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

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16.—(1) No person shall import any animal–

(a)either for entry into Scotland or for export to another member State unless the conditions in Article 5 of Council Directive 91/496/EEC are complied with; or

(b)for immediate re-export, either directly or indirectly, outside the European Community unless such transit has been previously authorised in writing by the Scottish Ministers and the conditions in Article 9 of Council Directive 91/496/EEC have been complied with.

(2) No person shall import any animal except from a country or territory specified under the Decisions in Part I of Schedule 5.

(3) No person shall import any animal to which a Directive or Decision listed in Part II of Schedule 5 applies unless it complies with the relevant provisions of that Directive or Decision and any additional requirements specified in that Part.

(4) If an animal is imported for slaughter, the importer shall ensure that it is slaughtered without delay; and if it is not slaughtered without undue delay, an inspector may by notice served on the importer, his representative or person in charge of the animals require the animals to be slaughtered as may be specified in the notice.

(5) In the event of a notice served under paragraph (4) not being complied with an inspector may seize or cause to be seized any animal to which it relates and arrange for the requirements of the notice to be complied with.

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