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Check whether plants or plant products you import from the EU are subject to plant health controls

Check whether plants or plant products you import from the EU, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland are subject to plant health controls in 2021 and 2022

Updated: October 2021

If your plants or plant products are exempt from a phytosanitary certificate (PC), then your goods are not subject to plant health controls. You can check this on Gov.uk

Are your regulated plants or plant products 'high priority'?

If your products are high priority:

  • Goods must be accompanied by a PC
  • Good must be pre-notified via PEACH
  • Goods will be subject to SPS checks (documentary, identity, physical) at PoDs

From 1 July 2022, in addition to the above:

  • Goods will be subject to SPS checks at BCPs instead of PoDs

Are your plants or plant products 'regulated and notifiable?' (subject to Article 72 goods)?

If your products are regulated and notifiable, from 1 January 2022:

  • Goods must be pre-notified on the relevant IT system

From 1 July 2022, in addition to the above:

  • Goods must be accompanied by a PC
  • Goods will be subject to risk-based documentary checks
  • Goods will be subject to risk-based identity and physical checks at BCPs.

Are your plants or plant products 'regulated'? (subject to Article 73 goods)?

If your products are regulated, from 1 July 2022:

  • Goods must be pre-notified on the relevant IT system, but only if instructed to do so upon submitting a custom imports declaration
  • Goods must be accompanied by a PC
  • If selected for SPS checks, goods will be subject to documentary identity and physical checks at BCPs.