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The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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PART 10Emergency Declarations

Disease outbreaks in third countries

61.—(1) Where the Department or the Agency learns of, or has reasonable grounds to suspect, the presence in any third country of—

(a)a disease referred to in Council Directive 82/894/EEC (on the notification of animal diseases within the Community)(1); or

(b)a zoonosis or other disease or phenomenon or circumstance liable to present a serious threat to animal or public health,

or if any other serious animal health or public health reason so warrants, he or it may by declaration suspend, or impose conditions on, the bringing into Northern Ireland of any product from the whole or any part of that third country.

(2) Such a declaration must—

(a)be in writing;

(b)be published in such manner as the Department or the Agency, as the case may be, thinks fit; and

(c)must specify the products and the third country or part of the third country concerned.

(3) A declaration which imposes conditions on the presentation of any product from a third country or part of a third country into Northern Ireland must specify those conditions.

(4) Where a declaration is in force suspending the introduction of any product, no person shall bring that product into Northern Ireland if it originates in the third country or part of a third country specified in the declaration.

(5) Where a declaration is in force imposing conditions on the introduction of any product, no person shall bring that product into Northern Ireland if it originates in the third country or part of third country specified in the declaration unless the product complies with the conditions specified in the declaration.

(6) A declaration may be modified, suspended or revoked by a further written declaration published, so far as is practicable, in the same manner and to the same extent as the original declaration.

(1)

O.J. No. L378, 31.12.82, p.58, as last amended by Council Decision 2004/216 EC (O.J. No. L67, 5.3.2004, p.27)

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