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The Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“appropriate checks”, in relation to a consignment of notifiable material, means—

(a)

an examination of the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export accompanying the consignment to determine whether it is the correct phytosanitary certificate (“documentary check”);

(b)

an examination of the consignment to determine whether it corresponds to its description in the trade documents that accompany it (“identity check”);

(c)

an examination of the consignment and its packaging, and where necessary, the vehicle transporting the consignment, to determine whether it meets the prescribed requirements (“plant health check”);

“consignment” means a quantity of goods covered by a single document required for customs formalities or for other formalities;

“daytime working hours” means any time between the hours of 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on any day except a Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday;

“the Department” means the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs;

“isolated bark” means bark which has been removed or become detached from a living, felled or fallen tree or from any part of such tree;

“the Plant Health Order” means the Plant Health Order (Northern Ireland) 2018(1);

“specified wood” means wood of a type listed in Schedule 5, Part A, paragraph 2 or Part B, paragraph 1 to the Wood and Bark Order and wood listed in the first column of the Schedule to the Plant Health (Wood and Bark) (Phytophthora ramorum) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005(2);

“third country” means a country or territory other than one within the United Kingdom;

“trade documents” in relation to a consignment of notifiable relevant material, means the invoice, delivery note, consignment note or similar document which accompanies the consignment;

“the Wood and Bark Order” means The Plant Health (Wood and Bark) Order (Northern Ireland 2006(3);

“wood packaging material” means wood packaging material in the form of—

(d)

packing cases;

(e)

boxes;

(f)

crates;

(g)

drums and similar packings;

(h)

pallets, box pallets and other load boards;

(i)

pallet collars;

(j)

dunnage, whether or not actually in use in the transport of objects of all kinds, except raw wood of 6mm thickness or less;

(k)

processed wood produced by glue, heat pressure or a combination thereof; or

(l)

dunnage supporting consignments of wood, which is constructed from wood of the same type and quality as the wood in the consignment and which meets the same European Union phytosanitary requirements as the wood in the consignment;

which is compliant with the debarked wood and approved treatment requirements of the FAO International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures, ISPM No. 15 Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade; and

“working day” means a period of twenty-four hours which is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.

(2) Words and expressions which are not defined in these Regulations and which appear in the Wood and Bark Order have the same meaning in these Regulations as they have in that Order.

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

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