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Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Act 2020

Part 1 – Retained EU law

89.Part 1 provides the Scottish Ministers with powers to modify CAP legislation, which it defines for that purpose. It enables the Scottish Ministers—

  • to simplify and improve the legislation,

  • to extend the operation of the main CAP legislation beyond 2020,

  • to modify financial provision in that legislation, and to modify the CMO Regulations for specified purposes,

  • to modify CAP legislation in respect of public intervention and private storage aid, and aid for fruit and vegetable producer organisations, and

  • to revoke the EU Food Promotion Scheme.

90.Part 1 provides powers for the Scottish Ministers to regulate marketing standards in the agriculture sector, and the classification, identification and presentation of carcasses by slaughterhouses.

91.Part 1 also provides for consequential modifications of the CMO Regulation.

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