Permits and Portugal/Azores

Duncan Clark Duncan at
Fri Jun 17 10:09:11 EST 1994

In article: <833103722wnr at>  Duncan at (Duncan Clark) writes:
> Hi folks,
> Does anyone know if one needs a permit to be allowed to collect either soil
> or water samples from the Azores for isolation of bacteria back in the UK?
> If so how does one go about it?

I spoke to MAFF and the answer is no permit required. Why? 'Cos for once 
being a menber of the EEC actually works in our favour. No import permit is
needed to import soil or water smaples into the UK from any EEC country. One
may however need a permit to collect and remove those samples from the
collection country. 

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