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The Plant Health (Great Britain) Order 1993

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General provisions relating to plant passports

14.—(1) Any plant passport issued in respect of any plant, plant product or other object specified in the first column of section 2 of Part A and the first column of Part B of Schedule 4 or Part A of Schedule 5 shall consist of a label affixed to that plant, plant product or other object and where appropriate an accompanying document containing the information specified in Part A of Schedule 9 to this Order as necessary.

(2) The accompanying document shall be any document which is normally used for trade purposes, and shall not be required where all the information specified in Part A of Schedule 9 is contained on the label affixed to the plant, plant product or other object.

(3) The appropriate information specified in Part A of Schedule 9 shall be contained on the plant passport in capital letters insofar as it is in manuscript, and shall be in at least one of the official languages of the European Community.

(4) Where the plant passport consists of a label and accompanying document as specified in paragraph (1) of this article, the label shall contain at least the information set out in Part B of Schedule 9 and the accompanying document shall contain the information set out in Part A of Schedule 9 where appropriate.

(5) Additional information not specified in Schedule 9 may also be included on the plant passport, but shall be clearly separated from such information required in Schedule 9.

(6) Any plant passport affixed to any plant, plant product or other object specified in accordance with paragraph (1) of this Article shall be produced, stored and affixed to such plant, plant product or other object by, or under the supervision of, an authorised person or an inspector.

(7) The authorised person or inspector referred to in paragraph (6) of this article, as appropriate, shall ensure that—

(a)any plant, plant product or other object in respect of which a plant passport is required, is issued with such valid plant passport appropriate for the destination within the European Community or the United Kingdom of such plant, plant product or other object. Where relevant, this shall include an indication as specified in Schedule 9 that the plant, plant product or other object meets the appropriate requirements of any protected zone to which the plant, plant product or other object is being moved;

(b)any plant, plant product or other object in respect of which a plant passport is required, but which originates in a third country, is, subject to a satisfactory inspection by an inspector, issued with a valid passport which shall include the name of the country of origin or, where appropriate, the consignor country;

(c)in circumstances where a plant passport is to be replaced by another plant passport for onward movement of any plant, plant product or other object it shall contain an indication, as specified in Schedule 9, that the subsequent plant passport is replacing the former plant passport.

(8) Without prejudice to the requirements of Schedule 10 any business, individual or other organisation whether or not listed in the official register shall, upon receipt of plants, plant products or other objects accompanied by a plant passport, remove the said passport and retain it for at least one year.

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