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General G05-128 - WTO Outcome 19 Dec 2005

As news headlines have indicated, a deal of sorts has been agreed in Hong Kong over the weekend although it is far from an end to the current WTO round of negotiations.

General G05-127 - TASCC Regional Forums 2006 16 Dec 2005

Following positive feedback received after the TASCC regional forums which took place during 2004, dates have been confirmed for a new round of meetings in early 2006.

General G05-126 - UFAS Scheme 2005 Launch 16 Dec 2005

The new UFAS Scheme documents where published in December and come into force from 1st January 2006. As with previous updates, non-conformances against new requirements will be noted as observations until 31st March 2006.

General G05-125 - GB Poultry Register 15 Dec 2005

The Great Britain Poultry Register opened on 9 December. Defra, the Scottish Executive and the Welsh Assembly Government, backed by the poultry industry, has established this register to gather essential information about certain species of birds only held on commercial premises in Great Britain. This information will help reduce the impact of an outbreak of avian influenza.

General G05-124 - AIC Christmas Office & New Year Closure 14 Dec 2005

Please note that the AIC office will be closed from lunchtime on Friday 23rd December 2005 until Tuesday 3rd January 2006.

General G05-123 - Work and Families Bill Published 14 Dec 2005

The new Work and Families Bill sets out plans to extend maternity and paternity leave. It also aims to improve communication between employers and employees over the maternity leave period.

G05-122 -Feeding Stuffs -England- Regulations 2005 09 Dec 2005

The FSA has advised that the Feeding Stuffs England Regulations 2005 SI 2005 No. 3281, to consolidate the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 2000 and the seven amendments thereto, were signed by the responsible Minister on 28 November and laid before Parliament on 5 December.

G05-121 - Digital Tachographs 09 Dec 2005

The Department for Transport DfT has issued the following guidance to operators of hgvs and psvs

G05-120 - Agricultural Waste - Guidance and Assistance 07 Dec 2005

With Government maintaining that it is still on course to bring regulatory controls on agricultural waste into force in early 2006

G05-119 - The Feed Hygiene Regulation 183-2005 - Model Application Document 06 Dec 2005

The publication of the guidance issued by the Food Standards Agency FSA which explains how feed businesses can apply for approval or registration under the Feed Hygiene Regulation was reported in Member Briefing G05-111.