The project aimed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the EU legislation and regulations on the Controls of import, trade and non-commercial movements of dogs and cats among Competent Authorities' staff (veterinary services for the commercial movements and customs’ officials for the checks on non-commercial movements). The activities included capacity building and the sharing of good practices on the implementation of Regulation EU 576/2013 on the non-commercial movements of pet animals; Regulation 998/2003 on animal health requirements applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals; Directive 92/65/EEC on animal health requirements governing the trade-in and import of animals, semen, ova, embryos; Directive 91/496/EEC on the organisation of veterinary checks on animals at Border Inspection Posts and Regulation EC 1/2005 on animal welfare during transport. 8 training sessions on official controls of movements of dogs and cats were organised in different EU Member States. A total of 240 officials from EU Member States, Candidate Countries and selected non-EU countries were trained with an average of 30 participants attending per session.

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