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The Export and Movement Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Wales) Regulations 2007

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20.—(1) An inspector may, at all reasonable hours enter any place, land, installation, vehicle (including any container, trailer, semi-trailer, caravan or other thing which is designed or adapted to be towed by another vehicle), train, ship, vessel, boat, craft, hovercraft or aircraft.

(2) Where an inspector enters any of the places specified in paragraph (1), that inspector must produce a duly authenticated document showing the inspector’s authority, if required to do so.

(3) An inspector may by notice, or as a condition of a licence, require the cleansing and disinfection of premises, vehicles, equipment, or any other thing that may spread foot-and-mouth disease.

(4) An inspector may—

(a)require the detention or isolation in a specified place of any animal by serving a notice requiring such action on the occupier of the premises where it is present, or its keeper; and

(b)mark, or cause to be marked, for identification purposes any animal, carcase or thing.

(5) A veterinary inspector may inspect, or take samples from, any animal, carcase or thing.

(6) An inspector may carry out all checks and examinations necessary for the enforcement of these Regulations, and in particular may—

(a)by notice on the person they consider to be appropriate, detain any vehicle, vessel, container or anything which they reasonably suspect to contain animals or products controlled by these Regulations and intended for export for as long as is reasonably necessary to determine whether the consignment complies with the conditions for export;

(b)search any premises;

(c)carry out inspections of any processes used for the marking of any animal, carcase or thing;

(d)examine documentary or data-processing material relevant to the checks carried out under these Regulations, including any import or export manifest; and

(e)take with them a representative of the European Commission acting for the purposes of the Decision.

(7) If any person fails to comply with a requirement in these Regulations, or a notice, approval or licence issued or granted under these Regulations, an inspector may take such steps as they consider necessary to ensure the requirement is met at the expense of that person, including the power to require, by notice, any person to take or refrain from a specified action in respect of any place, animal, vehicle or other thing.

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