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

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Disease outbreaks in third countries

54.—(1) Where the Scottish Ministers or the Agency learn of, or have reasonable grounds to suspect, the presence in any third country of a disease referred to in Council Directive 82/894/EEC on the notification of animal diseases within the Community(1), a zoonosis or other disease or phenomenon or circumstance liable to present a serious threat to animal or public health, they or it may by declaration suspend, or impose conditions on, the introduction into Scotland of any product from the whole or any part of that third country.

(2) Such a declaration shall be in writing and shall be published in such manner as the Scottish Ministers or the Agency, as the case may be, think fit and shall specify the products and the third country or part thereof concerned.

(3) A declaration which imposes conditions on the introduction of any product from a third country or part thereof shall specify those conditions.

(4) Where a declaration is in force suspending the introduction of any product, no person shall introduce that product into Scotland if it originates in the third country or part thereof specified in the declaration.

(5) Where a declaration is in force which imposes conditions on the introduction of any product, no person shall introduce that product into Scotland if it originates in the third country or part thereof specified in the declaration unless the product complies with the conditions specified in the declaration.

(6) A declaration may be modified, suspended or revoked by a further declaration published, so far as is practicable, in the same manner and to the same extent as the original declaration.

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O.J. No. L 378, 31.12.82, p.58 as last amended by Commission Decision 2000/556/EC (O.J. No. L 235, 19.9.2000, p.27).

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