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International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Act 1976

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9 Forgery of certificates of compliance.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Any person who, with intent to deceive—

(a)[F1forges, or alters, or] uses or lends to, or allows to be used by, any other person, a certificate of compliance, or

(b)makes or has in his possession any document so closely resembling a certificate of compliance as to be calculated to deceive,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—

(i)on conviction on indictment to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both;

(ii)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £200.

[F2(2)Any person who, with intent to deceive—

(a)forges, or alters, or uses or lends to, or allows to be used by, any other person, a certification plate, or

(b)makes or has in his possession a plate so closely resembling a certification plate as to be calculated to deceive,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable as mentioned in paragraphs (i) and (ii) of subsection (1) above.

(3)In the application of subsection (2) above to England, Wales and Northern Ireland “forges” means makes a false plate in order that it may be used as genuine.]

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