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The Marketing of Fruit Plant and Propagating Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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11.—(1) A supplier must be registered by the Department.

(2) But this regulation does not apply to suppliers who are only marketing plant material to non-professional final consumers.

(3) An application for registration must be made in writing to the Department and must be accompanied by the information referred to in regulation 13(1)(a) to (d) and such other information as the Department may require.

(4) The Department must register a supplier if satisfied that the person will comply with the provisions of these Regulations.

(5) The Department must inform the supplier—

(a)of the Department’s decision under paragraph (4) within 28 days of making it;

(b)where the decision is to register the supplier, of their registration number;

(c)where the decision is to refuse to register the supplier, of the reasons for the refusal.

(6) A person who, immediately before the coming into operation of these Regulations, was registered for the purposes of regulation 7 of the Marketing of Fruit Plant Material Regulations 2010(1) is registered for the purposes of this regulation.

(7) A person who is registered as a plant trader for the purposes of Part 4 of the Plant Health Order (Northern Ireland) 2006(2) is registered for the purposes of this regulation.

(8) The Department may, by notice, modify a supplier’s registration or revoke or suspend a registration number if satisfied that the registered person—

(a)has failed to comply with any provisions of these Regulations; or

(b)is no longer acting as a supplier.

(9) Unless the Department otherwise directs in writing, a revocation or suspension under this regulation has immediate effect on service of the notice and continues in effect unless the registration is reinstated.

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