1995 No. 3249
CUSTOMS AND EXCISE
The Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment No. 2) Order 1995
14th December 1995
Coming into force—
articles 1 and 2
15th December 1995
articles 3 and 4
23rd January 1996
The Secretary of State, in exercise of powers conferred by section 1 of the Import, Export and Customs Powers (Defence) Act 1939(1) and now vested in him(2), hereby makes the following Order:
1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment No. 2) Order 1995 and shall come into force as follows:
(a)this article and article 2 below shall come into force on 15th December 1995;
(b)articles 3 and 4 below shall come into force on 23rd January 1996.
(2) In this Order, “the principal Order” means the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1994(3).
Animals and animal products
2.—(1) In paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Order there shall be inserted after subparagraph (b) the following subparagraphs:
“(ba)“mechanical means” does not include the use of hand-held powered knives which do not use powered pressure or suction;
(bb)“vertebral column” means the whole or any part thereof and includes the sacrum but does not include the coccygeal vertebrae; and”;
and the word “and” at the end of subparagraph (b) shall be left out.
(2) In paragraph 2 in Group 1 in Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Order, there shall be inserted between the first and second lines in the table the following:
Meat recovered by mechanical means from the vertebral column of a bovine animal”.
(3) There shall be added at the end of the said table the following words:
“Provided that the prohibition in respect of meat recovered by mechanical means shall not apply where the goods are intended other than for human consumption.”
3.—(1) In paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Order there shall be substituted for subparagraph (a) the following:
“(a)“bovine offal” means—
(i)the brain, spinal cord, spleen, thymus, tonsils and intestines of a bovine animal six months old or over which has died in the United Kingdom or has been slaughtered there;
(ii)the thymus and intestines of a bovine animal two months old or over but less than six months old which has died in the United Kingdom or has been slaughtered there;
(iii)the thymus and intestines of a bovine animal under two months old which has been slaughtered in the United Kingdom for human consumption;
and includes anything left attached to such organ after dissection of the carcase and any animal matter which comes into contact with the organ after it has been removed from the carcase, but does not include a whole carcase.”
(2) In paragraph 1 in Group 1 in Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Order, there shall be substituted for the words “the Republic of Ireland” the words “a destination in another Member State”.
Goods in transit
4. In paragraph 1(i) of article 3B of the principal Order, the words “the United Nations Protected Areas in Croatia” are revoked.
A. J. Mantle
An Assistant Secretary
Department of Trade and Industry
14th December 1995
(This Note is not part of the Order)
This Order adds meat recovered by mechanical means from the vertebral column of a bovine animal to the list of animal products the export of which to destinations outside the European Community is prohibited by the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1994, except where the goods are not intended for human consumption.
The Order also—
(a)brings the definition of “bovine offal” in the 1994 Order into line with the definition of “specified bovine offal” in the Specified Bovine Offal Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/1928);
(b)removes the prohibition contained in the 1994 Order on the export of certain live animals from Northern Ireland to member states of the European Community other than Ireland;
(c)removes references to the United Nations Protected Areas in Croatia from the exclusions in the 1994 Order from the provisions in that Order on goods in transit.
1939 c. 69.
S.I. 1994/1191; the relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1994/2711 and 1995/3060.