Search Legislation

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2008 No. 53

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

ANIMALS

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

Made

8th February 2008

Coming into operation

10th March 2008

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, being a Department designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Community and in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 2(2) and in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 56(1), (2) and (5) of the Finance Act 1973(3) and with the consent of the Department of Finance and Personnel makes the following Regulations.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 and shall come into operation on 10th March 2008.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Amendment of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

2.  The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(5) are amended as provided in these Regulations.

3.  After regulation 3 (Exception) paragraph (2) insert—

(3) In this regulation “pet” means any animal of a species listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003..

4.  For the heading of Part III (TRADE IN THIRD COUNTRY ANIMALS) substitute—

THIRD COUNTRY IMPORTS

Insertion of Part IVA (THIRD COUNTRY EXPORTS)

5.  After regulation 26 (Import procedure) insert—

PART IVATHIRD COUNTRY EXPORTS

Application of Part IVA

26A.  This Part shall apply in respect of any animal, semen, ovum or embryo exported anywhere other than to a member State.

Exports to third countries

26B.(1) A person shall not export any animal, semen, ovum, or embryo to a third country unless it complies with the relevant provisions of the instrument listed in Schedule 7A.

(2) If an inspector has reasonable cause to suspect that a person intends to export any animal, semen, ovum or embryo in contravention of this regulation he may by notice served on that person, his representative or the person appearing to him to be in charge of the animal, semen, ovum or embryo, prohibit that export and require the person on whom the notice is served to take the animal, semen, ovum or embryo to such places as may be specified in the notice and to take such further action in relation to them as may be specified in the notice.

(3) If a notice served under paragraph (2) is not complied with, an inspector may seize any animal, semen, ovum or embryo to which it relates and arrange for the requirements of the notice to be complied with.

Amendment to Schedule 2 (INTRA-COMMUNITY TRADE: LEGISLATION AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS)

6.  At the end of Schedule 2, Part I (LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO INTRA-COMMUNITY TRADE) insert—

Bluetongue susceptible animals

16.  Instrument: Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1266/2007 on implementing rules for Council Directive 2000/75/EC as regards the control, monitoring, surveillance and restrictions on movements of certain animals of susceptible species in relation to bluetongue (O.J. No. L283, 27.10.2007, p. 37).

Relevant provisions in that instrument: Articles 7(1), 7(2), 7(4), 8(1), 8(3), 8(4)(a) and (b), 8(6) and 9, and Annex III..

7.  For the heading of Schedule 6 (COMMUNITY LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO THIRD COUNTRIES) substitute—

COMMUNITY LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO IMPORTS FROM THIRD COUNTRIES

Insertion of Schedule 7A (COMMUNITY LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO EXPORTS TO THIRD COUNTRIES)

8.  At the end of Schedule 7 insert—

Regulation 26B(1)

SCHEDULE 7ACOMMUNITY LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO EXPORTS TO THIRD COUNTRIES

Bluetongue susceptible animals

1.  Instrument: Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1266/2007 on implementing rules for Council Directive 2000/75/EC as regards the control, monitoring, surveillance and restrictions on movements of certain animals of susceptible species in relation to bluetongue (O.J. No. L283, 27.10.2007, p. 37).

Relevant provisions in that instrument: Articles 7(1), 7(2), 7(4), 8(1), 8(3), 8(4)(a) and (b), 8(6) and 9, and Annex III..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 8th February 2008

Legal seal

Elizabeth Redmond

A senior officer of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 8th February 2008

Legal seal

Jack Layberry

A senior officer of the Department of Finance and Personnel

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. 2006 No. 401) (the “principal Regulations”), to take account of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1266/2007 on implementing rules for Council Directive 2000/75/EC as regards the control, monitoring, surveillance and restrictions on movements of certain animals of susceptible species in relation to bluetongue.

The amendments to the principal Regulations—

(a)regulate the export of live bluetongue susceptible animals, and their semen, ova and embryos to other member States and third countries;

(b)provide powers for inspectors to prohibit exports to third countries, and seize consignments of live animals, semen, ova or embryos destined for third countries; and

(c)define “pet” in regulation 3(3) of the principal Regulations.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources