Answer given by Mr Dalli on behalf of the Commission
According to Article 2(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1523/2007(1) banning cat and dog fur, ‘placing on the market’ means ‘the holding of cat and/or dog fur or a product containing such fur for the purpose of sale, which includes offer for sale, sale and distribution’. This definition bans all forms of sales including ‘re-sale’ or ‘second hand’ sale.
In 2011, the Commission collected information from the Member States on the implementation of the ban on cat and dog fur in 2009 and 2010. From this information, there does not appear to be any significant issue for the implementation of the ban on cat and dog fur.