On March 6, the OJEU published Regulation 191/2013 by wich amending Regulations (EC) 798/2008, (EC) 119/2009 and (EU) 206/2010 and Decision 2000/572/EC, as regards animal welfare attestation in the models of veterinary certificates.
New implementing regulation:
- updates the animal welfare statements in the model of veterinary certificates ‘POU’ and ‘RAT’ laid down in Part 2 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008, in the model of veterinary certificate ‘RM’ laid down in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 119/2009, in the models of veterinary certificates ‘BOV’, ‘OVI’, ‘POR’, ‘EQU’ and ‘SUF’ laid down in Part 2 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 206/2010 and the model of veterinary certificate ‘MP-PREP’ laid down in Annex II to Decision 2000/572/EC.
- introduces a transitional period to allow third countries to adapt to the amended models of veterinary certificates: for a transitional period until 31 January 2014, consignments of products of animal origin accompanied by the relevant veterinary certificates issued no later than 30 November 2013 in accordance with the models of veterinary certificates before the entry into force of this Regulation may continue to be introduced into the Union.
Wednesday March 6, 2013/OJEU/ European Union.