We would like to alert you to the publishing of a Pest & Disease Index (PDI), to better help operators authorised to issue plant passports comply with regulation.
On 14 December 2020 EU Regulation 2019/827 came into force, this EU regulation has been carried over into domestic British legislation (Article 46 of Plant Health Regulation 2020/1482).
This Regulation stipulates further requirements for operators authorised to issue plant passports including knowledge of pests which are relevant to the plants you trade in.
Therefore we have developed this PDI to help operators better comply. The PDI is ‘host-driven’ rather than ‘pest-driven’ so you can easily look at the commodities you trade in and the pests applicable to them, along with whether that pest is present in the UK, the most likely pathways of entry if it is not present, what special requirements in legislation are relevant to that pest, and what the mitigated and unmitigated risk rating of the pest is.
More information is available in the User Guide below.
The documents are now live on the Plant Health Portal: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/plant-passports/