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

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Outbreaks of disease in other states

27.—(1) This regulation shall apply where the Scottish Ministers learn of or have reasonable grounds to suspect, either under the procedures set out in Article 10 of Council Directive 90/425/EEC(1) or Article 18 of Council Directive 91/496/EEC, or through any other means, the presence in any other state of a disease referred to in Schedule 4, a zoonosis or any other disease or phenomenon liable to present a serious threat to public or animal health.

(2) In the circumstances described in paragraph (1) above, the Scottish Ministers may, for the purpose of preventing the introduction or spreading of disease into or within Scotland, by a declaration to be published in such manner as they think fit, give notice of the existence in another state of any disease or zoonosis or other cause likely to constitute a serious hazard, the area subject to the outbreak, and the types of animal or animal product affected.

(3) Upon such declaration being made, the entry into Scotland of any animal or animal product which is the subject of the declaration shall be in breach of the conditions of import in these Regulations unless it satisfies such conditions as may be specified in the declaration.

(4) A declaration made under this regulation may specify conditions under which the animal or animal product which is the subject of the declaration may be imported.

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

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