The Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Commencement: 29th March 2019
Amends: The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006
The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007
The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015
What is this regulations?
Amendments to The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006
Small changes are made to Article 20 to ensure the Secretary of State can continue to define competent authorities under the welfare at transport legislation after exit day. These amendments do not impose any duties on businesses.
Amendments to The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007
Small amendments are made to Schedule 1 to ensure that an existing cross reference to Directive 96/22/EEC concerning the prohibition on the use in stockfarming of certain substances having a hormonal or thyro-static action and of beta-agonists will continue to work after exit. These amendments do not impose any duties on businesses.
Amendments to The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015
Technical amendments are made to remove references to Member States and European Commission officials to ensure operability of the Regulation after exit.
This Regulation also introduces a policy change. Currently, certificates of competence, issued to slaughtermen by other Member States, must be recognised in the UK. Certificates of competence are required by slaughterhouses in the EU to evidence that an individual has been trained and successfully assessed as reaching a sufficient level of competence to undertake the animal handling, stunning and killing and related operations required of them. This Regulation removes this mutual recognition requirement. Certificates of competence issued in the UK will not be recognised in other Member States after the UK has left the EU.
These amendments do not impose any duties on businesses.
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