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The Weights and Measures (Specified Quantities) (Pre-packed Products) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Amendment to the Weights and Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989

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5.—(1) The Weights and Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989(1) is amended as follows.

(2) For paragraph (2) of Article 1 substitute—

(2) In this Order, except where the context expressly otherwise requires—

“the 1979 Act” means the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979(2);

“beer” and “cider” have the same meanings respectively as in section 1 of the 1979 Act but, in the case of “cider”, as if the definition in section 1(6) did not include the words “(or perry)” in either place where they occur or “or pear”;

CN code” means a code comprised in the Combined Nomenclature;

“the Combined Nomenclature” means the Combined Nomenclature of the European Community(3);

“made-wine” and “wine” have the same meanings respectively as in section 1 of the 1979 Act; and

references to a subheading are to a subheading of the Combined Nomenclature..

(3) After Article 3 insert—

3A.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the intoxicating liquors specified in column 1 of Schedule A1 may be pre-packed only if they are made up in one of the quantities specified in column 3, subject to the exceptions specified in column 4.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to the intoxicating liquors specified in column 1 of Schedule A1 when they are sold duty-free for consumption outside the European Union.

(3) Where two or more pre-packages make up a multi-pack, the quantities specified in column 3 of Schedule A1 apply to each pre-package.

(4) For the purposes of this Article—

(a)“pre-package” means a combination of a product and the individual package in which it is pre-packed; and

(b)“pre-packed” means made up in advance ready for retail sale or wholesale in a securely closed container..

(4) Omit Article 4.

(5) In Article 6(1), for the words “the Schedule” in each place where they occur, substitute “Schedule 1”.

(6) Renumber the Schedule as Schedule 1.

(7) In Schedule 1, omit columns 2 and 3.

(8) Insert the Schedule set out in the Schedule to these Regulations before Schedule 1.

(1)

S.R 1989 No. 164; Schedule 1 was amended by S.R. 1990 No. 395.

(2)

1979 c. 4 as amended by S.I. 1979/241

(3)

See Council Regulation (EEC) 2658/87 (OJ No. L256, 7.9.1987, p. 1)

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