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

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Health requirements: CAC material

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4.—(1) CAC material (but not CAC material during cryopreservation) must be practically free from the pests listed in Annex I and in Annex II to Directive 2014/98, as regards the genus or species concerned.

(2) This must be established by a visual inspection by the supplier in the facilities, fields and lots, and where there is doubt as to the presence of those pests, by sampling and testing of the CAC material concerned.

(3) A visual inspection and sampling and testing must be carried out in accordance with Annex IV to Directive 2014/98/EU.

(4) In addition, CAC material belonging to the species Citrus L., Fortunella Swingle, or Poncirus Raf must comply with the requirements in sub-paragraph (5).

(5) The requirements are that the CAC material—

(a)must be produced from an identified source of material that has been found to be free, on sampling and testing, from the pests listed in Annex II to Directive 2014/98/EU for those species; and

(b)since the beginning of the last cycle of vegetation, has been found, on visual inspection and sampling and testing, to be practically free from the pests listed in Annex II to Directive 2014/98/EU, as regards the species concerned.

(6) In this paragraph, “practically free from pests” means that the extent to which pests are present on the propagating material or fruit plants is sufficiently low to ensure acceptable quality and usefulness of the propagating material.

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