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The Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations (TARP) 2011

The Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011 (TARP) were introduced in 2011 with the aim of consolidating and simplifying five sets of Animal Product regulations. TARP regulations outline how veterinary checks and the Balai directives are implemented in England and Wales. 

The legislation covers:

  • Importation of animals and genetic material from a Third Country.
  • Safeguard measures: banning or restricting imports of any animal or animal product from a country if there are reasonable grounds for suspicion of a serious threat to human or animal health.
  • Administration, including notifications and authorisation, fees, penalties and offences.