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Updated GB special requirements for imports of plants and plant products

GB Special import requirements

UPDATE: GB Special import requirements

 Published: 22 April 2021

 

The UK NPPO is currently reviewing the import requirements for a small number of plants and plant products in respect of some specific pests and diseases. In the meantime, please note the following clarifications and flexibilities which apply with immediate effect:

 

Plants of herbaceous species for planting, other than bulbs, corms, plants of the family Gramineae, rhizomes, seeds, tubers – Liriomyza spp

In respect of Liriomyza spp. (specifically, item 40, Annex 7, Part A of The Plant Health (Phytosanitary Conditions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020), in the case of plants for which there is evidence from their packaging or their flower development or from other means that they are intended for direct sale to final consumers not involved in professional plant production, an official statement that they have been officially inspected and found free from Liriomyza huidobrensis (Blanchard) and Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) immediately prior to their movement will be accepted.

 

Plants of Castanea and Quercus - Cronartium spp.

In respect of Cronartium spp. (item 45, Annex 7, Part A of The Plant Health (Phytosanitary Conditions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020), the requirement need only apply to third countries where Cronartium spp., other than Cronartium gentianeum Thümen, Cronartium pini (Willdenow) Jørstad and Cronartium ribicola Fischer are known to occur.

 

Plants for planting, other than dormant plants, plants in tissue culture, seeds, bulbs, tubers, corms and rhizomes

In respect to the quarantine pests listed in item 8, Annex 7, Part A of The Plant Health (Phytosanitary Conditions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, during the current cycle of production, GB will accept plants where the exporting country is in the process of implementing option (a) and where no symptoms have been observed on the premises concerned and where at least one satisfactory official inspection has been carried out prior to export.