EU Documents of Movement

Ireland, France Bipartite Agreement At Advanced Stage

A bipartite agreement on the movement of horses between Ireland and France has made advances in recent days, with Britain agreeing to accept EU Documents of Movement for horses across its land bridge. Operators will not be required to separately notify the UK import system and, in order to safeguard animal welfare, Irish operators will not be required to seal vehicles for export of horses to and through Britain. Indications from the UK Government are that a stopover facility will be permitted. Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland,...

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