Turkey: Turkey Implements new EU Equine Passport Regulation on Equidae ID

Within the scope of Turkey`s harmonization period to be an EU Member, Turkey has started to harmonize many EU laws into Turkish legislation. Turkey published a draft communique to harmonize with the EU Commission Decision 2005/267/EU on methods for the identification of equidae (horses) called the Equine Passport Regulation. It covers individual identification, the methods of it, the material to be used, technical specification of numeration system, animal and owner registration, as well as holdings where they are kept, database for registration/id, exchanging of data on animals and the holdings where they have been kept, traceability within the system, health registration, and control and audit of the identified animals and the holdings. While the legislation mentions the identification and application for identification of equidae to be imported from non-EU countries, the identification system of EU is totally accepted for equidae coming from EU countries.

Turkey: Turkey Implements new EU Equine Passport Regulation on Equidae ID