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Presidential Order No. 139 implementing Council Directive 91/630/EEC of 19 November 1991 laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs.

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This Order lays down the minimum standards for the protection of pigs confined for rearing and fattening, in compliance with Council Directive 91/630/EEC. As from the entry into force of the present Order, all premises newly-built or rebuilt or brought into use for the first time after that date shall comply with at least certain requirement described in the text. The competent authority (Veterinary Service of the Ministry of Agriculture) shall ensure that inspections are carried out and shall check that the provisions of this Order and its Annex are being complied with. These inspections, which may be carried out on the occasion of checks made for other purposes, shall each year cover a statistically representative sample of the different rearing systems used in each Member State. Animals imported from non-member countries must be in good conditions and this requirement must be stated in a certificate issued by the competent authority of the non-member country concerned. Veterinary experts from the Commission may, where necessary for the uniform application of this Directive, carry out on-the-spot checks in cooperation with the competent authorities.
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Efimeris tis Kyverniseos No. 89, Part I, 18 May 1995, pp. 3589-3592.
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