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Animals: Imports

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of (a) reptiles and (b) birds being imported from (i) within and (ii) outside the European Union were recorded on the Trade Control and Export System in each year since 2000. (199531)

The TRACES system is run by the European Commission; using the system became compulsory from the start of 2005. Records exist for 2004 though, as TRACES was not then compulsory, these are not comparable with later years.

Number of consignments recorded on TRACES for each year:

Within the EU

Outside the EU

2004

Reptiles

2

89

Birds1

107

37

2005

Reptiles

18

233

Birds1

962

90

2006

Reptiles

12

248

Birds1

787

8

2007

Reptiles

13

289

Birds1

964

14

1 Non-poultry but includes game