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The Beet Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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7.—(1) The Scottish Ministers may, by a general licence which may impose conditions and which shall have effect during the period specified in it unless the Scottish Ministers earlier revoke it—

(a)authorise exemptions from any provision of these Regulations in accordance with a temporary experiment organised in terms of Article 19 of the Beet Seed Directive;

(b)waive the packing and labelling requirements if the relevant authorities listed in Article 22(2) of the Beet Seed Directive agree;

(c)give effect to the provisions of a Council Decision made under Article 23 of the Beet Seed Directive, including for the avoidance of doubt the Equivalence Decision, and amendments made to such a Decision;

(d)remove any temporary difficulties in the general supply of certain types of seed in terms of Article 24 of the Beet Seed Directive or by Commission Regulation 217/2006 or an authorisation granted thereunder; or

(e)give effect to the provisions of the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Trade in Agriculture Products(1).

(2) A general licence issued under paragraph (1)—

(a)may exempt any person or class of persons, or persons generally, from compliance with any provision of these Regulations; and

(b)may impose such conditions as the Scottish Ministers may think necessary or desirable having regard to the marketing permitted by the general licence and the nature of the seed to which it relates.

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O.J. No. L 114, 30.4.02, p.132, as adapted by Decision 2002/309/EC, Euratom of the Council and of the Commission as regards the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Co operation (O.J. No. L 114, 30.4.02, p.1) and as amended by Commission Decision 2004/660/EC on the Community position on the amendment of the Appendices to Annex 6 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Trade in Agriculture Products (O.J. No. L 301, 28.9.04, p.55).

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