International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Act, 1987

Offences as to use of transport equipment.

10.—(1) If any person without reasonable excuse uses or causes or permits to be used transport equipment for the international carriage of perishable foodstuffs, being equipment required to comply with regulations under this Act—

(a) without there being either a certificate of compliance in force for that equipment or a valid certification plate affixed to that equipment in accordance with regulations under this Act, or

(b) without exhibiting the designated mark for that equipment, or

(c) in contravention of any regulations made under this Act,

he shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000.

(3) In any proceedings for an offence under this section, it shall be a defence for the person charged to prove that—

(a) he is the carrier for hire or reward of the foodstuffs to which the charge relates, and

(b) it is a term of the contract for the carriage that he does not undertake to comply or to secure compliance with the requirements to which the charge relates.