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

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Consignments and products illegally introduced

24.—(1) This regulation applies–

(a)where a consignment or product is introduced into Scotland from a third country but is not presented pursuant to regulation 18;

(b)where a consignment or product originating in a third country has been introduced into Scotland from elsewhere in the relevant territories, but has not been presented at a border inspection post there;

(c)where the border inspection post of destination of a consignment of Article 9 products is in Scotland but the consignment is not presented there in accordance with regulation 18(1) ; and

(d)where a consignment introduced into Scotland is presented to the official veterinary surgeon at a border inspection post not designated and approved for veterinary checks on the products comprised therein.

(2) In the circumstances described in paragraph (1)(a), (b) and (c) an authorised officer shall, by notice served on the person appearing to that officer to have charge of it, and, in the circumstances described in paragraph (1)(d), the official veterinary surgeon shall, by notice served on the person responsible for it, take charge of the consignment or product and either–

(a)redispatch it, by the mode of transport by which it was first introduced into the relevant territories, to a destination, agreed with the owner in the circumstances described in paragraph (1)(a), (b) and (c), or with the person responsible for the consignment, in the circumstances described in paragraph (1)(d), located in a third country within a period of not more than sixty days commencing with the day following the service of the notice; or

(b)destroy it without undue delay in accordance with the Animal By-Products Order by rendering or incineration in the facilities provided for that purpose nearest to the place at which the authorised officer or official veterinary surgeon takes charge of it.

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