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The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-And-Mouth Disease) (Wales) (No. 12) Regulations 2001

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Export of equidae

16.—(1) Any person dispatching equidae shall ensure that they are accompanied by a health certificate in accordance with the model in Annex C of Directive 90/426/EEC on animal health conditions governing the movement and import from third countries of equidae(1).

(2) A veterinary inspector shall only issue a certificate referred to in paragraph (1) if—

(a)he or she is satisfied that the animal has not come from a holding in relation to which a notice in Form A or Form D is in effect in accordance with the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983(2);

(b)he or she has inspected the animal and is satisfied that it has been groomed to remove as far as practicable visible faeces, dirt and debris and that its hooves have been cleaned and disinfected to his or her satisfaction; and

(c)the owner of the animal or the owner’s representative has given a written declaration to the veterinary inspector stating that the equine animal will remain on the holding until sent to the place of destination stated in the health certificate, without stopping at any holding in relation to which a notice in Form A or Form D is in effect in accordance with the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983.

(3) The health certificate accompanying equidae exported to another member State in accordance with the provisions of this article shall bear the following words—

  • Equidae conforming to Commission Decision 2001/356/EC of 4th May 2001, concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(4) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to equidae in transit from outside the United Kingdom which are accompanied by a valid health certificate in accordance with the model in Annex C of Council Directive 90/426/EEC.

(1)

OJ No. L224, 18.8.90, p. 42.

(2)

S.I. 1983/1950, as amended by S.I. 1993/3119, S.I. 1995/2922 and, as regards England by S.I. 2001/571, S.I. 2001/680, S.I. 2001/974, S.I. 2001/1078, S.I. 2001/1407, S.I. 2001/1514 and S.I. 2001/1862.

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