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List of goods that will be regulated from 1 January 2022

EU-GB Phased Import Regime: EU goods requiring a PC and pre-notification from 1 January 2022 

Plant health controls on EU regulated plants and products are being introduced in stages from 1 January 2021, to help business adapt as the transition period ends.

This guide provides guidance on the EU plants, plant produce and other regulated objects which will require a phytosanitary certificate and pre-notification for import to GB from 1 January 2022. 

From 1 January 2022, the phytosanitary certificate requirements for EU regulated plants and products will fall into two categories:

  • ‘Regulated and Notifiable’ – material you can only bring into GB with a phytosanitary certificate and must be notified in advance of landing
  • ‘Regulated’ – material you can only bring into GB with a phytosanitary certificate but does not require advanced notification of landing unless it is selected for a check when the customs declaration is made. 

This guide is divided into different commodity groups:

  • General
  • Parts of plants, other than fruits and seed. This includes cut flowers, parts of plants for decoration or culinary purposes, and vegetables.
  • Fruits
  • Seeds for planting 
  • Isolated bark
  • Wood

For details of the phytosanitary certification requirements, please refer to Schedule 10 of The Plant Health (Phytosanitary Conditions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

A full definition of ‘plants’, ‘plant products’ and ‘plants for planting’ can be found in Article 2 of the Plant Health Regulation 2016/2031.

Category: General:

Legislative term

Common name

Requirement

Growing medium, attached to or associated with plants

Growing medium 

Regulated and Notifiable

Plants for planting, other than seeds

All plants for planting 

Regulated and Notifiable

Root and tubercle vegetables

All root and tubercle vegetables, such as carrot, turnip, beetroot,   radish

Regulated and Notifiable

Plants of Cryptocoryne sp Fischer ex Wydler, Hygrophila sp R. Brown   and Vallisneria sp L

Cryptocoryne; Hygrophila; Vallisneria

Regulated and Notifiable

Tubers of Solanum tuberosum

Potatoes

Regulated and Notifiable

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

Used agricultural machinery

Regulated and Notifiable

 

Category: Parts of plants, other than fruits and seeds of:

This section includes cut flowers, parts of plants for decoration or culinary purposes and vegetables (excluding fruits and seeds).

Legislative term

Common name

Requirement

Solanum lycopersicum L. and Solanum melongena L

Tomato, Aubergine 

Regulated and Notifiable

Zea mays L.

Maize

Regulated and Notifiable

Leafy vegetables of Apium graveolens L. and Ocimum L.

Leafy vegetables of Celery/Celeriac; Basil

Regulated and Notifiable

Leaves of Manihot esculenta Crantz

Cassava Leaves

Regulated and Notifiable

Conifers (Pinales)

Conifer

Regulated and Notifiable

Castanea Mill., Dendranthema (DC.) Des Moul., Dianthus L., Gypsophila   L., Pelargonium l’Herit. ex Ait, Phoenix spp. L, Populus L., Quercus L. and   Solidago L.

Sweet Chestnut; Chrysanthemum; Carnation; Babys Breath; Geranium;   Date Palm; Poplar/Aspen; Oak; Aarons Rod/Golden Rod

Regulated and Notifiable

Betula L.

Birch

Regulated and Notifiable

Cut flowers of Orchidaceae

Orchids – cut

Regulated and Notifiable

All other cut flowers, parts of plants and vegetables

 

Regulated

 

Category: Fruits, of: 

Legislative term

Common name

Requirement

Momordica L. and Solanaceae Juss

Bitter Melon; Solanaceous fruits such   as Tomatoes, Potatoes, Aubergine, Peppers

Regulated and Notifiable

Carica papaya L., Cydonia Mill., Fragaria L., Malus Mill.., Persea   americana Mill., Prunus L., Pyrus L., Ribes L., Rubus L., Syzygium Gaertn.,   Vaccinium L. and Vitis L

Papaya; Quince; Strawberry; Apple; Avocado; Prunus fruits such as   Cherry, Plum, Peach Apricot; Pear; Ribes fruit such as Gooseberry,   Blackcurrant, Redcurrant; Rubus fruit such as Raspberry, Blackberry; Jambolan   and Rose Apple; Cranberry and Blueberry; Grapes

Regulated and Notifiable

All other fruit, aside from the list of fruits exempt from plant   health controls: Ananas comosus, Actinidia spp., Cocos nucifera, fruit and   leaves of Citrus spp., Fortunella spp., Poncirus, Diospyros spp., Durio   zibenthinus, Gossypium spp., Musa spp., Mangifera spp., Phoenix dactylifera.,   Passiflora spp., Psidium spp

All other fruit, aside from the list of fruits exempt from plant   health controls: Pineapple, Kiwi, Coconut, fruit and leaves

of Citrus, Kumquat, Bitter Orange, Persimmon, Durian, Cotton (bolls),   Banana and plantain, Mango, Dates, Passionfruit, Guava

Regulated

 

Category: Seeds for planting, of: 

Legislative term

Common name

Requirement

Capsicum spp. L., Castanea Mill., Helianthus annuus L., Solanum   lycopersicum L., Medicago sativa L., Prunus L., Rubus L., Zea mays L., Allium   cepa L., Allium porrum L., Phaseolus cocineus. and Phaseolus vulgaris L

Peppers; Sweet Chestnut; Sunflower; Tomato; Alfalfa (Lucerne); Prunus   including Cherry, Plum, Peach, Apricot and Flowering Almond; Rubus including   Blackberry, Raspberry, Dewberry and Loganberry; Maize;  Onion; Leek; Bean

Regulated and Notifiable

Solanum tuberosum L.

True seed of potato

Regulated and Notifiable

Vegetable seeds of Pisum sativum L.

Vegetable seeds of Peas

Regulated and Notifiable

Vegetable seeds of Vicia faba L.

Vegetable seeds of  Broad/Horse   beans

Regulated and Notifiable

Oil and fibre plant seeds of Brassica napus L.

Oil and fibre plant seeds of Rapeseed

Regulated and Notifiable

Oil and fibre plant seeds of Brassica rapa L.,

Oil and fibre plant seeds of Turnip rape or field mustard

Regulated and Notifiable

Oil and fibre plant seeds of Glycine max

Oil and fibre plant seeds of Soya

Regulated and Notifiable

Oil and fibre plant seeds of Linum usitatissimum

Oil and fibre plant seeds of Linseed

Regulated and Notifiable

Oil and fibre plant seeds of Sinapis alba L

Oil and fibre plant seeds of Mustard

Regulated and Notifiable

All other seed intended for planting

 

Regulated

 

Category: Isolated bark, of:

Conifers (Pinales)

Conifer

Regulated and Notifiable

Acer saccharum Marsh, Populus L., and Quercus L. other than Quercus   suber L

Sugar maple; Poplar; Oak

Regulated and Notifiable

Juglans L. and Pterocarya Kunth

Walnut; Wingnut

Regulated and Notifiable

 

Category: Wood, of:

Legislative term

Common name

Requirement

Platanus L., other than wood packaging material, but including wood which has not kept its natural round surface

Plane

Regulated and Notifiable

Conifers (Pinales) (with or without bark - including wood which has not kept its natural round surface surface)  from Portugal and Spain) needs to be heat-treated and requires import Phytosanitary Certificates (PCs). 

Imports of conifer timber, which is bark free, is still permitted without PCs (unless it is from Portugal or Spain).

It is recommended that any accompanying commercial documentation carries the statement that the product is bark-free (not de-barked)

 

Conifer

Regulated and Notifiable

Prunus L., other than wood packaging material, but including wood   which has not kept its natural round surface *

Prunus such as Cherry; Plum, Peach Apricot, Dogwood

Regulated and Notifiable

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., other than wood packaging material, but including wood which has not kept   its natural round surface **

Maple; Horse Chestnut; Alder; Birch; Hornbeam; Katsura; Hazel; Beech;   Ash; Goldenrain; Sycamore; Poplar; Willow; Lime; Elm

Regulated and Notifiable

Wood of Juglans L. and Pterocarya Kunth.

Walnut; Wingnut

Regulated and Notifiable

 Notes:

* EU member states where Aromia bungii is known to occur

**Any third country where Anoplophora glabripennis is known to be present