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The Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006

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11.—(1) Subject to paragraph (4), it shall be the duty of—

(a)the packer of packages which are marked with the E-mark and which he intends to export from the United Kingdom,

(b)a person who intends to import packages which are so marked and to export them from the United Kingdom to another Member State, or

(c)a person who intends to import packages, to mark them with the E-mark and to export them as mentioned in sub-paragraph (b),

to give to the local weights and measures authority for the area in which the packages were packed or in which the place of intended import is situated, a notice in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) A notice under paragraph (1)—

(a)shall be given in writing before the expiry of the day on which—

(i)in a case falling within paragraph (1)(a), the packages in question are marked with the E-mark, or

(ii)in a case falling within paragraph (1)(b) or (c), the packages in question are imported; and

(b)shall specify the place where the packages were packed or the place of intended import.

(3) Where a person has given a notice pursuant to paragraph (1), an inspector may serve a notice in writing on that person requiring him to provide to the inspector such further information about the packages as is specified in the notice.

(4) A person shall be under no duty to give a notice under paragraph (1) if:

(a)the place where the packages were packed or the place to which he intends to import the packages, has already been specified by him in a previous notice to a local weights and measures authority given pursuant to paragraph (1); and

(b)he has not, since that previous notice was given, informed that local weights and measures authority that he no longer uses that place for an activity falling within sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) of paragraph (1).

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