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The Plant Health (Scotland) Order 2005

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15.—(1) A phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re export shall be completed by an authorised officer in accordance with the relevant requirements of this article and–

(a)until 31st December 2009, shall–

(i)where it is issued by a contracting party to the IPPC, be in the form set out in Part A or B, respectively, of either Schedule 10 or Schedule 11; and

(ii)in any other case, be in the form set out in Part A or B, respectively, of Schedule 10; and

(b)on or after 1st January 2010, shall be in the form set out in Part A or B, respectively, of Schedule 11.

(2) A phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re export shall–

(a)be issued by the responsible official body or the national plant protection organisation of the country of export or re export in accordance with the provisions of Article V(1) of the IPPC;

(b)be issued in one of the official languages of the European Community;

(c)where it is issued in a language other than English, incorporate or be accompanied by a translation into the English language which, if the translation is a document separate from the certificate, shall be completed and signed by an authorised officer;

(d)be addressed to the “Plant Protection Organisations of the Member States of the European Community”; and

(e)be completed in typescript or block capitals.

(3) A phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re export issued in respect of any relevant material of a description specified in column 2 of Part A or C of Schedule 4 in which one or more alternative requirement is specified in column 3 of Part A or C, respectively, opposite the reference to that relevant material, shall specify under the heading “Additional declaration” the requirement that has been complied with by reference to the relevant position in Annex IV, Part A Section I or Part B, respectively, of Directive 2000/29/EC.

(4) A phytosanitary certificate or a phytosanitary certificate for re export shall be based on an inspection carried out not more than 14 days before the date of dispatch of the relevant material to which the certificate relates.

(5) A phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re export shall be completed not more than 14 days before the date of dispatch of the consignment of relevant material which it is to accompany.

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