New Horse Import Regulations

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Posted on: 10 Nov 2012

India notified an update to the Livestock Importation Act on October 5, 2012 related to India’s sanitary regulations.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 10/19/2012 GAIN Report Number: IN2138 India Post: New Delhi India Notifies New Horse Import Regulations Report Categories: FAIRS Subject Report Livestock and Products Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety Approved By: Thom Wright Prepared By: Thom Wright Report Highlights: India notified an update to the Livestock Importation Act on October 5, 2012 related to India’s sanitary regulations for African horse sickness and contagious equine metritis. General Information: Introduction: India notified an update to the Livestock Importation Act on October 5, 2012 related to India’s sanitary regulations for African horse sickness and contagious equine metritis. Disclaimer: This summary is based on a cursory review of the subject announcement and therefore should not under any circumstances be viewed as a definitive reading of the regulation in question, or of its implications for U.S. agricultural export trade interests. Type of Regulation: Notified Change Important Dates: Publication Date: October 5, 2012 Date of Implementation: With immediate effect WTO Notification Date: Not notified (as of October 19, 2012) Products Affected: Live equines. Agency in Charge: Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Proposed Changes: The notification revises India’s Livestock Importation act. Key changes include: Removal of the contagious equine metritis exception for equine males up to seven years and unbred females up to five years of age. Horses originating from countries which have not experienced African horse sickness in the last 2 years will now be allowed entry. Exporting countries must certify that equines were protected from culicoides when transiting an infected zone. The full text of the official notification is below.
Posted: 10 November 2012

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