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The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Exemptions

  3. PART II ENFORCEMENT

    1. 4.Enforcement authorities

    2. 5.Enforcement by an authorised officer or the Agency in place of local authority

    3. 6.Appointment of official veterinary surgeons and official fish inspectors

    4. 7.Exercise of enforcement powers

    5. 8.Powers of entry and inspection

    6. 9.Powers in relation to documents

    7. 10.Protection of officials acting in good faith

    8. 11.Entry warrants

    9. 12.Local authority returns

    10. 13.Suspension of border inspection posts

    11. 14.Regulatory functions of official fish inspectors

  4. PART III PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO PRODUCTS IN GENERAL

    1. 15.Prohibition of non-conforming products

    2. 16.Introduction of products at border inspection posts

    3. 17.Advance notice of introduction or presentation

    4. 18.Presentation of products at border inspection posts

    5. 19.Veterinary checks

    6. 20.Certificate of veterinary clearance to accompany consignment

    7. 21.Products which fail veterinary checks

    8. 22.Treatment as animal by-products

    9. 23.Products containing unauthorised substances and excess residues

    10. 24.Consignments and products illegally introduced

    11. 25.Products dangerous to animal or public health

    12. 26.Serious or repeated infringements

    13. 27.Invalidation of veterinary documents

    14. 28.Costs in respect of products re-dispatched or disposed of

  5. PART IV ON-BOARD CATERING SUPPLIES

    1. 29.Disposal of unused catering supplies

  6. PART V PRODUCTS INTENDED FOR IMPORT

    1. 30.Retention of documents at border inspection posts

    2. 31.Evidence of certification of, and payment for, veterinary checks

    3. 32.Products not intended for the United Kingdom

    4. 33.Products transported under supervision

    5. 34.Transhipment of products intended for import

  7. PART VI TRANSIT PRODUCTS

    1. 35.Border inspection posts of entry and exit

    2. 36.Prior authorisation of transit

    3. 37.Physical check of transit products

    4. 38.Movement of transit products

    5. 39.Disposal of returned transit products

  8. PART VII PRODUCTS INTENDED FOR WAREHOUSES OR SHIPS' STORES

    1. 40.Application of Part VII

    2. 41.Additional information to be given in advance

    3. 42.Physical check of non-conforming products

    4. 43.Exclusion of non-conforming products from warehouses

  9. PART VIII PRODUCTS RETURNED FROM THIRD COUNTRIES

    1. 44.Meaning of “export certificate”

    2. 45.Additional documentation for returned products

    3. 46.Physical check of returned products

    4. 47.Movement of returned products

  10. PART IX CHARGES FOR VETERINARY CHECKS

    1. 48.Payment of charges

    2. 49.Calculation of charges

    3. 50.Conversion of charges to sterling

    4. 51.Liability for charges

    5. 52.Information relating to charges

    6. 53.Appeals against charges

  11. PART X EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS

    1. 54.Disease outbreaks in third countries

  12. PART XI OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

    1. 55.Obstruction

    2. 56.Contraventions

    3. 57.Defence of due diligence

    4. 58.Penalties

    5. 59.Offences by bodies corporate

  13. PART XII NOTICES AND DECISIONS

    1. 60.Form and content of notices

    2. 61.Service of notices

    3. 62.Notification of decisions

  14. PART XIII DISAPPLICATIONS AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

    1. 63.Disapplication of existing provisions

    2. 64.Consequential amendments

  15. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      IMPORT CONDITIONS FOR PRODUCTS

      1. PART I Provisions common to several categories of product

        1. A.

          Maximum residue limits and contaminants

          1. 1.Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2377/90 laying down a Community procedure...

          2. 2.Council Directive 96/23/EC on measures to monitor certain substances and...

          3. 3.Commission Decision 2000/159/EC on the provisional approval of residue plans...

          4. 4.Commission Regulation (EC) No. 466/2001 setting maximum levels for certain...

        2. B.

          Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

          1. 1.Council Decision 2000/766/EC concerning certain protection measures with regard to...

          2. 2.Regulation (EC) No. 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of...

        3. C.

          Protective measures – all products

          1. China

      2. PART II Fresh Meat of Bovine, Ovine and Caprine Animals and Swine

        1. A.

          General Provisions

          1. 1.Council Directive 64/433/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in...

          2. 2.Council Directive 72/462/EEC on health and veterinary inspection problems upon...

          3. 3.Council Directive 77/96/EEC on the examination for trichinae (trichinella spiralis)...

        2. B.

          Third countries from which fresh meat may be imported

        3. C.

          Third country establishments from which fresh meat may be imported

          1. 1.Commission Decision 95/408/EC on conditions for drawing up, for an...

          2. 2.Argentina

          3. 3.Australia

          4. 4.Botswana

          5. 5.Brazil

          6. 6.Bulgaria

          7. 7.Canada

          8. 8.Chile

          9. 9.Croatia

          10. 10.Czech Republic

          11. 11.Greenland

          12. 12.Hungary

          13. 13.Iceland

          14. 14.Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

          15. 15.Lithuania

          16. 16.Madagascar

          17. 17.Malta

          18. 18.Mexico

          19. 19.Morocco

          20. 20.Namibia

          21. 21.New Zealand

          22. 22.Paraguay

          23. 23.Poland

          24. 24.Romania

          25. 25.Slovak Republic

          26. 26.Slovenia

          27. 27.South Africa

          28. 28.Swaziland

          29. 29.Switzerland

          30. 30.United States of America

          31. 31.Uruguay

          32. 32.Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

          33. 33.Zimbabwe

        4. D.

          Health certification requirements

          1. 1.Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Paraguay and Uruguay

          2. 2.Australia

          3. 3.Belize

          4. 4.Botswana, Madagascar, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe

          5. 5.Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

          6. 6.Canada

          7. 7.Costa Rica

          8. 8.Cuba

          9. 9.Cyprus

          10. 10.The Falkland Islands

          11. 11.Greenland

          12. 12.Guatemala

          13. 13.Honduras

          14. 14.Iceland

          15. 15.Malta

          16. 16.Mexico

          17. 17.New Caledonia

          18. 18.New Zealand

          19. 19.Panama

          20. 20.Switzerland

          21. 21.Turkey

          22. 22.United States of America

        5. E.

          Third countries/Regions from which fresh imports of meat are prohibited

          1. 1.Albania

          2. 2.Nicaragua

      3. PART III Meat Products

        1. A.

          General Provisions

          1. 1.Council Directive 72/462/EEC (See Part II, Section A, no 2...

          2. 2.Council Directive 77/99/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in...

          3. 3.Council Directive 80/215/EEC on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade...

        2. B.

          Third countries from which meat products may be imported

          1. 1.Council Decision 79/542/EEC (see Part II, section B above).

          2. 2.Commission Decision 97/222/EEC laying down the list of third countries...

        3. C.

          Third country establishments from which meat products may be imported

          1. 1.Commission Decision 95/408/EC (see Part I, section C, No. 1...

          2. 2.Argentina Commission Decision 86/414 (O.J. No L 237, 23.8.86, p.36)...

          3. 3.Botswana

          4. 4.Brazil

          5. 5.Czech Republic

          6. 6.Namibia

          7. 7.Uruguay

          8. 8.Zimbabwe

          9. 9.Miscellaneous third countries

          10. 10.Miscellaneous third countries

        4. D.

          Health Certification Requirements

          1. 1.Commission Decision 97/221/EC (O.J. No. L 89, 4.4.97, p.32) (meat...

          2. 2.Commission Decision 97/41/EC (O.J. No. L 17, 21.1.97, p.34) (poultry...

      4. PART IV Milk, heat-treated milk and milk-based products

        1. A.

          General

          1. 1.Council Directive 92/46/EEC laying down the health rules for the...

          2. 2.Commission Decision 95/343/EC providing for the specimens of the health...

          3. 3.Commission Decision 95/342/EC on treatment of milk and milk-based products...

        2. B.

          Third countries from which milk, etc may be imported

        3. C.

          Third country establishments from which milk, etc may be imported

          1. 1.Commission Decision 95/408/EC (see part II, section C, No. 1...

          2. 2.Commission Decision 97/252/EC (O.J. No. L 101, 18.4.97, p.46) as...

      5. PART V Fresh poultry-meat

        1. A.

          General

          1. 1.Council Directive 71/118/EEC on health problems affecting trade in fresh...

          2. 2.Council Directive 91/494/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade...

        2. B.

          Third Countries from which fresh poultrymeat may be imported

        3. C.

          Third Country establishments from which fresh poultry meat may be imported.

          1. 1.Commission Decision 95/408/EC (see part II, section C, No. 1...

          2. 2.Commission Decision 97/4/EC (O.J. No. L 2, 4.1.97, p.6) as...

        4. D.

          Health Certification Requirements

      6. PART VI Wild Game Meat

        1. A.

          General

          1. 1.Council Directive 92/45 on public health and animal health problems...

          2. 2.Commission Decision 2000/585/EC laying down animal and public health conditions...

        2. B.

          Third Country establishments from which game meat may be imported

          1. 1.Commission Decision 95/408/EC (see part II, section C, No. 1...

          2. 2.Commission Decision 97/498/EC (O.J. No. 199, 26.7.97, p.62) as last...

      7. PART VII Minced Meat And Meat Preparations

        1. A.

          General

        2. B.

          Health Certification requirements

        3. C.

          Third Country Establishments from which minced meat and meat preparations may be imported

          1. 1.Commission Decision 95/408/EC (see part II, section C, No. 1...

          2. 2.Commission Decision 1999/710/EC (O.J. No. L 281, 4.11.1999, p.82) as...

      8. PART VIII Miscellaneous Products

        1. A.

          General

          1. 1.Council Directive 92/118/EEC laying down animal and public health requirements...

          2. 2.Council Directive 91/495/EEC concerning public health and animal health problems...

          3. 3.Commission Decision 2000/609/EC laying down animal and public health conditions...

        2. B.

          Third countries from which products covered by Council Directive 92/118/EEC may be imported

        3. C.

          Third country establishments from which products covered by Council Directive 92/118/EEC may be imported

          1. 1.Commission Decision 95/408/EC (see part II, section C, No. 1...

          2. 2.Commission Decision 1999/120/EC (O.J. No. L 36, 10.2.1999, p.21), as...

          3. 3.Commission Decision 97/467/EC (O.J. No. L 199, 26.7.97 p.57) as...

        4. D.

          Health Certification Requirements

          1. 1.Commission Decision 95/341/EC (O.J. No. L 200, 24.8.95, p.42) as...

          2. 2.Commission Decision 94/187/EC (O.J. No. L 89, 6.4.94, p.18) as...

          3. 3.Commission Decision 97/168/EC (O.J. No. L 67, 7.3.97, p.19) (hides...

          4. 4.Commission Decision 94/309/EC (O.J. No. L 137, 1.6.94, p.62), as...

          5. 5.Commission Decision 97/199/EC (O.J. No. L 84, 26.3.97, p.4) (pet-food...

          6. 6.Commission Decision 94/446/EC (O.J. No. L 183, 19.7.94, p.46) as...

          7. 7.Commission Decision 94/344/EC (O.J. No. L 154, 21.6.94, p.45) as...

          8. 8.Commission Decision 97/198/EC (O.J. No. L 84, 26.3.97, p.36) (processed...

          9. 9.Commission Decision 94/143/EC (O.J. No. L 62, 5.3.94, p.41) as...

          10. 10.Commission Decision 2000/585/EC (see Part VI, Section A, No. 2...

          11. 11.Commission Decision 2000/609/EC (O.J. No. L 258, 12.10.2000, p.49) as...

          12. 12.Commission Decision 94/860/EC (O.J. No. L 352, 31.12.94, p.69) (apiculture...

          13. 13.Commission Decision 96/500/EC (O.J. No. L 203, 13.8.96, p.13) (game...

          14. 14.Commission Decision 94/435/EC (O.J. No. L 180, 14.7.94, p.40) as...

          15. 15.Commission Decision 97/38/EC (O.J. No. L 14, 17.1.97, p.61) (egg...

          16. 16.Commission Decision 2000/20/EC (O.J. No. L 6, 11.1.2000, p.60) (gelatine)....

      9. PART IX Fishery Products

        1. A.

          General Provisions

          1. 1.Council Directive 91/67/EEC concerning the animal health conditions governing the...

          2. 2.Council Directive 91/492/EEC laying down the health conditions for the...

          3. 3.Council Directive 91/493/EEC laying down the health conditions for the...

          4. 4.Council Directive 92/48/EEC laying down minimum hygiene rules applicable to...

          5. 5.Commission Decision 93/25/EEC approving certain treatments to inhibit the development...

          6. 6.Commission Decision 93/51/EEC on the microbiological criteria applicable to the...

          7. 7.Commission Decision 93/140/EEC laying down the detailed rules relating to...

          8. 8.Commission Decision 94/356/EC laying down detailed rules for the application...

          9. 9.Commission Decision 95/149/EC fixing total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N) limit...

          10. 10.Commission Decision 95/352/EC laying down the animal health conditions and...

          11. 11.Council Directive 2001/22/EC laying down the sampling methods and the...

        2. B.

          Health certification

          1. 1.Commission Decision 95/328/EC establishing health certification for fishery products from...

          2. 2.Commission Decision 96/333/EC establishing health certification of live bivalve molluscs,...

          3. 3.Commission Decision 1998/418/EC (O.J. No. L 190, 4.7.98, p.53) (Uganda,...

          4. 4.Commission Decision 2000/127/EC (O.J. No. L 36, 11.2.2000, p.43) (Tanzania)....

          5. 5.Commission Decision 2001/493/EC (O.J. No. L 199, 5.8.2000, p.84) (Uganda)....

          6. 6.Commission Decision 2000/759/EC (O.J. No. L 304, 5.12.2000, p.18). (Kenya)....

        3. C.

          Third Country Equivalence

        4. D.

          Third countries from which fishery products may be imported

        5. E.

          Third country establishments from which fishery products may be imported

        6. F.

          Special import conditions for fishery products

          1. 1.Albania

          2. 2.Argentina

          3. 3.Australia

          4. 4.Bangladesh

          5. 5.Brazil

          6. 6.Canada

          7. 7.Chile

          8. 8.China

          9. 9.Colombia

          10. 10.Croatia

          11. 11.Cuba

          12. 12.Czech Republic

          13. 13.Equador

          14. 14.Estonia

          15. 15.Falkland Islands

          16. 16.Gabon

          17. 17.Gambia

          18. 18.Ghana

          19. 19.Guatemala

          20. 20.Guinea

          21. 21.India

          22. 22.Indonesia

          23. 23.Iran

          24. 24.Ivory Coast

          25. 25.Jamaica

          26. 26.Japan

          27. 27.Korea

          28. 28.Latvia

          29. 29.Lithuania

          30. 30.Madagascar

          31. 31.Malaysia

          32. 32.Maldives

          33. 33.Mauritania

          34. 34.Mauritius

          35. 35.Mexico

          36. 36.Morocco

          37. 37.Namibia

          38. 38.New Zealand

          39. 39.Nicaragua

          40. 40.Nigeria

          41. 41.Oman

          42. 42.Pakistan

          43. 43.Panama

          44. 44.Peru

          45. 45.Philippines

          46. 46.Poland

          47. 47.Russia

          48. 48.Senegal

          49. 49.Seychelles

          50. 50.Singapore

          51. 51.Slovenia

          52. 52.South Africa

          53. 53.Taiwan

          54. 54.Tanzania

          55. 55.Thailand

          56. 56.Tunisia

          57. 57.Turkey

          58. 58.Uganda

          59. 59.Uruguay

          60. 60.Venezuela

          61. 61.Vietnam

          62. 62.Yemen

        7. G

          Special import conditions for bivalve molluscs

          1. 1.Australia

          2. 2.Chile

          3. 3.Japan

          4. 4.Jamaica

          5. 5.Korea

          6. 6.Morocco

          7. 7.Peru

          8. 8.Thailand

          9. 9.Tunisia

          10. 10.Turkey

          11. 11.Uruguay

          12. 12.Vietnam

        8. H.

          Protective measures – fishery products

          1. 1.Albania

          2. 2.China and Vietnam

          3. 3.Indonesia

          4. 4.Myanmar

          5. 5.Pakistan

          6. 6.Thailand

          7. 7.Vietnam

        9. I.

          Protective measures – bivalve molluscs

          1. 1.Peru

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      DIRECTIVES WHICH COVER PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN

      1. 1.Council Directive 64/433/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in...

      2. 2.Council Directive 71/118/EEC on health problems affecting trade in fresh...

      3. 3.Council Directive 72/461/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in...

      4. 4.Council Directive 77/99/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in...

      5. 5.Council Directive 80/215/EEC on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade...

      6. 6.Council Directive 89/437/EEC on hygiene and health problems affecting the...

      7. 7.Council Directive 90/425/EEC concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in...

      8. 8.Council Directive 91/67/EEC concerning the animal health conditions governing the...

      9. 9.Council Directive 91/492/EEC laying down the health conditions for the...

      10. 10.Council Directive 91/493/EEC laying down the health conditions for the...

      11. 11.Council Directive 91/494/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade...

      12. 12.Council Directive 91/495/EEC concerning public health problems affecting the production...

      13. 13.Council Directive 92/45/EEC on public health and animal health problems...

      14. 14.Council Directive 92/46/EEC laying down the health rules for the...

      15. 15.Council Directive 92/118/EEC laying down animal health and public health...

      16. 16.Council Directive 94/95/EC laying down the requirements for the placing...

      17. 17.Council Directive 88/407/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable...

      18. 18.Council Directive 89/556/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade...

      19. 19.Council Directive 90/429/EECA laying down the animal health requirements applicable...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      EQUIVALENCE DECISIONS

      1. 1.Council Decision 1999/201/EEC on the conclusion of the Agreement between...

      2. 2.Council Decision 98/250/EC on the conclusion of a Protocol concerning...

      3. 3.Council Decision 97/132/EC on the conclusion of the Agreement between...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      CALCULATION OF CHARGES FOR VETERINARY CHECKS

      1. PART I COSTS COVERED BY THE CHARGES

        1. 1.For the purposes of this Schedule “the actual cost” of...

        2. 2.The items referred to in paragraph 1 above are–

      2. PART II CONSIGNMENTS FROM SPECIFIED THIRD COUNTRIES

      3. PART III MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS

      4. PART IV FISHERY PRODUCTS

      5. PART V ALL OTHER PRODUCTS

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      OFFENCE PROVISIONS

      1. PART I PROVISIONS WHERE DUE DILIGENCE DEFENCE IS AVAILABLE

        1. Regulations–

      2. PART II PROVISIONS WHERE DUE DILIGENCE DEFENCE IS NOT AVAILABLE

        1. Regulations–

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      DISAPPLICATIONS

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. 1.The Dairy Products (Hygiene) (Scotland) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/1372, as amended by S.I. 1996/2465 and S.S.I. 2000/62)

      2. 2.The Fresh Meat (Import Conditions) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/3125)

      3. 3.The Imported Food Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/2537)

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