Illegal consignments

20.—(1) An inspector who knows or suspects that animals or animal products are intended for dispatch and do not comply with the requirements of these Regulations may serve a notice on the person in charge of the consignment prohibiting the dispatch of the animals or products in the consignment until the inspector is satisfied that the animals or products comply with the Regulations.

(2) No person shall dispatch anything subject to a notice served under this regulation unless it has been revoked.

(3) A notice under this section shall be in writing, may be subject to conditions and may be amended or revoked by further notice in writing at any time.

(4) Animals imported in contravention of these Regulations shall be dealt with as specified in regulation 13 of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000(1).