8. Conclusive Statement


Considering that:

Considering also that:

one is in a position to state that:

The IDEA project has demonstrated that a substantial improvement can be reached for livestock identification by using electronic identifiers; It is the proper time to introduce electronic identification for cattle, buffalo, sheep and goats in view of establishing an improved livestock identification, registration and management system in the EU.

This statement needs to be accompanied by a number of conditions to be fulfilled.

These conditions may be summarised as follows: