In order to increase the competitiveness of the livestock subsector of Dominican Republic, improve animal health and guarantee the health safety of the foods, the Ministry of Agriculture has implemented the Traceability National System in all the national territory.
With this measure, the goal is to fulfil the health requisites of the exportation markets and the Animal Health International Organisation (OIE) through the raising of the animal health, productivity and food harmlessness national systems, as well as through agreements and settlements at an international level.
At the same time, another goal of this System is to reduce the crimes related to livestock property, illegal movements and theft, because it will allow the traceability of the animals, to avoid disease outbreaks, to have the vaccination programmes updated, and the dividing into zones of the flocks or herds, among other activities.
The National Traceability System (SINAT) has been created through the Resolution 82-2013 of the Ministry of Agriculture, which establishes, through the Regulation 52-08 of year 2008, the “General Implementation of Basic Rules and Good Agriculture and Livestock Practices”.
The National Traceability System will be comprised by the following registers: National Livestock Register System, National Animal Movements System, Animal Registration and Identification System, Vital Records, National Registry of Farms, Haulers' Registry, Transport Units, Drivers' Registry and Livestock Movements.
Tuesday December 10, 2013/ Ministerio de Agricultura/ Dominican Republic.