Temporary easement for EU import notifications
EU Imports – CSV File easement
Identifying plants to species level is important, for risk assessment and management purposes (i.e. some pests are specific to particular species) and also to help determine inspection frequency and intensity. This information needs to be in an accessible form and a CSV file facilitates this. As a temporary easement it will be acceptable for trade to complete CSV files with genus-level information only, other than those high priority goods where species are referred to for biosecurity purposes which must continue to be listed in the CSV file to species-level. This includes all plants for planting species and seed identified to species level and listed in the second column of the Import Priorities document i.e prescribed Xylella and Bemisia tabaci (Bt) hosts, Acer palmatum etc.