S.I. No. 413/2007 - European Communities (Trade in Bovine Breeding Animals, their Semen, Ova and Embryos) (Amendment) Regulations 2007


S.I. No. 413 of 2007

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (TRADE IN BOVINE BREEDING ANIMALS, THEIR SEMEN, OVA AND EMBRYOS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2007

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 10th July, 2007.

I, MARY COUGHLAN, Minister for Agriculture and Food, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972), for the purpose of giving effect to Council DirectiveNo. 2005/24/EC of 14 March 2005 1 , Commission Decision No. 2005/379/EC of 17 May 2005 2 , Commission Decision No. 2006/16/EC of 5 January 2006 3 ,Commission Decision No. 2006/60/EC of 2 February 2006 4 , Commission Decision No. 2006/427/EC of 20 June 2006 5 , Commission Decision No. 2007/240/EC of 16 April 2007 6 and Commission Decision No. 2007/371/EC of 29 May 2007 7 , hereby make the following Regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Communities (Trade in Bovine Breeding Animals, their Semen, Ova and Embryos) (Amendment) Regulations 2007.

2. The European Communities (Trade in Bovine Breeding Animals, their Semen, Ova and Embryos) Regulations 1996 ( S.I. No. 112 of 1996 ) are amended, in Regulation 2(1), by substituting for the definition of “the Directives and Decisions” the following—

“ ‘Directives and Decisions’ means Council Directive No. 77/504/EEC of 25 July 1977, (as amended by Council Directive No. 79/268/EEC of 5 March 1979, Council Directive No. 91/174/EEC of 25 March 1991, Council Directive No. 94/28/EC of 23 June 1994, Council Regulation (EC) No. 807/2003 of 14 April 2003), Commission Decision No. 84/419/EEC of 19 July 1984 (as amended by Commission Decision No. 2007/371/EC of 29 May 2007), Commission Decision No. 84/247/EEC of 27 April 1984 (as amended by Commission Decision No. 2007/371/EC of 29 May 2007), Council Directive No. 87/328/EEC of 18 June 1987 (as amended by Council Directive No. 2005/24/EC of 14 March 2005), Council Directive No. 88/407/EEC of 14 June 1988 (as amended by Council Directive No. 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990, Council Directive No. 93/60/EEC of 30 June 1993, Council Regulation (EC) No. 806/2003 of 14 April 2003, Council Directive No. 2003/43/EC of 26 May 2003, Commission Decision No. 2004/101/EC of 6 January 2004, Commission Decision No. 2006/16/EC of 5 January 2006), Council Directive No. 89/556/EEC of 25 September 1989 (as amended by Council Directive No. 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990, Council Directive No. 93/52/EEC of 24 June 1993, Commission Decision No. 94/113/EC of 8 February 1994, Council Regulation (EC) No. 806/2003 of 14 April 2003, Commission Decision No. 2006/60/EC of 2 February 2006), Council Directive No. 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 (as amended by Council Directive No. 91/174/EEC of 25 March 1991, Council Directive No. 91/496/EEC of 15 July 1991, Council Directive No. 92/60/EEC of 30 June 1992, Council Directive No. 92/65/EEC of 13 July 1992), Commission Decision No. 96/509/EC of 18 July 1996, Commission Decision No. 96/510/EC of 18 July 1996 (as amended by Commission Decision No. 2004/186/EC of 16 February 2004), Commission Decision No. 2005/379/EC of 17 May 2005, Commission Decision No. 2006/427/EC of 20 June 2006 and Commission Decision No. 2007/240/EC of 16 April 2007, or any one or more of those Directives or Decisions, as the case may be;”.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

5 July 2007

MARY COUGHLAN,

Minister for Agriculture and Food.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

These Regulations implement into national law, insofar as bovine breeding animals, their semen, ova and embryos, as appropriate, are concerned, the provisions of Council Directive 2005/24/EC (with regard to the use of ova and embryos and storage centres for semen from pure-bred breeding animals), Commission Decision 2005/379/EC (laying down the particulars to be included on pedigree certificates for intra-Community trade), Commission Decision 2006/16/EC (amending import conditions for bovine semen), Commission Decision 2006/60/EC (in relation to animal health certification for intra-community trade in embryos of domestic animals of the bovine species), Commission Decision 2006/427/EC (laying down performance monitoring methods and methods for assessing cattle’s genetic value for pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species), Commission Decision 2007/240/EC (in relation to veterinary certificates for imports into the Community) and Commission Decision 2007/371/EC (regarding herd books for animals of the bovine species).

1 OJ No. L78, 24.3.2005, p.43

2 OJ No. L125, 18.5.2005, p.15

3 OJ No. L11, 17.1.2006, p.21

4 OJ No. L31, 3.2.2006, p.24

5 OJ No. L169, 22.6.2006, p.56

6 OJ No. L104, 21.4.2007, p.37

7 OJ No. L140, 1.6.2007, p.49