Animal Health (Importation
of Miscellaneous Goods and Animals) (Jersey) Order 2017
THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, in pursuance of Articles 7(1) and 32(2) of the Animal Health
(Jersey) Law 2016, orders as follows –
Commencement [see endnotes]
In this Order, unless the context otherwise
“animal or item” means an animal or item indicated in
the second column of the table in the Schedule;
“Council Directive 97/78/EC” means Council
Directive 97/78/EC of 18th December 1997 laying down the
principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering
the Community from third countries (O.J. No. L24 30.1.1998 page 9);
“member state” means a member State of the European
(1) Subject to this Order
and despite anything to the contrary in the Diseases of Animals (Rabies) (Importation
of Mammals) (Jersey) Order 2011, a person must not import
into Jersey any animal or item indicated in the second column of the table in
the Schedule from one or more countries indicated opposite in the third
column of that table unless –
importation is within the exception specified opposite in the fourth column of
that table; or
(b) the person
is authorized to make the importation by a licence granted by the Minister.
(2) A licence under this
Order may –
to any one animal or item that falls within a prohibition in the Schedule, or
to more than one such animal or item;
granted to a particular person, to persons of a class or to all persons; and
granted subject to conditions specified in the licence or unconditionally.
(3) This Order does not
limit the need to comply with the requirements of any other enactment that
regulates the importation into Jersey of any animal or item.
as to licences
(1) If –
person makes an importation under the authority of a licence under this Order
(whether or not the person is named in the licence); and
importation is not within the relevant exception (if any) specified in the
fourth column of the table in the Schedule,
the person must comply with any conditions to which the licence is
(2) A licence granted under
this Article may be revoked, suspended or varied at any time by the
(3) The Minister must
publish on a website maintained by the States of Jersey any licence granted
under this Order that applies to all persons.
(1) For the
purpose of ensuring that the requirements of this Order, or any licence granted
under this Order, are complied with an inspector may –
any person or vehicle; and
out any search, check or inspection.
(2) A person
searching a person under this Article may not require a
person to remove any of his or her clothing other than an outer coat, jacket,
headgear, gloves and footwear.
(3) A search
of a person under this Order must be carried out by someone of the same sex.
inspector may seize, or cause to be seized any animal or item that there is
reason to believe has been landed in Jersey in contravention of this Order or
any licence granted under this Order.
(5) If an
animal has been seized under paragraph (4), an
inspector may, without affecting any proceedings arising from any such
contravention, and subject to such conditions as the inspector thinks fit –
the animal, or cause it to be moved, to such premises for such period as the
inspector may direct; or
it from Jersey, or cause it to be exported.
(6) The owner
of an animal or item is liable for the cost of any action taken by an inspector
under paragraph (4) or (5).
Minister may arrange for the disposal of any animal or item landed in Jersey in
contravention of this Order, or a licence granted under
this Order, and may recover any expenses reasonably incurred in so doing from
the owner of the animal or item as debt due to the Minister.
Article does not limit any power conferred on an inspector under the Animal Health (Jersey)
in this Article affects the powers of the officers of the Impôts to seize
or detain as liable to forfeiture under the Customs and Excise
(Jersey) Law 1999 an animal or item landed in Jersey in contravention
of this Order or to institute legal proceedings under that Law in respect of
Any licence granted under the Diseases of Animals (Importation of Miscellaneous Goods and Animals)
(Jersey) Order 2012 that is still in force at
the commencement of this Order is treated as having been granted under this
This Order may be cited as the Animal Health (Importation of
Miscellaneous Goods and Animals) (Jersey) Order 2017.