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The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Marketing of seed potatoes

8.—(1) No person shall market any seed potatoes other than–

(a)pre-basic seed potatoes; or

(b)basic seed potatoes of a Community grade.

(2) No person shall market seed potatoes–

(a)as being of a class superior to that in which they were classified;

(b)otherwise than in a lot consisting wholly of seed potatoes of that class;

(c)otherwise than in a lot which meets the requirements as to varietal purity and size specified in Schedule 4 in relation to a lot of seed potatoes of that class;

(d)which have been treated with a product which is produced primarily as an application for inhibiting germination; or

(e)otherwise than in–

(i)a new package or container; or

(ii)a container which, having been previously used for any purpose, has been cleaned and disinfected, in accordance with the requirements of an authorised officer, since being last so used.

(3) No person shall market any genetically modified seed potatoes unless it is clearly indicated in the sales catalogue of the person marketing the seed potatoes and in any other marketing information or marketing representations provided by that person, that the seed potatoes have been genetically modified.

(4) A person who imports any quantity of seed potatoes exceeding 2 kilograms from outside the European Community shall provide the Scottish Ministers with the particulars specified in Schedule 5 in respect of the seed potatoes.

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