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The Cattle Passports Order 1996

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Export of cattle

14.—(1) Any person applying for an export health certificate for cattle shall surrender the cattle passport or calf passport relating to each animal to the officer of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food who signs the certificate at the time of signature.

(2) After its cattle passport or calf passport has been surrendered, an animal shall not be moved from the holding where the export health certificate was signed unless accompanied by that health certificate.

(3) If, after the issue of an export health certificate, an animal is not exported —

(a)the animal shall not be moved except with either the original health certificate or under the authority of a licence issued by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food or the Secretary of State, which shall state the destination of the animal; and

(b)the person transporting the animal shall give to any person to whom he transfers it details of —

(i)the number of the export health certificate;

(ii)the date the certificate was signed; and

(iii)the name of the person who signed the certificate;

and the subsequent keeper shall record the information and keep it for as long as he keeps possession of the animal.

(4) The keeper of an animal whose passport has been surrendered in accordance with this article, but which has not subsequently been exported, may apply in writing to the appropriate Minister for the return of its passport; but the appropriate Minister shall only return the passport if he is satisfied that —

(a)the animal has not been exported;

(b)all movements of the animal can be traced; and

(c)the export health certificate has either expired or has been revoked.

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