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The Spirit Drinks Regulations 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title and commencement

  3. 2.Revocations

  4. 3.Interpretation

  5. 4.Compliance with Community provisions

  6. 5.Verification under Article 22 of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008

  7. 6.Designation under Article 24 of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008

  8. 7.Enforcement

  9. 8.Appointment of officers

  10. 9.Duty to give assistance and provide information

  11. 10.Powers of entry

  12. 11.Powers of an authorised officer

  13. 12.Procedure on seizure

  14. 13.Improvement notices

  15. 14.Appeals against improvement notices

  16. 15.Powers of a relevant court on appeal

  17. 16.Publication of notices

  18. 17.Obstruction

  19. 18.Criminal offences: punishment

  20. 19.Offences by bodies corporate etc.

  21. 20.Default of third person

  22. 21.Defences

  23. 22.Giving of penalty notice for penalty offence

  24. 23.Contents of penalty notice

  25. 24.Amount of penalty

  26. 25.Restriction on proceedings for penalty offence

  27. 26.Payment of penalty

  28. 27.Certificate of payment or non-payment of a penalty

  29. 28.Penalty receipts

  30. 29.Withdrawal of penalty notice

  31. 30.Giving of notices

  32. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      REVOCATIONS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      COMMUNITY PROVISIONS CONTRAVENTION OF WHICH IS AN OFFENCE

      1. PART 1 Interpretation

      2. PART 2 The provisions of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      PENALTY OFFENCES

      1. 1.Article 3(1).

      2. 2.Article 9(1).

      3. 3.Article 9(2).

      4. 4.Article 9(5).

      5. 5.Article 9(6).

      6. 6.Article 9(7).

      7. 7.Article 9(9).

      8. 8.Article 11(4).

      9. 9.Article 11(5).

      10. 10.Article 12(1).

      11. 11.Article 13.

      12. 12.Article 14(1).

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      FACTORS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF A PENALTY

      1. PART 1 Aggravating factors

        1. 1.Seriousness of the non-compliance.

        2. 2.Harm or potential harm to human health.

        3. 3.Financial harm to consumers.

        4. 4.Financial harm to competitors.

        5. 5.Duration of non-compliance.

        6. 6.Evidence of intention behind the non-compliance.

        7. 7.History of non-compliance of the person (“P”) to whom the...

        8. 8.Financial gain made by P as a result of non-compliance....

        9. 9.Financial resources of P.

        10. 10.Size of P’s business.

        11. 11.Availability of non-compliant product, including the number of retail shops...

        12. 12.Where P is a retailer with a number of retail...

        13. 13.The conduct of P after the non-compliance had come to...

        14. 14.Previous action taken by the enforcement authority to help P...

      2. PART 2 Mitigating factors

        1. 1.Action taken to eliminate or reduce the risk of damage...

        2. 2.Action taken by P to repair the harm done by...

        3. 3.Any co-operation given to the enforcement authority by P in...

        4. 4.Whether P reported the non-compliance to the enforcement authority.

        5. 5.Financial resources of P.

        6. 6.Size of P’s business.

        7. 7.Availability of non-compliant product, including the number of retail shops...

        8. 8.The conduct of P after the non-compliance was drawn their...

        9. 9.Where the non-compliance was committed by an employee of P,...

  33. Explanatory Note

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