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Importation of Animal Pathogens Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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2.  In this Order—

  • “animal” includes poultry;

  • “animal pathogen” means any collection or culture of organisms or any derivative either on its own or in recombinant form of such collection or culture of organisms which may cause disease in animals;

  • “another Member State” means any Member State of the European Communities other than the United Kingdom;

  • “carrier” means any living creature except man which may carry or transmit an animal pathogen or the tissue, cell culture, body fluid, excreta, carcase or part of a carcase of such creature by or by means of which an animal pathogen may be carried or transmitted;

  • “general licence” means a licence issued under Article 4(1) which applies in relation to all persons, or any class of persons, who import into Northern Ireland an animal pathogen or carrier;

  • “importation” includes the importation of an animal pathogen in combination or admixture with any other material or in any living creature except man being used as a carrier of that pathogen for the purpose of importation;

  • “specific licence” means a licence issued under Article 4(1) which only applies to the applicant therefor;

  • “the 1981 Order” means the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;

  • “vehicle” includes any vessel, boat, hovercraft, aircraft and any other description of vehicle or any part thereof.

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