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October - December 2012


The following regulatory provisions are named in chronological order, with a brief reference to its contents:

Royal Decree 1392/2012, of October 5, amending Royal Decree 1135/2002, of October 31 on minimum standards for the protection of swine (BOE No 241 of 06/10/2012)

The decree is aimed at ensuring the full implementation of this policy from 01/01/2013, adding a transitional provision to complete the current regulatory framework so that after that date no farm fails these requirements and its sanctioning system is adapted.

Amendment 2011/874/UE of the Implementing Decision of the Commission of December 15, 2011, laying down the list of third-countries and territories of third-countries from which the importation of dogs, cats and ferrets is allowed into the Union; as well as the non-commercial importation of more than five dogs, cats or ferrets into the Union; and the corresponding model certificates for the importation and introduction of these animals into the Union (OJ of 10/11/2012)

This amendment corrects certain aspects of the text regulating 2011/874/UE Decision of the Commission.

Decree 525/2012, of November 27, which creates and regulates the Andalusian Council of Companion Animal Protection (BOJA n º 241 of 11/11/2012)

This decree created the Andalusian Council of Companion Animal Protection, an advisory, consultation and study on protection and welfare of companion animals, attached to the Ministry with responsibility for such matters. The Council's main purpose is to promote collaboration between the Board of Administration of Andalucía and the Andalusian municipalities, to develop similar, effective management of all actions in this matter.

Implementing Decision of the Commission of November 14, 2012 laying down a common format for the submission of information under Directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (OJ L320/33 of 11/17/2012)

Member States shall use the common communication format and instructions laid down in Annex II to this decision to submit the statistical data provided in Article 54, paragraph 2 of Directive 2010/63/EU, i.e. statistical information on the use of animals in procedures, including information on the actual severity of the procedures and on the origin and species of nonhuman primates used. This information must be reported, no later than 10/11/2015 and then, each year, by each Member State to the European Commission.

Regulation (EU) No 1158/2012 of the Commission of November 27, 2012, amending Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of the Council on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating its trade (OJ L339 / 1, of 12/12/2012)

This regulation adds the species that have recently been included in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as well as some footnotes of certain species.

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