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Cardiff appoints leading US compound semiconductor expert with Welsh Government support
One of the world’ s leading experts in compound semiconductors has been appointed to lead a new research laboratory at Cardiff University through the Welsh Government’s £50m Sêr Cymru programme.
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Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
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Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Imports and Exports
The Welsh Government works with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to implement import rules arising from the European Union (EU) and set national rules where no EU conditions are in place. International disease surveillance work enables the Welsh Government to take emergency safeguard action to restrict or ban imports from countries which have confirmed an outbreak of animal disease.
Checks (both physical and documentary) are carried out on all animals and animal products from non-EU countries in approved facilities at ports or airports. These are known as Border Inspection Posts (BIPs). EU legislation lays down the requirements for BIPs. They are inspected periodically by the European Commission (EC) to ensure they meet the required standard. Currently there are no BIPs in Wales.
This section of the website contains information on the import and export controls currently in place. Please click the links on the left of the page for information on the following topics:
Beef export requirements.
Circuses - The animal health movement controls for circuses moving between EU countries.
Customer information notes - The latest developments in international trade.
Importation of animal derived material for educational, research or museum purposes.
Pet travel rules.
A review of controls on imports of animal products is published annually. The review recognises that illegal imports can only be tackled successfully with a combined effort across all relevant government departments and enforcement agencies and by raising public awareness and understanding the risks. Please click on the link to the left of the screen to access the publication index for further background information.