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The Plant Health (Wood and Bark) (Phytophthora ramorum) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Imports of susceptible material originating in the USA

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3) and to Article 7, no person shall import into Northern Ireland(1) susceptible wood originating in the United States of America (“USA”) unless it is accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued in accordance with the relevant requirements of the Schedule.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), no person shall import into Northern Ireland any susceptible wood originating in the USA unless he has notified an inspector in writing of his intention to land that material and of the proposed point of entry and means of its introduction at least three days before the intended date of landing.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply to wood of Quercus L. originating in the USA which is imported from Switzerland.

(4) No person shall import into Northern Ireland susceptible bark originating in the USA.

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Section 49 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2) provides for forfeiture of goods improperly imported, landed or unloaded. Section 50 makes it an offence to import, land or unload goods with intent to evade the prohibition contained in this article

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