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LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY ACT

Wholly Amended by Act No. 8354, Apr. 11, 2007

Amended by Act No. 8598, Aug. 3, 2007

Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008

Act No. 9666, May 8, 2009

Act No. 9717, May 27, 2009

Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010

Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010

Act No. 11005, Aug. 4, 2011

Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012

Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013

Act No. 12436, Mar. 18, 2014

Act No. 13145, Feb. 3, 2015

Act No. 13383, jun. 22, 2015

Act No. 14304, Dec. 2, 2016

Act No. 14481, Dec. 27, 2016

Act No. 14654, Mar. 21, 2017

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to provide for matters related to the improvement and propagation of livestock, the structural improvement of the livestock farming business, the control of demand and supply, the stabilization of prices, and the improvement of distribution system for livestock and products thereof, etc. in order to contribute to the development of the livestock farming business, the increase of livestock farmers' income and the stable supply of livestock products.
 Article 2 (Definitions)
The terms used in this Act shall be defined as follows: <Amended by Act No. 8598, Aug. 3, 2007; Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 14304, Dec. 2, 2016; Act No. 14654, Mar. 21, 2017>
1. The term "livestock" means cattle, horses, sheep, goats (including milk goats; hereinafter the same shall apply), swine, deer, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, quails, ostriches, pheasants, and other animals specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs;
1-2. The term "indigenous livestock" means the Korean cattle, Korean chicken, etc., the features of which are clearly distinctive from those of exotic specie s by being bred to keep the genetic trait unique to Korea and pure bloodline from old times among the livestock as defined in subparagraph 1 and, the breeds of which are recognized as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs;
2. The term "breeding stock" means any livestock with the pure traits of a breed and so registered in accordance with Article 6 as the one for propagation, or any livestock recognized as having traits suitable for propagation as a result of an official inspection under Article 7;
3. The term "livestock products" means meat, milk, eggs, and honey produced from livestock, the processed goods therefrom, rawhide (including raw fur), raw wool, bones, horns, internal organs and other by-products of livestock, royal jelly, pollen, apitoxin, propolis, beewax, and pupae of drone bees;
4. The term "livestock farming business" means the breeding stock business, incubation business, semen processing business, and livestock breeding business;
5. The term "breeding stock business" means the business that raises any breeding stock to produce livestock or eggs for propagation prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and sell such livestock or eggs (including entrustment of breeding to any third person);
6. The term "incubation business" means the business that hatches eggs of chickens or ducks in artificial incubation facilities and sells them (including entrustment of breeding to any third person);
7. The term "seamen processing business" means the business that collects any semen, ova, or fertilized egg from breeding stocks and processes them for sale;
8. The term "livestock breeding business" means the business that breeds livestock for sale, or produces milk, eggs or honey;
9. The term "livestock trader" means a person registered under Article 34-2 who purchases, or receives on consignment, cattle, swine, chickens, ducks, or goats to arrange the trade thereof, or sell or transfer them to a third person for business purposes (hereinafter referred to as "trade of livestock");
10. The term "National Stockbreeding Cluster" means a cluster formed by the State to create the synergistic effect through reciprocal linkage by concentrating the enterprises, research institutes, universities, colleges and supporting facilities related to livestock farmers and livestock farming business in a specific region.
 Article 3 (Policies for Development of Livestock Farming Industry)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall establish and implement comprehensive plans and policies necessary for the development of the livestock farming industry, including the improvement and propagation of livestock, the conservation and breeding of indigenous livestock, the structural improvement of the livestock farming industry, the control of supply and demand, the stabilization of prices, and the improvement of distribution of livestock and products thereof, the stable supply of feed-stuff, the treatment of livestock wastes and conversion thereof into resources, the sanitation of livestock, etc. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The State and local governments may fully or partially subsidize the costs and expenses incurred in the projects required for the implementation of policies under paragraph (1) within budgetary limits.
 Article 4 (Deliberative Committee for Development of Livestock Farming Industry)
(1) There shall be established a Deliberative Committee for Development of the Livestock Farming Industry (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to deliberate on matters concerning policies for the development of the livestock farming industry pursuant to Article 3. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Committee shall be comprised of: <Amended by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
1. Competent public officials;
2. Representatives of producers and producers' organizations;
3. Experts, etc. from academic circles and livestock-related industries.
(3) For the efficient execution of the affairs of the Committee, subcommittees may be established and operated, when necessary. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
(4) Other matters necessary for the organization, operation, etc. of the Committee and subcommittees shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
CHAPTER II IMPROVEMENT OF LIVESTOCK, ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION, ETC.
 Article 5 (Setting Goals for Improvement)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall set and publicly notify the goals for improvement of livestock, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, upon determining a period for each kind of livestock subject to improvement. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Each Do Governor shall prepare and implement a plan for promoting the livestock improvement for his/her Do in order to achieve the improvement goals set under paragraph (1).
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall designate an agency for overall control of livestock improvement and institutions for livestock improvement from among the agencies, institutions, and organizations related to livestock in order to achieve the improvement goals set under paragraph (1) and efficiently promote the affairs related to livestock improvement. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may provide support for good breeding stock and subsidize the cost and expenses for the projects as necessary for the implementation of the plan for promoting the livestock improvement under paragraph (2) and the promotion of the affairs related to livestock improvement by the institutions designated pursuant to paragraph (3). <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Matters necessary for the guidelines and procedures for the designation of the agency for overall control of livestock improvement and the institutions for livestock improvement set forth in paragraph (3) and other matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 6 (Registration of Livestock)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may, designate a registration agency from among the agencies, institutions, and organizations related to livestock, and assign it to examine and register necessary matters, such as pedigree, ability, and figure of livestock where necessary for achieving the improvement goals set under Article 5 (1). <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Matters necessary for the guidelines and procedures for the designation of the registration agency, the livestock subject to registration, and the standards and procedures for examination and registration under paragraph (1) and other matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 7 (Official Inspection of Livestock)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may designate an official inspection agency from among the agencies, institutions and organizations related to the livestock farming industry, and assign it to conduct the official inspection of the following livestock where necessary for checking and assessing the level of the improved ability of livestock: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Livestock registered under Article 6;
2. Livestock raised for the purpose of producing eggs specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
(2) Matters necessary for the guidelines and procedures for the designation of the official inspection agency, the procedure for application for official inspection, and the types and standards of official inspection under paragraph (1) and other matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 8 (Designation, etc. of Protected Livestock)
(1) If necessary for the improvement and protection of livestock, the Mayor of a Special Self-Governing City, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province, the head of a Si/Gun or an autonomous Gu (hereinafter referred to as "head of a Si/Gun/Gu") may designate and publicly announce a certain area as a protection zone and the livestock that shall be protected within a protection zone. <Amended by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Special Metropolitan City Mayor or a Metropolitan City Mayor, or a Do Governor or the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor"), or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may either grant protection subsidies or take other necessary measures to improve and protect the livestock raised within a protection zone under paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 9 (Conservation, Management, etc. of Animal Genetic Resources)
In order to secure the diversity of animal genetic resources, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may prescribe and publicly announce the matters pertaining to the collection, assessment, conservation, management, etc. of animal genetic resources. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 10 (Lease and Exchange of Breeding Stock)
Where the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or a Mayor/Do Governor deems it necessary for encouraging the improvement, propagation, and raising of livestock, he/she may either gratuitously lend any breeding stock owned by the State or a local government to any third person, or exchange it with those owned by other persons, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Municipal Ordinances. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 11 (Artificial Insemination, etc. of Livestock)
(1) No one, other than an artificial inseminator for livestock (hereinafter referred to as "inseminator") or a veterinarian, shall collect or treat any semen, ovum, or fertilized egg, or inject it into female livestock: Provided, That no one, other than a veterinarian, shall inject sex hormone or anesthetic into female livestock to collect fertilized eggs from the live female livestock.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply in any of the following cases:
1. Where necessary for an academic experiment;
2. Where necessary for the artificial insemination or implantation of the livestock of one's own raising.
 Article 12 (Inseminator's Licenses)
(1) Any of the following persons may be qualified as an inseminator upon obtaining a license from a Mayor/Do Governor, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 14654, Mar. 21, 2017>
1. A person qualified as an industrial technician or higher in the field of livestock farming prescribed by Presidential Decree, among the technical qualifications under the National Technical Qualifications Act;
2. A person who has successfully passed an examination for inseminators implemented by a Mayor/Do Governor;
3. A person who has passed a test for inseminators administered by the Administrator of the Rural Development Administration to ensure proper supply of inseminators, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
(2) None of the following persons shall be qualified as an inseminator: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11005, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 12436, Mar. 18, 2014>
1. An incompetent under the adult guardianship or a quasi-incompetent under the limited guardianship;
2. A mental patient under subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Mental Health Act: Provided, That this shall not apply to any person deemed, by a neuropsychiatrist, capable of performing the duties as an inseminator;
3. An addict to narcotics under Article 40 of the Narcotics Control Act: Provided, That this shall not apply to any person deemed, by a neuropsychiatrist, capable of performing the duties as an inseminator.
(3) Matters necessary for examinations for inseminators, including the subjects of an examination for inseminators referred to in paragraph (1) 2, the partial exemption from the examination and the criteria for passing the examination, and other matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 13 (Education of Inseminators)
(1) A Mayor/Do Governor may implement educational programs to enhance the qualification of inseminators.
(2) The State or a local government may subsidize the expenses incurred in implementing the educational programs under paragraph (1).
 Article 14 (Revocation of Inseminator's License, etc.)
(1) A Mayor/Do Governor may revoke a license of an inseminator or suspend such license for up to six months in any one of the following cases: Provided, That he/she shall revoke a license in a case which falls under subparagraph 1 or 2: <Amended by Act No. 14654, Mar. 21, 2017>
1. Where the inseminator has obtained a license by fraud or other improper means;
2. Where the inseminator falls under any subparagraph of Article 12 (2);
3. Where a certificate issued under Article 18 (2) contains false facts due to intent or gross negligence;
4. Where the inseminator lends his/her license;
5. Where the inseminator conducts his/her business during license suspension.
(2) Detailed criteria for license suspension or any other disposition under paragraph (1) shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 14654, Mar. 21, 2017>
 Articles 15 and 16 Deleted. <by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
 Article 17 (Reporting, etc. on Opening of Insemination Station)
(1) Anyone who intends to open a livestock artificial insemination station (hereinafter referred to as "insemination station") in order to inject or implant semen or fertilized eggs into female livestock for business purpose shall be equipped with facilities and human resources required therefor and submit a report thereon to the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu.
(2) Standards for facilities and human resources for insemination stations referred to in paragraph (1) and other matters necessary for reporting thereon shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) When a person who has reported the opening of an insemination station under paragraph (1) (hereinafter referred to as "insemination station founder") falls under any of the following cases, he/ she shall submit a report thereon to the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu within thirty days from the date the relevant ground arises: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. When he/she temporarily suspends his/her business;
2. When he/she closes his/her business permanently;
3. When he/she resumes his/her suspended business;
4. When he/she alters any of the reported matters specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
 Article 18 (Semen Certificates, etc.)
(1) Each person who engages in semen processing business shall issue a semen certificate, an ovum certificate, or a fertilized egg certificate for the semen, ovum, or fertilized egg he/she has processed, subject to the confirmation of a registration agency under Article 6, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where an inseminator or a veterinarian performs artificial insemination on livestock or implants a fertilized egg, he/she shall issue a certificate of artificial insemination on livestock or a certificate of implantation of a fertilized egg, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 19 (Restrictions on Use of Semen, etc.)
None of the following semen, ova, or fertilized eggs shall be supplied or injected for the purpose of artificial insemination of livestock, or be implanted into female livestock: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply where any of those is used for an academic experiment or artificial insemination of, or implantation into the livestock of one's own raising: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Any semen, ovum, or fertilized egg without a semen certificate, ovum certificate, or fertilized egg certificate issued under Article 18 (1);
2. Any semen, ovum, or fertilized egg that fails to meet the standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
 Article 20 (Supervision over Insemination Station Founders)
(1) A Mayor/Do Governor, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, or the head of the agency for overall control of livestock improvement may require any insemination station founder to take any measures necessary to improve livestock, or direct affiliated public officials or a registration agency under Article 6 to inspect the relevant facilities, books of account, documents and other materials, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) A public official, etc. who performs an inspection under paragraph (1) shall carry a certificate indicating his/her authority and present it to the related parties.
 Article 21 (Accreditation of Exemplary Semen Processors, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may accredit exemplary processors in order to raise the level of hygiene control of the semen processing business, etc. and the breeding stock business, and of improving livestock. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may designate an accreditation agency which shall grant an accreditation to exemplary processors under paragraph (1), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Any person who intends to obtain an accreditation as an exemplary processor under paragraph (1) shall file an application therefor with the accreditation agency under paragraph (2), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Matters necessary for the standards and procedures for the accreditation of exemplary processors under paragraph (1) and other matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
CHAPTER III DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, ETC.
 Article 22 (Permission for Livestock Farming Business)
(1) A person who intends to engage in any of the following livestock farming business shall obtain permission from the head of the Si/Gun/Gu who has jurisdiction over the relevant place of business, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, upon satisfying the requirements prescribed by Presidential Decree for facilities, equipment, appropriate number of livestock per unit area, and the location thereof. The same shall also apply when he/she intends to alter any important matter prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, such as the kinds of livestock, among those permitted: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Breeding stock business;
2. Incubation business;
3. Semen processing business;
4. Livestock breeding business, the kinds of livestock and the area of breeding facilities of which meet the standards prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) A person who intends to engage in livestock breeding business other than that falling under paragraph (1) 4 shall file for registration with the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, upon satisfying the requirements prescribed by Presidential Decree for facilities, equipment, etc.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), a person who intends to engage in livestock breeding business, the kinds of livestock and the area of breeding facilities of which meet the standards prescribed by Presidential Decree may be exempt from registration.
(4) If a person who has obtained permission to engage in livestock farming business of paragraph (1) or has filed for his/her livestock breeding business under paragraph (2) falls under any of the following, he/she shall report to the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu within 30 days from the date the relevant ground arises: Provided, That subparagraph 4 shall apply only to a person whose livestock breeding business has been registered: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Where he/she suspends his/her business for at least three months;
2. Where he/she closes his/her business permanently;
3. Where he/she resumes his/her business after a three-month suspension or longer;
4. Where he/she alters any important matter prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, such as the kinds of livestock, among those registered.
(5) The State or a local government may subsidize some of the expenses incurred in preparing facilities and equipment by the persons who intend to obtain permission to engage in livestock farming business or file for registration of livestock breeding business under paragraph (1) or (2), as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 23 (Disqualification for Permission for Livestock Farming Business)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be disqualified from obtaining permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 22 (1):
1. A person in whose case two years have not elapsed since permission that he/she had obtained was revoked pursuant to Article 25 (1);
2. A person in whose case one year has not elapsed since his/her imprisonment with labor declared by a court pursuant to subparagraph 1 or 3 of Article 53 was completely executed (including where the execution of the sentence is deemed completed) or exempted;
3. A person who is under suspension of the execution of his/her imprisonment with labor declared by a court pursuant to subparagraph 1 or 3 of Article 53;
4. A corporation, the representative of which falls under any of subparagraphs 1 through 3.
(2) A person in whose case one year has not elapsed since his/her registration was revoked under Article 25 (2) shall be disqualified from filing for registration of livestock breeding business under Article 22 (2).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 24 (Business Succession)
(1) Where a person who has obtained permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 22 (1) or has filed for registration of his/her livestock breeding business under Article 22 (2) dies, or leases (limited to the registration of livestock breeding business) or transfers his/her business, or where a corporation is merged with another corporation, the successor, the lessee (limited to the registration of livestock breeding business), the business transferee, or the corporation surviving or established in the course of such merger shall succeed to the status as the business entity. <Amended by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
(2) Any person who has succeeded to the status of a business entity in accordance with paragraph (1) shall submit a report thereon to the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu within 30 days from the date he/she succeeded to such status, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Article 23 shall apply mutatis mutandis to succession under paragraph (1).
 Article 25 (Revocation, etc. of Permission for Livestock Farming Business)
(1) Where a person who has obtained permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 22 (1) falls under any of the following, the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu may either revoke such permission or issue an order to fully or partially suspend such business for a given period of up to one year, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That permission shall be revoked in cases falling under subparagraph 1 or 2:
1. Where he/she fails to prepare the important facilities, equipment, etc. prescribed by Presidential Decree among the facilities, equipment, etc. referred to in Article 22 (1);
2. Where he/she obtains permission under Article 22 (1) by fraud or other improper means;
3. Where he/she allows a third party to use his/her name under which permission was obtained;
4. Where he/she fails to commence his/her business without just cause within one year from the date of permission under Article 22 (1), or continuously suspends his/her business for at least one year without any report under Article 22 (4);
5. Where he/she causes the outbreak of a contagious livestock disease or the spread thereof to other regions due to a failure to take measures under Article 5 (3) of the Act on the Prevention of Contagious Animal Diseases, such as reporting on employment, education, or disinfection of alien workers, or a failure to comply with the measures taken by the head of the relevant national animal disease control agency at the time of entry to the Republic of Korea under Article 5 (6) of the same Act;
6. Where he/she violates an order to slaughter issued under Article 20 (1) of the Act on the Prevention of Contagious Animal Diseases (including cases applicable mutatis mutandis in Article 28 of the same Act);
7. Where he/she receives a disposition to cancel permission for installation, or alteration, of waste-generating facilities pursuant to Article 18 of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta, for a violation of Article 17 (1) of the same Act;
8. Where he/she receives a disposition under Article 98 (1) 10 of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, for a violation of Article 85 (3) of the same Act.
(2) Where a person whose livestock breeding business has been registered under Article 22 (2) falls under any of the following, the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu may either revoke such registration or issue an order to fully or partially suspend such business for a given period of up to six months, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That the registration shall be revoked in cases falling under subparagraph 1 or 2:
1. Where he/she fails to prepare the important facilities, equipment, etc. prescribed by Presidential Decree among the facilities, equipment, etc. referred to in Article 22 (2);
2. Where he/she has filed for registration of his/her business under Article 22 (2) by fraud or other improper means;
3. Where he/she allows a third party to use his/her name under which the registration was made;
4. Where he/she receives the disposition of business suspension on at least three occasions during the latest one year retroactively from the date he/she was subject to the last disposition of business suspension;
5. Where he/she fails to commence his/her business without just cause within two years from the date of registration under Article 22 (2), or continuously suspends his/her business for at least one year without any report under Article 22 (4);
(3) A person who receives a disposition to revoke permission under paragraph (1) shall dispose of the livestock within six months.
(4) Where a person who has obtained permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 22 (1) or has filed for registration of his/her livestock breeding business under Article 22 (2) fails to prepare the facilities, equipment, etc. referred to in Article 22 (1) or (2), the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu may issue an order to take corrective measures, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(5) Detailed standards for revocation of permission or registration or business suspension under paragraphs (1) and (2) and a corrective order issued under paragraph (4) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 26 (Matters to be Observed by Persons, etc. Permitted to Engage in Livestock Farming Business)
Each person who has obtained permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 22 (1) or has filed for registration of his/her livestock breeding business under Article 22 (2) shall comply with the matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to improve livestock, prevent livestock diseases, and heighten the level of hygiene of livestock products. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 27 Deleted. <by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
 Article 28 (Periodic Inspection, etc. of Persons, etc. Permitted to Engage in Livestock Farming Business)
(1) In order to improve livestock, prevent livestock diseases, heighten the level of hygiene of livestock products, and dispose of livestock excreta appropriately under the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta, the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu may direct affiliated public officials to inspect a person who has obtained permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 22 (1) periodically, at least once every two years, and may direct affiliated public officials to inspect a person whose livestock breeding business has been registered under Article 22 (2) when necessary.
(2) When a periodic inspection has been conducted under paragraph (1), the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu may issue an order to take measures necessary for improving facilities and performing affairs, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) When a periodic inspection has been conducted under paragraph (1), the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu shall submit a report on the result thereof and the current status of permission and registration to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the relevant Mayor/Do Governor within 30 days. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and a Mayor/Do Governor may inspect a person who has obtained permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 22 (1) and a person whose livestock breeding business has been registered under Article 22 (2) when necessary, and may demand the relevant Si/Gun/Gu to issue necessary dispositions depending upon the results of such inspection. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) A public official who conducts an inspection pursuant to paragraph (1) or (4) shall carry a certificate indicating his/her authority and present it to the related parties.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 29 (Declarations of Export and Import of Breeding Stock, etc.)
(1) Any person who intends to export or import any breeding stock specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, livestock to be used as breeding stock, or semen, ovum, or fertilized egg of livestock shall file a declaration thereof with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall prescribe and publicly announce the standards for the breeding stock subject to the declaration of export or import under paragraph (1), including production capability and specifications. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 30 (Recommendation, etc. for Import of Livestock Products, etc.)
(1) Any person who intends to import any livestock product, breeding stock, etc. referred to in Article 29 at the concession tariff rate that applies to the market access quantity on the schedule of concessions of the Republic of Korea pursuant to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, shall obtain a recommendation therefor from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may either delegate his/her authority for recommending the import of livestock products, breeding stock, etc. of paragraph (1) to a Mayor/Do Governor, or engage a nonprofit corporation designated by the Minister to execute it on his/her behalf. In this regard, the recommendable quantity, the guidelines for the recommendation, and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 31 (Control of Imported Livestock Products)
Where deemed particularly necessary for the control of imported livestock products, the prevention of unfair distribution, and the protection of consumers, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may issue an order concerning the following matters to any person who has obtained a recommendation under Article 30, who imports livestock products on which the quota tariff is applied pursuant to Article 71 of the Customs Act, or who sells or processes such imported livestock products, or determine and publicly announce the following matters, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The prices, methods, and time for selling the imported livestock products at issue;
2. Restrictions on the purposes of the imported livestock products at issue;
3. Reporting on the quantity used and left in stock out of the imported livestock products at issue.
 Article 32 (Program for Stabilizing Production of Calves)
(1) In order to produce and supply calves in a stable manner and to maintain a basis for production of cattle farmers, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall execute a program for stabilizing the production of calves, through which the calves production stabilization fund shall be paid to the farmers who produce calves in the event that the price of calves falls down below the basis price determined through deliberation by the Deliberative Committee for the Development of Livestock Industry under Article 4. In this regard, the scope of cattle eligible for the program for stabilizing the production of calves shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Any farmer who produces calves and wants to obtain the calves production stabilization fund under paragraph (1) shall participate in the program for stabilizing the production of calves as provided by the operating rules established pursuant to paragraph (3).
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall prescribe and publicly announce the operating rules covering the following matters when implementing the program for stabilizing the production of calves pursuant to paragraph (1): <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Qualifications for participation;
2. Time period, methods and procedure for such participation;
3. Terms and conditions, and amounts of, and procedures for the disbursement of the calves production stabilization fund;
4. Raising and management of the fund for the program for stabilizing the production of calves;
5. Other matters necessary for the implementation of the program for stabilizing the production of calves.
(4) In order to raise the fund for the program for stabilizing the production of calves pursuant to paragraph (3) 4, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may require farmers who produce calves and participate in the program for stabilizing the production of calves to contribute a certain amount of money prescribed by the Minister within the limit of five percent of the maximum disbursement amount of the calves production stabilization fund. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) The State or a local government may fully or partially subsidize the fund required for the operation of the program for stabilizing the production of calves to promote the program smoothly.
(6) When the total amount disbursed out of the calves production stabilization fund exceeds either of the following amounts creating a situation in which calves production stabilization fund is not disbursed or is less disbursed, the amount not disbursed or less disbursed may be disbursed during the following year:
1. The budget amount for the program for stabilizing the production of calves for the current year;
2. The minimum amount of subsidies permissible for the current year under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization.
 Article 32-2 (Support and Fosterage of National Stockbreeding Cluster)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall formulate a comprehensive plan for support and fosterage of the National Stockbreeding Cluster (hereafter referred to as "comprehensive plan" in this Article). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) A comprehensive plan shall include:
1. Matters concerning the basic direction-setting for support and fosterage of the National Stockbreeding Cluster;
2. Matters concerning the creation and support of livestock breeding complexes for the promotion of the National Stockbreeding Cluster;
3. Matters concerning the creation of the eco-friendly National Stockbreeding Cluster;
4. Matters concerning the installation and operation of disinfection facilities and equipment for the prevention of contagious livestock diseases;
5. Matters concerning building up of the capacity of enterprises, agencies and institutions participating in the National Stockbreeding Cluster;
6. Matters concerning support for the coordination activities among enterprises, agencies and institutions participating in the National Stockbreeding Cluster;
7. Matters concerning the establishment and operation of support institutions for the National Stockbreeding Cluster;
8. Matters concerning strengthening of linkage to domestic industries related to livestock farming;
9. Matters concerning strengthening of linkage to other domestic and foreign regions and industries;
10. Matters concerning inviting domestic and foreign investment in the National Stockbreeding Cluster and promotion of export of livestock products;
11. Matters concerning investment in the National Stockbreeding Cluster and financing therefor;
12. Other matters for fosterage of the National Stockbreeding Cluster.
(3) In establishing a comprehensive plan, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall refer the plan to the Committee for deliberation. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Where the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs intends to formulate or alter a comprehensive plan, he/she shall consider the opinions of the heads of relevant local governments and have consultation with the related central administrative agencies: Provided, That this shall not apply where any minor matter prescribed by Presidential Decree is to be altered. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may provide financial support to a local government which has jurisdiction over the area in which the National Stockbreeding Cluster is to be located. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) Where the State or a local government intends to create the National Stockbreeding Cluster, it shall secure a burial site and install an incineration plant and facilities within the National Stockbreeding Cluster, which are necessary for culling, incinerating, burying, etc. of livestock in the event of outbreak of contagious livestock diseases.
(7) When the State or a local government promotes various projects which are to be implemented through financial support of the State or the local government to revitalize the National Stockbreeding Cluster, it may give priority to supporting the enterprises, agencies and institutions participating in the National Stockbreeding Cluster.
(8) Matters necessary for the procedure and method of creating the National Stockbreeding Cluster and the fosterage and support thereof and other matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 32-3 (Establishment, etc. of Support Center for National Stockbreeding Cluster)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall establish a Support Center for the National Stockbreeding Cluster (hereafter referred to as the "Support Center" in this Article) to foster and manage the National Stockbreeding Cluster and to support the activities of the enterprises, agencies and institutions participating therein. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Support Center shall be a corporate entity and duly formed upon the completion of the registration for its establishment at the registry for the area in which its main office is located.
(3) The Support Center shall engage in: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Developing policies and research on the National Stockbreeding Cluster and clustering of livestock farming business;
2. Creating and managing livestock breeding complexes;
3. Supporting the enterprises, agencies and institutions participating in the National Stockbreeding Cluster;
4. Promoting coordination activities among the enterprises, agencies and institutions participating in the National Stockbreeding Cluster;
5. Research on revitalization of the National Stockbreeding Cluster, overseas cooperation and public relations;
6. Other activities entrusted by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
(4) In order to engage in the activities stipulated in paragraph (3), the Support Center may establish auxiliary organs prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) The State or a local government may fully or partially subsidize the expenses incurred in the establishment and operation of the Support Center within budgetary limits.
(6) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall guide and supervise the Support Center with respect to the activities stipulated in paragraph (3), and may give instructions or issue orders where deemed necessary. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(7) Except as provided in this Act, the provisions of the Civil Act concerning incorporated foundations shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Support Center.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 33 (Subsidies for Self-Help Funds for Livestock Industry)
(1) When a livestock industry organization established under the Creation and Management of Self-Help Livestock Funds Act creates and operates self-help funds for the livestock industry in order to promote the market extension, etc. of livestock products, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may grant part of the Livestock Development Fund under Article 43 as subsidies to such an organization. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Guidelines for the grant of the subsidies under paragraph (1) and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 33-2 (Mandatory Education for Persons, etc. Permitted to Engage in Livestock Farming Business)
(1) Any of the following persons shall complete the education courses prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs at an education implementing agency designated under Article 33-3 (1): <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. A person who intends to obtain permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 22 (1);
2. A person who intends to file for registration of his/her livestock breeding business under Article 22 (2);
3. A person who intends to be registered as a livestock trader under Article 34-2 (1).
(2) Where a person obligated to complete education courses under paragraph (1) has completed an education course relevant to stockbreeding or veterinary medicine prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, he/she may be exempt from part of the education. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) A person who has obtained permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 22 (1) shall undergo a refresher education at least once every two years, and a person whose livestock breeding business has been registered or a person who has been registered as a livestock trader under Article 22 (2) or 34-2 (1) shall undergo a refresher education at least once every four years, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs at an education implementing agency pursuant to Article 33-3 (1). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 33-3 (Designation of Education Agencies, etc. and Revocation of Designation)
(1) For the purpose of educating the persons falling under Article 33-2 (1), etc., the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may designate and publicly announce an education management agency and education implementing agencies (hereafter referred to as "education agencies, etc." in this Article). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Each education implementing agency shall educate the persons falling under Article 33-2 (1) upon their application, and report its education plan, performance results, etc. to the education management agency by not later than January 31 each year.
(3) The education management agency shall develop teaching materials and education courses; manage persons subject to education; and consolidate the reports on education plans, performance results, etc. received under paragraph (2) and report it to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs by not later than the end of February each year. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Upon receipt of a consolidated report on education plans, performance results, etc. under paragraph (3), the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may issue a corrective order to an education agency, etc., where necessary as a result of confirmation of and check on the matters reported. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Where an education agency, etc. falls under any of the following cases, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may revoke the designation of the education agency, etc.: Provided, That if an education agency falls under subparagraph 1, its designation shall be revoked: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Where it has been designated by fraud or other improper means;
2. Where it submits a false report on the performance of education;
3. Where it fails to comply with the corrective order issued under paragraph (4);
4. Where it has no performance record for at least two years from the date it has been designated as an education implementing agency;
5. Where it is deemed impracticable to perform services as an education agency, etc.
(6) Matters necessary for the designation and operation of education agencies, etc., such as the standards and procedure for designation, and the details of education, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
CHAPTER IV LIVESTOCK MARKETS AND GRADING OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS
 Article 34 (Establishment, etc. of Livestock Markets)
(1) Each livestock market shall be established and managed by a livestock cooperative under the Agricultural Cooperatives Act (hereinafter referred to as a "livestock cooperative").
(2) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu may order a livestock cooperative which has established a livestock market to improve and keep in good repair the facilities necessary for the management of the livestock market or to take any necessary measures therefor, or direct an affiliated public official to inspect the relevant facilities, books of account, documents, and other materials, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Every public official who conducts an inspection under paragraph (2) shall carry an identification certificate indicating his/her authority and present it to the related parties.
 Article 34-2 (Registration of Livestock Traders)
(1) Any person who intends to be a livestock trader shall file for registration with the head of the Si/Gun/Gu having jurisdiction over the place of his/her business, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs upon completing the education provided in Article 33-2. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) If a livestock trader falls under any of the following cases, he/she shall submit a report thereon to the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs within 30 days from the date the relevant ground arises: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Where he/she suspends his/her business for at least three months;
2. Where he/she closes his/her business permanently;
3. Where he/she resumes his/her business after suspending it for at least three months;
4. Where he/she alters any important matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, among those registered.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 34-3 (Disqualification for Registration of Livestock Traders)
None of the following persons shall be qualified for the registration of a livestock trader under Article 34-2 (1): <Amended by Act No. 12436, Mar. 18, 2014; Act No. 13145, Feb. 3, 2015>
1. A person under adult guardianship or under limited guardianship;
2. A person for whom one year has not elapsed since his/her registration was revoked under Article 34-4 (excluding cases where such registration was revoked under Article 34-3 (1));
3. A person for whom one year has not elapsed since his/her imprisonment with labor declared by a court for a violation of Article 11 (1) or 20 (1) of the Act on the Prevention of Contagious Animal Diseases (including cases applicable mutatis mutandis in Article 28 of the same Act) was completely executed (including where the execution of the sentence is deemed to have been completed) or exempted;
4. A person who is under suspension of the execution of his/her imprisonment with labor declared by a court for a violation of Article 11 (1) or 20 (1) of the Act on the Prevention of Contagious Animal Diseases.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 34-4 (Revocation, etc. of Registration of Livestock Traders)
Where any livestock trader falls under any of the following cases, the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu may revoke his/her registration or issue an order to fully or partially suspend his/her business for a given period of up to six months: Provided, That if a livestock trader falls under subparagraph 1, 2, 6 or 7, its registration shall be revoked:
1. Where he/she has filed for registration of his/her business under Article 34-2 (1) by fraud or other improper means;
2. Where he/she falls under any subparagraph of Article 34-3;
3. Where he/she fails to comply with the matters to be observed by livestock traders under Article 34-5;
4. Where he/she allows a third party to use his/her name under which the registration was made;
5. Where he/she engages in business during a business suspension period;
6. Where he/she receives the dispositions of business suspension on at least three occasions during the latest one year retroactively from the day the last disposition of business suspension was received;
7. Where he/she fails to commence his/her business without just cause within two years from the date of registration, or continuously suspends his/her business for at least two years.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 34-5 (Matters to be Observed by Livestock Traders)
Each livestock trader shall comply with the matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for the prevention of livestock diseases. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 34-6 (Supervision over Livestock Traders)
Article 28 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the supervision over the persons registered as livestock traders. In such cases, "livestock breeding business" shall be construed as "livestock trader“
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 35 (Grading of Livestock Products)
(1) In order to improve the quality of livestock products, make their distribution smooth, and promote livestock improvement, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may require the quality of such livestock products to be graded (hereinafter referred to as "grading"), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The method, standards and applicable conditions of the grading under paragraph (1) and other matters necessary for the grading shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) As to the livestock products prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs among those subject to the grading under paragraph (1), the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall specify and publicly announce a distributable area, the timing for implementation, etc. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Any person who has established an incorporated wholesale market for livestock products (hereinafter referred to as “incorporated wholesale market”) within a wholesale market for agricultural and fishery products under Article 22 of the Act on Distribution and Price Stabilization of Agricultural and Fishery Products, which is situated within an area publicly announced as a distributable area under paragraph (3) (hereinafter referred to as "publicly announced area"), or any operator of a cooperative marketing center for livestock products under Article 43 of the same Act (hereinafter referred to as "cooperative marketing center") shall not put any livestock product on the market without being graded.
(5) No operator of any slaughterhouse as defined in subparagraph 11 of Article 2 of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act (hereinafter referred to as "slaughterhouse") situated within a publicly announced area shall take any livestock products processed at the slaughterhouse outside of the slaughterhouse without being graded: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply to any livestock product processed for academic research, one's own consumption, etc. specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 36 (Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation)
(1) In order to effectively provide livestock product grading services, the Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation (hereinafter referred to as the "KAPE") shall be established. <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
(2) The KAPE shall be a corporate entity. <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
(3) The KAPE shall be duly formed upon the completion of registration for its incorporation with the registry office having jurisdiction over its principal place of business. <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
(4) The KAPE shall engage in: <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
1. Grading of livestock products;
2. Education and public relations pertaining to the grades of livestock products;
3. Development of technology for grading of livestock products;
4. Training of quality appraisers of livestock products under Article 37 (1);
5. Research and study on grading of livestock products;
6. Activities entrusted by the State, local governments and other persons in connection with subparagraphs 1 through 5 and those incidental thereto.
(5) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may subsidize the cost and expenses incurred in the grading. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may issue an order to the KAPE as necessary or require it to submit a report in connection with the business affairs of grading, or direct an affiliated public official to inspect the relevant facilities, books of account, documents, and other materials, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(7) Every public official who conducts an inspection pursuant to paragraph (6) shall carry an identification certificate indicating his/her authority and present it to the related parties.
(8) Except as provided in this Act, the provisions pertaining to the incorporated foundation in the Civil Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to the KAPE. <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
 Article 37 (Quality Appraisers of Livestock Products)
(1) The KAPE shall employ quality appraisers of livestock products who shall perform the grading duties (hereinafter referred to as "quality appraiser"). <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
(2) Either of the following persons is qualified for a quality appraiser upon successfully passing an examination for quality appraisers implemented by the KAPE (hereinafter referred to as "examination for quality appraisers"), and complete the training course for quality appraisers prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. A person who has graduated from a department related to the livestock industry in a junior college or any higher educational institution, or who is recognized as having educational background equivalent thereto;
2. A person who has engaged in the business affairs related to the grading in the KAPE for at least three years.
(3) Matters necessary for examinations for quality appraisers, the appointment and dismissal of quality appraisers, etc. shall be determined by the KAPE with prior approval from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 38 (Duties of Quality Appraisers)
(1) Quality appraisers shall perform the following duties: <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
1. Grading, and keeping and preserving the records of the results of grading on file;
2. Using and controlling the grading seals;
3. Inspection and maintenance of the facilities related to the grading;
4. Other matters necessary for performing the grading duties.
(2) Each quality appraiser shall carry an identification certificate indicating his/her authority and present it to the related parties whenever performing the grading duties. <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
(3) No one shall refuse, interfere with, or evade the duties performed by a quality appraiser in relation to the grading of livestock products that shall pass the compulsory grading process under Article 35. <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
 Article 39 (Duties of Slaughterhouse Operators)
Each person who operates a slaughterhouse within a publicly announced area shall comply with the matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for facilities and space required for grading so that the grading process may be done without any trouble. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 40 (Indication, etc. of Grade Mark)
(1) Each quality appraiser shall indicate a grade mark on the livestock products as graded, and shall issue a grade certificate to the relevant applicant or the purchaser of the relevant livestock products. <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
(2) Whenever putting a graded livestock product on the market, each incorporated wholesale market and each cooperative marketing center operator shall publicly disclose the relevant grade.
(3) Matters necessary for the indication of grade marks, the grade certificates, the public disclosure of the grades, etc. under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 41 (Requests for Dispositions of Business Suspension, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or a Mayor/Do Governor may request the head of the competent administrative agency having due authority to take a measure with regard to the business, to issue a disposition of business suspension for a specified period (including imposition of penalty surcharge in lieu of the business suspension) or to take any other necessary measure against any of the following entities: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. An incorporated wholesale market or cooperative marketing center operator that puts any ungraded livestock product on the market in violation of Article 35 (4);
2. A slaughterhouse operator who takes any ungraded livestock product outside of the slaughterhouse in violation of Article 35 (5);
3. A slaughterhouse operator who refuses, interferes with, or evades grading duties in violation of Article 38 (3).
(2) Upon receipt of a request made under paragraph (1), the head of a competent administrative agency shall notify the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the relevant Mayor/Do Governor of the results of the measures he/she has taken. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 42 (Supervision over Incorporated Wholesale Markets, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or a Mayor/Do Governor may order any incorporated wholesale market, cooperative marketing center operator or slaughterhouse operator to take necessary measures, including improvement of facilities or direct an affiliated public official to inspect the relevant facilities, books of account, documents, and other materials, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in order to smoothly engage in the grading activities. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Every public official who performs an inspection pursuant to paragraph (1) shall carry an identification certificate indicating his/her authority and present it to the related parties.
CHAPTER V LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT FUND
 Article 43 (Establishment of Livestock Development Fund)
(1) The Government shall establish the Livestock Development Fund (hereinafter referred to as the "Fund") to secure financial resources necessary for the development of the livestock industry, control the demand and supply of livestock products smoothly, and stabilize the prices thereof.
(2) The Government may grant subsidies or contribution to the Fund within budgetary limits.
 Article 44 (Financial Resources of Fund)
(1) The Fund shall be raised with the financial resources falling under the following subparagraphs:
1. Subsidies or contributions from the Government under Article 43 (2);
2. Payments from the Korea Racing Association under paragraph (2) below;
3. Profits from the imported livestock products under Article 45;
4. Loans obtained under Article 46;
5. Funds for the development of substitute grassland under Article 23 (6) of the Grassland Act;
6. Earnings from the management of the Fund;
7. Income realized from the settlement of accounts under Article 15 (1) 1 of the Traditional Bullfighting Match Act.
(2) The chairperson of the Korea Racing Authority shall pay the Fund such an amount of money provided in Article 42 (4) of the Korea Racing Authority Act out of the special reserve of the Authority.
 Article 45 (Collection, etc. of Import Profits)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may assess the profits of an importer of such items prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, among the persons who import the livestock products with a recommendation made under Article 30 (1), and collect the import profits from the importer within the limit of the difference between the domestic prices and the import prices, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The import profits of paragraph (1) shall be paid to the Fund, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) If the import profits of paragraph (1) have not been paid by the specified due date, they may be collected in the same manner as delinquent national taxes are collected.
 Article 46 (Loans)
Where necessary for the management of the Fund, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may obtain a loan from any financial institutions, other funds or any other account on the Fund's own account. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 47 (Purposes of Fund)
(1) The Fund shall be used for the following purposes: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9666, May 8, 2009; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Improvement of the structure and productivity of the livestock farming industry;
2. Control of the demand and supply of livestock and products thereof and stabilization of the prices;
3. Improvement of the distribution system of livestock and livestock products;
3-2. Promotion of a dairy farming promotion plan established pursuant to Article 3 (1) of the Dairy Promotion Act;
4. Control of demand and supply of feed-stuff, and development of resources for feed-stuff;
5. Sanitation and quarantine of livestock;
6. Conversion into resources, treatment, and utilization of livestock waste;
7. Subsidization for the cost and expenses for the business activities of the Fund prescribed by Presidential Decree;
8. Subsidization for the self-help funds of the livestock industry under the Creation and Management of Self-Help Livestock Funds Act;
9. Other projects prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as necessary for the development of the livestock industry.
(2) The Fund may grant subsidies, if necessary, for any of the purposes set forth in the subparagraphs of paragraph (1).
(3) Matters necessary for the methods of filing applications for subsidies and procedure for grant thereof under paragraph (2) and other matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 48 (Operation and Management of Fund)
(1) The Fund shall be operated and managed by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may entrust the affairs relating to the operation and management of the Fund to the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation under the Agricultural Cooperatives Act (including Agricultural Cooperative Economic Holding Company; hereinafter referred to as the "National Agricultural Cooperative Federation"), as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 14481, Dec. 27, 2016>
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may establish and operate an account for setting off bad debts of the Fund, if deemed necessary for smoothly promoting the business set forth in the subparagraphs of Article 47 (1) by making it, etc. easy to render financial aids to livestock farmers, etc. who have insufficient capability for offering a security. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Matters necessary for the operation and management of the Fund shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
CHAPTER VI SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 49 (Service Fees)
(1) Any of the following persons shall pay service fees prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. A person who intends to obtain a license under Article 12 (1);
2. Deleted. <by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
(2) The KAPE may collect the grading service fees prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs from the persons who intend to have their livestock products graded under Article 35 (1). In such cases, the service fees so collected shall be used only for payment of the expenses incurred in the grading services. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The grading service fees of paragraph (2) shall be collected by any person who operates a place of work as defined in subparagraph 11 of Article 2 of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act or any person prescribed by Presidential Decree among the persons who have reported their livestock product sale business under Article 24 of the same Act and shall be paid to the KAPE, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. In such cases, the KAPE shall reimburse the expenses incurred in the collection of service fees to the persons who operate a place of work as defined in subparagraph 11 of Article 2 of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act or the persons prescribed by Presidential Decree among those who have reported their livestock product sale business under Article 24 of the same Act, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 50 (Hearings)
Where a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu intends to take any of the following dispositions, he/she shall hold a hearing: <Amended by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
1. Revocation of an inseminator's license under Article 14;
2. Revocation of permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 25 (1);
3. Revocation of the registration of livestock breeding business under Article 25 (2);
4. Revocation of the registration of a livestock trader under Article 34-4.
 Article 51 (Delegation or Entrustment of Authority)
(1) Part of the authority of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs under this Act may be delegated to the relevant Mayor/Do Governor, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Part of the authority of a Mayor/Do Governor under this Act may be delegated to the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) A Mayor/Do Governor may entrust education for inseminators under Article 13 (1) to a corporation or organization related to the livestock industry, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(4) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu may, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, entrust part of the affairs concerning a periodic inspection, etc. prescribed in Article 28 to a corporation or organization prescribed by Presidential Decree among the corporations or organizations related to the livestock industry. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
(5) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may entrust the affairs concerning the declaration of export or import of breeding stock, etc. under Article 29 (1) to a corporation or organization related to the livestock industry, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may entrust the affairs concerning the programs for stabilizing the production of calves under Article 32 (1) to a producers' organization prescribed by Presidential Decree among the producers' organizations under subparagraph 4 of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Agriculture, Rural Community and Food Industry. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9717, May 27, 2009; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13383, Jun. 22, 2015>
 Article 52 (Persons Deemed Public Officials for Purpose of Penalty Provisions)
Quality appraisers engaged in the grading service shall be deemed public officials for the purpose of Articles 129 through 132 of the Criminal Act. <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
CHAPTER VII PENALTY PROVISIONS
 Article 53 (Penalty Provisions)
Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than three years or by a fine not exceeding 30 million won: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
1. A person who engages in livestock farming business without obtaining permission under Article 22 (1);
2. Deleted; <by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
3. A person who obtains permission to engage in livestock farming business under Article 22 (1) by fraud or other improper means;
4. A person who continues to breed livestock till after the lapse of six months after receiving the disposition of revocation of permission under Article 25 (1), notwithstanding paragraph (3);
5. A person who violates an order issued pursuant to Article 31;
6. A person who puts any ungraded livestock product on a wholesale market for agricultural and fishery products or a cooperative marketing center, in violation of Article 35 (4);
7. A person who takes any ungraded livestock product from a slaughterhouse, in violation of Article 35 (5).
 Article 54 (Penalty Provisions)
Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for up to one year or by a fine of up to ten million won: <Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 13145, Feb. 3, 2015>
1. A person who violates Article 11 (1);
2. A person who supplies or injects any semen, ovum, or fertilized egg for the purpose of artificial insemination for livestock, or who implants any of them into female livestock, in violation of Article 19;
3. A person, other than a livestock cooperative, who opens a livestock market, in violation of Article 34 (1);
4. A person who engages in the business of trading livestock without filing for registration under Article 34-2 (1);
4-2. A person who becomes registered as a livestock trader under Article 34-2 (1) by fraud or other improper means;
5. A person who sells any livestock product that shall be graded before trading within a distributable area publicly announced pursuant to Article 35 (3) without having such product graded, or who processes, displays, keeps, or transports such product for business purposes;
6. A person who refuses, interferes with, or evades the grading conducted by a quality appraiser, in violation of Article 38 (3);
7. A person who fails to comply with the measures prescribed in Article 39;
8. A person who violates an order issued pursuant to Article 42 (1), or refuses, interferes with, or evades an inspection thereunder.
 Article 55 (Joint Penalty Provisions)
If a representative of a corporation, or an agent, employee or other servant of a corporation or an individual commits a violation under Article 53 or 54 in connection with business of the corporation or individual, not only shall such violator be punished, but also the corporation or individual shall be punished by a fine under the respective provisions: Provided, That this shall not apply where such corporation or individual has not been negligent in giving due attention and supervision concerning the relevant business in order to prevent such violation.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010]
 Article 56 (Administrative Fines)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be subject to an administrative fine not exceeding five million won: <Amended by Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
1. A person who fails to submit a report under Article 17 (1) or (3);
2. A person who engages in livestock breeding business without filing for registration of such business under Article 22 (2);
3. A person whose livestock breeding business has been registered under Article 22 (2) by fraud or other improper means;
4. A person who fails to submit a report under Articles 22 (4);
5. A person who fails to submit a report under Article 24 (2);
6. A person who violates an order issued under Article 25 (1) or (2);
7. A person who fails to comply with a corrective order issued under Article 25 (4);
8. A person who violates any matters to be observed under Article 26;
9. A person who refuses, interferes with, or evades a periodic inspection conducted, or violates an order issued, under Article 28 (1) and (2) (including cases applicable mutatis mutandis in Article 34-6);
10. A person who fails to undergo education provided in Article 33-2 (3);
11. A person who violates an order issued, or refuses, interferes with, or evades an inspection conducted, under Article 34 (2);
12. A person who fails to submit a report under Article 34-2 (2);
13. A person who continues to engage in his/her business in violation of an order to revoke registration or suspend business under Article 34-4;
14. A person who fails to comply with any matters to be observed by livestock traders under Article 34-5.
(2) An administrative fine referred to in paragraph (1) shall be imposed and collected by the relevant Mayor/Do Governor or the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu (hereinafter referred to as "imposing authority"), as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) through (5) Deleted. <by Act No. 14654, Mar. 21, 2017>
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the provisions of Articles 33 and 47 (1) 8 as amended shall enter into force on June 29, 2007, while the provisions of Article 8 (1) of the Addenda shall enter into force on September 28, 2007.
Article 2 (Transitional Measure concerning Enforcement Date)
Until before the provisions of Articles 33, 44 (1) 5, and 47 (1) 8 as amended enter into force pursuant to the proviso of Article 1 of the Addenda, the former provisions of Articles 26-3, 36 (1) 5 and 39 (1) 7-2 corresponding to the respective provisions shall remain applicable.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Qualification for Graders)
(1) Any person who was qualified for grader in accordance with the former provisions enforceable as of April 27, 2001, which corresponds to the enforcement date of the Livestock Industry Act (Act No. 6381), shall be deemed as a person who has been qualified in accordance with the provisions of Article 37 hereof as amended.
(2) Any person who passed successfully the grader examination or has been taking the training course for grader after passing successfully the examination in accordance with the former provisions enforceable as of April 27, 2001, which corresponds to the enforcement date of the Livestock Industry Act (Act No. 6381), shall be deemed as a person who passed successfully the grader examination or has been taking the training course for grader after passing successfully the examination in accordance with the provisions of Article 37 as amended.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures Following Change in Managing Authority of Fund)
(1) Any action taken by the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation for the operation and management of the Fund pursuant to the former provisions enforceable as of April 27, 2001, which corresponds to the enforcement date of the Livestock Industry Act (Act No. 6381), shall be deemed an action taken by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
(2) The title of the National Livestock Cooperative Federation indicated on the registers or other public books pertaining to the property of the Fund as of April 27, 2001, which corresponds to the enforcement date of the Livestock Industry Act (Act No. 6381), shall be deemed as the title of the State, notwithstanding Article 7 of the Addenda of the Agricultural Cooperatives Act (Act No. 6018).
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Designation of Preserved Livestock)
The designation of any preserved livestock pursuant to the former provisions of Article 8 enforceable as of January 3, 2007, which corresponds to the enforcement date of the Livestock Industry Act (Act No. 8182), shall be deemed to be the designation of the preserved livestock pursuant to the provisions of Article 8 as amended.
Article 6 (General Transitional Measures concerning Dispositions, etc.)
The actions taken by or against an administrative agency pursuant to the former provisions at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed as the actions taken by or against the administrative agency pursuant to the corresponding provisions of this Act.
Article 7 (Transitional Measures concerning Penalty Provisions or Administrative Fines)
The acts committed before the enforcement date of this Act shall be governed by the former provisions in application of the penalty provisions or the provisions concerning the administrative fine.
Article 8 Omitted.
Article 9 (Relationship to Other Statutes)
A citation of the former Livestock Industry Act or any provision thereof by any other statute enforceable at the time when this Act enters into force, if any, shall be deemed to be a citation of this Act or a corresponding provision hereof in lieu of the former provision, if there is such a corresponding provision herein.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 8598, Aug. 3, 2007>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9666, May 8, 2009>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9717, May 27, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9952, Jan. 25, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Change of Name)
(1) The Livestock Products Grading Service and a grader of livestock products pursuant to the previous provisions as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the Animal Products Grading Service and a quality appraiser of livestock products under this Act.
(2) Any act done in the name of the Livestock Products Grading Service or a grader of livestock products as at the time this Act enters into force and in the relation with other Acts shall be deemed any act done in the name of the Animal Products Grading Service or a quality appraiser of livestock products.
(3) The name of the Livestock Products Grading Service indicated in the register and other public records as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the name of the Animal Products Grading Service.
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 14 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11005, Aug. 4, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11359, Feb. 22, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Preparatory Measures for Enforcement of this Act)
Before this Act enters into force, the State or any local government may take preparatory measures for the support and fosterage of the National Stockbreeding Cluster under the amended provisions of Article 32-2 and for the establishment of the Support Center for National Stockbreeding Cluster under the amended provisions of Article 32-3.
Article 3 (Applicability to Matters concerning Location among Requirements for Permission to Engage in Livestock Farming Business)
Matters concerning location in the amended provisions of Article 22 (1) shall be applicable from the first person who obtains permission to engage in livestock farming business after this Act enters into force.
Article 4 (Special Cases concerning Education for Persons, etc. whose Livestock Farming Business Has Been Registered)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 33-2, a person who falls under Article 5 (1) of the Addenda shall undergo education within one year, and a person who falls under Article 5 (2) of the Addenda shall undergo education within two years, respectively from the date this Act enters into force, under the amended provisions of Article 33-2.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Registration, etc. of Livestock Farming Business)
(1) Any person whose livestock farming business has been registered under the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force and engages in livestock farming business falling under any subparagraph of Article 22 (1) shall be deemed to have obtained permission to engage in such livestock farming business under the amended provisions of Article 22 (1). In such cases, a person who fails to meet the requirements prescribed by Presidential Decree for the appropriate number of livestock per unit area, facilities and equipment among those for permission to engage in livestock farming business under the amended provisions of Article 22 (1) shall satisfy such requirements within one year from the date this Act enters into force.
(2) Any person whose livestock breeding business has been registered under the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force and does not fall under the amended provisions of Article 22 (1) 4 shall be deemed to file for registration of his/her livestock breeding business under the amended provisions of Article 22 (2).
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Revocation, etc. of Registration of Livestock Farming Business)
Where the registration of livestock farming business has been revoked or the business has been suspended under the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force, permission for or registration of the livestock farming business or livestock breeding business shall be deemed revoked or such business shall be deemed suspended under the amended provisions of Article 25.
Article 7 (Transitional Measures concerning Penalty Provisions and Administrative Fines)
For the purpose of the application of penalty provisions or provisions concerning administrative fines to any violation committed before this Act enters into force, such violation shall be governed by the former provisions.
Article 8 (Relationship to Other Statutes)
Where any other statute cites the former Livestock Industry Act, or any provisions thereof as at the time this Act enters into force, the relevant provisions of this Act shall be deemed to be cited in lieu of the former provisions, if provisions corresponding thereto exist herein.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12436, Mar. 18, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Incompetent Persons, etc.)
An incompetent under the adult guardianship or a quasi-incompetent under the limited guardianship referred to in the amended provisions of Article 12 (2) 1 and subparagraph 1 of Article 34-3 shall be deemed to include persons for whom the declaration of incompetency or quasi-incompetency remains effective under Article 2 of the Addenda to the Civil Act (Act No. 10429).
ADDENDUM <Act No. 13145, Feb. 3, 2015>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13383, Jun. 22, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14304, Dec. 2, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14481, Dec. 27, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2017. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 12 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14654, Mar. 21, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Dispositions)
The former provisions shall apply to any administrative disposition against any violation committed before this Act enters into force.