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International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Act 1976

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4Approval of type equipment

(1)Where the Secretary of State is satisfied in respect of a vehicle of a particular class, that the prescribed standards are complied with in respect of that vehicle, he may, on payment of the prescribed fee, approve that vehicle as a type vehicle of that class (in this section referred to as a " type vehicle ").

(2)The Secretary of State shall not approve a vehicle as a type vehicle unless he is satisfied that adequate arrangements have been made to secure that other vehicles purporting to conform with that vehicle as respects the prescribed standards will so conform.

(3)Where a type vehicle has been approved under this section, a certifying officer may, if he is satisfied, after examination if he thinks fit, that any other vehicle conforms with the type vehicle, issue a certificate certifying that that vehicle does so conform and such a certificate shall for the purposes of this Act be deemed to be a certificate issued under section 2 of this Act and shall have effect accordingly.

(4)The Secretary of State may at any time withdraw approval given under this section.

(5)Any person aggrieved by the determination of a certifying officer under this section may appeal to the Secretary of State who may make such determination as he thinks fit.

(6)The Secretary of State may make regulations specifying the manner in which and time within which appeals may be brought under subsection (5) above.

(7)In this section " vehicle " means a goods vehicle, railway wagon or container.

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