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The International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Regulations 1985

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PART IPRELIMINARY

Commencement, citation and revocation

1.—(1) These regulations shall come into operation on 15th August 1985 and may be cited as the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Regulations 1985.

(2) The International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Regulations 1979 the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs (Fees) Regulations 1979 and the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs (Amendment) Regulations 1981 are hereby revoked.

Interpretation and transitional provision

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

the 1976 Act” means the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Act 1976;

ATP” means the Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP) concluded in Geneva on 1st September 1970(1) as amended pursuant to Article 18 of the Agreement by an amendment to Annex 3 to the Agreement which came into operation on 28th April 1981(2), amendments to Annex 1 to the Agreement which came into operation on 22nd May 1981(3), 13th February 1983(4) and 15th January 1984(5) and amendments to Annex 3 to the Agreement which came into operation on 20th January 1985(6);

examination

(a)

in relation to insulated equipment, means the procedure for checking the insulating capacity of equipment specified in ATP, Annex 1, Appendix 2, paragraph 29, and

(b)

in relation to refrigerated, mechanically refrigerated and heated equipment, means the procedures for checking the insulating capacity of equipment specified in ATP, Annex 1, Appendix 2, paragraph 29, and for verifying the efficiency of thermal appliances specified in ATP, Annex 1, Appendix 2, paragraph 49, and

examinedshall be construed accordingly;

K coefficienthas the same meaning as in ATP, Annex 1, Appendix 2, paragraphs 1 to 6 inclusive;

prescribed fee” means a fee prescribed by these Regulations;

prescribed standards” in relation to transport equipment, means the standards to be complied with by transport equipment specified in Regulation 6;

test

(a)

as to measuring the K coefficient, means the procedures specified in ATP, Annex 1, Appendix 2, paragraphs 7 to 27 (inclusive), and

(b)

as to determining the efficiency of thermal appliances, means—

(i)

in relation to refrigerated equipment, the procedure specified in paragraphs 32 to 36 (inclusive) of the said Appendix,

(ii)

in relation to mechanically refrigerated equipment the procedure specified in paragraphs 37 to 42 (inclusive) of the said Appendix, and

(iii)

in relation to heated equipment, the procedure specified in paragraphs 43 to 47 (inclusive) of the said Appendix; and

tested” and “testingshall be construed accordingly.

(2) A reference in these Regulations to a numbered Regulation is a reference to the Regulation so numbered in these Regulations.

(3) Any certificate of compliance or copy of a certificate of compliance issued, examination or test carried out, application made, notification or notice given or other thing done under the Regulations revoked by these Regulations shall not be affected by the revocation but shall have effect as if issued, carried out, made, given or done under these Regulations.

Application of Regulations

3.  These Regulations apply to transport equipment used or intended to be used for the international carriage of perishable foodstuffs where the journey is, or is to be, effected by road or rail, or by a sea crossing of less than 150 kilometres, or by any combination thereof.

(1)

Cmnd. 8272.

(2)

Cmnd. 8220.

(3)

Cmnd. 8221.

(4)

Cmnd. 8842.

(5)

Cmnd. 9110.

(6)

Paragraph (b) only of the amendments to Annex 3 in Cmnd. 9145.

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