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The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Other animals, semen, ova and embryos

10.  Council Directive 92/65/EEC laying down animal health requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of animals, semen, ova and embryos not subject to animal health requirements laid down in specific Community rules referred to in Council Directive 90/425/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 14.9.92, p.54), as amended by, and as read with:

  • Commission Decision 95/176/EC (O.J. No. L 117, 24.5.95, p.23);

  • Commission Decision 95/294/EC (O.J. No. L 182, 2.8.95, p.27);

  • Commission Decision 95/307/EC (O.J. No. L 185, 4.8.95, p.58);

  • Commission Decision 95/388/EC (O.J. No. L 234, 3.10.95, p.30); and

  • Commission Decision 95/483/EC (O.J. No. L 275, 18.11.95, p.30),

  • as read with the European international instruments and Joint Committee Decision 69/96 of 17th July 1998 amending Annex 1 (Veterinary and Phytosanitary Matters) to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (O.J. No. L 158, 24.6.99).

Relevant provisions: Articles 3 to 9, 10.1, 10.2 (only insofar as it concerns exports) and 11 to 13.

(a)By way of derogation from the requirements of article 5.1, the Scottish Ministers may authorise in writing the purchase by a body, institute or centre approved under regulation 9 of these Regulations of apes belonging to an individual.

(b)The importation into Scotland of lagomorphs which cannot be shown to have been born on the holding of origin and kept in captivity since birth is prohibited except in accordance with the provisions of the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order 1974. Lagomorphs born on the holding of origin and kept in captivity since birth must be accompanied on importation by an official health certificate confirming that status and that the holding of origin has been free from rabies for at least one month.

(c)Animals (other than carnivores, primates, bats and lagomorphs) born on the holding of origin and kept in captivity since birth must be accompanied on importation by a certificate completed by the exporter confirming that status and that the animals do not show any obvious signs of disease at the time of export, and that the premises of origin are not subject to any animal health restrictions.

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