Regulations Zwolle Birdmarket

1. Definitions
Bird Market: A one-day event organized by the marketcommittee of Birdassociation Volierevriend' called "Zwolle Bird Market".
Exhibitors: anyone who has a sales table at the Zwolle Bird Market.

2. Laws
2.1 The exhibitors must not act in contravention of national and European legislation. The main laws and regulations in this context are:
A. Nature Conservation Act
B. Health and Welfare for animals.
C. CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
D. EU legislation on the trade in wild animal and plant species.

3. Organization
3.1 The association can not be held liable for any violation committed by exhibitors. The association 'De Volierevriend' will make every effort to ensure the health and welfare of humans and animals.
3.2 As guidelines we apply the market rules. They are present on the market office.

4. Sales Area
4.1 IJsselhallen have a unique lock system. Because of this there is a pleasant climate.
4.2 There are outlets for fresh drinking water available. Two transfer cages are present, in order to transfer the birds, so that escape of the birds is reduced to a minimum.
4.3 Vehicles which are inside during the market can max. Contain 5 liters of fuel and the mass switch should be turned off.
4.4 It is strictly forbidden to smoke in the IJsselhallen. It will be strictly monitored and action undertaken in violation of this prohibition!

5. Monitoring
5.1 During the Zwolle Bird Market its market staff, quality inspectors and a qualified veterinarian are present.
They monitor:
- Compliance with the market rules
- Condition and housing etc. of the offered birds.
- The public behaviour (smoking)
The market employees are recognizable by their clothing
5.2. The chairman and secretary can remind offenders to leave the IJsselhal. Without refund of any monies paid.
5.3 The Dutch Food Safety Authority (N.V.W.A.) may carry out random checks. The N.B.v.V. can checks to verify that the organization complies with established rules about keeping bird markets, and animal welfare.
5.4 A first aid team is present at the market office in the IJsselhallen. There is also a list of emergency response at the market office. Security guards are hired by the organization for the security of the visitors.
5.5 The public address system is operated by the market committee. In case of an emergency it's possible to unlock all the doors at once with the emergency button. The IJsselhallen are responsible.
5.6 In case of emergencies in the halls, you will be asked to leave. In an evacuation, there are two collection points, which are marked by signs on the Rietewegzijde in the parking lot.
Zwolle Bird Market will only open to the public if all cars which drive into the morning, have left the IJsselhallen. This is to ensure the safety of the visitors.
5.7 During the market there is sufficient catering present. Toilets are in short supply.

6. Exhibitors
6.1 The Zwolle Birdmarket committee is responsible for a map of the IJsselhallen bearing the registered location of the exhibitors that have reserved. These data are in the market offie.
6.2 Subletting of reserved tables and carrying extra visitors is not allowed.
6.3 In the market officer there is a list provided with the details of the exhibitors. On request, these data can be made available to external auditors (for example N.V.W.A.) which may have been authorized based on the applicable laws and regulations on this.

7. Offered Birds
7.1 The birds offered for sale must comply with the following conditions:

Birds should preferably be closed banded with a correct diameter for that bird. If the bird is not colsed banded, there must be a declaration of origin from these birds.
- Birds should be healthy and undamaged. Sick birds and birds with damage / injury should be immediately removed from the market.
- Dependent birds are not allowed.
- Quail and equivalent birds, and pigeons, descendants of Columba livia, fall within the definition of poultry and are not permitted.
- European birds and their hybrids must be equipped with a closed leg ring. This leg ring should meet the "Regulations issued and features seamlessly closed leg rings and other markings recorded in the Flora and Fauna Act 2002. If it is determined a deviation, the relevant bird must be removed from the market.
- Birds appearing on Annex A of the CITES Regulation may only be sold if they are provided with a closed ring or transponder (microchip). The current CITES forms must be present at the birds. If it is not fulfilled here, the bird should be immediately removed from the market.
7.2 Health requirements birds;
Birds from the Netherlands, EU Member States and EEA countries. When the birds come from an exhibitor in the EU or from an exhibitor in an EEA country, then the birds should meet the health requirements of Article 7 of the EU Directive 92/65.
The birds are:
- A) come from a holding in which avian influenza has not been diagnosed in the 30 days prior to shipment;
- B) come from a holding or an area which is not subject to restrictions because of the measures taken to the New Castle Disease .
in addition, psittacidae must:
- C) must not come from a farm or in contact may have been with animals from a holding on which psittacosis (Chlamide psittaci) has been diagnosed.
The ban applies to at least two months from the time when the latter is diagnosed when an approved treatment is carried out under veterinary supervision.

8 Cages
8.1 Birds that are offered for sale should be housed in cages where the birds also be accommodated during an exhibition.
8.2 The cages have to be placed on the tables. Birds in cages on the ground are not allowed.
8.3 Cages must be clean and intact. Perches must be present. Cages must be equipped with clean containers and bottles for fresh food and fresh drinking water (sometimes moist fruit)
8.4 By stacking the cages serves the supply of fresh air and light enough not to be prevented.
8.5 The number of birds should be restricted in selling cage. A cage having the dimensions of an exhibition cage, preferably not more than 2 birds. (See housing birds for examples)
8.6 Cages must be commensurate with the size of the birds.
8.7 If there are too many birds in your cages, then you need to change this, commissioned by the quality inspectors. If you do not follow the instructions, you can be removed from the market without refund of monies already paid.
The organization accepts no liability for diseases and / or other defects or damage to the birds or other products during / after or in response to the bird market.

9. Transport
9.1 The rules on animal transport are set at European level. The Transport Regulation applies to all vertebrate animals transported by economic interest. This also applies if you for example want to sell birds on a bird market.
There are administrative obligations and rules relating to, inter alia:
- How animals should be treated;
- When animals are unfit for transport;
- The schedules must be used.
9.2 Birds can be transported to the market in transport cages. These transport cages must have a moisture absorbent and dust-free bedding.
If the transport to the bird market takes longer than 4 hours, there must be sufficient fresh water and feed in the transport cage present.
9.3 If the transport of live animals is an economic activity, almost all carriers need a carrier license. This depends on the type of transport.
9.4 For more information about laws and regulations, or to apply for a transport license, go to website: www.vwa.nl (go to Topics> Animals and Animal Products> transport live animals)

10. Certificate of ownership and health
For the trade and transport of animals and animal products within the European Union a certificate of ownership and health certificate are required. When animals are transported from one country to another, these animals must be accompanied by a certificate of ownership and a health certificate.

11. Control by the organization
The organization is authorized to check whether the conditions mentioned in these regulations are met. As a check on compliance with Article 7, which necessitates the organizers are authorized to proceed with ring and paper checks. If the seller does not permit he must immediately leave the sales area such control without refund of any monies paid.

12. Market Office
At the market office of the Zwolle Bird Market exhibitors and visitors can ask questions, information, complaints, theft / loss, etc. The press and the agencies must report to the office market.

13. Liability
The birdassociation 'De Volièrevriend' accepts no liability for the cancellation of the bird market. Either in connection with (the threat of) the bird flu and other (possible) infectious (animal) diseases and / or (government) measures. 'De Volièrevriend' is never liable for indirect damages, including commercial damages, consequential damages, lost profits or business interruption. Participating in and visiting the bird market is at your own risk.

Market committee of 'De Volièrevriend',
Zwolle, dd. June 4, 2017