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Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 2331


The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-And-Mouth Disease) Regulations 2007

Made: 6.00 p.m. on 7th August 2007
Laid before Parliament: 8th August 2007
Coming into force: 8.00 p.m. on 7th August 2007

1. Title, application and commencement

2. Interpretation

3. Approvals

4. Importation of live animals

5. Dispatch of live animals

6. Dispatch of fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations

7. Dispatch of meat products

8. Dispatch of milk

9. Dispatch of dairy products

10. Dispatch of semen, ova and embryos

11. Dispatch of hides and skins

12. Dispatch of animal products

13. Exemptions

14. Endorsement of commercial documents

15. Dispatch of equidae

16. Personal exports

17. Offers to dispatch or export

18. Powers of inspectors

19. Powers of officers of Revenue and Customs

20. Illegal consignments of products

21. Obstruction

22. Furnishing false information

23. Offences by bodies corporate

24. Penalties

25. Authorisations, certificates, etc. issued in another part of the British Islands

26. Enforcement


The Secretary of State is designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Community.

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.

Title, application and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) Regulations 2007; they apply in England and come into force at 8.00 p. m. on 7th August 2007.


2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“approved” means approved for the purposes of these Regulations in accordance with regulation 3;

“the Decision” means Commission Decision 2007/552/EC concerning interim protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom(3);

“dispatch” means dispatch from a place within the restricted area to a place outside the restricted area and includes consigning for dispatch;

“export” means export outside the British Islands and includes consigning for export;

“inspector” means a person appointed by the Secretary of State or a local authority to be an inspector (including, in the case of appointment by the Secretary of State, a veterinary inspector) for the purposes of these Regulations, the Animal Health Act 1981(4) or the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2006(5);

“HACCP” means Hazard Analysis at Critical Control Points, which is a system in which the critical points of the manufacturing process have been identified, assessments have been made of the potential risks at those points, and necessary steps have been taken to minimise those risks;

“local authority” means—

(a)where there is, within the meaning of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(6), a unitary authority for that local government area, that authority;

(b)where there is not a unitary authority—

(i)where there is a port health authority, that authority;

(ii)in a metropolitan district, the council of that district;

(iii)in a non-metropolitan county, the council of that county;

(iv)in each London borough (except in relation to imported animals) the council of that borough; or

(v)in the City of London, and for all London boroughs in relation to imported animals, the Common Council;

“restricted area” means Great Britain.

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

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