of 30 March 2004. October 2003
on veterinary checks of imports and transit of animals from third countries
The Ministry of agriculture lays down, pursuant to section 78 of the Act No. 166/1999 Coll.
veterinary care and amending certain related laws (health
Act), as amended by Act No. 131/2003 Coll. (hereinafter the "Act") to perform
§ 33 para. 6, § 34 paragraph 1. 5, § 38 paragraph 1(a). 4 and § 38 paragraph 1(a). 2 of the Act:
The subject of the edit
This Decree ^ 1) incorporates the relevant provisions of the European Union "^ 1a) and
and the method of implementation) the place and the border veterinary checks on animals
imported from countries that are not Member States of the European Union (hereinafter referred to
"third countries"), the location, physical and personnel security
boarder veterinary station,
(b) cooperation and assistance) the importers and their agents (hereinafter referred to as "importer"),
provided by the authorities of the border veterinary checks,
(c) the placement of the animals) imported from third countries and the conditions for quarantine
for the approval of quarantine centres,
d) details of the measures, which makes frontier veterinary authorities
checks on the basis of the finding that the import conditions are met,
e) range and for more particulars on the data, the authorities of the border
veterinary checks shall be communicated by means of remote data transmission,
(f) details enabling transit animals) from third countries.
(2) this Ordinance shall not apply to imports and transits of semen, egg
cells and embryos from third countries.
(3) this Ordinance shall not apply to veterinary checks on animals in
Pet ^ 1b), which are accompanied by a natural person for them
responsible and are not imported for commercial purposes, with the exception of
equidae ^ 1 c)
Definition of terms
For the purposes of this Ordinance, means the
a) veterinary check-any physical check or
administrative act in respect of animals, the purpose of which is, directly or
indirect protection of public or animal health,
(b)) verification of the documents (review)-verification of the veterinary certificates and
other documents accompanying the animals,
c) identity check-simple Visual verification of agreement
health certificates or other documents, and animals, as well as verification of the
the presence and accuracy of identification, where applicable, other
How to indicate that the animals must have,
d) physical inspection-inspection of the animal itself, if necessary,
including sampling and laboratory tests, and if it is
need, including other veterinary checks carried out in the course of
e) importer-the natural or legal person who assumes responsibility for the
fulfilling the obligations arising from the customs legislation ^ 1 d) and the related
with the importation of the shipment in the territory of the Member States (hereinafter referred to as "the Union")
f) shipment-specific quantity of animals of the same species, covered by the
the same veterinary certificate or other document, transported in the same
means of transport and coming from the same third country or part of a third
g) border veterinary station-the border inspection posts designated
and approved by the European Commission (hereinafter referred to as "the Commission") to perform the border
veterinary checks on animals coming from third countries at the border
one of the Member States of the European Union (hereinafter referred to as "Member State"),
h) import conditions-health requirements for imported animals,
provided by law, this Decree and the special legislation ^ 2) in the
accordance with the requirements laid down by the legislation of the European Union,
I) by the competent authority-the central authority of a Member State empowered to
carrying out veterinary checks or any authority to which that competence has been
Veterinary control of the animals imported from third countries
(1) the importer announces the arrival of shipment border veterinary station
animals in a manner laid down by the directly applicable European law
Union ^ 2a). This Regulation shall be governed by and when filling out the common
Veterinary entry document (hereinafter referred to as "entry document") and
dealing with the document.
(2) the official veterinarian of the border veterinary station progresses
After notification of the arrival of animals by directly applicable legislation
The European unieí ^ 2a).
(3) if they are to be imported animals of a kind for which have not yet been
import conditions harmonised at European Union level, it shall ask the importer
The State Veterinary Administration of at least 15 days before the date of the intended
imports of these animals on the communication set out the conditions under which import
the animals from the third country to import.
(4) the imported animals, accompanied by the original of the health certificate or
another of the requested document, it shall be transported directly to the border
Veterinary station referred to in § 11 (1) 1, or, if necessary, to
the quarantine centres referred to in § 15 para. 1 (b). (b)) this may not
station or centre to leave if
and the veterinary checks have been made) of those animals in accordance with the
the law and with article 4, paragraph 2. 1, 2 and 3 (b). a), b) and (d)), as well as with sections 13, 14 and
(b)) have not been paid fees to perform the border veterinary
checks or deposit to cover possible expenses on some
measures associated with the border veterinary control.
(1) each consignment of animals from a third country, regardless of the customs-approved
determination of ^ 3) subjected to border veterinary control, and the control of
documentary and identity check and-unless the derogation procedure
arising from § 13 para. 1-physical check. These checks performed
the official veterinarian is one of the border veterinary station
that have been approved for this purpose.
(2) the documentary check and identity check is verified
and the origin of the animals)
(b) the subsequent destination of the animals), especially in cases of transit, as well as in
cases in which trade in animals of this kind is not harmonised throughout the
at the level of the European Union, or in which such animals are subject to specific
the requirements, laid down by the Commission with regard to the Member State of destination,
(c)) that the data, referred to in the health certificate or other document,
give guarantees of import requirements, or-if there is no trading
with the animals of the species has been harmonised at European Union level-requirements
The United States, or any other Member State of destination provided for the
taking into account the individual cases referred to in this Decree,
(d)) that the data resulting from the computer networks operated under
Regulation of the European Union on the introduction of the Traces system ^ 4) imply that
the consignment of animals has been rejected.
(3) physical control includes
and clinical examinations of animals) to ensure that the animals correspond to the data
laid down in a health certificate or other document, which is
They accompany, and that they are clinically healthy,
(b)) any laboratory testing, which is considered necessary, or
that is provided for by specific legislation, ^ 2)
(c)) any sampling, to be examined as soon as possible on the
the presence of residues,
(d)) to verify that they meet the requirements laid down for the protection of animals at the
carriage. ^ 5) for the purposes of subsequent veterinary checks on conditions of carriage
animal and veterinary checks, if any, additional requirements
the holding of destination, the official veterinarian shall transmit the necessary information
the regional Veterinary Administration, where appropriate, to the competent authority
another Member State of destination, through a system of exchange of
the information referred to in paragraph 2 (a). (d)).
(4) the physical checks referred to in paragraph 3 shall be carried out using data from the
the database the information exchange system referred to in paragraph 2 (a). (d)),
that contains import conditions for animals, applied in the European
(5) the official veterinarian may, when carrying out the operations, which are
part of the physical checks referred to in paragraph 3, to help the animal health
^ 6) assistants working under his leadership.
If the consignment of animals from a third country to an airport or a port in the
territory of the Union, it is possible to check the identity and physical check in
the point of such an airport or port of destination, provided that this
the airport or the port has its own frontier veterinary station and that
animals continue their journey on the same aircraft or ships.
In this case, the official veterinarian who carried out the inspection
documents, inform the manner referred to in section 4, paragraph 4. 3 (b). (d)) the second sentence of
the official veterinarian of the border veterinary station Member
State of destination that the check was performed.
(1) upon the inspection of documents shall be treated in the manner specified in annex No. 1.
to this Decree.
(2) the identity check shall be carried out as a rule for each animal in the
the consignment. However, if the shipment is
and a large number of animals) may be performed on an identity check 10
% of the animals in the consignment, however, must be made at least 10 animals in the
the consignment. The number of animals checked must be increased and may reach
to the total number of animals in a consignment, if the results of the initial done
the checks are not satisfactory,
b) animals for which there is no obligation to the individual
labelling is an identity check at least in control of designations
a representative number of containers or transport cage. The number of
controlled containers or transport cages must be increased and
can reach up to the total number of containers or transport cage
If the results of initial checks carried out have not been satisfactory. Review
the identity is in this case a Visual inspection of the animals in
a representative number of containers or transport cage in order to
verification of the species of animals in the shipment.
(1) physical control of cloven-hoofed animals and equidae ^ 1 c), the official
veterinarian of the border veterinary station, ensure that
these animals were unloaded at the border inspection post in its
the presence of the. The check itself then consists in checking the eligibility of the
animals to be transported and in their clinical examination carried out in accordance with
Annex No. 2 to this Decree; clinical examination may include a subscription
(2) the clinical examination is based mainly in a Visual examination of the animals.
In the case of animals for breeding or production, this examination shall be carried out
at least 10% of the animals at least 10 animals, which must be selected
so as to be representative of the whole consignment. Where the consignment contains fewer than 10
animals, investigating every animal in the consignment. In the case of animals for slaughter
This examination shall be carried out on at least 5% of the animals in at least 5 animals,
that must be selected so as to be representative of the whole consignment.
If the consignment contains less than 5 animals, investigating every animal in the
(3) the number of examined animals must be increased and may reach up to
the total number of animals in a consignment, if the results of the initial done
the checks are not satisfactory.
(4) for each animal from which a sample is to be recorded
and) serial number of the veterinary certificate and serial number given
the arrival of animals at the border inspection post,
(b) the identification number of the animal)
(c)) the required laboratory tests,
(d) the result of the test and subsequently) carried out an activity
(e) the full address of the final destination) of the shipment of animals.
(5) the samples are examined in order to verify compliance with
requirements of the veterinary certificate, in the laboratory as referred to in section 52
paragraph. 4 of the Act.
(6) the consignment of animals may be detained at border inspection
the station only when it is necessary to await the outcome of the laboratory
(7) the State Veterinary Administration shall communicate results of border
veterinary checks, together with the particulars referred to in paragraph 4 shall regularly
every 6 months the Commission, in the case of positive results of the tests
samples, or if there are other reasons to do so without delay to the Member State
of destination and the Commission. The State Veterinary Administration in case of positive
sampling results must also send a copy as soon as possible
veterinary certificate to the Member State of destination and the Commission.
(1) the individual clinical examination may be carried out for
c) aquaculture animals, including all live fish,
(f)) of bees and other insects,
g) reptiles and amphibians,
h) of other invertebrates,
I) zoos and circuses of the animals, including biungulates and
equidae, which are regarded as dangerous
j) fur animals.
(2) in the case of the animals referred to in paragraph 1, clinical examination shall consist
in observation of the health status and behavior of the entire group or
the representative number of animals. The number of animals checked must be
increased if the results of initial checks are not carried out
satisfactory. If carried out the check reveals a deviation from the normal
the State, the more stringent review, including any sampling.
(3) in the case of live fish, crustaceans, molluscs or experimental animals intended for
breeding, supplying or user establishments ^ 8) with a proven
specific health status, that are in sealed containers
under controlled environmental conditions, carried out a clinical examination and
sampling only in cases of particular risks, arising from the nature of
animals or their origin, or other emergency
the facts justifying such a procedure.
(1) after completion of the veterinary checks provided for in paragraph 4 of the official shall act
veterinarian of the border veterinary station in accordance with the directly
the applicable law of the European Union ^ 2a.
(2) each consignment of animals at the border inspection station
shall be recorded and shall keep the following information:
a) sequence number assigned to the arrival of animals at the border inspection
(b) the date of arrival of the consignment of animals) at the border inspection post,
(c)) the size of the consignment of animals
(d) the use of species and category) animals, or even their age,
(e) the serial number of the health certificate),
(f)) the third country of origin,
g) Member State of destination,
h) decision relating to the movements of animals,
I) reference to sampling, if it was executed.
(3) in the case of equidae, does not retain the border veterinary station
the identification document in accordance with special legislation, ^ 9) and in the case of
temporary entry of the animal in the territory of the Union, nor the original veterinary
the certificate. In the case of equidae for slaughter, who have to go through a market or a
marshalling Centre, the certified copy of the health certificate
Guide to the slaughterhouse.
(4) the animal health certificates and other documents relating to the consignment
animals that have been rejected at the border inspection post, must be
on each side of the bearing rectangular stamped in red with
containing the word rejected.
(1) upon detection of obstacles which prevents the entry of animals imported from
third countries on the territory of the Czech Republic (article 34, paragraph 1, of the Act), the
the official veterinarian of the border veterinary station,
If the animals
and) those species for which have not been harmonised at the level of the import conditions
The European Union, meet the requirements of the United States, or any other
Member State of destination provided for with regard to individual cases
referred to in this Decree. This also applies to the animal health certificate or other
the document, which shall accompany the animals;
(b)) are in such good shape, in order to continue their journey,
(c)) come from a third country which complies with the animal health requirements for
export of animals into the Member States.
(2) animals imported from third countries on the territory of the Czech Republic
represent a danger to animal or human health, if
and) are infected, or suspected of being infected or from infected, sick or
suspected of another illness, or
b) endanger the health of animals or people otherwise referred to in the Act,
in this Ordinance or in a separate piece of legislation. ^ 10)
Border veterinary station
(1) border veterinary station must
1. at the point of entry into the territory of the Czech Republic. If it is necessary, however,
due to the geographical conditions, for example, with regard to the position of the
the airport, port, railway station, the road border crossing
etc., may be border veterinary station located in the corresponding
the distance from this point, provided that it is well clear
from holdings or other places where animals are bred,
2. in the customs area, where it is possible to deal with other official
including customs formalities relating to importation of animals;
(b)) be subject to the jurisdiction of the official veterinarian responsible for the
the implementation of the border veterinary checks.
(2) the official veterinarian of the border veterinary station
also, the implementation of all activities related with computer processing
veterinary import procedures, ^ 4) namely organizing and operation of
a database containing data on imports of animals into the Member States.
(3) in accordance with § 48 para. 1 (b). point 2 of the Act) of the State Veterinary
Management shall submit proposals for the approval of border veterinary
stations with the following details:
and) kind of border veterinary station (airport, port, railway
the border crossing, the road border crossing)
(b)) the species of animal that will be checked at the border veterinary
Veterinary station due to its material and personnel
equipment and that, conversely, will not be able to be checked in the veterinary
This station, and with regard to equidae are accompanied by a
the identification document in accordance with special legislation, ^ 9) also
Office hours designated for these animals at the border inspection station
approved for this purpose,
(c)) the number of official veterinarians and the veterinary assistants who
will operate in the border inspection post, with the understanding that, in any
When it opened, the border veterinary station must be in
the service of at least one official veterinarian,
d) description of the areas in which they will be carried out to check the documents and check
identity, physical inspection, sampling, examination provided for in § 4
paragraph. 3 (b). (b)) and the special examination ordered by the official veterinarian:
the doctor, as well as a description of the facilities of these spaces,
e) capacity for housing animals until such time as they become available
the results of the examination,
(f)) kind of equipment allowing a rapid exchange of information, particularly with other
the border veterinary stations
g) estimated volume of imports (types and quantities of animals passing through
the border veterinary station).
(4) the requirements for the border inspection post, in particular its
physical and personnel security, are listed in annex 3 to this
the Decree, and in the case of border inspection post designated and to the importation of
^ 11) and bovine swine, in annex 4 to this notice.
(5) the State Veterinary Administration exposes the list border
Veterinary stations, in which the border inspection
review of animals arriving from third countries on the territory of the Union, on its
(1) where animals of species for which import conditions
harmonised at European Union level, should not be put into circulation in
The Czech Republic, although in its territory have been made to the veterinary checks
referred to in paragraph 4, the official veterinarian of the border veterinary station
shall retain the original veterinary certificates accompanying animals, and
and importers) issues one or, if the consignment of animals divided-some by
individually certified copies of health certificates relating to the
the animals concerned with the fact that the validity of such copies shall not exceed 10 days;
(b) in the input document) confirms that the completion of the veterinary checks
referred to in section 4, paragraph 4. 1 with a favourable result, indicating the kind of taken
the samples and the results of laboratory tests, where appropriate, that these results
they are only to be expected.
(2) as soon as the animals referred to in paragraph 1 have passed through border inspection
station, trafficking takes place in accordance with the rules of the veterinary
the checks laid down by special legislation. ^ 12) their designation and
the evidence set forth special legislation ^ 12a) shall be carried out with
the exception of slaughter animals and equidae, the place of destination of the animals,
where appropriate, after expiry of the period provided for by decision of the authorities of observation
Of the European Union.
(3) in the context of the information to the competent authority of another Member
State of destination provided via a computer network operated by
in accordance with the European Union about the introduction of the Traces system ^ 4) must be
in particular, whether they are destined for a Member State or on its
part with special requirements, and whether the samples have been taken but the results
their examination at a time when the means of transport of animals has left the
boarder veterinary station, were not yet known.
section 13 of the
(1) where animals of species not covered by a specific legal
prescription, ^ 13) used to check on border veterinary station
and the Czech Republic as) Member State of destination, being subjected to this
the station all veterinary checks as referred to in § 4;
(b)), the United States, which is not the Member State of destination, shall be carried out on
This station with the prior consent of the State Veterinary Administration
1. all veterinary checks as referred to in § 4 on behalf of the Member State
the determination to ensure, in particular, to achieve his veterinary
the requirements, or
2. on the basis of the State Veterinary Administration of the agreement with the competent authority
Member State of destination and, if necessary, the competent authority
of the Member State, where appropriate, the competent authorities of transit
the Member States, only the documentary check and identity check as referred to in
section 4, paragraph 4. 2, while the physical checks referred to in section 4, paragraph 4. 3 shall be carried out
in the Member State of destination. In this case, however, animals may leave the
the border inspection post where the documentary check shall be carried out and
identity check, only in sealed vehicles after the official
AA) marked on the copy of the health certificate, and if the consignment
animals divided, copies of the health certificate accompanying the animals,
that the animals have passed through border inspection station and that was
border veterinary inspection, carried out
BB) realized via a computer network operated by prescription
The European Union on the introduction of the Traces system ^ 4) the competent authority of destination,
where necessary, the competent authority of the Member State, or
the competent authorities of the Member State of transit that the animals have passed through
the border veterinary station
CC) competent customs authorities to which the border veterinary
the station locally relevant, that the animals can be released.
(2) in the case of animals intended for slaughter, it is possible to do only
in the manner specified in paragraph 1 (b). (b) point 1).
(3) the procedure referred to in paragraph 1 (b). (b)), point 2 shall inform in accordance with § 48
paragraph. 1 (b). point 2 of the Act) of the State Veterinary Administration of the Commission and the
(1) with regard to imports of animals for which import conditions have been
harmonised at European Union level, but which come from a third country,
for which have not yet been laid down uniform animal health conditions
and) the animals must be
1. resident in a third country, from which they are sent, at least,
the relevant deadlines laid down by special legislation, ^ 10)
2. subject to veterinary checks in accordance with § 4;
(b) the animals must not abandon) the border inspection post or quarantine
Center, where the veterinary checks in accordance with subparagraph (a)), point 2
they have demonstrated that animals
1. meet-without prejudice to the specific requirements relating to the
the third country in the context of diseases that are on the territory of the
the Member States-the animal health requirements applicable to the
trade in animals of the species concerned in accordance with special laws,
regulations, ^ 2) or
2. meet-in respect of one or more specific diseases-
conditions of mutual recognition of the equivalence of the requirements of the third
the country and the requirements of the European Union,
3. If they comply with the Czech Republic as a Member State of destination uses
specific animal health guarantees provided for in special legislation, ^ 14)
the requirements for trade within the European Union,
4. After you pass the border veterinary station, transported
directly to the slaughterhouse, if the animals for slaughter or to holdings
determine if the animals for breeding or production or animals
(2) if the animals are not referred to in section 13 is intended to be put into circulation on the territory of the
The United States, even if it were made to the veterinary checks as referred
in section 4, proceed in accordance with § 12.
(3) Breeding and production will remain at the place of destination under State
veterinary supervision. After the expiry of the period of observation, which was established
The Commission may be put into circulation within the European Union, under the conditions
referred to in the specific legislation. ^ 10)
(4) animals for slaughter in an abattoir shall be subject to the legislation, which
governing the slaughter of slaughter animals of that species.
(5) if the animals do not meet the requirements referred to in paragraph 1, may not leave the
the border inspection post or quarantine centre; in this
the case is progressing in accordance with section 18.
Quarantine of imported animals
(1) the animals to be imported from a third country placed in the quarantine
the Centre, can their be quarantine at a quarantine centre
and) third country of origin, approved and controlled by the Commission, in the case of other
infection of foot-and-mouth disease than about, Newcastle disease or
(b)) in the territory of the Union, which meets the requirements referred to in annex 6 to this
(2) where the official veterinarian responsible for the border
Veterinary station location of animals in quarantine, that quarantine must
take place in a manner and under conditions appropriate to the risk of a perceived
the official veterinarian
and) on the border veterinary station or in its immediate
(b)) in the farm of destination, or
(c)) at a quarantine centre situated in the vicinity of the farm
section 16 of the
The transit of animals from third countries
(1) in the case of a veterinary inspection of the transit of animals from one third country to
another third country through the territory of the Czech Republic, the official shall act
veterinarian of the border veterinary station by directly
of the applicable legislation of the European Union ^ 2a). Also take into account whether the
and this transit was)-if necessary-has previously allowed by the competent
authority of the Member State, where appropriate, by the competent authorities
the Member States of transit;
b) veterinary checks in accordance with § 4 have shown, or only after
animals have passed the quarantine centre, that the animals fulfil the requirements of
the Act and this order or, in the case of the animals referred to in the Special
Regulation of the ^ 13)-that they satisfy the animal health guarantees, which were by the Commission
recognised as at least equivalent requirements.
(2) the equidae transferred from one third country to another third country must
be accompanied by a ' certificate for the carriage of Accompanying equidae from one
third country to another ".
(3) the official veterinarian shall notify the border veterinary station
via a computer network operated in accordance with a special
^ law 15) (hereinafter referred to as "computer network") to the competent authority
of the Member State or Member States of transit, and the
boarder veterinary station, the animals leave the territory of the Union,
the animals have passed through border inspection station.
(4) transit of animals referred to in paragraph 1 shall take place in accordance with the appropriate
the Customs transit procedure laid down by the customs legislation.
(1) if he proves a border veterinary inspection, that an animal
does not satisfy the import conditions, or that an animal of the species for
that have not yet been harmonised import conditions at European level
the Union does not meet the requirements of the United States, or if he proves
border veterinary inspection other irregularities, they authorities
performing this check in accordance with section 35, or even with § 49 paragraph 1. 1
(a). (d)), § 54 para. 1 of the law.
(2) if the consignment of animals outside the territories of the Union, official
the veterinarian shall transmit to the respective border veterinary station
information about this change dates of the shipment in the manner specified in section 4, paragraph 4. 3
(a). (d) the second sentence).
(3) If you cannot send a consignment of animals back in particular to the well-being
the animals, the official veterinarian may
and after inspection) to enable the animals before slaughter their slaughter for the purpose of
nutrition of people in accordance with the laws and regulations that govern slaughter
animals for slaughter of the species, and if this is not possible,
(b)) requires the slaughter of animals for purposes other than for human consumption, or
their killing and destruction, as appropriate, for further processing
carcasses. In this case, the official veterinarian shall also designate the conditions
to control the use of the products thus obtained.
(4) in accordance with § 48 para. 1 (b). point 2 of the Act) of the State Veterinary
the administration shall inform the Commission of the cases referred to in paragraph 3.
(1) in the case of a suspicion that they are not complied with the requirements of this
the Decree, or in case of doubt about the identity of an animal, carry out
the official veterinarian of the border veterinary station any
veterinary checks it deems appropriate.
(2) If a border veterinary inspection found violations of the
import conditions, in particular if it is discovered that the veterinary certificates
or other document does not correspond to the actual state of the animals, that identification
marking the animals do not correspond to specific legislation, ^ 9) that the animals
was not presented for inspection at the border inspection post or that
not been sent to the destination originally intended, the sanction shall be applied
According to the law.
(1) if there is an or spread on the territory of a third country of disease
referred to in annex No. 1 to the law, a disease transmissible from animals to man
or other diseases or other possible cause of serious health threats
animals or people, or if required by other serious health reason
State Veterinary Administration may ask the Commission for the adoption of an appropriate
the measures concerning imports of animals from the whole territory of that third country
or of any part thereof.
(2) if any of the satisfaction of the veterinary checks provided for in this
Notice that a consignment of animals may pose a risk to the health of animals
or people, regional Veterinary Administration
and) orders in accordance with § 49 paragraph 1. 1 (b). (d)), § 54 para. 1 of the law
killing of animals and the destruction or other processing
(b)) shall immediately inform the manner referred to in section 4, paragraph 4. 3 (b). d) sentence
the other all other border veterinary station, the Commission and the national
the Veterinary Administration of the findings and of the origin of the animals, which
with these facts.
(3) the State Veterinary Administration may declare in accordance with § 48 para. 1
(a). (c)), § 54 para. 1 of the law on emergency veterinary measures,
with relations to a third country, from which comes the consignment of animals referred to in
paragraph 1. If she does so, it shall inform the Commission and the other
(1) if the authorities of the State veterinary supervision at the place of destination
animals imported from a third country, on the border veterinary station
another Member State are complied with the regulations of the European Union
governing the importation and the transit of animals from a third country, it shall inform the national
veterinary services shall inform the competent authority of that Member State with the
the fact that it reported on the results of its investigation, the measures taken
and their reasons for it. Unless the State Veterinary Administration
measures for sufficient, take is the subject of the joint negotiations on
the possibilities and means of redress.
(2) the repeated misconduct shall inform the Commission and the State Veterinary Administration
(3) the State Veterinary Administration may request the Member State referred to in
paragraph 1 to the Commission during the investigation period strengthened veterinary checks on
the border veterinary station, where appropriate, in the relevant
a quarantine centre. At the same time can be strengthened in the Czech Republic
the health inspection of the imported animals that come from these places.
(4) where the Commission implements its experts in veterinary checks on the spot for
to verify that the approved border inspection station or
approved quarantine centre fulfils the conditions laid down in annexes
# 3, 4 and 6 to this Ordinance, giving it the State Veterinary Administration
accordance with § 48 para. 1 (b). about point 2 of the Act) all the assistance and
assistance to the fulfilment of these tasks by which it putting experts at their request.
(5) where the Commission implements its veterinary experts on-site inspections in the
third countries from which or from which the parts are imported on the territory of the Union
bovine animals, swine and fresh meat in order to verify compliance with the
the requirements laid down by specific legislation, ^ 16) provides her
The State Veterinary Administration in accordance with § 48 para. 1 (b). about point 2)
the law the necessary cooperation, specifically in the complicity
veterinary experts of the Czech Republic on those checks.
Common and final provisions
In a message sent through a computer network ^ 15) in the case of
export of animals, box intended for comments lists the name of the third country
destination. This message is sent to the competent authorities of destination and
of the Member State or Member States of transit.
The effectiveness of the
This Decree shall take effect on the date of the Treaty of accession of the Czech
Republic to the European Union enters into force.
Ing. Palas in r.
RULES FOR DOCUMENT CHECKS OF LIVE ANIMALS FROM THIRD COUNTRIES
1. Each of the animal health certificate which accompanies a consignment of live animals
originating in a third country, it must be checked to confirm that the
and it is an original certificate) issued in the language of the country of origin and that it is
drawn up in at least one official language of the Member State border
Veterinary station and of the Member State of final destination;
(b)) shall apply to a third country or part thereof, which is entitled to
export of animals into the Member States;
(c)) and content correspond to the model drawn up for the live animal
and the third country concerned;
d) consists of a single sheet of paper;
e) is filled in completely;
(f)), the date of issue for the date of loading of the live animals for
send them to the Member States;
(g)) is made out to a single consignee;
h) is signed by an official veterinarian or, if it is to be-
the representative of the competent authority, and shows legibly and in printed
the letters of his name or first and last name and status, and that-if
It should be-the official stamp of the third country and the signature are in a different color, than in the
What is printed on the certificate;
I) is not amended except by deletions which must be signed and sealed with
the stamp of the certifying official veterinarian.
2. the competent authority must check the written undertaking and the route plan from
the external borders of the Member States at the destination, if it is from the carrier
required by legislation for the protection of animals against cruelty.
The written undertaking and the route plan must be drawn up in at least one
the official language of the Member State frontier veterinary station and
the Member State of final destination.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL CHECKS ON THE ELIGIBILITY OF ANIMALS FOR THE
TRANSPORT, CLINICAL EXAMINATION AND SAMPLING PROCEDURES FOR
CLOVEN-HOOFED ANIMALS AND EQUIDAE AT BORDER INSPECTION STATION
I. Review of the eligibility of animals for the transport of:
Outside of the clinical examination detailed below must be carried out
reviews the eligibility of animals for further transport. In this evaluation
shall take into account the distance traveled so far, including the measures laid down for the
feeding, watering and resting animals. It also takes into account distance,
that remains to be offended, including the measures envisaged for feeding,
watering and resting during this part of the journey.
It must be checked whether the means of transport for the transport of animals
correspond to the requirements of the legislation governing the transport of live
II. Clinical Examination:
The clinical examination shall comprise at least:
1. Visual examination of the animal, including an overall assessment of its
health, ability to move freely, the State of the skin and mucous membranes and
any evidence of abnormal discharges;
2. monitoring of respiratory and digestive tract;
3. a random check body temperature. However, this is not necessary if
There were no anomalies in accordance with section 1 or 2;
4. palpation (palpation) is required only if you are detected
the anomaly referred to in points 1, 2, or 3.
III. procedure for sampling:
Collection of samples for the purpose of checking compliance with the animal health requirements
set out in the accompanying animal health certificate shall be as follows:
1. at least 3% of the consignments shall be subject to monthly sampling to
a serological examination, with the exception of registered horses ^ 17) that
each is accompanied by a veterinary certificate confirming compliance with the
the animal health requirements laid down in the authorisation issued
under other legislation relating to the animal health requirements applicable to the
trade in animals and animal health conditions for imports from third
countries ^ 18).
Samples shall be taken from at least 10% of the animals in each of the selected shipments
sampling referred to in point 1, but at least from the 4 animals. If
problems arise, the percentage must be increased.
2. the official veterinarian may, on the basis of the risk assessment,
any animal in the shipment to the border inspection post to remove
any necessary samples.
CONDITIONS FOR APPROVAL OF BORDER VETERINARY STATION
To border veterinary station received approval from the Commission, shall have
1. dedicated access lane for the transport of live animals to
the animals were spared undue waiting;
2. easy to clean and disinfect equipment for loading and unloading
different types of transport vehicles, to carry out inspections and to feed,
the power and the treatment of the animals, with adequate space, lighting and
ventilation for the number of animals to be inspected;
3. a sufficient number of-taking into account the number of animals that have a border
Veterinary station, the browse-veterinary and auxiliary staff,
specially trained to carry out checks of documents and clinical examinations
referred to in this Decree;
4. large enough spaces for staff responsible for the implementation of the
veterinary checks, including changing rooms, showers and toilets;
5. appropriate premises and facilities for taking and processing the samples for the routine
examinations provided for in the legislation governing the importation of animals from the
6. the services of a specialized laboratory qualified to carry out the Special
tests on the samples taken at the border inspection post;
7. the services of an undertaking in the immediate vicinity which has the
adequate facilities and equipment to House, feed, water,
treatment and, if necessary, to the slaughter of animals;
8. If a frontier veterinary station is used as a place to stop
or transhipment of animals during transport, it must have the appropriate
equipment for unloading, feeding, watering, or even housing and necessary
treatment of the animals, where appropriate, to the slaughter of animals on the site in a manner that
Save the animals unnecessary suffering;
9. appropriate equipment permitting the rapid exchange of information with other
the border veterinary stations and the competent veterinary authorities;
10. equipment and facilities for cleaning and disinfecting.
THE CONDITIONS FOR APPROVAL OF BORDER VETERINARY STATIONS FOR THE IMPORTATION OF BOVINE ANIMALS
AND PIGS FROM THIRD COUNTRIES
1. Border inspection stations have
and generally be located) near the place where cattle and pigs
entering the territory of the Member States, so as to avoid their
contact with animals that live outside of the station and are susceptible to diseases
bovine animals and swine;
(b)) have facilities for disinfecting and the disposal of waste feed
and litter, as well as manure, liquid manure and all other waste.
2. Border veterinary station, through which is regularly transports
a larger number of animals should also have:
a) ramps, walkways or other devices for loading and unloading of animals
the various means of transport;
(b)) inside or near the station so as to ensure
compliance with the animal health conditions,
-accommodation of sick or suspect animals,
-Save the animals dead on arrival or at a station, or
slaughtered on the orders of an official veterinarian, prior to their
(c) adequate facilities for the device) the need of the official veterinarian, and
his associates with access to the locker room, washroom and toilet;
d) sufficient lighting, so that they can be carried out by veterinary inspection
laid down by this Decree;
e) sufficient drinking water under pressure;
f) device that can remove or sewage treatment plants,
fodder, litter and manure, that meet the health and veterinary
g) instead of the intended for cleaning and disinfecting vehicles and containers, or
access to the warehouse designated for such purposes.
3. all premises and equipment should be easy to clean and
disinfect and, where appropriate, should have the proper
1. a border inspection post is the responsibility of the official veterinary
2. In the implementation of the operations of a practical nature can the official veterinarian
doctors help veterinary assistants who have for this activity
3. the staff of the border inspection post shall wear clean
working clothes & footwear, and comply with the rules of hygiene.
4. Frontier veterinary station and its equipment must be to
the satisfaction of the official veterinarian regularly cleaned and
disinfected so that each consignment of animals maintain their
5. the animals must be taken at the border inspection post referred to in
the instructions of the official veterinarian, and must immediately be subjected to
a health examination.
6. If the official veterinarian considers it necessary, shall be
animals housed, fed and watered and must rest.
7. the Pests, such as rodents, must be systematically exterminated.
8. health examination to be carried out, gets official
veterinarian continuously from higher authorities, the following information:
and an updated list) third countries and parts of third countries from which the
importation of bovine animals and swine into the Member States,
(b) the relevant decisions of the Commission), including model health certificates
applicable for each third country, as referred to in the aforementioned list.
9. A copy of the health certificate that is attached to each shipment
animals kept for at least 3 years, together with the date and the result of
veterinary checks. If the copy is not available, a
the record about the details of the health certificate and be kept for the same
period of time. This record contains at least the following information:
and the number of animals subject to particular) checks given to species
animals, their gender and purpose
(b)) the origin and destination of the animals, as well as the sender's name and
(c)) the result of each shipment of veterinary inspection of animals and a reference to
the animal health certificate accompanying each consignment of cattle or
CONDITIONS FOR THE APPROVAL OF QUARANTINE CENTRES
1. the requirements For the quarantine centres referred to in points 2, 4, 5,
7, 9 and 10 of annex 3 to this notice.
2. In addition, the quarantine centre
and) be under constant veterinary supervision,
(b)) to be located at an adequate distance from holdings or other
places where animals are bred, that could become infected,
(c)) have an efficient control system ensuring adequate supervision of
1) is released on the basis and within the limits of the law, whose content allows you to
to incorporate the relevant provisions of the European communities Decree.
1A) Council Directive 91/496/EEC of 15 October 1968. July 1991
establish the principles of organisation of veterinary checks on animals entering the
Community from third countries and amending Directives 89/662/EEC,
90/425/EEC and 90/675/EEC.
1B) § 3 (b). e) Act No. 246/1992 Coll., on the protection of animals against
cruelty, as amended.
1 c) § 2 (b). h) Decree No. 382/2003 Coll., on animal health requirements
on the trade in animals and animal health conditions for imports from them
1 d) Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 April 2005. October 1992 establishing
the Community customs code.
2) for example, Decree No. 382/2003 Coll., on animal health requirements for
trade in animals and animal health conditions for imports from them
2A) Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2004 of 18 May. February 2004
introducing a document for the customs declaration for animals imported into the community
of third countries and veterinary checks of animals, as
the text of the.
3 Article 4, paragraph 4). 15 Council regulation 2913/92, which shall be issued by the customs
Code of the community, as amended.
4) Commission decision 2004/292/EC of 30 March 2004. March 2004 on the introduction of
the Traces system and amending Decision 92/486/EEC, as amended.
5) Act 246/1992 Coll., on the protection of animals against cruelty, as amended by
Council Directive 91/628/EEC of 19 December. November 1991 on the protection of animals at the
transport and changing of Directive 90/425/EEC and 91/496/EEC.
6) section 59 paragraph 1. 5 of law No. 166/1999 Coll. on veterinary care and amending
certain related laws (health law), as amended
8) Act 246/1992 Coll., on the protection of animals against cruelty, as amended by
9) Act 154/2000 Coll., on breeding, breeding and registration
farm animals and amending certain related laws
(plemenářský Act), as subsequently amended, and implementing legislation
10) Decree No 382/2003 Sb.
11) § 2 (b). (b) Decree No. 382/2003) Sb.
12) Decree No. 372/2003 Coll. on veterinary checks at
trade in animals.
12A) § 4 paragraph 2. 1 (b). (c) Decree No. 372/2003) Sb.
13) part A of annex 1 to the Decree No 372/2003 Sb.
14) § 4 paragraph 2. 2 (a). (c)), and (d)) Decree No. 372/2003 Coll.
15) Decree No. 329/2003 Coll., for example, Commission decision 2004/292/EC of
on 30 November. March 2004 on the introduction of the Traces system and amending decision
16) Decree No 382/2003 Sb.
Decree 383/2003 Coll., concerning animal health conditions for imports of certain
animal products from third countries.
17 § 2 (b)). k) Decree No. 382/2003 Coll., as amended by Decree No.
18) § 65 order no 382/2003 Sb.