|BSE - Trade Rules
Commission Decision N° 96/239/EC of 27 March 1996 on emergency
measures to protect against bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Commission Decision N° 98/653/EC of 18 November 1998 concerning
emergency measures made necessary by the occurrence of bovine
spongiform encephalopathy in Portugal.
Regulation (EC) N° 999/2001 creates a firm link between the
BSE status of a country and the conditions that apply to the
export of live bovine animals and a range of products of animal
origin from that country to EU. This range includes bovine
embryos, fresh meat, minced meat and meat preparations, meat
products, other products of animal origin, rendered fat, gelatine,
petfood, processed animal protein, bones and bone products,
raw material for the manufacture of animal feedingstuffs and
bovine intestines. Until the BSE status of the country is
not established, transitional measures apply but at the latest
until July 2003.
Annex XI of Regulation (EC) N° 999/2001
Annex IX of Regulation (EC) N° 999/2001