The Plant Health etc. (Fees) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 69 (W. 10)

PLANT HEALTH, WALES

The Plant Health etc. (Fees) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Made28January2020

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales29January2020

Coming into force24February2020

The Welsh Ministers make these Regulations, with the consent of the Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 56(1) and (2) of the Finance Act 1973( 1) now vested in them( 2).

Title and commencement

1. The title of these Regulations is the Plant Health etc. (Fees) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and they come into force on 24 February 2020.

Amendment of the Plant Health etc. (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2018

2.—(1) The Plant Health etc. (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2018( 3) are amended as follows.

(2) After regulation 6 insert—

“Potatoes originating in Lebanon: fee

6A.—(1) Where an inspector takes a sample of potatoes originating in Lebanon in order to ascertain whether, for the purposes of Article 4 of the Decision, those potatoes are infected with Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies (Spieckermann and Kotthoff) Davis et al., the importer must pay a fee of £70.83 in respect of each lot sampled.

(2) In paragraph (1), “the Decision” means Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1614 authorising Member States to provide for derogations from certain provisions of Council Directive 2000/29/EC in respect of potatoes, other than potatoes intended for planting, originating in the regions of Akkar and Bekaa of Lebanon( 4).”

(3) For Schedule 2 substitute—

“SCHEDULE 2

Regulation 3(2) and (3)

Import inspection fees: reduced rates

Genus

Country of Origin

Fee (£)

Cut flowers

Aster

Zimbabwe

32.06

Dianthus

Colombia

1.28

Ecuador

6.41

Kenya

2.14

Turkey

6.41

Rosa

Colombia

1.28

Ecuador

0.43

Ethiopia

2.14

Kenya

4.28

Tanzania

21.38

Zambia

4.28

Branches with foliage

Phoenix

Costa Rica

17.00

Fruit

Actinidia

Any third country

2.66

Carica papaya

Any third country

2.66

Citrus

Egypt

39.83

Mexico

26.55

Morocco

1.59

Peru

5.31

Turkey

1.59

USA

13.28

Cydonia

Any third country in Europe( 1)

2.66

Fragaria

Any third country

2.66

Malus

Argentina

18.59

Brazil

26.55

Chile

2.66

Any third country in Europe( 1)

2.66

New Zealand

5.31

South Africa

2.66

Mangifera

Brazil

26.55

Passiflora

Colombia

3.72

Kenya

13.28

South Africa

26.55

Vietnam

13.28

Zimbabwe

39.83

Persea

Any third country

2.66

americana

Prunus

Argentina

39.83

Chile

5.31

Any third country in Europe( 1)

2.66

Morocco

26.55

Turkey

18.59

Prunus other than prunus persica

South Africa

5.31

Pyrus

Argentina

7.97

Chile

7.97

China

26.55

Any third country in Europe( 1)

2.66

South Africa

5.31

Ribes

Any third country in Europe( 1)

2.66

Rubus

Any third country

2.66

Vaccinium

Argentina

13.28

Chile

5.31

Peru

5.31

Any third country in Europe( 1)

2.66

Vitis

Any third country

2.66

Vegetables

Solanum

Canary Islands

2.66

lycopersicon

Morocco

2.66

Solanum

Turkey

7.97

melongena

(1) “Third country in Europe” includes Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canary Islands, Faeroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Russia (only the following parts: Central Federal District (Tsentralny federalny okrug), Northwestern Federal District (Severo-Zapadny federalny okrug), Southern Federal District (Yuzhny federalny okrug), North Caucasian Federal District (Severo-Kavkazsky federalny okrug) and Volga Federal District (Privolzhsky federalny okrug), San Marino, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.”

28 January 2020

Lesley Griffiths

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Plant Health etc. (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2018 (“the 2018 Regulations”) which specify fees payable to the Welsh Ministers in relation to plant health services and the certification of seed potatoes and fruit plants and fruit plant propagating material.

Regulation 2(2) inserts regulation 6A into the 2018 Regulations to provide for the fee payable by an importer of potatoes originating in Lebanon where an inspector samples a potato lot for the purposes of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1614 authorising Member States to provide for derogations from certain provisions of Council Directive 2000/29/EC in respect of potatoes, other than potatoes intended for planting, originating in the regions of Akkar and Bekaa of Lebanon (OJ No L 250, 30.9.2019, p. 85).

Regulation 2(3) substitutes Schedule 2 to the 2018 Regulations, which sets out reduced rate fees payable by the importer of a third country consignment for plant health checks in respect of certain plant and plant products which are subject to reduced levels of checks agreed under the procedure provided for in Articles 13a(2) and 18(2) of Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (OJ No L 169, 10.7.2000, p. 1). This regulation gives effect to the latest notification published by the European Commission of the reduced plant health checks which are applicable to certain plants and plant products (published on 19 November 2019).

The Welsh Ministers' Code of Practice on the carrying out of Regulatory Impact Assessments was considered in relation to these Regulations. As a result, it was not considered necessary to carry out a regulatory impact assessment as to the likely costs and benefits of complying with these Regulations.

(1) 1973 c. 51; section 56(1) was amended by S.I. 2011/1043, and is prospectively amended by paragraph 17 of Schedule 8 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16)from a date and time to be appointed.

(2) By virtue of section 59(5) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32).

(3) S.I. 2018/1179 (W. 238), amended by S.I. 2019/1378 (W. 244).

(4) OJ No. L 250, 30.9.2019, p. 85.

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