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The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (No.5) (Wales) Regulations 2007

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Export of semen, ova and embryos

10.—(1) No person may export semen, ova or embryos of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates produced in or brought into Great Britain.

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

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

(b)frozen bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine semen or bovine embryos or frozen ovine or caprine 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);

(iii)Council Directive 92/65/EEC laying down the animal health requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of animals, semen, ova and embryos not subject to animal health requirements laid down in specific Community rules(3); or

(iv)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(4),

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

(3) The health certificate accompanying frozen bovine semen exported 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 exported to other member States 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 ovine or caprine semen exported to other member States must bear the following words—

  • Frozen ovine/caprine semen conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9 August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom..

(6) The health certificate accompanying ovine or caprine embryos exported to other member States must bear the following words—

  • Frozen ovine/caprine embryos conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9 August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom..

(7) The health certificate accompanying porcine semen exported 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. L268, 14.09.1992, p.54 as last amended by Council Decision 2007/265/EC.

(4)

OJ No. L224, 18.08.1990, p. 62 as last amended by Council Decision 2001/36/EC.

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