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

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PART 1LEGISLATION ON INTRA-AREA TRADE

Bovine animals and swine

1.  Council Directive 64/432/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine as replaced by the Annex to Council Directive 97/12/EC (O.J. No. L 109, 25.4.97, p.1).

  • Council Directive 97/12/EC and Council Directive 64/432/EEC have been amended by:

  • Commission Decision 90/208/EEC (O.J. No. L 108, 28.4.90, p.102);

  • Commission Decision 90/425/EEC (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.29);

  • Commission Decision 91/52/EEC (O.J. No. L 34, 6.2.91, p.12);

  • Commission Decision 95/108/EC (O.J. No. L 79, 7.4.95, p.29);

  • Commission Decision 95/109/EC (O.J. No. L 79, 7.4.95, p.32);

  • Council Directive 98/46/EC (O.J. No. L 198, 15.7.98, p.22);

  • Council Directive 98/99/EC (O.J. No. L 358, 31.12.98, p.107);

  • Commission Decision 98/362/EC (O.J. No. L 163, 6.6.98, p.48);

  • Commission Decision 98/548/EC (O.J. No. L 263, 26.9.98, p.35);

  • Commission Decision 98/621/EC (O.J. No. L 296, 5.11.98. p15);

  • Commission Decision 99/384/EC (O.J. No. L 146, 11.6.99, p. 52);

  • Commission Decision 99/399/EC (O.J. No. L 150, 17.6.99, p.32); and

  • Commission Decision 99/579/EC (O.J. No. L 219, 19.8.99, p.53),

  • Relevant provisions: Articles 3.2, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7 (in the case of imports) and 12.3.

    (a)

    The official health certificate accompanying all cattle imported into Scotland from Spain must contain the statement: “Live cattle in accordance with Commission Decision 90/208/EEC on contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia”.

    (b)

    The official health certificate accompanying all cattle imported into Scotland from Portugal must contain the statement: “Live cattle in accordance with Commission Decision 91/52/EEC on contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia”.

    (c)

    The official health certificate accompanying all swine imported into Scotland from any other member State except Austria, Denmark, Finland and Sweden and those regions of France and Germany specified in Commission Decisions amending Decision 93/24/EEC(1) must contain the statement: “Pigs in accordance with Commission Decision 93/24/EEC of 11 December 1992 concerning Aujeszky’s disease. In the case of pigs for breeding, the test used was the whole virus ELISA/ELISA for g1 antibodies (delete where applicable)”.

    (d)

    In the event of the prohibition on the export of cattle from Scotland imposed by Commission Decision 98/256/EC on emergency measures to protect against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (O.J. No. L 113, 15.4.98, p.32) being revoked so as to allow the despatch of cattle from Great Britain to another member State or a third country, the official health certificate accompanying all cattle exported from Scotland to Denmark or Finland must contain the statement: “Bovines in accordance with Commission Decision 93/42/EEC of 21st December 1992 concerning IBR for bovines being sent to Member States or Regions listed in the Annex to the said Decision”.

    (e)

    In the event of the prohibition on the export of cattle from Great Britain imposed by Commission Decision 98/256/EC on emergency measures to protect against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (O.J. No. L 113, 15.4.98, p.32) being revoked so as to allow the despatch of cattle from England or Wales to another member State or a third country, the official health certificate accompanying all cattle exported from Scotland to Austria and Sweden must contain the statement: “Bovines in accordance with Commission Decision 95/109/EC”.

    (f)

    In accordance with Commission Decision 95/108/EC the importation into Scotland from the Italian region of Sardinia of animals of the suidae family is prohibited.

Bovine semen

2.  Council Directive 88/407/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the bovine species (O.J. No. L 194, 22.7.88, p. 10) as amended by:

  • Council Directive 90/120/EEC (O.J. No. L71, 17.3.90, p.37);

  • Council Directive 90/425/EEC ((O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.29); and

  • Council Directive 93/60/EEC (O.J. No. L 186, 28.7.93, p.28),

  • and as read with the European international instruments.

  • Relevant provisions: Articles 3, 4.1 and 6.

Bovine embryos

3.  Council Directive 89/556/EEC on animal health conditions concerning intra-Community trade in and importation from third countries of embryos of domestic animals of the bovine species (O.J. No. L302, 19.10.1989, p. 1), as amended by, and as read with:

  • Council Directive 90/425/EEC (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.29);

  • Commission Decision 92/290/EEC (O.J. No. L 152, 4.6.92, p.37);

  • Council Directive 93/52/EEC (O.J. No. L 175, 19.7.93, p.21); and

  • Commission Decision 94/113/EC (O.J. No. L 53, 24.2.94, p.23),

  • and as read with the European international instruments.

  • Relevant provisions: Articles 3 and 6.

Equidae

4.  Council Directive 90/426/EEC on health conditions governing the movement of equidae and their import from third countries (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.42), as amended by, and as read with:

  • Council Directive 90/425/EEC (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.29);

  • Council Directive 91/496/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 24.9.91, p.56);

  • Council Directive 92/36/EEC (O.J. No. L 157, 10.6.92, p.28); and

  • Commission Decision 92/130/EEC (O.J. No. L 47, 22.2.92, p.26),

  • and as read with the European international instruments.

  • Relevant provisions: Articles 4, 5, 7.1, 7.2 and 8.

    (a)

    The requirements of Articles 4.1, 4.2 and 8 shall not apply in respect of the export to or the import from the Republic of Ireland of any equidae, or the export to or the import from France of registered horses accompanied by an identification document provided for in Council Directive 90/427/EEC (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.55).

    (b)

    The derogation permitted under Article 7.2 shall not apply in relation to equidae brought into Scotland.

Porcine semen

5.  Council Directive 90/429/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.62) and Commission Decision 99/608/EC (O.J. No. L 242, 14.9.99, p.20), as read with the European international instruments.

Relevant provisions: Articles 3, 4.1, 4.2 and 6.1.

  • The official health certification accompanying all porcine semen imported into Scotland from any other member State must state that the semen was collected from boars “on a collection centre which only contains animals that have not been vaccinated against Aujeszky’s disease and which have reacted negatively to the serum neutralisation test or to the ELISA test for Aujeszky’s disease, in accordance with the provisions of Council Directive 90/429/EEC” and paragraph 13(b)(ii) of the model health certificate provided in Annex D of Council Directive 90/429/EEC must be deleted in all cases.

Poultry and hatching eggs

6.  Council Directive 90/539/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of poultry and hatching eggs (O.J. No. L 303, 30.10.90, p.6) as amended by, and as read with:

  • Council Directive 90/425/EEC (O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.29);

  • Council Directive 91/494/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 24.9.91, p.35);

  • Council Directive 91/496/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 24.9.91, p.56);

  • Council Directive 92/65/EEC (O.J. No. L 268, 14.9.92, p.54);

  • Commission Decision 92/340/EEC (O.J. No. L 188, 8.7.92, p.34);

  • Commission Decision 92/369/EEC (O.J. No. L 195, 14.7.92, p.25);

  • Council Directive 93/120/EEC (O.J. No. L 340, 31.12.93, p.35);

  • The Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded (O.J. No. C241, 29.8.94, p.21);

  • Commission Decision 95/160/EC (O.J. No. L 105, 9.5.95, p.40);

  • Commission Decision 95/161/EC (O.J. No. L 05, 9.5.95, p.44);

  • Council Decision 95/410/EC (O.J. No. L 243, 11.10.95, p.25);

  • Commission Decision 97/278/EC (O.J. No. L 110, 26.4.97, p.77); and

  • Council Directive 99/90/EC (O.J. No. L 300, 23.11.1999, p.19). effective date 1.7.2000,

  • as read with the European international instruments.

  • Relevant provisions: Articles 6 to 11, 12.1 and 15 to 17.

    (a)

    The official health certification accompanying breeding poultry exported from Scotland to Finland or Sweden must contain the statement that they have been tested for salmonella with negative results in accordance with Commission Decision 95/160/EC of 21 April 1995.

    (b)

    The official health certification accompanying day-old chicks exported from Scotland to Finland or Sweden must contain the statement that they come from flocks which have been tested for salmonella with negative results in accordance with Commission Decision 95/160/EC of 21 April 1995.

    (c)

    The official health certification accompanying laying hens exported from Scotland to Finland or Sweden must contain the statement that they have been tested for salmonella with negative results in accordance with Commission Decision 95/161/EC of 21 April 1995.

    (d)

    The official health certification accompanying poultry for slaughter exported from Scotland to Finland or Sweden must contain the statement that they have undergone microbiological testing with negative results in accordance with Council Decision 95/410/EC of 22 June 1995.

Animal waste

7.  Council Directive 90/667/EEC laying down the veterinary rules for the disposal and processing of animal waste, for its placing on the market and for the prevention of pathogens in feeding stuffs of animal or fish origins (O.J. No. L 363, 27.12.90, p.51) as amended by, and as read with:

  • Council Directive 92/118/EEC (O.J. No. L 62, 15.3.93, p.49) laying down animal and public health requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of products not subject to the said requirements laid down in specific Community rules referred to in Annex A (I) to Directive 89/662/EEC and, as regards pathogens, to Directive 90/425/EEC, as amended by Decision 95/339/EC, 94/466/EC, 96/103/EC, 95/338/EC, 94/723, 96/340/EC, 96/405/EC and 96/90/EC (O.J. No. L 62, 15.3.93, p.49);

  • Commission Decision 92/562/EEC (O.J. No. L 359, 9.12.92, p.23);

  • Commission Decision 97/735/EC (O.J. No. L 294, 28.10.97, p.7); and

  • Commission Decision 99/534/EC (O.J. No. L 204, 4.8.99, p.37),

  • and as read with the European international instruments.

Relevant provisions: Articles 3, 5 and 15.

(1)

O.J. No. L 16, 25.1.93, p.16

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