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Diseases of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Inspection, etc., of imports

18.—(1) After Article 47 of the 1981 Order insert—

Power to inspect imports

47A.(1) An inspector may, at all reasonable hours, exercise the powers set out in paragraph (2) for the purpose of—

(a)enforcing any order made under—

(i)paragraph (1) of Article 24;

(ii)paragraph (1) of Article 29; or

(iii)Article 30;

(b)ascertaining whether such an order is being or has been complied with; or

(c)verifying the identity, origin or destination of any product for the purpose mentioned in sub-paragraph (b).

(2) An inspector may—

(a)enter any premises (except premises used only as a dwelling-house) and inspect the premises and anything in or on the premises;

(b)open any bundle, package, packing case, or item of personal luggage, or require any person in possession of or accompanying the same to open it;

(c)inspect the contents of any bundle, package, packing case or item of personal luggage opened pursuant to sub-paragraph (b);

(d)inspect any product, including its packaging, seals, marking, labelling and presentation, and any plant or equipment used for or in connection with any product; and

(e)take samples of any product..

(2) In Article 29 of the 1981 Order (regulation of ports, aerodromes, etc.), in paragraph (2)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (j), for the words “a landing place” substitute “a port, aerodrome or landing place”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (m)—

(i)for the words “seizure and detention” substitute “seizure, detention and disposal”;

(ii)the words “, by which disease may be introduced or spread” cease to have effect.

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