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Animal Health and Welfare (22-01-2008)

New SANCO website on veterinary border control

The Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection (DG SANCO) launched on Wednesday, January 23, a new website on veterinary border inspections. The website aims to address an increasing need for information by both the competent authorities in the Member States and third countries and the wider public.

In its webpages, the visitor can find the relevant Community legislation, data on the veterinary border inspection points (BIPs) and approved warehouses/ship suppliers. Particular sections exist for news, photos and useful links in order to provide to the user the latest information on these issues. Special parts are dealing with training, guidelines and frequently asked questions and answers.

The site can be accessed at: http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/bips/index_en.htm