Plant Health IT Services
Defra and APHA have been working to develop and deliver new IT systems to replace PEACH and eDomero for the import and export of plants and plant products.
Plant Health Export Service (PHES)
- Exporters of used farm machinery, bulbs, seeds, grain, plants, plant products and plant produce can now register for the new Plant Health Export Service.
- If you export potatoes you should now move over from eDomero to PHES.
- If you require an HMI Certificate of Conformity you should use the Plant Health Export Service.
- If you export any of the 10 Specific Marketing Standards (SMS) regulated commodities you should now use PHES.
- Guidance on how to register and raise an application is available here.
- From June 2022 registration will open to all existing PEACH users allowing them to use IPAFFS for all import notifications.
- If you are importing ‘regulated and notifiable’ plants and plant products from the EU (excluding Ireland), Liechtenstein and Switzerland to GB, you will need to continue to pre-notify them. If you are new to the process of pre-notifying your goods, please register for and use IPAFFS
- IPAFFS for Plants guidance
- For more information: If you have questions or want to know more, please speak to your local plant health and seeds inspector, or contact the Defra IT Systems project team [Defra-SPSIT-Plant_comms_enquiries@defra.gov.uk].
PEACH vs. IPAFFS
- File upload functionality will become available on IPAFFS during summer 2022; importers who currently use this functionality can continue to do so on PEACH.
- PEACH will remain available throughout 2022 for importers, although we encourage the registration and use of IPAFFS for import notifications.
- Further technical functionality such as ePhyto will also become available on IPAFFS during summer 2022.
- Details of IPAFFS webinars and new functionality will be communicated to importers over the coming months.
Legacy services (PEACH and eDomero):