Dovea Genetics new member of ExPla
The European Exporters' Platform (ExPla) welcomed the Irish AI center Dovea Genetics as new member at its meeting on 28 May 2019 in the premises of ADT in Brussels. The representatives of the association based in Thurles (Ireland) will join the ExPla Working Group on Semen and Embryos (S&E). The ExPla is thus represented in 12 EU Member States, which collectively account for about three-quarters of all exports of live bovine breeding animals to Third countries and for about 85% of bovine semen exports throughout the EU.
The main topics of the meeting were a discussion on the work on the delegated and implementing regulations to be adopted by the European Commission in the framework of the EU Animal Health Law (AHL, Regulation 2016/429); in particular the delegated act on germinal products, an exchange of views on the most recent cases of Bluetongue disease (BTV) in some European countries, our group's involvement in the Market Access working group of the Directorate-General for Trade, semen quality issues, the possible implications of Brexit and an initial analysis of the results of the 2019 European elections.