Statutory Instruments

The European Communities (Special Conditions for the Import of Brazil Nuts in Shell Originating in or Consigned from Brazil) Regulations 2003

These Regulations give effect to Commission Decision 2003/493/EC12 of 4 July 2003 imposing special conditions on the import of Brazil nuts in shell originating in or consigned from Brazil. In accordance with these Regulations, certain Brazil nuts may only be imported if the consignment is accompanied by certain documents, is identified with a code and if, following sampling and analysis, the consignment is found to comply with Commission Regulation (EC) No. 466/200113 in terms of its levels of aflatoxin B1 and total aflatoxin. The Brazil nuts in question may only be
imported through certain specified points of entry. Consignments of Brazil nuts found not to be in compliance may only be returned to the country of origin if certain requirements are met

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