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The Bovines and Bovine Products (Despatch Prohibition and Production Restriction) Regulations 1997

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Prohibitions and restrictions on despatch of live bovine animals and products derived from them

3.—(1) No person shall despatch from Great Britain to another member State or a third country any—

(a)live bovine animal or bovine embryo;

(b)meat derived from a bovine animal slaughtered in the United Kingdom;

(c)product obtained from a bovine animal slaughtered in the United Kingdom which—

(i)is liable to enter the human food chain;

(ii)is liable to enter the animal feed chain;

(iii)is destined for use in cosmetic products; or

(iv)is destined for use in medical or pharmaceutical products,

with the exception of a controlled bovine by-product manufactured in accordance with regulation 4(1)(a) or a controlled bovine by-product manufactured in accordance with regulation 4(1)(b) in respect of which the Commission has set the date referred to in article 1(c)(3) of Commission Decision 96/239/EC; or

(d)meat meal, bonemeal or meat and bonemeal derived from any mammal.

(2) No person shall bring to any place in Great Britain for the purpose of despatch to another member State or a third country, or consign for the purpose of such despatch, any—

(a)live bovine animal or bovine embryo;

(b)meat derived from a bovine animal slaughtered in the United Kingdom;

(c)product obtained from a bovine animal slaughtered in the United Kingdom which—

(i)is liable to enter the human food chain;

(ii)is liable to enter the animal feed chain;

(iii)is destined for use in cosmetic products; or

(iv)is destined for use in medical or pharmaceutical products,

with the exception of a controlled bovine by-product manufactured in accordance with regulation 4(1)(a) or a controlled bovine by-product manufactured in accordance with regulation 4(1)(b) in respect of which the Commission has set the date referred to in article 1(c)(3) of Commission Decision 96/239/EC; or

(d)meat meal, bonemeal or meat and bonemeal derived from any mammal.

(3) No person shall despatch from Great Britain to another member State or a third country any controlled bovine by-product produced in an establishment registered under regulation 4(3) below unless it is accompanied by a health certificate issued by a veterinary inspector specifying that it was produced in compliance with the conditions specified in the Annex to Commission Decision 96/239/EC.

(4) No person shall despatch from Great Britain to another member State or a third country any relevant goods unless—

(a)each stage of the production of those goods which took place in the United Kingdom took place in an establishment approved—

(i)by the Minister for the purposes of regulation 7 below; or

(ii)(in the case of a stage or production taking place in Northern Ireland) under Northern Ireland legislation having equivalent effect to these Regulations;

(b)each stage of the production of those goods was under the control of a veterinary surgeon appointed by either of the Ministers;

(c)the goods are accompanied by a health certificate issued by such a veterinary surgeon stating that they were produced in such an establishment; and

(d)the goods are despatched in accordance with any relevant provisions of Part II of the Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Regulations 1996(1).

(1)

S.I. 1996/3124.

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