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The Horse Passports (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Organisations authorised to issue passports

3.—(1) The following organisations (referred to in these Regulations as “passport-issuing organisations”) are authorised to issue passports —

(a)organisations authorised in writing by the National Assembly under these Regulations to issue passports;

(b)organisations that maintain or establish stud-books for registered horses and are recognised by the National Assembly under regulation 3 of the Horses (Zootechnical Standards) Regulations 1992(1) or by any other authority in the United Kingdom competent to recognise such organisations in accordance with Council Directive 90/427/EEC of 26 June 1990 on the zootechnical conditions governing intra-Community trade in equidance(2);

(c)organisations recognised in another part of the United Kingdom or another Member State under legislation that implements either —

(i)Commission Decision 92/353/EEC (laying down the criteria for approval or recognition of organisations and associations which maintain or establish stud books for registered equidae(3)); or

(ii)Commission Decision 2000/68/EC (amending Commission Decision 93/623/EEC and establishing the identification of equidae for breeding and production(4))); and

(d)international associations or organisations that manage or regulate horses for competition or racing and are registered with the National Assembly to issue passports or registered under equivalent statutory provisions in force in any other part of the United Kingdom.

(2) The National Assembly may by notice in writing withdraw authorisation under paragraph (1)(a) or registration under paragraph (1)(d) if it is satisfied on reasonable grounds that an association or organisation is not complying with the provisions of these Regulations.

(3) No person shall issue a document which falsely purports to be a passport.

(2)

OJ No. L224, 18.8.1990, p. 55—59.

(3)

OJ No. L 192, 11.7.92, p. 63.

(4)

OJ No. L23, 28.1.2000, p. 72.

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