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Food (Brazil Nuts) (Emergency Control) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), no person shall import any Brazil nuts unless –

(a)the conditions specified in Articles 1.1, 4.1 and 2 and 5 of the Commission Decision are satisfied in relation to those Brazil nuts; or

(b)the derogation contained in Article 1.2 of the Commission Decision (which is concerned with consignments which left Brazil prior to 1st July 2003) is satisfied in relation to them.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), no person shall import any Brazil nuts except through a point of entry listed in Annex II to the Commission Decision.

(3) Neither paragraph (1) nor paragraph (2) shall be taken to prohibit the import from a member State of any Brazil nuts which are in free circulation in that State.

(4) Any person who knowingly contravenes paragraph (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.

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