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Home Affairs response to Economic Development policy letter
Thursday 19 October 2017

Statement from Deputy Mary Lowe, President of the Committee for Home Affairs.

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Committee for Economic Development proposes changes to the Population Management Law in response to hospitality sector concerns
Thursday 19 October 2017

In response to the introduction of the Population Management Law earlier this year, the Committee for Economic Development has been approached by a number of representatives acting on behalf of the hospitality sector expressing their concerns with certain aspects of the recently enacted Law.

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Préfet of Brittany makes first visit to the Channel Islands
Thursday 19 October 2017

The Préfet of Brittany, Mr Christophe Mirmand, visited Jersey today, Thursday 19 October, to meet representatives from the Governments of Guernsey and Jersey, as part of the growing relationship between the Islands and the Brittany region.

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Sheep and goats

Contact Us - States Veterinary Officer Contact Us - Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services

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Sheep and goats can carry many diseases that could be passed on to cattle and therefore threaten the Guernsey dairy industry.  For this reason the pre-movement health tests for sheep and goats are the most rigorous for any animals imported into the Bailiwick.

  • Importing Sheep and Goats from Alderney and Sark

    • Sheep and goats can be imported into Guernsey from Alderney and Sark subject to the following conditions:
      • an animal was born in, and has remained continuously since birth in Alderney or Sark or was imported into one of those Islands from Guernsey and is being re-exported to Guernsey, and
      • Alderney or Sark is not subject to foot and mouth disease restrictions.
  • Importing Sheep and Goats from Jersey

    • Sheep and goats can be imported from Jersey with a licence issued by the Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services and they must satisfy a number of health conditions before being imported.  The import requirements are the same as those for imports from the United Kingdom.
  • Importing Sheep and Goats from the United Kingdom

    • Sheep and goats imported from the UK must have a health certificate (7783EHC) issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which must be signed by a UK Official Veterinarian (OV). Follow this link for a sample of the certificate. A copy of the 7783EHC must be sent by fax or e-mail to the Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services as soon as possible after issue and in any case before sheep or goats are dispatched to Guernsey.
    • Notes for guidance (7783NFG) of the health requirements for sheep and goats imported from the UK can be found by following this link.  Sheep and goats must be isolated for 21 days following import to the Bailiwick and the post import isolation facilities must be inspected and approved by the States Veterinary Officer prior to import. 
  • Other Imports

    • In any other circumstances, sheep and goats cannot be imported into Guernsey without an import licence issued by the Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services. Follow this link for an application form. A licence may have conditions on health requirements, which may include isolation before dispatch to Guernsey and tests.
    • Contact us for further information.
  • Costs

    • The cost of complying with any health requirements must be met by the importer.
  • Animal Health Threats

    • In the last few years animal health on Guernsey has been threatened by diseases carried by midges (Cluicoides species).  Midges are potential vectors for certain animal diseases such as Bluetongue & Schmallenberg Virus. To reduce the risk of inadvertently bringing potentially infected midges to Guernsey from Jersey in vehicles, livestock owners are advised to spray vehicles with insect deterrents or insect killers before animals are loaded into them.
    • Follow this link for a list of recommended insect deterrents or insect killers.

Downloads

Insect sprays Import Application Form 7783NFG 7783EHC

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