BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.12
The main goal of the law ‘On amendments and additions to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Veterinary Issues’ is to further improve activities in the field of veterinary medicine and eliminate gaps, contradictions and collisions in legal regulation in the field of veterinary medicine, Trend reports citing Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture.
The law, signed by the country’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on January 5, 2021, provides for amendments aimed at:
- empowering the authorized body in the field of veterinary medicine with the competence to develop and approve the procedure for using technical means for photographing and video filming in the implementation of state veterinary and sanitary control and supervision;
- entitling state veterinary and sanitary inspectors to take photographs and videos, use technical means (equipment, instruments, measuring instruments, devices, tools and other technical means) during state veterinary and sanitary control and supervision.
These measures will eliminate the possibility for the occurrence of causes and conditions conducive to the commission of offenses. Besides, a new regulatory legal act introduces the issuance of veterinary passports in the form of an electronic document from the database for the identification of farm animals.
This will allow to:
- ensure the compliance of the information in the veterinary passport and the database on the identification of farm animals;
- to exclude the functions of MIO (a collegial executive body managed by a head of the region, city of republican significance and the capital, district (city of regional significance), exercising, within its competence, local government and self-government in the relevant territory (on the territory of which an emergency situation occurred) for the purchase and the costs of the state (local) budget for the purchase of services for the production of a veterinary passport.
Besides, the law envisions adjusting the norms related to the implementation of state veterinary and sanitary, quarantine phyto sanitary control and supervision at automobile checkpoints across the customs border of the Eurasian Economic Union.