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The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-And-Mouth Disease) (No. 2) Regulations 2007

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Dispatch of semen, ova and embryos

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10.  (1)  No person may dispatch semen, ova or embryos of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species and other biungulates.

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

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

(b)frozen bovine and porcine semen and bovine embryos imported into the United Kingdom in accordance with the conditions laid down 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); and

(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),

and which since introduction into the United Kingdom have been stored and transported separately from semen and embryos not eligible for dispatch.

(3) The health certificate accompanying frozen bovine semen consigned to another member State must bear the following words—

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

(4) The health certificate accompanying bovine embryos consigned to another member State must bear the following words—

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

(5) The health certificate accompanying porcine semen to other member States must bear the following words—

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

(1)

OJ No. L194, 22.7.1988, p. 10 as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden.

(2)

OJ No. L302, 19.10.1989, p.11 as last amended by Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden.

(3)

OJ No. L224, 18.8.1990, p. 62 as last amended by Council Decision 2001/36/EC (OJ No. L13, 19.1.2000, p. 21.

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