The Commission adopted a proposal for legislation aimed at streamlining existing zootechnical rules - currently covered by numerous legal acts, into a single Regulation.
Consolidating and clarifying the rules and principles on breeding animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, goats and horses, and on trade in other species of purebred breeding animals, is necessary to avoid obstacles to trade arising from inconsistencies in national transposition. The proposal aims to further improve trade conditions through provisions on official controls necessary to ensure compliance with zootechnical rules.
The new Regulation proposed by the Commission would come into force 18 months after adoption by the European Parliament and the Council. A Directive has also been proposed for adoption to amend existing control Directives in order to remove any provisions on zootechnics that would now be included in the Regulation on breeding of animals.
Wednesday February 12, 2014/ EC/ European Union.