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Acronym guide

Plant Health Acronyms

Date: January 2021

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Plant Health Acronyms Acronym

Meaning

AD

Additional Declaration - Actions that need to be taken prior to import/export for pests and diseases of particular concern to the European Union, the details of which may appear on the Phytosanitary Certificate accompanying the consignment. May also be known as special requirement.

AHDB

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

ALB

Asian Longhorn Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) –invasive pest listed in the Plant Health Directive

ALVS

Automatic License Verification System - Links PEACH and CHIEF together

APHA

Animal and Plant Health Agency

ATS

Approved Trader Scheme (HMI scheme)

AWB

Air WayBill – Waybill for goods transported by air

BCP

Border Control Post

BCMP

Biosecurity Control Management Plan (required for PHEATS)

BDG

Border Delivery Group

BOM

Border Operating Model

BPDG

Border and Protocol Delivery Groups

BPTA

British Potato Trade Association

BR

Brown Rot – of potato is caused by the bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum and is listed in the EC Plant Health Directive and is notifiable in the UK

CA

Competent Authority – The central authority responsible for the organisation of official controls and of other official activities.

CB

Colorado Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) – Notifiable quarantine pest whose introduction is prohibited under the EC Single Market Protected Zone arrangements

CDS

Customs Declaration Service (due to replace to CHIEF)

CEO

Chief Executive Officer – The most senior corporate officer of the Agency responsible for overall operations and performance

CHED

Common Health Entry Document

CHED-A

Common Health Entry Document for Animals

CHED-P

Common Health Entry Documents for animal Products

CHED-PP

Common Health Entry Documents for Plants and plant Products

CHIEF

Customs Handling of Import/Export Freight system - Customs clearance system

CIT

Centre for International Trade (part of APHA)

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

CLA

The Country Land and Business Association

CLB

Citrus Longhorn Beetle (Anoplophora chinensis) – Non-native pest; a quarantine pest for the EU

CMR

Convention relative au contrat de transport international de marchandises par route. It is a waybill for goods transported by road

CN code

Common Nomenclature code - The CN code is comprised of the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature with further Community subdivisions. The HS is run by the World Customs Organisation (WCO)

CoO

Country of Origin

CP

Contact Point

CRN

Client Reference Number - unique number for each client generated by eDomero

CS

Countryside Stewardship

DAERA

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland)

DED

Dutch Elm Disease – a fungus (Ophiostoma novo-ulmi) which has affected most mature elms across Britain

DUCR

Declaration Unique Consignment Reference - used by the customs system as the main consignment identity code

DUS

Distinctness, uniformity, and stability – requirements as set out in Commission Directive for certain agricultural and vegetable species.

EC

European Commission

eDOMERO

Electronic Domestic, Eradication and Outbreak system

EFTA

European Free Trade Association

EHCO

Export Health Certificate - Online

ELM

Environmental Land Management

EORI

Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number

EPPO

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization – Responsible for cooperation across member countries to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests

ETSF

External Temporary Storage Facility - bonded warehouse without airside access

EU

European Union

FC

Forestry Commission – A devolved body to protect and expand forests and woodland

FERA

Formerly the Food and Environment Research Agency, now FSL (see below)

FLEGT

Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade

FPC

Fresh Produce Consortium

FSA

Food Standards Agency

FSL

Fera Science Limited – privatised agency who diagnose the PHSI’s samples

GB

Great Britain

GMS

General Marketing Standard

GSI

Growing Season Inspection – Physical inspections during active growth

GQI

General Quarantine Inspection – Physical inspections of intra-trade community material

HMI

Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate - inspectorate of the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) with responsibility for the enforcement of the EU Marketing Standards for fresh fruit and vegetables

HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs - the UK’s tax, payments, and customs authority

HRFNAO

High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin

HO

Harmful Organism

HONS

Hardy Ornamental Nursery Stock – fruit stock, roses, ornamental trees, shrubs, conifers, hedging plants

HP

High-Priority

HSVd

Hop Stunt Viroid – the cause of hop stunt in Humulus lupulus

HTA

Horticultural Trade Association

IP

Import Permit – Additional requirements stated by importing authorities of actions that need to be taken prior to export; it should accompany the Phytosanitary Certificate and the consignment

IPAFFS

Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System

IPPC

International Plant Protection Convention – Agreement on plant health to prevent the introduction and spread of pests

ISO

International Standards Organisation

ISPM15

International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures 15 (wood packaging material)

LFD

Lateral Flow Device – used to detect the presence/absence of a specific analyte

LOLO

Load On Load Off

MS

Member State – Countries belonging to the EU

Or Marketing Standards

MRN

Movement Reference Number

NIAB

National Institute of Agricultural Botany – Provide research and information to the horticultural and agricultural industries

NPPO

National Plant Protection Organisation

OCR

Official Controls Regulation (2017/625)

ONS

Ornamental Nursery Stock – (See HONS)

P&D

Pest and Disease

PBR

Plant Breeder’s Rights – A breeder’s exclusive control and legal protection over plant material and new varieties

PC

Phytosanitary Certificate

PCN

Potato Cyst Nematodes (Globodera pallida/rostochiensis) – found in the soil and attack solanaceous plants

PEACH

Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates from the HMI

PFA

Pest Free Area

 

 

PHA

Port Health Authorities – entrusted with preventing the introduction into the country of dangerous epidemic, contagious and infectious diseases and ensuring the wholesomeness of imported food.

PHEATS

Plant Health Exports Audited Trader Scheme

PHIT

Plant Health Import Task - Work represented by a single entry (PEACH application) on the eDomero status screen

PHSI

Plant Heath and Seed Inspectorate

PO

Professional Operator

PoD

Place of Destination

PoE

Point of Entry - Approved places where import consignments are located when it completes HMRC clearance procedures.

PP

Plant Passport – controls the movement of high-risk material within the EU, following the creation of the European single market

PPP

Plant Protection Products

PR

Person Responsible

PRA

Pest Risk Analysis – the process of evaluating a range of evidence to determine whether a pest should be regulated and the strength of any measures to be taken against it

PRS

Pesticide Residue Sampling – sampling of ware potatoes by PHSI as part of the UK’s official monitoring programme, run by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

PSTVd

Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid – affects tomatoes, potatoes and solanaceous ornamentals; considered absent from the EU

PVS

Plant Varieties and Seeds – A section of the Inspectorate focusing on the regulation of plant breeders, the National Listing of varieties and seed certification

PWD

– Potato Wart Disease – caused by the soil-borne fungus Synchytrium endobioticum. Land is scheduled under Notice if intercepted and immune varieties have been developed

PZ

See ZP

QS

Quarantine Surveillance

QPD

Quarantine Pest & Disease – Pests and diseases as listed in the PHO that must be notified to DEFRA upon interception

SID

Sample ID – Refers to samples created on eDomero

SLA

Service Level Agreement – Part of a contract where aspects of the commitment are quantified

SOP

Standard Operating Procedure – Documented ways of working to ensure a standard approach

RDPE

Rural Development Programme England

RORO

Roll On Roll Off

RPA

Rural Payments Agency – the paying agency for the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) schemes in England (amongst other roles)

RPPO

Regional Plant Protection Organisation

RR

Ring Rot – A quarantine disease of potato notifiable in the UK, caused by the bacterium Clavibacter michiganensis.

SMS

Specific Marketing Standard

SOD

Sudden Oak Death – Caused by the fungus Phytophthora ramorum, which now affects a range of hosts.

SPCS

Seed Potato Classification Scheme – statutory scheme to ensure seed potatoes meet set standards set by the EC Directive. Certification grades cover SE, E, A.

SPS

Sanitary and Phytosanitary

TAD

Transit Accompanying Document

TARIC

TARif Intégré Communautaire (Integrated Tariff of the European Communities) – shows the various rules applying to specific products imported into the EU

TRACES NT

Trade Control and Expert System New Technology

TRN

Transit Registration Number

UK

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UKBF

UK Border Force – A law enforcement command within the Home Office. Responsible for securing the UK border by carrying out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the UK

VRN

Vehicle registration number

WPM

Wood Packaging Material

WTO

World Trade Organisation

ZP

Zona Protecta (Protected Zone PZ) – Areas of the EU that are free from certain QPD that are established elsewhere in the EU; requires an authorised level of PP to allow the movement of host material into these zones. May be referred to a PZ.