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Bovine Exchange (BOVEX)

BOVEX is a specific interface linked to TRACES to allow automatic exchange of bovine identification data across relevant national databases. The objective is to digitise bovine passports, save time and avoid errors while introducing passport data into national databases upon reception of cattle. Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products, modified by Regulation (EU) 653/2014, introduced the possibility of recognising the electronic exchange of passport data across databases, thereby eliminating the paper passport.

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