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Paragraphs in "European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport" coded as DEFN

Label Provision
Art.1 Article 1
Art.1.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall apply the provisions governing the international transport of animals contained in this Convention.
Art.1.2 2. For the purpose of this Convention international transport is understood to be any movement which involves the crossing of a frontier. Frontier traffic shall, however, be excluded.
Art.1.3 3. The competent authorities of the country of dispatch shall decide whether the transport is in conformity with the provisions of this Convention. Nevertheless the country of destination or intermediate countries may dispute whether any particular transport conforms with the provisions of this Convention. Such a consignment shall, however, be detained only when it is strictly necessary for the welfare of the animals.
Art.1.4 4. Each Contracting Party shall take the necessary measures to avoid or reduce to a minimum the suffering of animals in cases when strikes or other unforeseeable circumstances in its territory impede the strict application of the provisions of this Convention. It will be guided for this purpose by the principles set out in this Convention.