. 7.In order to ensure that operators and their establishments continue...

        8. 8.Without prejudice to any action which may be taken under...

        9. 9.The Department— (a) shall suspend, revoke or restore membership in...

      2. PART II REGISTRATION FEE

        1. 1.The Department shall— (a) determine the registration fee on the...

        2. 2.The registration fee shall be payable to the Department in...

      3. PART III ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE

        1. 1.For first time applicants the registration fee will include the...

        2. 2.For subsequent annual inspections members inspections will be carried out...

        3. 3.For inspections carried out by an AVI not directly employed...

        4. 4.The administration fee and the supplementary audit inspection fee (referred...

      4. PART IV RE-INSPECTION FEE

      5. PART V SUPPLEMENTARY AUDIT INSPECTION FEE

        1. 1.In order to meet the requirement of Chapter I of...

        2. 2.The Department shall— (a) determine the supplementary audit inspection fee...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      APPROVAL OF LABORATORIES UNDER THE NORTHERN IRELAND POULTRY HEALTH ASSURANCE SCHEME

      1. PART I APPROVAL

        1. 1.The Department may approve any laboratory that it considers to...

        2. 2.The operator of a laboratory approved under paragraph 1 shall...

        3. 3.In order to ensure that approved laboratories remain suitable for...

        4. 4.The Department may suspend or revoke an approval granted to...

        5. 5.The Department may end a suspension of an approval imposed...

      2. PART II ANNUAL APPROVAL FEE

        1. 1.The Department shall— (a) determine the annual approval fee on...

        2. 2.The annual approval fee shall be payable to the Department...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      LIST OF DISEASES

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      COMMUNITY LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO THIRD COUNTRIES

      1. PART I INSTRUMENTS SPECIFYING THIRD COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES IN THIRD COUNTRIES FROM WHICH MEMBER STATES MAY AUTHORISE CERTAIN IMPORTS

        1. Cloven-hoofed animals and elephants and zoo ungulates

          1. 1.Council Decision 79/542/EEC drawing up a list of third countries...

        2. Poultry

          1. 2.Commission Decision 95/233/EC drawing up lists of third countries from...

        3. Captive birds

          1. 3.Commission Decision 2000/666/EC laying down the animal health requirements and...

        4. Shellfish

          1. 4.Commission Decision 2003/804/EC laying down the animal health conditions and...

        5. Finfish

          1. 5.Commission Decision 2003/858/EC laying down the animal health conditions and...

        6. Bees

          1. 6.Commission Decision 2003/881/EC concerning the animal health and certification conditions...

        7. Equidae

          1. 7.Commission Decision 2004/211/EC establishing the list of third countries and...

        8. Cats, Dogs & Ferrets

          1. 8.Commission Decision 2005/64/EC implementing Council Directive 92/65/EEC as regards import...

      2. PART II DETAILED PROVISIONS

        1. Cloven-hoofed animals and elephants from third countries

          1. 1.Instrument: Council Decision 79/542/EEC drawing up a list of third...

        2. Zoo Ungulates

          1. 2.Instrument: Council Directive 2004/68/EC laying down health rules for the...

        3. Equidae

          1. 3.General

        4. Poultry

          1. 4.Instrument: Council Directive 90/539/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community...

        5. Other specified animals, semen, ova and embryos

          1. 5.Instrument: Council Directive 92/65/EEC laying down animal health requirements governing...

        6. Captive birds

          1. 6.Instrument: Commission Decision 2000/666/EC laying down the animal health requirements...

        7. Cats, Dogs & Ferrets

          1. 7.Instrument: Commission Decision 2005/64/EC implementing Council Directive 92/65/EEC as regards...

        8. Live animals from New Zealand

          1. 8.Instrument: Commission Decision 2003/56/EC on health certificates relating to live...

        9. Zootechnical conditions

          1. 9.Instrument: Council Directive 94/28/EC laying down the principles relating to...

        10. Finfish and Shellfish from third countries

          1. 10.(1) Instrument: Commission Decision 2003/804/EC laying down the animal health...

        11. Bees

          1. 11.Instrument: Commission Decision 2003/881/EC concerning the animal health and certification...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      APPROVAL OF QUARANTINE CENTRES AND QUARANTINE FACILITIES AND SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE QUARANTINE OF CAPTIVE BIRDS

      1. PART I APPROVALS

        1. 1.The Department may, if it is satisfied in all the...

        2. 2.Subject to the provisions of paragraph 4 of this Part,...

        3. 3.The Department shall give reasons in writing—

        4. 4.Notice of a revocation or suspension of an approval granted...

        5. 5.Where an approval is revoked or is to be revoked...

      2. PART II APPROVAL FEE

        1. 6.The Department shall determine the approval fee on the basis...

        2. 7.The approval fee shall be payable to the Department in...

      3. PART III SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE QUARANTINE OF CAPTIVE BIRDS WHICH QUARANTINE MANAGERS MUST ENSURE ARE MET

        1. 8.In this Part “unit” in relation to a quarantine centre...

        2. 9.Birds shall be quarantined for a period (“the quarantine period”)...

        3. 10.A bird may not share a unit with any other...

        4. 11.Psittaciformes shall be identified individually in accordance with the requirements...

        5. 12.The use of sentinel chickens shall conform with Article 4(2)...

        6. 13.Suitable arrangements shall be made for the taking of samples...

        7. 14.The presence or suspected presence of disease in a bird...

        8. 15.A person shall not enter a quarantine centre or quarantine...

        9. 16.The destruction, cleansing and disinfection and post-infection sampling from sentinel...

        10. 17.Cages and crates used for the transport of birds to...

        11. 18.Litter and waste material from the quarantine centre or quarantine...

        12. 19.A record shall be maintained and retained for at least...

        13. 20.A copy of the health certificate and the common veterinary...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      DISAPPLICATION OF LEGISLATION

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      REVOCATIONS

  8. Explanatory Note

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