Veterinary issues between Switzerland and the EU are already largely settled by a veterinary agreement. Rules on animal diseases and import rules have been in place for some time. Animal welfare is a theme in the negotiations on free trade in agricultural products. With the conclusion of a free trade agreement between Switzerland and the EU, both sides would recognise the equivalence of the other`s animal welfare rules, or Switzerland would also have to adopt the EU`s animal welfare acquis. However, this would not reduce animal welfare standards in Switzerland, as Switzerland could still adopt stricter standards. Veterinary controls on the exchange of animals and animal products between Switzerland and the EU were abolished on 1 January 2009. Backgrounder: Negotiating an agreement in the fields of agriculture, food security, product safety and public health It goes without saying that London and Brussels have tentatively discussed a bilateral veterinary agreement. It goes without saying that the European Commission would prefer an agreement on the model of Switzerland, whereby the UK would draw heavily on EU rules on food and plant safety and animal health, as Switzerland does. By decision 2/2004 of the Joint Veterinary Committee for Agricultural Trade of 9 December 2004 amending Schedules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 11 of Annex 11 of the Comprehensive and Extended Partnership Agreement (CEPA), the EU and the Republic of Armenia have agreed on 13 harmonised health police certificates for exports from EU countries to Armenia. Under the Association Agreement (AA), the EU and Ukraine are creating harmonised veterinary certificates for exports of animal products from EU member states to Ukraine.
As soon as these certificates are agreed, they become available in trace, which can be issued by certification officers in the Member States. Certificates agreed between the EU and Ukraine may contain a reference to an export library containing more technical information useful to the signatory. It is assumed that he is a non-candidate for the United Kingdom. It goes without saying that London would prefer a New Zealand-style agreement in which both sides would regard each other`s food safety regime as «equivalent».` But a clear reading of a response given this week by Minister Michael Gove to Mr. Farry suggests that the door to a veterinary agreement is not completely closed. 2001/127/CE Decision No. 1/2001 of the EC-Faroe Islands Joint Committee of 31 2001/94/EC Council Decision, 20 January 2001, relating to the provisions relating to the implementation of the Protocol on Veterinary Issues complementing the agreement between the European Community and the Government of Denmark and the Government of the Faroe Islands on the other part of Decision 1:94 of the EC-San Marino Cooperation Committee of 28 June 1994 on Community Veterinary Legislation, instituted by Decision 2, 5, 6, 10 and 11 annexed to Schedule 11 of the agreement (2010/797/eu) between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on agricultural trade on 1 December 2 1, 2, 5, 6, 10 and 11 of Schedule 11 of the Agreement (2010/797/eu) Sam Lowe , an expert on trade policy at the Centre for European Reform, a largely pro-EU think tank, is also proposing a veterinary agreement. Decision No.
1/2006 of the Joint Management Committee of 9 November 2006 amending the annexes i, iii bis, iii ter and xi of Schedule IV of the agreement Since its inception, the «Brexit and Animals» task force  has ruled on the risks that such an «agreement» would not result in a Brexit for animals (see also this article).