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The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006; and shall come into operation on 1st April 2006.

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2.  The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

3.—(1) The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005(2) shall be amended in accordance with these Regulations.

(2) In paragraph (1) of Regulation 2 (Interpretation) after “place of destination” there shall be inserted—

“re-inspection” in relation to the Northern Ireland Poultry Health Assurance Scheme means an additional inspection described in paragraph 8 of Part I of Schedule 6, and re-inspection fee” is the fee provided for in that paragraph;

4.  In Regulation 5 (Exports) after paragraph (6) there shall be inserted—

(7) A person shall not export to another member State any hatching eggs, day-old chicks or poultry to which Article 6 of Directive 90/539/EEC applies unless they originate from an establishment that—

(a)is a member of the monitoring scheme, known as the Northern Ireland Poultry Health Assurance Scheme, operated by the Department in accordance with Schedule 6 to these Regulations; and

(b)conforms with the requirements of Annex II to Directive 90/539/EEC.

(8) An establishment to which paragraph (7)(a) applies is to be considered an approved establishment for the purposes of Article 6(1)(a) of Council Directive 90/539/EEC.

5.  In Regulation 9 (Approval of bodies, institutes, centres and teams for the purpose of Directive 92/65/EEC and laboratories for the purposes of Directive 90/539/EEC) after paragraph (4) there shall be inserted—

(5) The tests for Mycoplasma infections required under Chapter III of Annex II to Council Directive 90/539/EEC shall be carried out by laboratories approved by the Department in accordance with Schedule 7 to these Regulations for the purposes of the Northern Ireland Poultry Health Assurance Scheme.

(6) The Department may suspend or revoke the approval in accordance with the Schedule..

6.  After Schedule 5 there shall be inserted Schedules 6 and 7 as set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 9th March 2006.

L.S.

Liam McKibben

A senior officer of the

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 10th March 2006.

L.S.

Jack Layberry

A senior officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

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