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The Fishery Products (Official Controls Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Payment of landings charge in respect of the first placing on the market and the first sale in a fish market of fishery productsS

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10.—(1) Each of the following is a chargeable transaction for the purposes of this regulation and regulation 11–

(a)the first placing on the market of relevant fishery products;

(b)the first placing on the market of relevant landed fishery products;

(c)the first sale in a fish market of relevant fishery products; and

(d)the first sale in a fish market of relevant landed fishery products.

(2) Subject to paragraph (8), where there is a chargeable transaction for the purposes of this regulation and regulation 11, the vendor shall pay the charge determined in accordance with paragraphs (3) to (7) (“the landings charge”) to the relevant food authority.

(3) Subject to paragraph (7), where the chargeable transaction is the first placing on the market of relevant fishery products or relevant landed fishery products, the landings charge shall be a contribution towards the expenditure incurred in exercising the official controls required under Annex III to Regulation 854/2004, calculated at the rate of 1 Euro per tonne for the first 50 tonnes and 0.5 Euro per tonne for each additional tonne of relevant fishery products or relevant landed fishery products first placed on the market in a calendar month.

(4) Where the chargeable transaction is the first sale in a fish market of relevant fishery products, the landings charge shall be a contribution towards the expenditure incurred in exercising the official controls required under Annex III to Regulation 854/2004, calculated at the rate of 1 Euro per tonne for the first 50 tonnes and 0.5 Euro per tonne for each additional tonne of relevant fishery products first sold in a fish market in a calendar month.

(5) Subject to paragraphs (6) and (7), where the chargeable transaction is the first sale in a fish market of relevant landed fishery products, the landings charge shall be a contribution towards the expenditure incurred in exercising the official controls required under Annex III to Regulation 854/2004, calculated at the rate of 0.5 Euro per tonne for the first 50 tonnes and 0.25 Euro per tonne for each additional tonne of relevant landed fishery products first sold in a fish market in a calendar month.

(6) Subject to paragraph (7), where–

(a)the chargeable transaction is the first sale in a fish market of relevant landed fishery products; and

(b)the relevant landed fishery products concerned are not, or are insufficiently, graded for freshness and/or size in accordance with Regulation 2406/96,

the landings charge shall be a contribution towards the expenditure incurred in exercising the official controls required under Annex III to Regulation 854/2004, calculated at the rate of 1 Euro per tonne for the first 50 tonnes and 0.5 Euro per tonne for each additional tonne of relevant landed fishery products first sold in a fish market in a calendar month.

(7) In respect of any consignment of relevant landed fishery products consisting of specified pelagic fish, the landings charge shall not exceed 50 Euros.

(8) Where the actual costs of exercising the official controls required under Annex III to Regulation 854/2004 are less than the landings charge, the vendor shall pay an amount equal to those costs to the relevant food authority, instead of the landings charge.

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