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The Plant Health (Export Certification) (Scotland) Order 2018

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Phytosanitary certificates for export of plants etc. to third countries

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3.—(1) Any requirement of a third country for a plant, plant product or other object to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate, or a phytosanitary certificate for re-export, issued by an official national plant protection organisation whether for the purposes of—

(a)Article V of the International Plant Protection Convention 1951(1); or

(b)any arrangement corresponding to that Article,

may be met by the issue of such a certificate by an inspector to accompany that plant, plant product or other object, subject to an application and payment of a fee as mentioned in article 4.

(2) In connection with the issue, or proposed issue, of a certificate under paragraph (1), an inspector may—

(a)carry out any of the services listed in column 2 of the table in the schedule which the inspector considers are necessary to meet the phytosanitary requirements of the third country; and

(b)where appropriate, certify that a consignment has been inspected on the basis of a laboratory examination alone.

(3) An inspector may enter any premises, other than premises used wholly or mainly as a private dwelling, for the purpose of any examination or inquiry under this Order.

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Adopted in 1951 (Treaty Series No. 16 (1954), Cmd 9077) and revised in 1979 (Miscellaneous Series No. 1 (1981), Cmnd 8108) and in 1997. The revised 1997 text entered into force in 2005 (1004/597/EC, Council Decision of 19th July 2004 approving the accession of the European Community to the International Plant Protection Convention, as revised and approved by Resolution 12/97 of the 29th Session of the FAO Conference in November 1997; OJ L 267 of 14/08/2004, p.39).

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