The proposal on the zootechnical and genealogical conditions for trade in and imports into the EU of breeding animals and their germinal products aims at streamlining the current EU zootechnical legislation. This legislation promotes the free trade in breeding animals and their genetic material considering the sustainability of breeding programs and preservation of genetic resources. In addition, as the breeding of animals is not intended to fall within the scope of the official controls proposal, further amendments to the proposal on zootechnical legislation are proposed to provide specific control measures on breeding animals. The proposals have been examined by the Council and its preparatory bodies and the Presidency has identified the main issues raised by the texts through contributions from Member States.
The European Parliament has just begun its examination of the proposal and is expected to adopt its position on 5 May 2015.
Monday December 15, 2014/ Council of the EU/ European Union.