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The Potatoes Originating in Egypt Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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6.—(1) A person who contravenes the requirements of regulation 3 (landing of potatoes originating in Egypt) or 4 (person processing potatoes otherwise than in an approved plant) without reasonable excuse, proof of which shall lie on him, shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person who, for the purpose of procuring the issue of a phytosanitary certificate or any approval under regulation 4(1)—

(a)knowingly or recklessly makes a false statement; or

(b)intentionally fails to disclose any material particular, shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) or (2) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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