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Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Exemptions

  3. PART II ENFORCEMENT

    1. 4.Enforcement authorities

    2. 5.Powers to give directions

    3. 6.Appointment of official veterinary surgeons and authorised officers

    4. 7.Exercise of enforcement powers

    5. 8.Powers of entry and inspection

    6. 9.Powers in relation to documents

    7. 10.Protection of officials acting in good faith

    8. 11.Entry warrants

    9. 12.District council returns

    10. 13.Suspension of border inspection posts

    11. 14.Regulatory functions of authorised officers

  4. PART III PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO PRODUCTS IN GENERAL

    1. 15.Prohibition of non-conforming products

    2. 16.Introduction of products at border inspection posts

    3. 17.Advance notice of introduction or presentation

    4. 18.Presentation of products at border inspection posts

    5. 19.Veterinary checks

    6. 20.Certificate of veterinary clearance to accompany consignment

    7. 21.Products which fail veterinary checks

    8. 22.Treatment as animal by-products

    9. 23.Products containing unauthorised substances and excess residues

    10. 24.Consignments and products illegally introduced

    11. 25.Products dangerous to animal or public health

    12. 26.Serious or repeated infringements

    13. 27.Invalidation of veterinary documents

    14. 28.Costs in respect of products redispatched or disposed of

  5. PART IV ON-BOARD CATERING SUPPLIES

    1. 29.Disposal of unused catering supplies

  6. PART V PRODUCTS INTENDED FOR IMPORT

    1. 30.Retention of documents at border inspection posts

    2. 31.Evidence of certification of, and payment for, veterinary checks

    3. 32.Products not intended for the United Kingdom

    4. 33.Products transported under supervision

    5. 34.Transhipment of products intended for import

  7. PART VI TRANSIT PRODUCTS

    1. 35.Border inspection posts of entry and exit

    2. 36.Prior authorisation of transit

    3. 37.Physical check of transit products

    4. 38.Movement of transit products

    5. 39.Disposal of returned transit products

  8. PART VII PRODUCTS INTENDED FOR WAREHOUSES OR SHIPS' STORES

    1. 40.Application of Part VII

    2. 41.Additional information to be given in advance

    3. 42.Physical check of non-conforming products

    4. 43.Exclusion of non-conforming products from warehouses

  9. PART VIII PRODUCTS RETURNED FROM THIRD COUNTRIES

    1. 44.Meaning of “export certificate”

    2. 45.Additional documentation for returned products

    3. 46.Physical check of returned products

    4. 47.Movement of returned products

  10. PART IX CHARGES FOR VETERINARY CHECKS

    1. 48.Payment of charges

    2. 49.Calculation of charges

    3. 50.Conversion of charges to sterling

    4. 51.Liability for charges

    5. 52.Information relating to charges

    6. 53.Appeals against charges

  11. PART X EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS

    1. 54.Disease outbreaks in third countries

  12. PART XI OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

    1. 55.Obstruction

    2. 56.Contraventions

    3. 57.Defence of due diligence

    4. 58.Penalties

  13. PART XII NOTICES AND DECISIONS

    1. 59.Form and content of notices

    2. 60.Notification of decisions

  14. PART XIII DISAPPLICATIONS, CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AND REVOCATION

    1. 61.Disapplication of existing provisions

    2. 62.Consequential amendments and revocation

  15. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. PART I

      2. PART II

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      IMPORT CONDITIONS

      1. PART I provisions common to several categories of product

        1. 1.A. Maximum residue limits and contaminants

        2. 2.Council Directive 96/23/EC on measures to monitor certain substances and...

        3. 3.Commission Decision 2000/159/EC on the provisional approval of residue plans...

        4. 4.Commission Regulation (EC) No. 466/2001 setting maximum levels for certain...

        5. 1.B.Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

        6. 2.Regulation (EC) No. 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of...

        7. C. Protective measures – all products

        8. China

      2. PART II fresh meat of bovine, ovine and caprine animals and swine

        1. 1.A. General Provisions

        2. 2.Council Directive 72/462/EEC on health and veterinary inspection problems upon...

        3. 3.Council Directive 77/96/EEC on the examination for trichinae (trichinella spiralis)...

        4. B. Third countries from which fresh meat may be imported

        5. 1.C. Third country establishments from which fresh meat may be imported

        6. 2.Argentina

        7. 3.Australia

        8. 4.Botswana

        9. 5.Brazil

        10. 6.Bulgaria

        11. 7.Canada

        12. 8.Chile

        13. 9.Croatia

        14. 10.Czech Republic

        15. 11.Greenland

        16. 12.Hungary

        17. 13.Iceland

        18. 14.Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

        19. 15.Lithuania

        20. 16.Madagascar

        21. 17.Malta

        22. 18.Mexico

        23. 19.Morocco

        24. 20.Namibia

        25. 21.New Zealand

        26. 22.Paraguay

        27. 23.Poland

        28. 24.Romania

        29. 25.Slovak Republic

        30. 26.Slovenia

        31. 27.South Africa

        32. 28.Swaziland

        33. 29.Switzerland

        34. 30.United States of America

        35. 31.Uruguay

        36. 32.Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

        37. 33.Zimbabwe

        38. D. Health certification requirements

        39. 1.Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Paraguay and Uruguay

        40. 2.Australia

        41. 3.Belize

        42. 4.Botswana, Madagascar, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe

        43. 5.Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

        44. 6.Canada

        45. 7.Costa Rica

        46. 8.Cuba

        47. 9.Cyprus

        48. 10.The Falkland Islands

        49. 11.Greenland

        50. 12.Guatemala

        51. 13.Honduras

        52. 14.Iceland

        53. 15.Malta

        54. 16.Mexico

        55. 17.New Caledonia

        56. 18.New Zealand

        57. 19.Panama

        58. 20.Switzerland

        59. 21.Turkey

        60. 22.United States of America

        61. E. Third countries/Regions from which fresh imports of meat are prohibited

        62. 1.Albania

        63. 2.Nicaragua

      3. PART III meat products

        1. 1.A. General Provisions

        2. 2.Council Directive 77/99/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in...

        3. 3.Council Directive 80/215/EEC on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade...

        4. 1.B. Third countries from which meat products may be imported

        5. 2.Commission Decision 97/222/EEC laying down the list of third countries...

        6. 1.C. Third country establishments from which meat products may be imported

        7. 2.Argentina

        8. 3.Botswana

        9. 4.Brazil

        10. 5.Czech Republic

        11. 6.Namibia

        12. 7.Uruguay

        13. 8.Zimbabwe

        14. 9.Miscellaneous third countries

        15. 10.Miscellaneous third countries

        16. 1.D. Health certification requirements

        17. 2.Commission Decision 97/41/EC (O.J. No. L17, 21.1.97, p. 34) (poultry...

      4. PART IV milk, heat-treated milk and milk-based products

        1. 1.A. General

        2. 2.Commission Decision 95/343/EC providing for the specimens of the health...

        3. 3.Commission Decision 95/342/EC on treatment of milk and milk-based products...

        4. B. Third countries from which milk, etc may be imported

        5. 1.C. Third country establishments from which milk, etc may be imported

        6. 2.Commission Decision 97/252/EC (O.J. No. L101, 18.4.97, p. 46) as...

      5. PART V fresh poultry-meat, poultry-meat products and poultry-meat preparations

        1. 1.A. General

        2. 2.Council Directive 91/494/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade...

        3. B. Third countries from which fresh poultry-meat may be imported

        4. 1.C. Third country establishments from which fresh poultry-meat may be imported

        5. 2.Commission Decision 97/4/EC (O.J. No. L2, 4.1.97, p. 6) as...

        6. D. Health certification requirements

        7. E. Protective measures – fresh poultry-meat, poultry-meat products and poultry-meat preparations

        8. 1.Brazil

        9. 2.Thailand

      6. PART VI wild game meat

        1. 1.A. General

        2. 2.Commission Decision 2000/585/EC laying down animal and public health conditions...

        3. 1.B. Third country establishments from which game meat may be imported

        4. 2.Commission Decision 97/468/EC (O.J. No. 199, 26.7.97, p. 62) as...

      7. PART VII minced meat and meat preparations

        1. A. General

        2. B. Health certification requirements

        3. 1.C. Third country establishments from which minced meat and meat preparations may be imported

        4. 2.Commission Decision 99/710/EC (O.J. No. L281, 4.11.1999, p. 82) as...

      8. PART VIII miscellaneous products

        1. 1.A. General

        2. 2.Council Directive 91/495/EEC concerning public health and animal health problems...

        3. 3.Commission Decision 2000/609/EC laying down animal and public health conditions...

        4. B. Third countries from which products covered by Council Directive 92/118/EEC may be imported

        5. 1.C. Third country establishments from which products covered by Council Directive 92/118/EEC may be imported

        6. 2.Commission Decision 99/120/EC (O.J. No. L36, 10.2.1999, p. 21) as...

        7. 3.Commission Decision 97/467/EC (O.J. No. L199, 26.7.97 p. 57) as...

        8. 1.D. Health certification requirements

        9. 2.Commission Decision 94/187/EC (O.J. No. L89, 6.4.94, p. 18) as...

        10. 3.Commission Decision 97/168/EC (O.J. No. L67, 7.3.97, p. 19) (hides...

        11. 4.Commission Decision 94/309/EC (O.J. No. L137, 1.6.94, p. 62) as...

        12. 5.Commission Decision 97/199/EC (O.J. No. L84, 26.3.97, p. 4) (pet-food...

        13. 6.Commission Decision 94/446/EC (O.J. No. L183, 19.7.94, p. 46) as...

        14. 7.Commission Decision 94/344/EC (O.J. No. L154, 21.6.94, p. 45) as...

        15. 8.Commission Decision 97/198/EC (O.J. No. L84, 26.3.97, p. 36) (processed...

        16. 9.Commission Decision 94/143/EC (O.J. No. L62, 5.3.94, p. 41) as...

        17. 10.Commission Decision 2000/585/EC (see Part VI, Section A, No. 2)...

        18. 11.Commission Decision 2000/609/EC (O.J. No. L258, 12.10.2000, p. 49) as...

        19. 12.Commission Decision 94/860/EC (O.J. No. L352, 31.12.94, p. 69) (apiculture...

        20. 13.Commission Decision 96/500/EC (O.J. No. L203, 13.8.96, p. 13) (game...

        21. 14.Commission Decision 94/435/EC (O.J. No. L180, 14.7.94, p. 40) as...

        22. 15.Commission Decision 97/38/EC (O.J. No. L14, 17.1.97, p. 61) (egg...

        23. 16.Commission Decision 2000/20/EC (O.J. No. L6, 11.1.2000, p. 60) (gelatine)....

      9. PART IX fishery products

        1. 1.A. General Provisions

        2. 2.Council Directive 91/492/EEC laying down the health conditions for the...

        3. 3.Council Directive 91/493/EEC laying down the health conditions for the...

        4. 4.Council Directive 92/48/EEC laying down minimum hygiene rules applicable to...

        5. 5.Commission Decision 93/25/EEC approving certain treatments to inhibit the development...

        6. 6.Commission Decision 93/51/EEC on the microbiological criteria applicable to the...

        7. 7.Commission Decision 93/140/EEC laying down the detailed rules relating to...

        8. 8.Commission Decision 94/356/EC laying down detailed rules for the application...

        9. 9.Commission Decision 95/149/EC fixing total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N) limit...

        10. 10.Commission Decision 95/352/EC laying down the animal health conditions and...

        11. 11.Council Directive 2001/22/EC laying down the sampling methods and the...

        12. 1.B. Health certification

        13. 2.Commission Decision 96/333/EC establishing health certification of live bivalve molluscs,...

        14. 3.Commission Decision 1998/418/EC (O.J. No. L190, 4.7.98, p. 53) (Uganda,...

        15. 4.Commission Decision 2000/127/EC (O.J. No. L36, 11.2.2000, p. 43) (Tanzania)....

        16. 5.Commission Decision 2000/493/EC (O.J. No. L199, 5.8.2000, p. 84) (Uganda)....

        17. 6.Commission Decision 2000/759/EC (O.J. No. L304, 5.12.2000, p. 18) (Kenya)....

        18. C. Third country equivalence

        19. D. Third countries from which fishery products may be imported

        20. E. Third country establishments from which fishery products may be imported

        21. F. Special import conditions for fishery products

        22. 1.Albania

        23. 2.Argentina

        24. 3.Australia

        25. 4.Bangladesh

        26. 5.Brazil

        27. 6.Canada

        28. 7.Chile

        29. 8.China

        30. 9.Colombia

        31. 10.Croatia

        32. 11.Cuba

        33. 12.Czech Republic

        34. 13.Equador

        35. 14.Estonia

        36. 15.Falkland Islands

        37. 16.Gabon

        38. 17.Gambia

        39. 18.Ghana

        40. 19.Guatemala

        41. 20.Guinea

        42. 21.India

        43. 22.Indonesia

        44. 23.Iran

        45. 24.Ivory Coast

        46. 25.Jamaica

        47. 26.Japan

        48. 27.Korea

        49. 28.Latvia

        50. 29.Lithuania

        51. 30.Madagascar

        52. 31.Malaysia

        53. 32.Maldives

        54. 33.Mauritania

        55. 34.Mauritius

        56. 35.Mexico

        57. 36.Morocco

        58. 37.Namibia

        59. 38.New Zealand

        60. 39.Nicaragua

        61. 40.Nigeria

        62. 41.Oman

        63. 42.Pakistan

        64. 43.Panama

        65. 44.Peru

        66. 45.Philippines

        67. 46.Poland

        68. 47.Russia

        69. 48.Senegal

        70. 49.Seychelles

        71. 50.Singapore

        72. 51.Slovenia

        73. 52.South Africa

        74. 53.Taiwan

        75. 54.Tanzania

        76. 55.Thailand

        77. 56.Tunisia

        78. 57.Turkey

        79. 58.Uganda

        80. 59.Uruguay

        81. 60.Venezuela

        82. 61.Vietnam

        83. 62.Yemen

        84. G. Special import conditions for bivalve molluscs

        85. 1.Australia

        86. 2.Chile

        87. 3.Japan

        88. 4.Jamaica

        89. 5.Korea

        90. 6.Morocco

        91. 7.Peru

        92. 8.Thailand

        93. 9.Tunisia

        94. 10.Turkey

        95. 11.Uruguay

        96. 12.Vietnam

        97. H. Protective measures – fishery products

        98. 1.Albania

        99. 2.China

        100. 3.Indonesia

        101. 4.Myanmar

        102. 5.Thailand

        103. I. Protective measures – bivalve molluscs

        104. Peru

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      DIRECTIVES WHICH COVER PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN

      1. 1.Council Directive 64/433/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in...

      2. 2.Council Directive 71/118/EEC on health problems affecting trade in fresh...

      3. 3.Council Directive 72/461/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in...

      4. 4.Council Directive 77/99/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in...

      5. 5.Council Directive 80/215/EEC on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade...

      6. 6.Council Directive 89/437/EEC on hygiene and health problems affecting the...

      7. 7.Council Directive 90/425/EEC concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in...

      8. 8.Council Directive 91/67/EEC concerning the animal health conditions governing the...

      9. 9.Council Directive 91/492/EEC laying down the health conditions for the...

      10. 10.Council Directive 91/493/EEC laying down the health conditions for the...

      11. 11.Council Directive 91/494/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade...

      12. 12.Council Directive 91/495/EEC concerning public health problems affecting the production...

      13. 13.Council Directive 92/45/EEC on public health and animal health problems...

      14. 14.Council Directive 92/46/EEC laying down the health rules for the...

      15. 15.Council Directive 92/118/EEC laying down animal health and public health...

      16. 16.Council Directive 94/65/EC laying down the requirements for the placing...

      17. 17.Council Directive 88/407/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable...

      18. 18.Council Directive 89/556/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade...

      19. 19.Council Directive 90/429/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      EQUIVALENCE DECISIONS

      1. 1.Council Decision 1999/201/EEC on the conclusion of the Agreement between...

      2. 2.Council Decision 98/250/EC on the conclusion of a Protocol concerning...

      3. 3.Council Decision 97/132/EC on the conclusion of the Agreement between...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      CALCULATION OF CHARGES FOR VETERINARY CHECKS

      1. PART I costs covered by the charges

        1. 1.For the purposes of this Schedule “the actual cost” of...

        2. 2.The items referred to in paragraph (1) are the following:...

      2. PART II consignments from specified third countries

      3. PART III meat and meat products

      4. PART IV fishery products

      5. PART V all other products

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      OFFENCE PROVISIONS

      1. PART I provisions where due diligence defence is available

      2. PART II provisions where due diligence defence is not available

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      DISAPPLICATION OF PROVISIONS

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. 1.The Dairy Products (Hygiene) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 (S.R. 1995...

      2. 2.The Fresh Meat (Import Conditions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R....

      3. 3.The Imported Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997 No....

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