23 Import and export control

23 Import and export control

The Secretary of State for Defra, or in relation to Wales, the National Assembly, acting jointly1 may make orders to prevent the introduction or spread of disease into or within Great Britain through the importation of animals, carcases of animals, poultry and eggs, and other animate or inanimate things capable of carrying or transmitting disease2 and must undertake an annual review of import controls3. Such orders may make provision for persons, animals and other things which have been or may have been in contact with imports4. Licences for importation