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The Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Consignments and products illegally introduced

24.—(1) This regulation applies—

(a)where a consignment or product is introduced into Wales from a third country but is not presented pursuant to regulation 18;

(b)where a consignment or product originating in a third country has been introduced into Wales from elsewhere in the relevant territories, but has not been presented at a border inspection post there;

(c)where the border inspection post of destination of a consignment of Article 9 products is in Wales but the consignment is not presented there in accordance with regulation 18(1); and

(d)where a consignment introduced into Wales is presented to the official veterinary surgeon at a border inspection post not designated and approved for veterinary checks on the products comprised therein.

(2) In the circumstances described in sub-paragraphs (1)(a), (b) and (c) an authorised officer shall, by notice in writing served on the person appearing to him or her to have charge of it, and, in the circumstances described in sub-paragraph (1)(d), the official veterinary surgeon shall, by notice in writing served on the person responsible for it, take charge of the consignment or product and either—

(a)redispatch it, by the mode of transport by which it was first introduced into the relevant territories, to a destination, agreed with the owner, in the circumstances described in sub-paragraphs (1)(a), (b) and (c), or with the person responsible for the consignment, in the circumstances described in sub-paragraph (1)(d), located in a third country within a period of sixty days commencing with the day following the service of the notice; or

(b)dispose of it as if it were Category 1 material under Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002 in the facilities provided for that purpose nearest to the place at which the authorised officer or official veterinary surgeon takes charge of it.

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