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Information Disclosure Guide

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Information disclosure Gateways with other government departments: Port Health Authorities and Local Authorities - Trade in Animals and Related Products

The purpose for which information may be disclosed

Information held by HMRC may be disclosed to Local Authorities and Port Health Authorities to enable those authorities to carry out their functions in relation to the enforcement of the Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations.

Which part of HMRC can disclose this information?

Customs Directorate teams are permitted to disclose this information directly to the enforcement authorities listed in the Regulations.

Information which can be disclosed

Information held on CHIEF in relation to imports which would assist the listed enforcement authorities to carry out their functions in relation to the trade in animals and related products.

Procedure to follow

Only those staff who work in the relevant business areas may make the disclosure, in compliance with the other provisions of this guidance. Please ask your manager if you are unsure whether you work in the relevant business area.

Relevant legislation

  • The Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011 (SI 2011 n 1197)
  • Trade in Animals and Related Products (Wales) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011 No 2379)
  • The Trade in Animals and Related Products (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012 No 177)
  • The Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (SR 2011 No 438)

Devolved administrations

This guidance applies throughout the United Kingdom.

Further guidance

For further guidance and assistance generally on confidentiality, contact your Data Guardian.