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AGREEMENT BETWEEN
THE WORLD ORGANISATION FOR ANIMAL HEALTH (OIE)
AND
THE INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA)


Adopted on 9th September 2008


1. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), hereinafter referred to as OIE, and the International Air Transport Association, hereinafter referred to as IATA, will keep the other party informed of activities that may be of mutual interest.

2. Each organisation will invite the other party to participate as an observer in its meetings where matters of mutual interest may arise, and make the reports of these meetings available.

3. The OIE and IATA will exchange their catalogue of publications to enable both organizations to request publications on activities related to their work. OIE and IATA will exchange free copies of documents and publications on subjects of mutual interest. Both organizations will benefit from the concessionary rates applied to their affiliated members or organizations for further orders of publications at the discretion of each organisation.

4. The two organisations will endeavour to cooperate further through both formal and informal consultations on issues of common interest, in particular the issues listed below.

ISSUES OF COMMON INTEREST

  • The provision of general information on the international transport of live animals and perishable goods, particularly biological samples, as relevant to relations and interactions with official veterinary services worldwide on animal and public health issues;
  • Veterinary research into animal health during air transport of live animals and perishable goods, particularly biological samples and into welfare during transport of live animals;
  • The development and revision of international standards for the air transport of live animals and perishable goods, particularly biological samples;
  • Interactions with other intergovernmental bodies, particularly UNCTAD, WHO and FAO and their subsidiary bodies concerning the international transport of perishable goods, particularly biological samples;
  • Technical requirements for the international transport of live animals and perishable products, particularly biological samples;
  • Communication strategies, in particular relating to animal health and animal welfare emergencies arising from the international transport of live animals and to perishable goods, particularly biological samples.


For the International Air Transport Association


For the World Organisation for Animal Health

Giovanni Bisignani

 Bernard Vallat

Director General and CEO

Director General

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