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The Export of Pigs, Porcine Material and Bovine Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Export of Pigs, Porcine Material and Bovine Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2000 and shall come into force on 26th August 2000.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement ) Order 1995

2.—(1) The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1995(1) is amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this regulation.

(2) In paragraph (1) of article 8 (restriction on movement of pigs within 20 days of a previous movement) the words “and to the provisions of article 8A” shall be inserted after the word ‘article'.

(3) Article 8(2)(c) shall be omitted.

(4) The following article shall be inserted after article 8–

Restrictions on movement of pigs for export

8A(1) Whenever any pig has been moved to any premises (other than a collection centre), it shall not be lawful to move any pig from those premises for direct export or to move any pig to a collecting centre for export from there before the expiry of a period of 30 days from the day on which the first pig referred to was delivered to those premises..

Amendment of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

3.—(1) The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Regulations 2000(2) are amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this Regulation.

(2) In paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 3–

(a)after the entry relating to Council Directive 98/99/EC there shall be added the following entry–

Directive 2000/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (O.J. L 163, 4.7.00, p.35);

(b)after the entry relating to Commission Decision 99/579/EC there shall be added the following entry–

Commission Decision 2000/528/EC (O.J. L 214, 25.8.00, p.42), and as read with the European international instruments,; and

(c)there shall be inserted after sub-paragraph (f)–

(g)The official health certificate accompanying all pigs exported to Scotland to other member states must contain the statement: “Animals in accordance with Commission Decision 2000/528/EC of 24 August 2000 concerning certain protection measures relating to Classical Swine Fever in the United Kingdom and repealing Decision 2000/515/EC.”.??????

(3) For paragraph 5 of Part I of Schedule 3 there shall be substituted the following:–

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), Commission Decision 99/608/EC (O.J. No. L 242, 14.9.99, p.20) and Commission Decision 2000/528/EC (O.J. L 214, 25.8.00, p.42), as read with the European international instruments.

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

(a)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 serium 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.

(b)The official health certificate accompanying all porcine semen exported from Scotland to other member states must contain the statement: “Semen in accordance with Commission Decision 2000/528/EC of 24 August 2000 concerning certain protection measures relating to Classical Swine Fever in the United Kingdom and repealing Decision 2000/515/EC.”.

(4) In paragraph 10 of Part I of Schedule 3

(a)after the entry relating to Commission Decision 95/483/EC there shall be added the following entry–

Commission Decision 2000/528/EC (O.J. L 214, 25.8.00, p.42),

(b)there shall be inserted after sub-paragraph (c)–

(d)Embryos/ovas (*) in accordance with Commission Decision 2000/528/EC of 24 August 2000 concerning protection measures relating to Classical Swine Fever in the United Kingdom and repealing Decision 2000/515/EC.

* Delete as appropriate..

DONALD C DEWAR

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

25th August 2000

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