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Reduced Physical Checks Regime

Reduced Physical Checks Regime

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GB Reduced Check Regime and Frequency of Physical Checks for Regulated Imports

Non-EU Third Countries:

• There will be a continuation of existing RoW (Non-EU third Countries) reduced frequency regime from January 2021 (table 1 below)

• A new scheme will apply from March 2022 and more details will be made available in due course.

 

 Table 1:

 Genus

Country of origin

Minimum % of consignments to be physically inspected

CUT FLOWERS, LEAVES OR BRANCHES OF:

Aster

Zimbabwe

75

Dianthus

Colombia

3

Dianthus

Ecuador

15

Dianthus

Kenya

5

Dianthus

Turkey

15

Rosa

Colombia

3

Rosa

Ecuador

1

Rosa

Ethiopia

5

Rosa

Kenya

10

Rosa

Tanzania

50

Rosa

Zambia

10

 

 FRUITS OF:

Carica papaya

All

5

Fragaria

All

5

Persea Americana

All

5

Rubus

All

5

Vitis

All

5

Cydonia

European Third Countries(1)

5

Malus

European Third Countries(1)

5

Prunus

European Third Countries(1)

5

Pyrus

European Third Countries(1)

5

Ribes

European Third Countries(1)

5

Vaccinium

European Third Countries(1)

5

Malus

Argentina

35

Malus

Brazil

50

Malus

Chile

5

Malus

New Zealand

10

Malus

South Africa

5

Malus

USA

100

Prunus

Argentina

75

Prunus

Chile

10

Prunus

Morocco

50

Prunus persica

Prunus other

South Africa

100

5

Prunus

Turkey

35

Prunus

USA

50

Pyrus

Argentina

15

Pyrus

Chile

15

Pyrus

China

50

Pyrus

South Africa

10

Vaccinium

Argentina

25

Vaccinium

Chile

10

Vaccinium

Peru

10

 

VEGETABLES OF:

Capsicum

Israel

100

Capsicum

Morocco

100

Solanum lycopersicum

Canary Islands

5

Solanum lycopersicum

Morocco

5

Solanum melongena

Kenya

100

Solanum melongena

Turkey

25

 

WOOD OF:

Conifer wood (excl. Larix)

Russian Federation

1

USED MACHINERY:

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

All

5

 (1) Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canary Islands, Faeroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Russia (only the following parts: Central Federal District (Tsentralny federalny okrug), Northwestern Federal District (Severo-Zapadny federalny okrug), Southern Federal District (Yuzhny federalny okrug), North Caucasian Federal District (Severo-Kavkazsky federalny okrug) and Volga Federal District (Privolzhsky federalny okrug)), San Marino, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine

 

 EU Third Countries:

• High-priority plants and plant products will be subject to physical checks from January 2021 (table 2).

 

Table 2:

Commodity

Frequency

Description

Reasoning

Plants for planting

 

 

 

 

Olea europaea L. Prunus dulcis Lavandula L., Nerium oleander L. Rosmarinus officinalis L., coffea, Polygala myrtifolia

100% (highest priority given to the species referred to in the detailed slides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10%

All plants

Xylella high risk hosts - Xylella has unknown distribution in the EU

Platanus trees

All plants

Hosts of canker stain of plane, which has unknown distribution in the EU

Plants for planting intended for propagation

Plants for planting intended for production

Intended for professional propagation/multiplication (including bulbs)

Intended for professional growing on/ production (i.e. not falling into finished plants category)

Potential to further disseminate and multiply pests that are present.

Lower risk than plants intended for propagation, but can be associated with interceptions (e.g. Bemisia tabaci) and potential for pest dissemination/transfer when held on/moved from commercial premises

Plants/trees linked to specific risk factors

All plants, other than those which fit within the 'finished plants' category

Linked to pests known to be present in EU, but not present in GB; includes those to be grown on professionally or retained on commercial sites prior to retail sale

Non-EU bonsais

All plants

High risk species imported under derogation into the EU

from Japan, Korea, China

Seed for propagation

Intended for professional propagation/multiplication

Potential to further disseminate and multiply pests that are present

Finished plants intended for retail*

Intended for retail sale and packed/labelled as such (including bulbs identified as being intended for retail sale)

Lower frequency as lower potential for pest transfer than plants intended for propagation, but interceptions still pose a threat

Seed to produce plants for end use

5%

Intended to produce plants that are not intended for professional multiplication/propagation

Lower risk than seed for propagation, but seed borne organisms still pose a threat

Seed potatoes

100%

All seed potatoes, but most intensive inspections on those intended for entry to the classification scheme

Potential to further disseminate and multiply pests that are present

Plant products

 

Ware potatoes from Spain

 

100%

 

All potatoes

 

Linked to interceptions of Epitrix

 

Ware potatoes from Portugal, Poland and Romania

 

50%

All potatoes

 

Host of Epitrix (Portugal) and ring rot (Poland and Romania)

 

Timber/ wood products/ isolated bark

 

Conifer with bark, Castanea with bark, Platanus with or without bark

Conifer from Portugal or Spain (with or without bark - including wood which has not kept its natural round surface) is also regulated

Imports of conifer and Castanea timber, which is bark free, is not regulated unless the conifer 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)

50%

Regulated wood and isolated bark

Pests of concern present in the EU, e.g. pinewood nematode, sweet chestnut blight, canker stain of plane, pitch canker of pine, Ips bark beetles,

Fuel wood, Juglans, pterocarya, Prunus with the exception of Prunus laurocerasus, Acer, Aesculus, Alnus, Betula, Carpinus, Cercidiphyllum , Corylus, Fagus, Fraxinus, Koelreuteria , Platanus, Populus, Salix, Tilia, Ulmus, Cut trees/ branches of conifers >3m.

 

5%

Regulated wood, isolated bark and cut trees

Pests of concern present in the EU, e.g. Asian longhorn beetle, thousand cankers disease, Red necked longhorn beetle, Ips bark beetles

 

* Finished Plants Intended for Retail: Plants for which there is evidence from their packing or their flower (or bract) development or by other means that they are intended for final consumers not involved in professional plant production.

 

Table 3:

Genus

Country of Origin

Minimum % of consignments to be physically inspected

PARTS OF PLANTS OTHER THAN FRUIT AND SEEDS

Orchidaceae

EU

3

Leafy vegetables of Apium graveolens, Eryngium Limnophila and Ocimum

EU

3

Betula, Castanea, Conifers (Pinales), Dendranthema, Dianthus, Gypsophila, Pelargonium, Phoenix spp., Populus, Quercus and Solidago

EU

3

Leaves of Manihot esculenta

EU

3

Solanum lycopersicum L. and Solanum melongena L.

EU

3

Zea mays

EU

3

FRUITS OF:

Carica papaya

EU

3

Fragaria

EU

3

Persea americana

EU

3

Rubus

EU

3

Vitis

EU

3

Cydonia

EU

3

Malus

EU

3

Momordica

EU

3

Prunus

EU

3

Pyrus

EU

3

Ribes

EU

3

Solanaceae

EU

3

Syzygium

EU

3

Vaccinium

EU

3

TUBERS OF: 

Solanum tuberosum (ware potatoes)

EU

3% other than those from: Spain, Portugal, Poland, Romania which are included on the high priority list to be inspected from 1 January 2021

 

Article 73 regulated plants and plant products

All other regulated plants/products will be subject to physical checks at a frequency of 1%, starting from 1 March 2022.