Directive on Improving the Supervision Of Animal Slaughter and the Control of Veterinary Hygiene for Animal-Based Foods No. 403-TTg

Jurisdiction:
Vietnam.
Types:
Directive, Executive Order
Publication Description:
Directive by the Deputy Prime Minister written for the Prime Minister that seeks to 'consolidate quarantine work, the supervision of animal slaughter and the control of veterinary hygiene for animal-based foods.'

Decree On Animal Rabies Prevention and Combat No. 05/2007/NĐ-CP

Jurisdiction:
Vietnam.
Types:
Decree, Statute
Publication Description:
Decree providing for the prevention and combat of rabies in dogs, cats and other domestic animals susceptible to the disease. Targeted towards agencies, organisations and individuals engaged in the raising, transportation, trading, processing, import and export of such animals for prevention and treatment. Imposes a number of obligations on these parties relating to control of animals susceptible to rabies, enforceable by administrative sanction.

Decision on Issuing Regulations on Captive Bear Management by Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development No. 02/2005/QD-BNN

Jurisdiction:
Vietnam.
Types:
Decision, Executive Order
Publication Description:
Executive regulation banning the bringing bears into captivity from 2005, except in zoos or circuses. Requires those with bears in captivity to register them using microchips.

Criminal Code No. 100/2015/QH13

Jurisdiction:
Vietnam.
Types:
Code, Statute
Publication Description:
Vietnam's Penal Code outlines criminal offences and associated penalties including art 234 (Offences against the regulations for the management and protection of wild animals, particularly animals listed in 'Group IIB' and within 'Appendix II of CITES') and art 244 (Offences against the regulations for the management and protection of endangered, rare animals, particularly animals listed in 'Group IB' and within 'Appendix I of CITES'). Additional animal offences include art 195 (counterfeit animal feed and breeds); art 240 (bringing animals to an epidemic zone likely to transmit diseases).

Veterinary Surgeons Order 2005 (No. 30/05)

Jurisdiction:
Brunei.
Types:
Executive Order, Order
Publication Description:
The Order provides for the registration and regulation of the practice of veterinary surgeons. The Order establishes a Veterinary Council (s 3), and provides for the appointment of a Registrar of Veterinary Surgeons to keep a register of veterinary surgeons (ss13—14) . Under s 15, a person shall not practice veterinary medicine in Brunei unless they are registered and hold a certificate. Certificates are issued under s 24. Part V of the Order provides for disciplinary proceedings. There is a Code of veterinary practice, and any registered practicing veterinary surgeon who fails to comply with the code is guilty of an offence (s 36). Various offences are created by the Order (see ss 32, 37—40). Notification of date of coming into force in No. 25/2008 (http://www.agc.gov.bn/AGC%20Images/LAWS/Gazette_PDF/2008/EN/S025.pdf). Amended by Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment of Schedule) Order, 2017 (No. 12/2018) (http://www.agc.gov.bn/AGC%20Images/LAWS/Gazette_PDF/2018/S012.pdf). Appointments of: Registrar of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr Diana Dennis Power in GN 90/2008 under s 13; Secretary of the Brunei Darussalam Veterinary Council, Dr Dabeding Hj Dullah in GN 88/2008 under s 6; Members of the Brunei Durassalam Veterinary Council in GN 89/2008 under s 5(1); and inspectors in GN 91/2008 under s 31(1).

Infectious Diseases Order, 2003 (No. 34/03)

Jurisdiction:
Brunei.
Types:
Executive Order, Order
Publication Description:
The Order aims to prevent the introduction, spread and transmission of infectious diseases in Brunei. Animals considered by the Director-General of Health Services to be a source of transmission of an infectious disease may be destroyed and disposed of under s 13. The master of any infected vessell shall prevent any rodent from entering or leaving the vessel while in quarantine and otherwise whilst in Brunei (s 35, 38). For the purpose of investigating an outbreak or suspected outbreak of an infectious disease and preventing its spread, the Director General may, inter alia, prohibit or restrict the movement of persons, animals and conveyances (s 56).

Infectious Diseases (Quarantine) Regulations (Cap 204)

Jurisdiction:
Brunei.
Types:
Regulation, Statute
Publication Description:
The Regulations establish the requirements and sanitary measures for persons, animals, food and plant products arriving in and leaving Brunei. Under reg 33, if a health officer finds any decaying animal or vegetable matter which in his opinion is likely to be injurious to health or create a nuisance, he may serve a notice on the master, agent or owner of the vessel to abate the nuisance. Under reg 46, any foodstuff or animal (among other things) conveyed from within the boundary of a quarantine station or vessel in quarantine without permission of a health officer, may be destroyed without compensation. A health officer may prohibit the unloading of fish and shellfish from any aircraft coming from a cholera infected area (reg 7). The master of a vessell must keep it free from rodents (reg 28).

Halal Meat (Amendment) Rules, 2016 (Cap 183)

Jurisdiction:
Brunei.
Types:
Rules, Statute
Publication Description:
The Rules amend a number of Rules in the Halal Meat Rules, 2000. They repeal the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifrth, Sixth and Seventh Schedules, and amend the Eighth Schedule.

Halal Meat (Amendment) Rules, 2008 (Cap 183)

Jurisdiction:
Brunei.
Types:
Rules, Statute
Publication Description:
The Rules repeal the Fourth Schedule of the Halal Meat Rules, 2000 and substitute a new Fourth Schedule, containing the Halal label.

Halal Certificate and Halal Label Order, 2005 (No. 39/2005)

Jurisdiction:
Brunei.
Types:
Executive Order, Order
Publication Description:
The Order provides for and regulates the issue of certificates and permits with respect to Halal food. Section 3 sets out the meaning of a Halal certificate. Any person who owns a business may apply to the Majlis for a certificate (s 4). Applicants for a certificate may have their premises inspected (s 5). Section 9 sets out the meaning of a Halal Label (set out in Schedule 2). Halal permits for the purposes of s 9 may be obtained by applying to the Majlis (s 10) who may require inspection of the premises (s 11). Part IV establishes and regulates the Inspection Committee and sets out the powers of inspectors (s 19). Enforcement officers under the order have powers to enter, seize etc. (s 26) and powers of arrest and investigation (s 27). Part VI estalbishes certain offences, including failure to separate food as required by the Majlis (s 34), exhibition of expired certificates (s 35) and alteration of certificates or permits (s 39). The form of a Halal Certificate is set out in the First Schedule. The form of a Halal Permit is set out in the Third Schedule.

Forest Rules, 1956 (Cap 46)

Jurisdiction:
Brunei.
Types:
Rules, Statute
Publication Description:
The Forest Rules provide for the regulation and protection of forest products by imposing restrictions on the taking of forest produce (Part III), requiring payments of royalties for the cutting, collection of removal of forest produce (Part IV) and controlling forest produce in transit, including the export of forest produce (Part V). Part VIII creates certain offences. Forest produce may not be taken except under license (rules 4, 10–12).

Forest Act Cap 46

Jurisdiction:
Brunei.
Types:
Statute
Publication Description:
The Act provides for the regulation and protection of forests and forest products. The Sultan may appoint a Director of Forestry who is directly responsible for the administration of the forests of Brunei (s 3). Part II regulates reserved forests, which are defined to mean 'every part of a forest declared to be a reserved forest' (s 2). The Director may further declare any reserved forest or part thereof to be a restricted forest or non-restricted forest (s 14B). Reserved forests are deemed to be restricted forests until a declaration is made otherwise (s 14B). Entry into restricted forests is prohibited (s 14C). The Act defines "cattle" to include elephants, buffaloes, horses, ponies, mules, asses, pigs, sheep and goats. Persons must not graze cattle or permit cattle to graze in reserved forests (s 19). Where a person is convicted of a forest offence, all forest produce which is not the property of the Government in respect of which the offence has been committed, including cattle, are liable to confiscation (s 34). The Act sets out a number of other offences in Part III. Licenses can be issued to take forest produce from, or carry out activities on, a reserved forest (Part IIA).
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