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Plant Health Legislation

Plant Health legislation  

Plant Health legislation changes have been made to amend retained EU law, specifically the Plant Health Regulation (PHR), the Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation (PCR), and the Official Controls Regulation (OCR). These changes impact the requirements of businesses importing and exporting plants, plant products and other objects to and from Great Britain (GB). 

The tables below list all such plant-health related amendments. The WTO have been notified of this legislation, as appropriate. 

If you have any further questions or require further information, please email us at planthealth@defra.gov.uk  

Table 1: Legislation amending the retained Plant Health Regulation and the retained Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation or making plant health specific amendments to the Official Controls Regulation. 

SI NUMBER 

TITLE 

COVERS 

2020/1482 

Operability amendments to the retained PHR 
 
Amendments to domestic law to reflect EU Exit. 

2020/1527 

Operability amendments to the retained PCR. 

2021/79 

Amendments to the PHR, concerning movement requirements for Qualifying Northern Ireland Goods. 

2021/426 

Frequency of checks for high-priority EU goods.  
 
Operability amendments to missed EU decisions. 

2021/641 

Amendments to the PCR 

 

Massicus raddei and Agrilus bilineatus measures.  
 
Restores a bonsai derogation for South Korea. 

2021/1171 

Amendments to the PCR 

 

Pest measures (blueberry rust, gall midge, Agrilus beetle etc). 

2021/136 

Requirements and enforcement for Places of Destination. 
 
Amendments to the PCR, introducing  Xylella measures. 

2021/187 

Correcting an error in the Xylella measures (SI 2021/136) 

2021/1229 

Operability amendments to missed EU decision and corrections to previous SIs 

2022/114  

Amendments to the PCR: pest measures (Oak Processionary Moth etc).  

2022/484 

Amendments to the PCR: pest measures against Pine Processionary Moth 

Table 2: Legislation, with impacts on plant health, amending the retained Official Controls Regulation 

SI NUMBER 

TITLE 

COVERS 

2020/1481 

Operability amendments to the retained OCR 

2020/1631 

Operability amendments to the retained OCR 

2021/429 

Amendments to phasing in of import controls on EU goods 

2021/809 

Amendments to phasing in of import controls on EU goods 

2021/1096 

Amendments to phasing in of import controls on EU goods 

2021/1443 

Amendments to phasing in of import controls on EU goods 

2021/78 

Amendments to end date of covid easements 

2021/681 

Amendments to end date of covid easements 

2021/1491 

Amendments to end date of covid easements 

2021/342 

Amendments to phasing in of import controls on EU goods 

 

2022/621 

Amendments to phasing in of import controls on EU goods