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Animal Health and Welfare (07-03-2008)

Commission adopts proposal for Council Directive harmonising procedures for information published in the veterinary and zootechnical fields

On 29 February, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Council Directive harmonising and simplifying the current procedures laid down in 21 Council acts for listing, updating and publishing information in the veterinary and zootechnical fields.
 
This simplified approach is meant to produce benefits in terms of reduced workload and administrative burdens for the competent authorities in the Member States, the farming industry, trade operators and the Commission.
 
These lists concern for example approved animal health establishments (assembly centres, dealers, semen collection centres etc.), breeding organisations in Member States and third countries and certain laboratories.
The purpose of the Commission’s proposal is to establish a rational method for listing those establishments in view of facilitating the veterinary checks, improving administrative management of such lists in Member States and third countries and providing information to the public.
The proposal can be presented as an example of the Commission's 'Better Regulation' Policy.
For further information, please visit:
http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/index_en.htm

Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE simplifying procedures of listing and publishing information in the veterinary and zootechnical fields and amending Directives 64/432/EEC, 77/504/EEC, 88/407/EEC, 88/661/EEC, 89/361/EEC, 89/556/EEC, 90/427/EEC, 90/428/EEC, 90/429/EEC, 90/539/EEC, 91/68/EEC, 92/35/EEC, 92/65/EEC, 92/66/EEC, 92/119/EEC, 94/28/EC, 2000/75/EC, Decision 2000/258/EC and Directives 2001/89/EC, 2002/60/EC, and 2005/94/EC