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EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations

The EU Animal By-Products Regulation allows member states to derogate from the basic framework of animal by-products controls in specified areas provided certain conditions are met. Some types of derogation are provided for directly in the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013. Others will be the subject of an authorisation issued by the Scottish Ministers.

EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations
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D11: authorisation to allow a different commercial document to accompany animal by-products and derived products transported within the UK

Dated:  24 January 2014

Authorisation D11

The Scottish Ministers for the Scottish Government, acting as the Competent Authority for Scotland in respect of the following EU Regulations:

  • Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009* of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules as regards animal byproducts and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011* of 25 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Authorisation to allow a different commercial document to accompany animal byproducts and derived products transported within the UK

In accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 21(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2011 and Point 4, Chapter III, Annex VIII of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, the Scottish Ministers authorise in addition to the requirements of the first subparagraph of Article 21(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 for commercial documents and health certificates during transport, the use of the following alternative systems specified in parts (a) and (b) of Point 4, Chapter III, Annex VIII that is:

(a) A different commercial document, in paper or in electronic form, provided that such commercial document contains the information referred to in point (f) of the Notes under Point 6 of Chapter III of Annex VIII

(b) A commercial document in which the quantity of the material is expressed in weight or volume of the material or in the number of packages

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

*Enforced in Scotland by the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013