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

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8.—(1) An official veterinary surgeon, official fish inspector or authorised officer may——

(a)enter any border inspection post or other land or premises (except land used only as a dwelling house) and inspect the same and anything therein or thereon;

(b)open any bundle, package, packing case, or item of personal luggage, or require any person in possession of or accompanying the same to open it;

(c)inspect the contents of any bundle, package, packing case or item of personal luggage opened pursuant to sub-paragraph (b);

(d)inspect any product, including its packaging, seals, marking, labelling and presentation, and any plant or equipment used for or in connection with any product; and

(e)take samples of any product.

(2) Where an official veterinary surgeon, official fish inspector or authorised officer takes a sample of a product otherwise than in the course of a physical check carried out pursuant to regulation 19(1), he or she may serve a notice in writing on the person appearing to him or her to have charge of the consignment which includes the product, requiring that the consignment or part thereof be stored until he or she serves a further notice in writing that the same may be removed, under the supervision of the official veterinary surgeon, official fish inspector or authorised officer, as the case may be, at such place and under such conditions as he or she may in the notice direct; and the costs of such storage shall be paid by the person responsible for the consignment.

(3) An official veterinary surgeon, official fish inspector or authorised officer entering any land or premises pursuant to sub-paragraph (1)(a) may take with him or her—

(a)other persons acting under his instructions;

(b)one or more representatives of the European Commission; and

(c)one or more representatives of the authorities of a third country, appointed and acting in accordance with the provisions of one of the equivalence decisions listed in Schedule 2.

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