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Special Requirements for Exports to the EU

Special Requirements for Exports to the EU

When you export regulated plants and plant products from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland (NI) to other countries, you’ll 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
  • 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 exporting
  • apply for a PC from the relevant UK plant health authority before export

 

Goods of EU Origin

 Origin

Goods imported before 01 January 2021

Goods imported between Jan-Dec 2021

Goods imported from Jan 2022

 

Plants for Planting

Other Regulated Goods

High-Priority

Other Regulated Article

High-Priority

Other Regulated Articles

EU Origin

Goods should be moving under a Plant Passport

 

If you’re moving Xylella hosts there may be further requirements, please check with your local plant health and seed inspector

 

You will need to provide evidence that the plants have been plant passported

PCs not required for fruit and veg (for movement from the EU to GB).

 

The GB CA will require evidence to show that the goods were imported before the 01 January from the EU to ascertain that the goods have met the EU requirements.

Goods imported in to GB from Jan will be arriving with a PC. These goods will have met GB import requirements.

 

For those goods subject to special requirements you will be required to upload the import PC, showing that the special requirements have been met.

 

For goods that don’t have special requirements you will not need to.

PCs not required for fruit, veg and cut flowers (for movement between EU> GB).

 

EU origin goods will meet their own requirements.

 

De-regulated goods (that have special requirements)

 

List of de-regulated goods can be found below.

 

EU origin goods will meet their own requirements, a PC is not required to be uploaded.

See Jan-Dec requirements

All goods will now require a PC. For those goods subject to special requirements for import into GB a copy of the PC will need to be uploaded for export.

 

If your goods do not have special requirements you do not need to upload the PC as part of the export application.

 

 

Goods of Rest of the World Origin

Origin

Goods imported before 01 January 2021

Goods imported between Jan-Dec 2021

Goods imported from Jan 2022

 

All Regulated Goods

All Regulated Goods

All Regulated Goods

RoW Origin

 

Goods will have entered the EU with a PC. So should have met EU requirements upon import. A PC will need to be uploaded so that inspectors can confirm which AD was used.

 

Non-EU origin (brought in via the EU)

This may include goods that have been bought from Dutch auction houses and then brought to the UK.

 

These goods will have been imported into the EU as third country goods and been subject to EU import requirements.

 

The GB CA will require evidence to show that the goods were imported before the 01 January from the EU to ascertain that the goods have met the EU requirements.

 

Non-EU origin (brought direct to GB)

RoW goods should have arrived in GB with a PC.

 

For those goods subject to special requirements for import into GB a copy of the PC will need to be uploaded.

 

If your goods do not have special requirements you do not need to upload the PC as part of the export application.

 

 

All RoW goods will still require a PC, except de-regulated goods

 

Please see list below about which de-regulated goods have special requirements. There will be no PC for import into GB as it isn’t required. However, if you want to export those goods to the EU, you will need to provide a PC stating that those goods meet the EU requirements if they’re from RoW.

 

Non-EU origin (brought in via the EU)

See Pre-January

 

Non-EU (brought direct to GB)

See Pre-January

 

 

All RoW goods will still require a PC, except de-regulated goods

 

Please see list below about which de-regulated goods have special requirements. There will be no PC for import into GB as it isn’t required. However, if you want to export those goods to the EU, you will need to provide a PC stating that those goods meet the EU requirements if they’re from RoW.

 

 

Goods of GB origin

Origin

Goods imported before 01 January 2021

Goods imported between Jan-Dec 2021

Goods imported from Jan 2022

 

All Regulated Goods

All Regulated Goods

All Regulated Goods

GB Origin

Inspectors will be able to attest that those goods meet the EU requirements

Inspectors will be able to attest that those goods meet the EU requirements

Inspectors will be able to attest that those goods meet the EU requirements

 

De-regulated Goods

De-regulated goods from 01 January for import into GB include: 

Commodity Special Requirements
Kiwi No
Citrus Yes
Kumquat Yes
Bitter Orange Yes
Persimmon No
Cotton (bolls) No
Curry Leaves Yes
Mango Yes
Passion Fruit No
Guava No
Durian No
Coconut No
Dates No
Pineapples No
Bananas No

 

List of Acronyms

Acronym Reference
PP Plant Passport
PZ Protected Zone
CA Competent Authority
GB Great Britain
EU European Union
PC Phytosanitary Certificate
AD

Additional declaration

(special requirement)

CoO Country of Origin
RoW Rest of World