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Government Decree No. 699 validating Sanitary and Veterinary Regulation on health conditions for transportation and import of equine-animals.

Moldova, Republic of
Document type
Equine-animals Animal production Animal reproduction Animal health Certification Transport/storage International trade
Geographical area
CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Eastern Europe, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, Landlocked Developing Nations

This Government Decree implements Directive 2009/156/EC of the Council on energy efficiency and Directive 2009/125/EC on animal health conditions governing transportation and import of equine-animals, as well as the provisions of Commission Decision no. 95/329 / EC of 25 July 1995 defining the categories of male equine-animals to which the viral arthritis requirement laid down in Article 15 (b) (ii) of Council Directive 90/426 / EEC applies. It establishes animal health requirements for transportation and import of equine-animals. Government Decree consists of III Sections. Section I lays down general provisions. Section II sets forth requirements for circulation of equine-animals (subsection 1) and requirements for the prevention of African horse sickness (AHS) (subsection 2). Section III establishes requirements for import of equine-animals. Annex 1 lists diseases with mandatory declaration. Annex 2 regards diagnostics African horse sickness (AHS). Transportation of equine-animals registered in the territory of the country or import of equine-animals from another country shall be permitted only if the animals meet the required health conditions. In case of the favorable epidemiological situation regarding the diseases mentioned in Annex no. (1), equine-animals shall be allowed: (a) to be riding or transported for sports or recreational purposes on roads situated near internal borders; (b) to participate in cultural or similar events organized by the local public administration bodies located near the internal borders; and (c) to be exclusively intended for grazing or labor, on a provisional basis, near the country's borders. Equine-animals must not show any clinical sign of disease during the 48-hour inspection prior to boarding or loading and must be registered. Equine-animals must be identified as follows: (a) in case of registered equine-animals by means of an identification document which must certify in particular that the required provisions are being complied with, and in the case of prohibitions, the official veterinarian must suspend the validity of the identification document for the duration of the prohibition of slaughtering of the registered horse, and the identification document must be returned to the issuing authority; (b) in case of equine-animals destination for breeding and production, according to the provisions of the Government Decision no. 137 of February 10, 2009 "On the approval of the sanitary-veterinary norm on animal health conditions and veterinary certification for imports of registered equine-animals for breeding and production".

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References - Legislation


Council Directive 90/426/EEC on animal health conditions governing the movement and import from third countries of equidae.

Legislation | European Union | 1990

Keyword: Animal health, International trade, Pests/diseases, Equine-animals


Council Directive 2009/156/EC on animal health conditions governing the movement and importation from third countries of equidae.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Equine-animals, Animal health, Pests/diseases, International trade, Transport/storage


Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council on transmissible animal diseases and amending and repealing certain acts in the area of animal health ("Animal Health Law").

Legislation | European Union | 2016 (2018)

Keyword: Aquaculture, Internal trade, International trade, Fish products, Business/industry/corporations, Fish disease, Traceability/product tracing, Quarantine, Animal health, Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Pests/diseases, Early warning system, Livestock water use, Data collection/reporting, Certification, Animal welfare, Drugs