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The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2006

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21.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), where checks at a quarantine centre, quarantine facility or border inspection post or the test results referred to in regulation 18(7) reveal that an animal or a consignment of animals is likely to constitute a danger to animal or human health, the official veterinarian shall immediately seize and destroy the animal or consignment (as the case may be) and the costs of such action shall be payable by the importer or his representative.

(2) Where the presence of avian influenza or Newcastle disease is found at a quarantine centre or quarantine facility as described in Article 4(4) of Commission Decision 2000/666/EC, a veterinary inspector shall—

(a)kill and destroy all birds within the quarantine facility or at the unit at the quarantine centre where disease has been found, as required under Article 4(4)(a) of Commission Decision 2000/666/EC; and

(b)by notice impose the other measures provided for in Article 4(4),

except that in relation to Newcastle disease, he may instead serve notice specifying the terms on which the derogation in Article 4(5) is to be exercised.

(3) Where during quarantine required under Commission Decision 2000/666/EC psittaciformes are suspected or found to be suffering Chlamydia psittaci, the veterinarian inspector shall by notice—

(a)require the treatment of all birds in the consignment by means specified in that notice; and

(b)extend the period of quarantine as required under Article 5 of Commission Decision 2000/666/EC.

(4) A veterinary inspector serving a notice under paragraphs (2) and (3) shall serve it upon the quarantine manager or other person appearing to be in charge of the centre or facility at the time of service; and shall as soon as he practically can send a copy by way of information to the importer of the birds concerned.

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