Form for a premises to apply for approval to import and export animals under Council Directive 92/65/EEC (Balai Directive).
The Balai Directive (Article 4 of Council Directive 92/65/EEC) sets out the conditions for the import and export of various species of animals within the EU which are not covered by other legislation. It does not apply to domestic animals such as cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, horses, poultry and pets.
The Balai Directive states that animals covered by this legislation can only be exported from premises which are either registered or approved by the authorities in the exporting country. This form must be completed to apply for approval of a premises in Great Britain.
The form includes guidance on the approval process. The requirements for approved status are set out in Annex C of the Balai Directive (as amended by Council Directive 2004/68/EC).
A plan showing the whole of the premises to be approved must be included with the form. The premises will be inspected by a veterinary officer.
Form EC3163 must be completed to register a premises.
See guidance on Balai Directive.