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The Plant Health (Great Britain) Order 1993

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Period during which inspections are to be made and certificates issued

13.—(1) The last inspection before dispatch carried out in the country of origin or consignor country for the purposes of issuing a phytosanitary certificate or a reforwarding phytosanitary certificate shall be carried out not more than 14 days before the date of the dispatch of the consignment to which the inspection relates.

(2) A phytosanitary certificate or a reforwarding phytosanitary certificate shall not be valid for the purposes of this Order unless it is completed and signed by an authorised officer not more than 14 days before the date of the despatch of the consignment which it is to accompany and after the carrying out of any inspection referred to in paragraph (1) of this article which relates to that consignment.

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