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The Plant Health Order (Northern Ireland) 2018

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PART A N.I.Requirements for plant passports for any relevant material in Schedule 6 or 7

1.  A plant passport may only be issued in respect of relevant material that has been the subject of a satisfactory inspection at its place of production.N.I.

2.  A plant passport must comprise—N.I.

(a)an official label containing at least the plant passport details specified in paragraph 4(a) to (e); and

(b)a document of a kind normally used for trade purposes containing all of the plant passport details specified in paragraph 4.

3.  But where the plant passport relates to any relevant material referred to in Part B, the plant passport may comprise an official label containing the plant passport details specified in paragraph 4 and any other information required under Part B.N.I.

4.  The plant passport details are—N.I.

(a)the title “EU-plant passport”;

(b)the code for the member State in which the plant passport was issued;

(c)the name or code for the responsible official body of the member State in which the plant passport was issued;

(d)the registration number of the producer, importer or other person who is authorised to issue the plant passport or to whom the plant passport was issued;

(e)the week number of the date when the plant passport was attached to the relevant material, or a serial or batch number identifying the material;

(f)the botanical name in Latin of the relevant material to which the plant passport relates;

(g)the quantity of the relevant material to which the plant passport relates (number of plants, plant products, volume or weight);

(h)where the relevant material fulfils the requirements for a protected zone, the marking “ZP” and the code for the protected zone;

(i)in the case of a replacement plant passport, the marking “RP” and, where appropriate, a code for the producer or importer who was authprised to issue the original plant passport or to whom the original plant passport was issued;

(j)in the case of relevant material originating in a third country, the name of the country of origin of the material or (if appropriate) the country from which the material was consigned to Northern Ireland.

5.  An official label must—N.I.

(a)not have been previously used;

(b)be made of material suitable for its purpose; and

(c)in the case of an adhesive label, be in a form approved for use as an official label by—

(i)in the case of plant passports issued in Northern Ireland, the Department;

(ii)in the case of plant passports issued elsewhere in the European Union, the responsible official body with responsibility in relation to the issue of plant passports in the relevant part of the European Union.

6.—(1) The information contained in a plant passport must be—N.I.

(a)given in at least one of the official languages of the European Union;

(b)printed, except where it would not be reasonably practicable to do so.

(2) Where the information is printed, it must be printed in block capitals.

(3) Where the information is not printed, it must be given in typescript or written in block capitals.

7.  An additional document of a kind referred to in paragraph 2(b) may include the additional information specified in paragraph 8 provided that it is clearly separate from the plant passport details included in the document.N.I.

8.  The additional information is any information relevant for the purpose of labelling the relevant material to which it relates and which is set out in—N.I.

(a)Article 2(1) of Commission Directive 1999/66/EC setting out requirements as to the label or other document made out by the supplier pursuant to Council Directive 98/56/EC F1;

[F2(b)Article 5(2) of Commission Implementing Directive 2014/96/EU on the requirements for the labelling, sealing and packaging of fruit propagating material and fruit plants intended for fruit production falling within the scope of Council Directive 2008/90/EC;]

(c)Article 6(1) of Commission Directive 93/61/EEC setting out the schedules indicating the conditions to be met by vegetable propagating and planting material, other than seed, pursuant to Council Directive 2008/72/EC which repeals Council Directive 92/33/EEC F3.

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