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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Export and Movement Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Export of semen, ova and embryos

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19.—(1) No person shall export semen, ova or embryos of an animal produced in or coming from Great Britain.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to–

(a)Semen, ova and embryos produced before 15th July 2007;

(b)frozen semen of a bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species, or frozen embryos of a bovine, ovine or caprine species, imported into the United Kingdom in accordance with the conditions in–

(i)Council Directive 88/407/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of deep-frozen semen of domestic animals of the bovine species(1);

(ii)Council Directive 89/556/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra Community trade in and importation from third countries of embryos of domestic animals of the bovine species(2);

(iii)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(3); or

(iv)Council Directive 92/65/EEC laying down the 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(4),

and which since introduction into the United Kingdom have been stored and transported separately from semen, ova and embryos from the restricted area not eligible for export; or

(c)frozen semen or embryos–

(i)from a bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine animal–

(aa)kept at for at least 90 days prior to the date of and during collection on a holding outwith the restricted area; or

(bb)moved to premises outwith the restricted area from premises outwith that area during the 90 days prior the date of collection;

(ii)that have been collected from donor animals kept in centres or on holdings which comply with Part I of Schedule 3; and

(iii)that have been stored in accordance with Part II of Schedule 3 for a minimum period of 30 days following collection during which the centre or holding described in sub-paragraph (c)(ii) must have had no case of foot-and-mouth disease.

(3) The health certificate accompanying frozen bovine semen exported to another member State must bear the words–

  • Frozen bovine semen conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9th August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(4) The health certificate accompanying frozen porcine semen exported to another member State must bear the words–

  • Frozen porcine semen conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9th August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(5) The health certificate accompanying frozen ovine or caprine semen exported to other member States must bear the words–

  • Frozen ovine/caprine semen conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9th August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(6) The health certificate accompanying frozen ovine or caprine embryos exported to other member States must bear the words–

  • Frozen ovine/caprine embryos conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9th August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(7) Frozen bovine embryos exported to another member State must be accompanied by a health certificate bearing the words–

  • Bovine embryos conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9th August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(1)

O.J. No. L 194, 22.7.1988, p.10 as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden.

(2)

O.J. No. L 302, 19.10.1989, p.11 as last amended by Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden.

(3)

O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.1990, p.62 as last amended by Council Decision 2001/36/EC (O.J. No. L 13, 19.1.2000, p.21.

(4)

O.J. No. L 268, 14.09.1992, p.54 as last amended by Council Decision 2007/265/EC.

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