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1.  Instrument: 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 (OJ No. L109, 25.4.97, p. 1), and as subsequently amended by—E+W+S+NI

  • Council Directive 98/46/EC (OJ No. L198, 15.7.98, p. 22);

  • Council Directive 98/99/EC (OJ No. L358, 31.12.98, p. 107);

  • Commission Decision 98/621/EC (OJ No. L296, 5.11.98, p. 15);

  • Directive 2000/15/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No.L105, 3.5.2000, p. 34);

  • Directive 2000/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No.L163, 4.7.2000, p. 35);

  • Commission Decision 2001/298/EC (OJ No. L102, 12.4.2001, p. 63);

  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 535/2002 (OJ No. L80, 23.3.2002, p. 22);

  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 1226/2002 (OJ L179, 9.7.2002, p. 13);

  • Council Regulation (EC) No. 21/2004 (OJ No. L5, 9.1.2004, p. 8);

  • Commission Decision 2004/226/EC (OJ No. L68, 6.3.2004, p. 36); and

  • the European International Instruments.

  • Relevant provisions in that instrument: 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).

  • Additional requirements

    (a)

    The official health certificate accompanying all cattle imported into England 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 England 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 England from any other member State except Austria, the Republic of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden and those parts of France specified in Commission Decisions amending Decision 2001/618/EC must contain the statement: “Pigs in accordance with Commission Decision 2001/618/EC concerning Aujeszky’s disease(1)”.

    (d)

    Exports of cattle from England to the countries listed in Annexes I and II of Commission Decision 2004/558/EC (OJ No. L249, 23.7.2004, p. 20)—

    (i)

    must meet the additional guarantees laid down in Article 2(1), Article 2(2)(b)(i) or Article 2(2)(c)(for exports to Germany), and (for exports to Denmark, Austria, Finland, Sweden and the province of Bolzano in Italy) in Article 3(1) of that Decision; and

    (ii)

    in relation to the certification accompanying such exports—

    (aa)

    for bovine animals exported to Germany, in point 4 of Section C of the health certificate set out in Model 1 of Annex F to Directive 64/432/EEC, after the first indent, “IBR” must be entered, and after the second indent the additional guarantees of Article 2 which are met by the cattle must be specified as follows: “Article 2(1), [or] Article 2(2)(b)(i) [or] Article 2(2)(c) [as the case may be] of Commission Decision 2004/558/EC”; and

    (bb)

    for bovine animals exported to Denmark, Austria, Finland, Sweden and the province of Bolzano in Italy, in point 4 of Section C of the health certificate set out in Model 1 of Annex F to Directive 64/432/EEC, after the first indent, “IBR” must be entered, and after the second indent “Article 3 of Commission Decision 2004/558/EC” must be entered.

    (iii)

    In accordance with Commission Decision 2003/514/EC concerning health protection measures against African swine fever in Sardinia, Italy (OJ No. L178, 17.7.2003, p. 28), the importation into England from the Italian region of Sardinia of animals of the suidae family is prohibited.

    (iv)

    The official health certificate accompanying swine imported into England from Italy must contain the statement “Animals in accordance with Commission Decision 2005/779/EC(2) concerning animal health protection measures against swine vesicular disease in Italy”.

(1)

OJ No. L16, 25.1.93, p. 18.

(2)

OJ No. L293, 9.11.2005, p. 28.

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