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Update on Legislation for Autumn 2022

In November 2022, Defra are looking to introduce an update to Plant Health import requirements across Great Britain.


What are the new measures?

  • Changes are being made to the list of GB quarantine pests:
    • Thekopsora minima no longer meet the criteria to be a GB quarantine pest. Therefore, we are preparing to regulate it as a regulated non-quarantine pest (RNQP).
    • Certain pests which, on the basis of a preliminary assessment, have met the criteria to be GB quarantine pests will be listed as provisional quarantine pests.
  • We’re extending some special requirements to the EU, Switzerland and Liechtenstein for plants, plant products and other objects, ensuring all countries are treated equally.
  • Clarifying measures for Xylella fastidiosa and Agrilus plannipennis.
  • Including Article 72 checks for Pinus and Pseudotsuga menziesii 
  • A minor change which corrects the name of Chrysanthemum. This will have no impact on the existing import requirements for this commodity.


For further information please click here.


The WTO have been notified of these new measures as appropriate, please click here.