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The Plant Health (Wood and Bark) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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3.  In article 2(1)—

(a)after the definition of “area of plant health control”, insert—

”associated controlled dunnage”, in items 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10a, 11, 12a and 13 of Part A of Schedule 4, means dunnage which supports a consignment of wood of a genus or species specified in the relevant item and which—

(a)

is constructed from wood of the same type and quality as the wood in the consignment; and

(b)

meets the same European Union phytosanitary requirements as the wood in the consignment;;

(b)for the definition of “dunnage” substitute—

”dunnage” means wood used to wedge or support cargo;

(c)for the definition of “ISPM No. 15” substitute—

”ISPM No. 15” means International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 of March-April 2009 on regulation of wood packaging material in international trade, prepared by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, as last revised in April 2013;(1);

(d)for the definition of “protected zone” substitute—

”protected zone” means a member State or an area in a member State which is recognised as a protected zone exposed to particular plant health risks for the purposes of the Directive, as listed in Annex 1 to Regulation No 690/2008;;(2)

(e)after the definition of “registered”, insert—

”Regulation No 690/2008” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 recognising protected zones exposed to particular plant health risks in the Community, as last amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 707/2014 and as amended from time to time;(3);

(f)in the definition of “wood”, for paragraph (c) substitute—

(c)whether or not satisfying the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b), wood packaging material; and

(g)for the definition of “wood packaging material” substitute—

”wood packaging material” means wood in the form of packing cases, boxes, crates, drums or similar packings, pallets, box pallets or other load boards, pallet collars or dunnage, whether or not actually in use in the transport of objects of any kind;.

(1)

Available from the IPPC Secretariat, AGPP-FAO, Viale DFelle Terme di Caracalla, 00153, Rome, Italy and at https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/standards-setting/ispms#

(2)

OJ L 193, 22.7.2008

(3)

OJ L 186, 26.6.2014

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