IMPORTANT NEWS RE FORTH COMING SHOWS.THE 28th GOUDEN RING SHOW TO BE HELD IN BELGIUM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA 19 OUT BREAK AND THE 69th WORLD SHOW TO BE HELD IN SPAIN JAN 2021 HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELLED.
MEMBERS NEED TO BE AWARE THAT AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR THE OFFICE WILL ONLY BE OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9 AM TO 12 AM. PLEASE DO NOT PHONE AFTER THESE TIMES AS KNOW ONE WILL BE THERE TO ANSWER YOUR CALL.
DUE TO THE OUTBREAK OF THE CORONA 19 DISEASE THE FORTH COMING AGM TO HELD ON 2ND MAY IS CANCELLED.A NEW DATE WILL BE GIVEN WHEN THINGS ARE ALL CLEAR.THIS OUTBREAK IS LIKE A ACT OF GOD AND THE RULE BOOK GOES OUT OF THE WINDOW MEMBERS LIVES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN A MEETING.
BALAI REGISTRATION FORM 2020.
Use the link below to open the Balai Registration Form 2020.
Balai Registration Form 2020
The meeting proceeded in English with simultaneous translation in French made by the new president of COM France.
It was also announced that following Brexit, the UK listed status application has been agreed by EU Member States after it met the animal health and biosecurity assurances required for a third country to export live animals and animal products.
There are no changes to the guidance for exporters. To export live animals to the EU the consignment will need to:
Apply for an EHC (Export Health Certificate)
Have the EHC signed by an authorised signatory, i.e. by an OV (Official Veterinarian) following an inspection of the consignment.
The consignment has to be accompanied by the original EHC and the self-certification by the breeder with the registered holding, and email a copy to your EU importer or agent to enable them to pre-notify the EU Border Inspection Post (BIP).
We must advise all our members to register their holdings with the veterinarian authorities with urgency to allow them to participate at event is the EU.
UK Delegate at the meeting
The exective IOA committee wish to report the passing after a short battle with illness of member COM/OMJ Judge Brian Hogg on the 31st May 2019.They offer their condolences to his wife and family
” ORDER OF MERIT AWARD “.
The Executive committee have decided the time is right for IOA members who have put a life times work into the IOA and the hobby should be rewarded. Our honoured members names will now go onto the ORDER OF MERIT shield. Each member will be given their own bespoke glassware which is theirs to keep.
To start the Merit shield off twelve members were put forward and all their work and achievements were discussed and agreed by the committee. Some have been in the hobby for over 60 years and have been with the IOA from the start in 1955.
For achievements to the British Bird world our first name is Bob Partridge, his knowledge makes him just about the most experience person in the UK and he is one of the few people still alive to have helped DEFRA with the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. A great person, a “Breeder of a diverse range of both European and Foreign birds many of which are now not seen in aviculture, and also a BBC delegate.”
From the 1st of January 2019 to the 21st of January 2019 the IOA offices will be closed as we will be at the World Show in Holland.
No orders will be sent out until the 21st January.
Important recently received draft documentation, it is important that you read the 2 documents below and send your comments back to me A Robinson – firstname.lastname@example.org.
This licensing is due to come into force in October 2018, it is to be placed before parliament on the 5th April 2018. Your comments are urgently required before this date.
The information is linked below in PDF format.
CITES Sustainable Users Group (CSUG) Meeting
11am-1pm, 7 November 2017, Rm G1, Horizon House, Bristol
Drew Bain (Guild of Taxidermists)
Steven Beadle (IOA)
Elizabeth Biott (Defra)
Sophie Bird (APHA)
If you require any further information, contact me on one of the methods below.