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Asked by Angela Smith
(Penistone and Stocksbridge)
Asked on: 17 July 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Dogs: Imports
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs have been imported using the Balai Directive in each year since its introduction; and if he will publish the number of dogs imported from each country of origin for each of those same years.
Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 24 July 2018

The UK fully harmonised with the requirements of the Balai Directive for dog movements in 2012. The data for dog imports under the Balai Directive from 2012 to 2017 can be found in the attached Annex.

This data was extracted from the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). In some cases imports are recorded on TRACES as ‘Canis familiaris / Felis catus’, so APHA is unable to distinguish between cat or dog imports. These are included in the table in the column ‘Mixed’.

Annex - PQ 164962 - Balai Directive (Excel SpreadSheet, 19.25 KB)
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