Animal transport regulations are being prepared
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CTA. 2002. Animal transport regulations are being prepared. Agritrade, November 2002. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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European Commission preparations for a revised...
European Commission preparations for a revised draft directive on animal transport are now at an advanced stage of preparation. One of the major issues currently under discussion is the issue of travelling times and their enforcement. The Commission believes that existing regulations specifying maximum travelling times linked to a function of the species and age of animals are inadequate. These regulations only cover transport of animals between EU member states, while internal transportation of animals remains an issue for member states'- own regulations. Comment: There have been some suggestions from EU officials in international fora that the EU may seek an extension of its regulations on animal transport to animals whose carcasses are later exported to the EU market. If this were to occur, it could have implications for extensive cattle farming in ACP countries such as Botswana and Namibia. However, as EU member states still retain control over the regulation of animal transport within their own territories, moves in this direction do not appear to be imminent.