2000/68/EC: Commission Decision of 22 December 1999 amending Commission Decision 93/623/EEC and establishing the identification of equidae for breeding and production (notified under document number C(1999) 5004) (Text with EEA relevance)

Official gazette publicationOfficial Journal of the European Communities, L 23, 28 January 2000
Publication Date28 Jan 2000
EUR-Lex - 32000D0068(01) - EN

2000/68/EC: Commission Decision of 22 December 1999 amending Commission Decision 93/623/EEC and establishing the identification of equidae for breeding and production (notified under document number C(1999) 5004) (Text with EEA relevance)

Official Journal L 023 , 28/01/2000 P. 0072 - 0075


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 1999

amending Commission Decision 93/623/EEC and establishing the identification of equidae for breeding and production

(notified under document number C(1999) 5004)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2000/68/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/427/EEC of 26 June 1990 on zootechnical and genealogical conditions governing intra-Community trade in equidae(1), as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, and in particular Article 8(1) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/426/EEC of 26 June 1990 on animal health conditions governing the movement and import from third countries of equidae(2), as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, and in particular Article 4(4)(ii) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) by Decision 93/623/EEC(3) the Commission established the identification document (passport) accompanying registered equidae;

(2) in order to safeguard the continued identity of the animal it is necessary to amend Decision 93/623/EEC by introducing a life-number;

(3) in accordance with Article 4(4)(ii) of Directive 90/426/EEC, equidae for breeding and production must be identified during their movement by a method to be established by the Commission;

(4) certain parts of the information provided for by Decision 93/623/EEC can be used for the identification of equidae for breeding and production;

(5) equidae for breeding and production as well as registered equidae, may become equidae for slaughter for human consumption as definied in Article 2(d) of Directive 90/426/EEC at a certain stage of their life;

(6) the administration of veterinary medicinal products to equidae is subject to the provisions of Council Directive 81/851/EEC of 25 September 1981 on the approximation of laws of the Member States relating to veterinary medicinal products(4), as last amended by Directive 93/40/EEC(5);

(7) according to Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 of 26 June 1990 laying down a Community procedure for the...

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