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High-priority plants and plant products list

Check if the plants you want to import from the EU are high-priority

Since 1 January 2021, new requirements now apply to GB imports of high-priority plants and plant products from the EU, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. This includes the requirement for:

•          Goods to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate;

•          Import pre-notification to be submitted to competent authority by the GB importer;

•          Risk-based documentary, identity and physical checks.

This list came into effect on 1 January 2021.

List of High-Priority Plants since 1 January 2021

Category

Legal requirement

Common name(s)

Machinery and vehicles

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

Agricultural machinery and vehicles

Plants for planting

Plants for planting, other than seeds

All plants for planting

Potatoes

Tubers of Solanum tuberosum L. intended for planting

Seed potatoes

Potatoes

Tubers of Solanum tuberosum L.

Ware potatoes

Seed intended for sowing

Seeds of Castanea

Chestnut seed

Seed intended for sowing

Seeds of Capsicum spp. L., Solanum lycopersicum L.,

Chilli and tomato seed

Seed intended for sowing

Seeds of Solanum tuberosum L.

Potato seed

Seed intended for sowing

Seed of Helianthus annuus L., Medicago sativa L., Allium cepa L., Allium porrum L., Phaseolus cocineus., Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Sunflower seed; Alfalfa seed; Onion seed, Leek seed; Runner bean seed; French bean seed

Seed intended for sowing

Vegetable seeds of Pisum sativum L. and Vicia faba L.

Green pea seed; broad bean seed

Seed intended for sowing

Seeds of oil and fibre plants of Brassica napus L. Brassica rapa L., Sinapis alba L.

Rapeseed; White mustard seed

Seed intended for sowing

Seeds of oil and fibre plants of Glycine max (L.) Merrill and Linum usitatissimum L.

Soybean seed; flax seed or linseed

Plant parts

Cut trees/branches of Conifers (Pinales) over 3m

Conifer cut trees/branches

Bark

Isolated bark of Castanea

Chestnut bark

Bark

Isolated bark of Conifers (Pinales)

Conifer bark

Bark

Isolated bark of Juglans L. and Pterocarya Kunth .           

Walnut bark; Wingnut bark

Wood

Wood of Platanus L., including wood which has not kept its natural round surface

Plane wood

Wood

Wood of Castanea Mill., excluding wood which is bark-free

Chestnut wood, aside from bark free chestnut wood

Wood

Wood of Conifers (Pinales), excluding wood which is bark-free

Conifer wood, aside from bark free conifer wood

Wood *

Wood of Conifers (Pinales), including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in Portugal or Spain

Conifer wood

Wood *

Wood of Prunus L. including wood which has not kept its natural round surface with the exception of Prunus laurocerasus L.; originating in Germany or Italy

Wood of Plum, Peach, Nectarine, Apricot etc.

 

Does not include wood of English laurel

Wood *

Wood of Acer L., Aesculus L., Alnus L., Betula L., Carpinus L., Cercidiphyllum Siebold & Zucc., Corylus L., Fagus L., Fraxinus L., Koelreuteria Medikus., Platanus L., Populus L., Salix L., Tilia L. and Ulmus L., including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in Austria, France, Finland, Germany and Italy

Wood of Maple; Horse Chestnut; Alder; Birch; Hornbeam; Katsura; Hazel; Beech; Ash; Golden-rain; Plane; Poplar; Willow; Lime; Elm   

Wood

Wood of Juglans L. and Pterocarya Kunth.

Walnut; Wingnuts

 

* We require phytosanitary certificates from these countries listed, based on current information (i.e. those where the named pests are present).