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4.—(1) The appropriate authority—
(a)is the competent authority for the purposes of Article 5(1)(b) of the Pets Regulation, and
(b)acts as the member State for the purposes of Article 1(1) of Decision 2007/25/EC.
(2) The appropriate authority and the local authority are the competent authorities for the purposes of—
(a)Article 12 of the Pets Regulation, and
(b)Article 2(1) of Decision 2007/25/EC.
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