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Exports Guidance

Export Requirements for plants, plant products and produce to the European Union

 

Introduction

This guidance is only valid from 01 January 2021. For further information see import and export guidance from 1 January 2021.

This guide provides guidance on the export regulations for plants, plant produce and other regulated objects which are subject to phytosanitary control. For full details please refer to European Union (EU) Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/2072 and the EU’s Emergency Measures legislation.

This is the UK’s interpretation of the current import regulations to the EU. When you export regulated plants and plant products to the EU, you need to:

Check whether a phytosanitary certificate (PC) is required by contacting the plant health authority or a plant health inspector in the destination country (https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/all/list-countries);

Apply for a PC from the relevant GB plant health authority before export;

Check if your plants require laboratory testing of samples to ensure they are free from pests and diseases or inspections during the growing season - contact your local plant health inspector to find out if your plants need these tests before applying for a PC.

Plants, fruit, vegetables, cut flowers, soil and other regulated objects (for example machinery) fall into 5 categories:

  • ‘prohibited’ plants you cannot export to the EU unless you get a scientific research licence or an exception (‘derogation’) to the rules - these are labelled as ‘prohibited’
  •  ‘prohibited (pending risk assessment)’ plants you cannot export to the EU unless they have been risk assessed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) - these are labelled as ‘prohibited (pending risk assessment) - it does however exclude in vitro material, naturally or artificially dwarfed woody plants for planting of those genera
  •  ‘regulated and notifiable’ material you can only export to the EU with a phytosanitary certificate and must be notified in advance of landing to EU Member State - these are labelled as ‘regulated and notifiable’
  • ‘regulated’ material you can only export to the EU with a phytosanitary certificate but may not require advanced notification of landing and could be subject to a lower frequency of checks - these are labelled as ‘regulated’
  •  ‘unregulated’ material you can export to the EU without any conditions - these are labelled as ‘unregulated’

Commodities covered by prohibitions include both commodities covered under Annex VI of 2019/2072 and the Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/2019 for High-Risk Plants.

 

The guide is divided into the following commodity groups:

  •  plants for planting
  •  fruit
  •  seeds for planting
  •  cut flowers, parts of plants and vegetables
  •  tubers (including potatoes)
  •  other

This guide will only refer to exports from Great Britain (GB), which includes England, Wales and Scotland to the EU. GB will be treated as a third country by the EU from the 01 January 2021. Where all third countries are stated in this guide this is inclusive of the geographical groupings mentioned below, unless otherwise exempted by a previous entry.

Geographical groupings in this guide:

‘European countries’ refers to the following countries:

● Albania

● Andorra

● Armenia

● Azerbaijan

● Belarus

● Bosnia and Herzegovina

● Canary Islands

● Faeroe Islands

● Georgia

● Iceland

● Liechtenstein

● Moldova

● Monaco

● Montenegro

● North Macedonia

● Norway

● Russia (only the following parts: Central Federal District (Tsentralny federalny okrug), Northwestern Federal District (Severo-Zapadny federalny okrug), Southern Federal District (Yuzhny federalny okrug), North Caucasian Federal District (Severo-Kavkazsky federalny okrug) and Volga Federal District (Privolzhsky federalny okrug))

● San Marino

● Serbia

● Switzerland

● Turkey

● Ukraine

● United Kingdom

‘Euro-Mediterranean area (Euro Med)’ refers to:

● the countries covered by the definition of ‘Europe’

● Algeria

● Egypt

● Israel

● Jordan

● Lebanon

● Libya

● Morocco

● Syria

● Tunisia

‘All other third countries’ refers to:

All other countries not included in the categories above and that are not members of the European Union.

Switzerland is regarded as an EU country unless shown otherwise below or included as a European country above.

This document is only to be used for guidance and exporters should still contact the importing Member State in the European Union to confirm what the import requirements and processes are before exporting. The EU’s legislation, including emergency measures can be found on the EU’s website.

 

Plants for planting

All plants for planting are regulated. They’re either regulated and require pre-notification or are prohibited.

Plants for planting include, but are not limited to:

● Plants including aquatics and marginal aquatic plants

● bulbs

● tubers, corms and rhizomes

● rhizomes

● algae

A full definition of plants for planting can be found in Article 2 of the Plant Health Regulation 2016/2031.

Trees, shrubs and, annual, biennial and perennial plants may also be subject to special requirements.

Botanical name

Common name

Origin

Requirement

Poaceae – other than plants   of ornamental perennial grasses of the subfamilies Bambusoideae and   Panicoideae, and of the genera Buchloe, Bouteloua, Calamagrostis, Cortaderia,   Glyceria, Hakonechloa, Hystrix, Molinia, Phalaris, Shibataea, Spartina, Stipa   and Uniola,

 

Grasses and cereals

European countries

&

Euro Med countries

Regulated and notifiable

Poaceae – other than plants   of ornamental perennial grasses of the subfamilies Bambusoideae and   Panicoideae, and of the genera Buchloe, Bouteloua, Calamagrostis, Cortaderia,   Glyceria, Hakonechloa, Hystrix, Molinia, Phalaris, Shibataea, Spartina, Stipa   and Uniola,

 

Grasses and cereals

All other third countries

Prohibited

Poaceae – of ornamental   perennial grasses of the subfamilies Bambusoideae and Panicoideae, and of the   genera Buchloe, Bouteloua, Calamagrostis, Cortaderia, Glyceria, Hakonechloa,   Hystrix, Molinia, Phalaris, Shibataea, Spartina, Stipa and Uniola

 

Grasses and cereals

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Abies

Fir

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Abies

Fir

All other third countries

Prohibited

Acacia

None

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Acer

Maple

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Albizia

Persian silk

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Alnus

Alder

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Annona

Sugar apple

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Bauhinia

Mountain ebony

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Berberis

Barberry

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk assessment)  

Betula

Birch

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Caesalpinia

None

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Cassia

None

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Castanea

Sweet Chestnut

All other third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Cedrus

Cedar

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Cedrus

Cedar

All other third countries

Prohibited

Chaenomeles other than   dormant plants free from leaves, flowers and fruits

Japonica

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Chaenomeles other than   dormant plants free from fruit, flowers and leaves

Japonica

All other third countries

Prohibited

Chamaecyparis

False Cypress

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Chamaecyparis

False Cypress

All other third countries

Prohibited

Citrus and their hybrids

Orange, Lemon, Lime etc

All third countries

Prohibited

Cornus

Dogwood

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Corylus

Hazel

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Crataegus

Hawthorn

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Cydonia and their hybrids -   dormant plants free from fruit, flowers and leaves

Quince

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Cydonia and their hybrids -   dormant plants free from fruit, flowers and leaves

 

Quince

 

All other third countries

 

Prohibited

Cydonia with leaves

Quince

European countries

&

Euro Med

&

Australia, New Zealand   Canada, USA other than Hawaii

Regulated and notifiable

Cydonia with leaves

Quince

All other countries

Prohibited

Diospyros

Jackalberry

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Fagus

Beech

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk assessment)  

Ficus carica

Fig

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Fortunella and their hybrids

Kumquat

All third countries

Prohibited

Fragaria

Strawberry

European countries

&

Euro Med

&

Australia, New Zealand   Canada, USA other than Hawaii

Regulated and notifiable

Fragaria

Strawberry

All other third countries

Prohibited

Fraxinus

Ash

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Hamamelis

Witch Hazel

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Jasminum

None

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Juglans

Walnut

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Juniperus

Juniper

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Juniperus

Juniper

All other third countries

Prohibited

Larix

Larch

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Larix

Larch

All other third countries

Prohibited

Ligustrum

Wild/Common Privet

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Lonicera

Honeysuckle

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Malus

Apple

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Nerium

None

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Persea

Laurel

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Phoenix

Date palm

Algeria and Morocco

Prohibited

Phoenix

Date palm

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Photinia – other than dormant   plants free from fruits, flowers and leaves

Photinia

USA, China, Japan, the   Republic of Korea and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Prohibited

Photinia – other than dormant   plants free from fruits, flowers and leaves

Photinia

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Picea

Spruce

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Picea

Spruce

All other third countries

Prohibited

Pinus

Pine

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Pinus

Pine

All other third countries

Prohibited

Poncirus and their hybrids

Ornamental Citrus

All countries

Prohibited

Populus

Poplar, Aspen

All countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Prunus

such as Cherry, Plum, Peach,   Flowering Almond etc.

All countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Pseudotsuga

Douglas Fir

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Pseudotsuga

Douglas Fir

All other third countries

Prohibited

Pyrus and their hybrids -   dormant plants free from leaves, flowers and fruits

Pear

Other third countries

Prohibited

Pyrus and their hybrids

Pear

European countries

&

Euro Med countries

&

Australia, New Zealand   Canada, USA other than Hawaii

Regulated and notifiable

Pyrus and their hybrids

Pear

All other third countries

Prohibited

Quercus

Oak

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Robinia

False acacia

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Rosa - other than dormant   plants free from fruits, flowers and leaves

Roses

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Rosa - other than dormant   plants free from fruits, flowers and leaves

Roses

All other third countries

Prohibited

Salix

Willow

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Solanaceae intended for   planting

None

European countries

& Euro Med countries

Regulated and notifiable

Solanaceae intended for   planting

 

None

All third countries

Prohibited

Stolon - or tuber-forming   Solanum species and their hybrids other than Solanum tuberosum (see also   tubers)

Various

All third countries

Prohibited

Sorbus

None

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Taxus

Yew

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Tilia

Lime tree

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

Tsuga

Hemlock

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Tsuga

Hemlock

All other third countries

Prohibited

 

Ulmus

Elm

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

 

Vitis

Grape Vine

All third countries

Prohibited

 

All other plants for planting

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Fruits

Botanical name

Common name

Origin

Requirement

Actinidia

Kiwi Fruit

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Ananas comosus

Pineapple

All third countries

Unregulated

Annona

Custard Apple

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Carica papaya

Papaya

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Citrus and their hybrids -   fruit must be free from leaves and peduncles

 

Orange, Lemon, Lime, etc

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Cocos nucifera

 

Coconut

All third countries

Unregulated

Cydonia

Quince

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Diospyros

Persimmon, Date Plum

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Durio zibethinus

Durian

All third countries

Unregulated

Fragaria

Strawberry

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Fortunella and their hybrids   - Fruit must be free from leaves and peduncles

Kumquat

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Malus

Apple

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Mangifera

Mango

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Momordica*

Bitter Melon

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Musa sp.

Banana and plantain

All third countries

Unregulated

Passiflora

Passion Fruit

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Persea americanum

Avocado

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Phoenix dactyifera

Dates

All third countries

Unregulated

Poncirus, Micocitrus,   Naringi, Swinglea and their hybrids

Ornamental Citrus

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Prunus

Includes Cherry, Plum, Peach,   Apricot

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Psidium

Guava

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Punica granatum

Pomegranate

Originating in countries of   the African continent, Cape Verde, Saint Helena, Madagascar, La Reunion,   Mauritius and Israel

Regulated and notifiable

Punica granatum

Pomegranate

Other countries

Regulated

Pyrus

Pear

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Ribes

Gooseberry, Blackcurrant,   Redcurrant

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Rubus

Raspberry, Blackberry

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

All Solanaceous fruit

Tomato, Peppers, Aubergine   (Eggplant)

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Syzygium

Jambolan and Rose Apple

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Vaccinium

Cranberry, Blueberry

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Vitis

Grapes

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Zea mays

Sweetcorn

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

All other fruit

none

All third countries

Regulated

 

Seeds for planting

Botanical name

Common name

Origin

Requirement

 

Aegle

Bael, Bengal quince, Golden   apple, Stone apple, Wood apple, Bili

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Aeglopsis

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Afaegle

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Allium cepa

Onion

All third countries

Regulated and Notifiable

 

Allium porrum

Leek

All third countries

Regulated and Notifiable

 

Atalantia

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Balsamocitrus

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Brassica napus, B. rapa and   Sinapis alba

Rape, Turnip and Mustard

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Brassicacae (other than   Brassica napus, B rapa and Sinapis alba

Includes brassicas (Cabbage,   Sprouts, Cauliflower, Mustard, Turnip, Broccoli), Cress and Aubretia

All Argentina, Australia,   Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and Uruguay

Regulated and notifiable

Brassicacae (other than   Brassica napus, B rapa and Sinapis alba

Includes brassicas (Cabbage,   Sprouts, Cauliflower, Mustard, Turnip, Broccoli), Cress and Aubretia

All other third countries

Regulated

Burkillanthus

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Calodendrum

Wild chestnut, Cape chestnut

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Capsicum

Peppers

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Castanea

Sweet chestnut

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Chaenomeles

None

All third countries

Regulated

 

Choisya

Mexican orange, Mock orange

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Citrus L. and their hybrids

Includes oranges, tangerines,   grapefruits, and clementine

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Clausena

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Crateagus

None

All third countries

Regulated

 

Cydonia

None

All third countries

Regulated

 

Fraxinus

Ash

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Fortunella and their hybrids

Kumquat

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Glycine max

Soya

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Helianthus annuus

Sunflower

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Limonia

Wood apple, Elephant apple,   Monkey fruit, Curd fruit

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Linum usitatissimum

Linseed

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Malus

None

All third countries

Regulated

 

Medicago sativa

Alfalfa (lucerne)

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Microcitrus

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Murraya

Curry leaf

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Oryza spp.

Rice

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Pamburus

None

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment), except for Israel

 

Phaseolus cocineus sp.

Beans

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Phaseolus vulgaris

Beans

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Pinus

Pine

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Pisum sativum

Peas

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Poaceae

Grasses and Cereals

Argentina, Australia,   Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and Uruguay

Regulated and notifiable

 

Poaceae

Grasses and Cereals

All third countries

Regulated

 

Poncirus and their hybrids

Chinese bitter orange

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Prunus

Includes Cherry, Plum, Peach,   Apricot and Flowering Almond

All third countries

Regulated

 

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Douglas Fir

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Pyrus

Pear

All third countries

Regulated

 

Rosa

Rose

All third countries

Regulated

 

Rubus

Blackberry, Raspberry,   Dewberry and Loganberry

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Secale, Triticum, X   Triticosecale

Rye, Wheat, Triticale

Afghanistan, India, Iraq,   Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa and the USA

Regulated and notifiable

 

Secale, Triticum, X   Triticosecale

Rye, Wheat, Triticale

All other third countries

Regulated

 

Severinia Ten.

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Solanum lycopersicum

Tomato

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Solanaceae - other than S   lycopersicum, Stuberosum and Capsicum spp.

Aubergine, Petunia, Angel’s   Trumpet, Potato Vine etc.

All third countries

Regulated

 

Solanum tuberosum

Potato

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Swinglea

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Trifolium spp.

Clover

Argentina, Australia,   Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and Uruguay

Regulated and notifiable

 

Trifolium spp.

Clover

All other third countries

Regulated

 

Triphasia

Limeberry, Lime berry

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Vepris

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Vicia faba

Broad/Horse beans

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Vitis

Grape

All third countries

Prohibited

 

Zea mays

Maize

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

All other seeds intended for   planting

None

All third countries

Regulated

 

 

Cut flowers, parts of plants and vegetables

This section includes cut flowers, parts of plants for decoration or culinary purposes and vegetables (excluding fruits and seeds).

Botanical name

Common name

Origin

Requirement

Conifers (note tighter   restrictions on certain genera: see below)

Conifers

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Abies

Fir

All third countries

Prohibited

Abies

Fir

European countries

Regulated

Acer macrophyllum

Big Leaf Maple, Oregon Maple

USA

Regulated and notifiable

Acer macrophyllum

Big Leaf Maple, Oregon Maple

All other third countries

Regulated

Acer saccharum

Sugar, Hard or Rock maple

Canada and USA

Regulated and notifiable

Acer saccharum

Sugar, Hard or Rock maple

All other third countries

Regulated

Aegle

Bael, Bengal quince, Golden   apple, Stone apple, Wood apple

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Aeglopsis

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Aesculus californica

California Buckeye

USA

Regulated and notifiable

Aesculus californica

California Buckeye

All other third countries

Regulated

Afaegle

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Amyris

Torchwood

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Apium graveolens

Celery, Celeriac

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Arbutus menziesii

Madrone

USA

Regulated and notifiable

Arbutus menziesii

Madrone

All other third countries

Regulated

Arctostaphylos spp.

Bearberry, Mazanita

USA

Regulated and notifiable

Arctostaphylos spp.

Bearberry, Mazanita

All other third countries

Regulated

Aster

Aster

European countries

Regulated

Aster

Aster

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Atalantia

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Balsamocitrus

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Betula

Birch

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Burkillanthus

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Calodendrum

Wild chestnut, Cape chestnut

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Casimiroa

White sapote

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Castanea (with leaves)

Sweet Chestnut

European countries

Regulated

Castanea (with leaves)

Sweet Chestnut

All other third countries

Prohibited

Castanea (without leaves and   excluding fruit and seeds)

Sweet Chestnut

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Cedrus

Cedar

European countries

Regulated

Cedrus

Cedar

All other third countries

Prohibited

Chamaecyparis

False Cypress

European countries

Regulated

Chamaecyparis

False Cypress

All other third countries

Prohibited

Choisya

Mexican orange, Mock orange

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Citropsis

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Citrus and their hybrids

Orange, Lemon, Lime etc

All third countries

Prohibited

Clausena

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Convolvulus

None

Australia, the Americas, New   Zealand

Regulated and notifiable

Convolvulus

None

All other countries

Regulated

Cryptocoryne

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Dendranthema

Chrysanthemum

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Dianthus

Pink, Carnation

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Eremocitrus

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Eryngium (leafy veg)

Sea holly, Eryngo

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Eryngium (cut flower)

Sea holly, Eryngo

European countries

Regulated

Eryngium (cut flower)

Sea holly, Eryngo

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Esenbeckia

Jopoy

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Fortunella and hybrids

Kumquat

All third countries

Prohibited

Fraxinus

Ash

Canada, China, DR Korea,   Japan, Mongolia, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, USA.

Regulated and notifiable

Fraxinus

Ash

All other third countries

Regulated

Glycosmis Correa

Orangeberry

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Gypsophila

Baby’s Breath

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Heteromeles arbutifolia

Toyon

USA

Regulated and notifiable

Heteromeles arbutifolia

Toyon

All other third countries

Regulated

Hygrophila

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Hypericum

St John’s wort

European countries

Regulated

Hypericum

St John’s wort

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Ipomoea (other than tubers)

None

Australia, the Americas, New   Zealand

Regulated and notifiable

Ipomoea (other than tubers)

None

All other third countries

Regulated

Juglans

Walnut

Canada, China, Democratic   People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia,   Taiwan and USA

Regulated and notifiable

Juglans

Walnut

All other third countries

Regulated

Juniperus

Juniper

European countries

Regulated

Juniperus

Juniper

All other third countries

Prohibited

Larix

Larch

European countries

Regulated

Larix

Larch

All other third countries

Prohibited

Limnophila

Marshweed

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Limonia

Wood apple, Elephant apple,   Monkey fruit, Curd fruit

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Lisianthus

None

European countries

Regulated

Lisianthus

None

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Lithocarpus densiflorus

Tanbark Oak

USA

Regulated and notifiable

Lithocarpus densiflorus

Tanbark Oak

All other third countries

Regulated

Lonicera hispidula

Honeysuckle

USA

Regulated and notifiable

Lonicera hispidula

Honeysuckle

All other third countries

Regulated

Manihot esculenta (leaves   only)

Cassava

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Merrillia

Flowering merrillia, Katinga,   Malay lemon

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Microcitrus

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Micromeria

None

Australia, the Americas, New   Zealand

Regulated and notifiable

Micromeria

None

All other third countries

Regulated

Murraya

Curry leaf

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Naringi

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Ocimum

Sweet Basil etc

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Orchidaceae

Orchids

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Pamburus

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Pelargonium

Geranium, Pelargonium

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Phoenix

Date Palm

Algeria and Morocco

Prohibited

Phoenix

Date Palm

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Picea

Spruce

European countries

Regulated

Picea

Spruce

All other third countries

Prohibited

Pinus

Pine

European countries

Regulated

Pinus

Pine

All other third countries

Prohibited

Poncirus and hybrids

Ornamental Citrus

All third countries

Prohibited

Populus (with leaves)

Poplar and Aspen

Canada, Mexico and USA

Prohibited

Populus (with leaves)

Poplar and Aspen

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Populus

Poplar and Aspen

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Prunus

Includes Cherry, Plum, Peach,   Apricot Flowering Almond etc.

European countries

Regulated

Prunus

Includes Cherry, Plum, Peach,   Apricot Flowering Almond etc.

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Pseudotsuga

Douglas Fir

All other third countries

Prohibited

Pseudotsuga

Douglas Fir

European countries

Regulated

Pterocarya

Wingnut

Canada, China, Democratic   People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia,   Taiwan and USA

Regulated and notifiable

Pterocarya

Wingnut

All other third countries

Regulated

Quercus (with leaves)

Oak

All other third countries

Prohibited

Quercus (with leaves)

Oak

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Quercus (without leaves or   other parts excluding fruit and seeds)

Oak

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Rhododendron spp. (other than   Rhododendron simsii)

Rhododendron

USA

Regulated and notifiable

Rhododendron spp. (other than   Rhododendron simsii)

Rhododendron

All other third countries

Regulated

Root and tubercle vegetables

Carrots, turnips, salad   beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes, sweet potatoes, ginger and similar   roots.

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Rosa

Rose – cut flowers

European countries

Regulated

Rosa

Rose – cut flowers

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Rosa

Rose – all parts other than   seeds

Canada, India, USA

Regulated and notifiable

Severinia

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Solanaceae

Parts of plants (other than   fruits and seeds)

Australia, the Americas, New   Zealand

Regulated and notifiable

Solanaceae

Parts of plants (other than   fruits and seeds)

All other countries

Regulated

Solanum lycopersicum and   Solanum melongena

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Solidago

Aaron’s Rod, Golden Rod

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Swinglea

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Tetradium

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Toddalia

Orange climber

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Trachelium

None

European countries

Regulated

 

Trachelium

None

All other third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Triphasia

Limeberry, Lime berry

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Tsuga

Hemlock

European countries

Regulated

 

Tsuga

Hemlock

All other third countries

Prohibited

 

Ulmus davidiana

David elm

Canada, China, Democratic   People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia,   Taiwan and USA

Regulated and notifiable

 

Ulmus davidiana

David elm

All other countries

Regulated

 

Umbellularia californica

California Laurel, Headache   Tree

USA

Regulated and notifiable

 

Umbellularia californica

California Laurel, Headache   Tree

All other third countries

Regulated

 

Vaccinium ovatum

Box Blueberry

USA

Regulated and notifiable

 

Vaccinium ovatum

Box Blueberry

All other third countries

Regulated

 

Vallisneria

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Vepris Comm

None

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Viburnum spp.

Viburnum

USA

Regulated and notifiable

 

Viburnum spp.

Viburnum

All other third countries

Regulated

 

Vitis

Grape vine

All third countries

Prohibited

 

Zanthoxylum L.

Prickly ash, Hercules’ Club

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

Zea mays

Maize

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

 

In addition: Acer   pseudoplatanus, Adiantum aleuticum, Adiantum jordanii, Aesculus   hippocastanum, Arbutus unedo , Calluna, Camellia spp, Castanea sativa, Fagus   sylvatica, Frangula californica, Frangula purshianar, Fraxinus excelsior,   Griselinia littoralis, Hamamelis virginiana, Heteromeles arbutifolia, Kalmia   latifolia, Laurus nobilis, Leucothoe spp, Lithocarpus densiflorus, Lonicera   hispidula, Magnolia spp., Michelia doltsopa, Nothofagus obliqua, Osmanthus   heterophyllus, Parrotia persica, Photinia x fraseri, Pieris spp, Pseudotsuga   menziesii, Quercus spp., Rosa gymnocarpa, Salix caprea L., Sequoia   sempervirens,

Syringa vulgaris, Taxus spp.   Trientalis latifolia

 

Miscellaneous

USA

Regulated and notifiable

 

In addition: Acer   pseudoplatanus, Adiantum aleuticum, Adiantum jordanii, Aesculus   hippocastanum, Arbutus unedo , Calluna, Camellia spp, Castanea sativa, Fagus   sylvatica, Frangula californica, Frangula purshianar, Fraxinus excelsior,   Griselinia littoralis, Hamamelis virginiana, Heteromeles arbutifolia, Kalmia   latifolia, Laurus nobilis, Leucothoe spp, Lithocarpus densiflorus, Lonicera   hispidula, Magnolia spp., Michelia doltsopa, Nothofagus obliqua, Osmanthus   heterophyllus, Parrotia persica, Photinia x fraseri, Pieris spp, Pseudotsuga   menziesii, Quercus spp., Rosa gymnocarpa, Salix caprea L., Sequoia   sempervirens, Syringa vulgaris, Taxus spp. Trientalis latifolia

 

Miscellaneous

 

All other third countries

 

Regulated

 

 

All other cut flowers, parts   of plants and vegetables

 

None

All third countries

 

Regulated

 

 

 

Tubers (including potatoes)

Botanical name

Common name

Origin

Requirement

Plants of stolon or   tuber-forming species of Solanum L or their hybrids intended for planting

Seed potatoes

All third countries except   for Switzerland

Prohibited

Tubers of Solanum tuberosum   and other tuber-forming Solanum species, other than seed potatoes above

Ware potatoes

European countries

Regulated and notifiable

Tubers of Solanum tuberosum   and other tuber-forming Solanum species, other than seed potatoes above

Ware potatoes

Algeria, Egypt, Great Britain   Israel, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey

Regulated and notifiable

Tubers of Solanum tuberosum   and other tuber-forming Solanum species, other than seed potatoes above

Ware potatoes

All other third countries

Prohibited

Plants and seeds of stolon-   and tuber- forming Solanum species and their hybrids intended for breeding or   research in accordance with Commission Directive 2008/61/EC

Potato breeding material

Non-EU countries

Import licence from Defra   and, wherever possible, a phytosanitary certificate

Ullucus tuberosus

None

All third countries

Prohibited (pending risk   assessment)

For true seed of potatoes, see the seeds for planting section.

 

Other (grain, soil, machinery and growing medium)

Material

Origin

Requirement

Grain of Triticum (wheat),   Secale (rye) and x Triticosecale (triticale)

Afghanistan, India, Iraq,   Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa and USA

Regulated and notifiable

Soil as such consisting in   part of solid organic substances

All third countries

Prohibited

Growing medium as such, other   than soil, consisting in whole or in part of solid organic substances, other   than that composed entirely of peat or fibre of Cocos nucifera L., previously   not used for growing of plants or for any agricultural purposes

All third countries

Prohibited

Growing medium, attached to   or associated with plants, intended to sustain the vitality of the plants.

All third countries

Regulated and notifiable

Machinery and vehicles which   have been operated for agricultural or forestry purposes.

Third countries including   Switzerland

Regulated and notifiable

 

Growing medium includes:

● bark

● biowaste (food waste, garden waste, kitchen waste, sewage sludge, manure, and sawdust)

● humates

● humus

● potting composts (consisting in whole or in part of soil, or solid organic substances such as parts of plants, humus, including non ‘pure’ peat or bark)

● soil conditioner

● soil improvers

 

This is provided they are free of organic material such as roots, grasses, leaf litter and other parts of plants.

Growing medium does not include:

● chalk

● coir

● diatomaceous earth

● gravel

● gypsum

● humic acid (must be pure and unused)

● Inorganic soil additives

● iron ore

● leonardite

● lignite

● perlite

● pure sand

● pure clay

● pure peat

● rock

● salt

● synthetic and inert soil conditioners

● vermiculite

● volcanic pumice