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11.—(1) A carrier who moves a pet animal which is subject to Article 5 or 8 of the Pets Regulation into Great Britain must be approved for the purpose by the appropriate authority.
(2) But approval is not required where—
(a)the movement is from the Republic of Ireland, or
(b)the carrier is a Community air carrier and the movement is of a recognised assistance dog.
(3) Approval may be granted subject to such terms and conditions as the authority considers necessary or expedient to ensure that pet animals are checked by or on behalf of the carrier for compliance with the Pets Regulation and (if applicable) the supplementary Regulation and Decision 2006/146/EC.
(4) Approvals in force immediately before 1st January 2012 under article 7 of the Pet Travel Scheme (Scotland) Order 2003(1) and article 8 of the Non Commercial Movement of Pet Animals (England) Regulations 2004(2) continue in force as approvals under this Order.
(5) The appropriate authority may amend an approval by giving notice in writing to the carrier.
(6) In this article, “Community air carrier” and “recognised assistance dog” have the same meanings as in Regulation (EC) No 1107/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air(3).
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