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Intra-Community trade in breeding pigs

The European Union is harmonising the standards governing breeding pigs with a view to facilitating intra-Community trade in such animals.

ACTS

Council Directive 88/661/EEC of 19 December 1988 on the zootechnical standards applicable to breeding animals of the porcine species. [See amending act(s)].

Council Directive 90/118/EEC of 5 March 1990 on the acceptance of pure-bred breeding pigs for breeding.

Council Directive 90/119/EEC of 5 March 1990 of hybrid breeding pigs for breeding.

SUMMARY

These Directives regulate intra-Community trade in pigs and the applicable zootechnical and veterinary conditions.

The Commission has determined:

  • performance monitoring methods for assessing pigs' genetic value;
  • criteria governing the establishment of herdbooks and registers;
  • criteria governing entry in herdbooks and registers;
  • criteria for recognition and supervision of breeders' associations and/or breeding organisations and/or private enterprises holding or establishing herdbooks and registers;
  • certificates which the Member States may require for the marketing of purebred pigs, semen, ova and embryos.

Pending entry into force of these provisions, the monitoring officially carried out in each Member State and the herdbooks shall be recognised by the other Member States.

Member States may not prohibit, restrict or impede on zootechnical grounds intra-Community trade in purebred or hybrid breeding pigs or their semen, ova and embryos.

The establishment of herdbooks and registers may not be prohibited, restricted or impeded on zootechnical grounds, provided that the conditions laid down in Community law are met.

The official approval of breeders' associations and/or breeding organisations and/or private undertakings holding or establishing herdbooks or registers in accordance with Community law may not be prohibited, restricted or impeded.

Member States compile and update the list of organisations responsible for creating and maintaining herdbooks before sending it to the other Member States and the public.

REFERENCES

ActEntry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal

Directive 88/661/EEC

22.12.1988

1.1.1989

OJ L 382, 31.12.1988

Directive 90/118/EEC

12.3.1990

1.1.1991

OJ L 71, 17.3.1990

Directive 90/119/EEC

12.3.1990

1.1.1991

OJ L 71, 17.3.1990

Amending act(s)Entry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal

Act of Accession of Norway, Austria, Finland and Sweden

1.1.1995

-

OJ C 241, 29.8.1994

Regulation (EC) No 806/2003

5.6.2003

-

OJ L 122, 16.5.2003

Directive 2008/73/EC

3.9.2008

1.1.2010

OJ L 219, 14.8.2008

The successive amendments and corrections to Directive 88/661/EEC have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED ACTS

Commission Decision 89/501/EEC of 18 July 1989 laying down the criteria for approval and supervision of breeders' associations and breeding organizations which establish or maintain herd-books for pure-bred breeding pigs [Official Journal L 247 of 23.8.1989].

Commission Decision 89/502/EEC of 18 July 1989 laying down the criteria governing entry in herd-books for pure-bred breeding pigs [Official Journal L 247 of 23.8.1989].

Commission Decision 89/503/EEC of 18 July 1989 laying down the certificate of pure-bred breeding pigs, their semen, ova and embryos [Official Journal L 247 of 23.8.1989].

Commission Decision 89/504/EEC of 18 July 1989 laying down the criteria for approval and supervision of breeders' associations, breeding organizations and private undertakings which establish or maintain registers for hybrid breeding pigs [Official Journal L 247 of 23.8.1989].

Commission Decision 89/505/EEC of 18 July 1989 laying down the criteria governing entry in registers for hybrid breeding pigs [Official Journal L 247 of 23.8.1989].

Commission Decision 89/506/EEC of 18 July 1989 laying down the certificate of hybrid breeding pigs, their semen, ova and embryos [Official Journal L 247 of 23.8.1989].

Commission Decision 89/507/EEC of 18 July 1989 laying down methods for monitoring performance and assessing the genetic value of pure-bred and hybrid breeding pigs [Official Journal L 247 of 23.8.1989].

Last updated: 22.06.2011
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