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The Seed Marketing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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20.—(1) Any person carrying out any of the following operations must be licensed to do so by the Department—

(a)marketing seed;

(b)packing, sealing or labelling seed;

(c)re-packing, re-sealing or re-labelling seed;

(d)preparing mixtures of seed for marketing; or

(e)cleaning, treating or in any other way processing seed intended for marketing.

(2) But the requirement for a licence does not apply in relation to the marketing of—

(a)small packages of seed as defined in Schedule 3;

(b)unpacketed seed; or

(c)seed as grown, for processing, provided the identity of the seed is ensured under paragraph 2 of Schedule 4.

(3) The Department may license any person to carry out any of the operations in paragraph (1), if it is satisfied the person—

(a)is competent to carry out such operations;

(b)has adequate premises or equipment for the purposes of carrying out those operations; and

(c)has sufficient knowledge and qualifications for the purposes of carrying out those operations.

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