This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 March 1991, relate principally to the importation of animals and animal products into Tokelau.
The main effect of the regulations is to empower the Administrator to prohibit, either absolutely or subject to conditions, the importation into Tokelau of animals, animal products, and any material that has been in contact with animals.
Various powers are conferred on Inspectors to enforce the regulations, including powers of search and seizure, and the power to destroy diseased animals.
The regulations also create various offences relating to cruelty to animals.