Agriculture [Irish Senate Report]

General Issues related to agriculture, farming and the food sector have already been thoroughly considered by the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine in their February 2017 Report ‘Impact of the UK Referendum on Membership of the European Union on the Irish Agri-Food and Fisheries Sectors’. But in order to consider any more […]

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Intra-EU Trade

Bovine and Swine There exist intra-EU controls on trade in certain animals.  There is a directive on trade within the EU in bovine animals and swine for breeding, production, or slaughter. The transport of bovine animals and swine to another state is permitted if they do not display a sign of clinical disease they have not […]

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Animal Health

General EU laws on animal health and welfare are adopted by the Parliament and the EU Council, the latter acting by qualified majority voting. The rules usually reflect international standards including, in particular, those adopted by the World Organisation for Animal Health. EU funding typically covers 50 percent of the national government’s cost. EU legislation […]

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Registration of Animals

Identification and registration There are a number of EU regulations dealing with the identification and registration of animals.  The purpose is to create a comprehensive tracing system to protect animal health and food safety. There are different regulations in respect of different species/products. Regulation in respect of the identification and registration of bovine animals and […]

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Traders Notes Animal Products

TRADER NOTICE – MOVEMENTS OF ANIMALS OR PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN USING THE UK LANDBRIDGE IN THE CASE OF A NO-DEAL BREXIT. Context – Brexit As the UK has voted to leave the EU, it will become a ‘Third Country’ (non-EU Member State) from the date of  withdrawal. From the date the United Kingdom exits […]

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Traders Notes Feed and Fertilisers

Requirements for the IMPORT of animal feed into Ireland 1. Companies/individuals who wish to import animal feed into Ireland must be registered with DAFM as an FBO and Importer 2. Imports of animal feed from Third Countries must be notified to DAFM at least 5 days before the animal feed is brought into the State […]

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Traders Notes Wood & Forestry

EXPORT OF FORESTRY PLANTS, WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCTS FROM IRELAND INTO THE UK IN THE CASE OF A NO-DEAL BREXIT. Context – Plant Health Legislation Exports of commodities from Ireland into other parts of the EU – including into the UK are currently regulated under Council Directive 2000/29/EC, commonly called the Plant Health Directive. This […]

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Irish Agriculture Commodities FAQ

Import Controls Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) control inspections are required at the EU/Third Country borders under EU law on the protection of animal health, plant health and food safety. Such controls (referred to as official controls) apply to live animals and animal products, as well as plants and plant products entering the Single Market, and […]

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Irish Agriculture General

Brexit – Prepare your Business for Change While ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement is still the Government’s primary focus, and preparations are continuing for all scenarios, greater priority is now being given to preparations for a no deal (‘disorderly’) Brexit. If you import or export: live animals (such as cattle, sheep or horses), animal products […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Animal Transport

Brussels, 23 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES FOR TRANSPORTERS OF LIVE ANIMALS, DRIVERS AND ATTENDANTS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that unless […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Slaughterhouse Operators

Brussels, 23 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES ON CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCE PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF REGULATION (EC) NO 1099/2009 ON THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS AT THE TIME OF KILLING, TO SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPERATORS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Plant Health

Brussels, Angers, 23 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary […]

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EU Withdrawal Notes Animal Breeding

Brussels, 23 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS BREEDING OF ANIMALS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless the withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law ceases […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Plant Reproductive Material

Brussels, 23 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS MARKETING OF SEEDS AND OTHER PLANT REPRODUCTIVE PROPAGATING MATERIAL The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Mineral Waters

Brussels, 23 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF DIRECTIVE 2009/54/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 18 JUNE 2009 ON THE EXPLOITATION AND MARKETING OF NATURAL MINERAL WATERS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention […]

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EU Withdrawal Note GMOs

Brussels, 23 January 2018 GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND FEED The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Biocidal Products

Brussels, 23 January 2018 BIOCIDAL  PRODUCTS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that unless the withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law ceases to apply to the […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Plant Products

Brussels, 23 January 2018 PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Fisheries & Aquaculture

Brussels, 9 April 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law […]

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