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EFL becomes first pet passport carrier

[ August 22, 2012   //   ]

Irish logistics firm EFL International Distribution has become the first company in the Republic to become an approved ‘Pet Passport System’ carrier

This follows changes in European legislation relating to the movement of pet animals within the EU, as well as international moves to and from EU countries.

EFL International received authorisation from the Irish Government Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, to operate as an approved registered carrier of pets into Ireland from other EU member states in December 2011. Now, the Dublin-based company has become the first freight company in Ireland to be granted authorisation to operate as a transporter of pet cats and dogs under regulation 6 of the European Communities (Pet Passport) Regulations 2012.

This allows EFL International to provide full document and animal examination of pets arriving from countries considered to be of high risk for animal diseases, services that to date were only available at a single Government-approved veterinary clinic six km from Dublin Airport.

EFL managing director, Eddie Mullin, said: “EFL is now the first company in Ireland that is able to manage the complete importation process for pets, from all parts of the world. This includes customs clearance, veterinary examination and documentation checks to ensure a safe and speedy release of the animal to its owner. The service is provided from a mobile veterinary unit, by a registered and approved veterinary surgeon working with a member of our pet specialist team on the day the animal arrives into Ireland.”

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