Importing plants and plant products from the EU
Since 1 January 2021 imports of High-priority plants and plant products from the EU must have:
a phytosanitary certificate (PC)
a pre-notification submitted by the importer in England, Scotland or Wales for documentary and identity checks
a physical inspection at a place of destination (PoD)
From 1 January 2022 you must use the relevant IT system to notify APHA or FC that you’re importing regulated and notifiable plants and plant products.
From 1 July 2022 all regulated plants and plant products imported to England, Scotland or Wales from the EU must then have PCs. Get a phytosanitary certificate.
From 1 July 2022 more regulated EU plants and plant products will have identity and physical inspections and these will take place at authorised border control posts (BCPs) in GB, and inspections of high-priority plants and plant products will move from PoDs to BCPs.
Please view the documents below for the most recent import policy guidance, including multi-drop policy, Place of Destination Service Level Agreements, and frequency of checks:
GB's phased import regime:
- Check whether the plants or plant products you import from the EU are subject to plant health controls
- Marketing Standards narrative map (Import and Export of Fruit and Vegetables between GB and EU subject to Marketing Standards)
- Multi-drop Guidance: Phytosanitary certificate and pre-notification requirements for Place of Destination (PoD) ‘multi-drop’ consignments, and consignments split across lorries
Border Control Posts (BCPs) and Control Points (CPs):
Fees and charges:
- Reminder to pre-notify on Peach (email sent 7/04/21)
- Instructions on how to complete the spreadsheet to record details of imported plant material for uploading on to the PEACH system
Import special requirements: