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The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 and shall come into force on 28th July 2000.

(2) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, any expressions used have the meaning they bear in Council Directive 90/425/EEC (concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the single market)(1) and Council Directive 91/496/EEC (laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on animals entering the Community from third countries)(2), both of which have been amended by the legislation listed in Schedule 1, and, for cattle and pigs, Council Directive 64/432 EEC (on health problems affecting intra-community trade in bovine animals and swine)(3);

“assembly centre” means holdings, collection centres and markets, at which bovine animals, swine, sheep or goats originating from different holdings are grouped together to form consignments of animals intended for intra-Community trade and approved by the Scottish Ministers in accordance with regulation 12;

“border inspection post” means, in relation to a species of animal, a place specified in relation to that species in Schedule 2;

“dealer” means any person who buys and sells animals commercially either directly or indirectly, who has a regular turnover of these animals and who within 30 days of purchasing animals resells or relocates them from the first premises to other premises not within his ownership;

“European international instruments” means the Act of Accession to the European Communities of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ireland, the Kingdom of Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland(4), the Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement on the European Economic Area between the European Communities, their Member States and the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden, and the Swiss Confederation(5) and the Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded(6);

“herd” means an animal or group of animals kept as an epidemiological unit;

“import” means import into Scotland;

“inspector” means a person appointed to be an inspector for the purposes of these Regulations by the Scottish Ministers or a local authority, and when used in relation to a person so appointed by the Scottish Ministers includes a veterinary inspector;

“local authority” means each council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994(7);

“place of destination” means the address or addresses to which the consignment is consigned by the consignor;

“required consignment documentation” means any certificates or other documents which are required by these Regulations to accompany the consignment;

“veterinary inspector” means a person appointed as a veterinary inspector by the Scottish Ministers.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to a Schedule, unless the context otherwise requires, is a reference to a Schedule to these Regulations.

(4) Any reference in these Regulations to an instrument of the European Community is to that instrument as amended at the time these Regulations are made.

(5) A notice or approval under these Regulations shall be in writing and may be made subject to conditions and may be amended, suspended or revoked in writing at any time.

(6) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

(1)

O.J. No. L 224, 18.8.90, p.29 as read with the provisions listed in Schedule 1.

(2)

O.J. No. L 268, 24.9.91, p.56 as read with the provisions listed in Schedule 1.

(3)

O.J. No. L 121, 29.7.1964, p 1977/64. Directive last amended by Directive 95/25EC(O.J. No. L 243, 11.10.95, p.16).

(4)

O.J. No. L 73, Special Edition, 27.3.72.

(5)

O.J. No. L 73, Special Edition, 27..3.72.

(6)

O.J. No. C 241, 29.8.94, p.21 is amended by O.J. No. L 1, 1.1.95, p.1.

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