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Parliamentary questions
13 November 2012
E-010362-12
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Gay Mitchell (PPE)

 Subject:  Pet passporting rules in the European Union
 Answer(s) 

There remains an issue in the transport of animals by private persons across the Union. The Pet Passport Scheme was introduced as of 1 January 2012. The previous system, known as the Prior Approval Scheme, has been replaced by the Pet Passport Scheme. Since the Prior Approval Scheme was scrapped there are no direct carriers to Dublin willing to carry animals. The alternative is a lengthy and extremely costly indirect route. Is it possible for provisions to be made to allow for the direct transport of animals to such areas of the Union?

 OJ C 330 E, 14/11/2013
Last updated: 19 December 2012Legal notice