II.7. I have a written declaration signed by the owner or the natural person responsible for the animals on behalf of the owner, stating that:
I, the undersigned …………………………………………………………………………………………………..
[owner or the natural person responsible for the animals described above on behalf of the owner]
declare that the animals will accompany me, the owner, or the natural person that I have designated to be responsible of the animals on my behalf and are not intended to be sold or transferred to another owner.
Place and date: Signature:
(a) The original of each certificate shall consist of a single sheet of paper, or, where more text is required it must be in such a form that all sheets of paper required are part of an integrated whole and indivisible.
(b) The certificate shall be drawn up at least in the language of the Member State of entry and in English. It shall be completed in block letters in the language of the Member State of entry or in English.
(c) If additional sheets of paper or supporting documents are attached to the certificate, those sheets of paper or document shall also be considered as forming part of the original of the certificate by the application of the signature and stamp of the official veterinarian, on each of the pages.
(d) When the certificate, including additional sheets referred to in (c), comprises more than one page, each page shall be numbered, (page number) of (total number of pages), at the end of the page and shall bear the certificate reference number that has been designated by the competent authority at the top of the pages.
(e) The certificate is valid for 10 days from the date of issue by the official veterinarian until the date of the checks at the EU travellers' point of entry and for the purpose of further movements within the Union, for a total of 4 months from the date of issue of this certificate or until the date of expiry of the anti-rabies vaccination, whichever date is earlier.
(f) The competent authorities of the exporting third country or territory shall ensure that rules and principles of certification equivalent to those laid down in Directive 96/93/EC are followed.
Box I.11.: Place of origin: name and address of the dispatch establishment. Indicate approval or registration number
Box I.28.: Identification system : Select of the following : microchip or tattoo
Date of application of the microchip or tattoo : The tattoo must be clearly readable and applied before 3 July 2011
Identification number : Indicate the microchip or tattoo number
Date of birth : Indicate only if known
(1) Any revaccination must be considered a primary vaccination if it was not carried out within the period of validity of a previous vaccination.
(2) A certified copy of the identification and vaccination details of the animals concerned shall be attached to the certificate.
(3) Keep as appropriate. Where the certificate states that certain statements shall be kept as appropriate, statements which are not relevant may be crossed out and initialled and stamped by the official veterinarian, or completely deleted from the certificate.
(4) The rabies antibody test referred to in point II.3:
- must be carried out on a sample collected by a veterinarian authorised by the competent authority, at least 30 days after the date of vaccination and three months before the date of import;
- must measure a level of neutralising antibody to rabies virus in serum equal to or greater than 0.5 IU/ml;
- must be performed by a laboratory approved in accordance with Article 3 of Council Decision 2000/258/EC designating a specific institute responsible for establishing criteria necessary for standardising the serological tests to monitor the effectiveness of rabies vaccines (list of approved laboratories available at http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/approval_en.htm);
- needs not be renewed on an animal, which following that test with satisfactory results, has been revaccinated against rabies within the period of validity of a previous vaccination.
(5) A certified copy of the official report from the approved laboratory on the results of the rabies antibody tests referred to in point II.3 shall be attached to the certificate.
(6) The treatment against Echinococcus multilocularis referred to in point II.5 must:
- be administered by a veterinarian within a period of not more than 120 hours and not less than 24 hours before the time of the scheduled entry of the dogs into one of the Member States or parts thereof listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011;
- consist of an approved medicinal product which contains the appropriate dose of praziquantel or pharmacologically active substances, which alone or in combination, have been proven to reduce the burden of mature and immature intestinal forms of Echinococcus multilocularis in the host species concerned.
(7) This date must precede the date the certificate was signed.
(8) This information may be entered after the date the certificate was signed for the purpose described in point (e) of the Notes and in conjunction with footnote (6).
The signature and the stamp must be in a different colour to that of the printing.