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Official registration

8.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), no person who produces susceptible material may move that material unless that person is registered as a producer pursuant to articles 15 and 16 of the principal Order or to paragraph (2).

(2) A producer of susceptible material who is not registered as a producer under the principal Order–

(a)may apply for registration under articles 15 and 16 of the principal Order as if the application were provided for by that Order;

(b)in so applying, shall meet the requirements of those articles as if the application had been made under the principal Order; and

(c)shall be treated by the Scottish Ministers, in respect of such an application and any consequent registration, as if the application were provided for by the principal Order.

(3) This article shall not apply to persons who produce susceptible material or who move susceptible material which they have produced if they do so other than in the course of a trade, business or other undertaking.