New Pest Measures legislation for Autumn 2023
In November 2023, Great Britain’s Plant Health Services will start to introduce new pest measures.
From 24 November 2023, certain pest and trade-facilitating legislative changes will come into force. The proposed changes include:
- Deregulating certain Quarantine Pests (please see details of the stakeholder engagement that is currently open)
- Regulating certain viroid’s of tomato and/or pepper (please find details of the closed stakeholder engagement)
- Incorporating the existing derogations of ash wood from Canada and the USA, and certain conifer species of bonsai trees from Japan, into legislation.
From 2 May 2024, the remaining proposed changes will come into force. This includes:
- Listing certain pests, on the basis of a preliminary assessment, as provisional quarantine pests.
- Expanding import requirements to cover plants for planting of potato (please see details of the stakeholder engagement that is currently open)
- Integrating the current trade easement for ToBRFV testing requirements for seeds into legislation
- Extending a specific import requirement to include EU Member states, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, treating all countries equally.
Please see the Q&A document for more information.
The WTO have been notified of the proposals. If you have any comments or questions, email email@example.com.