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EU Imports to England & Wales Fees

Indicative Fees for Plant Health Import Inspections in England and Wales from 30 April 2024

Fees are being amended to align with the new frequency of checks to ensure no over or under recovery of fees. High-risk commodities imported into England will be inspected at 100% frequency and will receive a 100% fee. Lower-risk commodities will be subject to reduced levels of physical and identity checks and have a proportionally reduced fee.   

Following a consultation in December 2021, a flat rate fee applies on plants for planting and cuttings, which ensures the same fees apply to imports of plants which:  

  1. Have completed their production stage in a third country (i.e. are intended for final users) 

  1. Will complete their production stage in Great Britain (i.e. are not intended for final users) 

The fees which are applicable from 30 April 2024 are shown in Table 1. 

Table 1; Fees for physical and identity (ID) inspections on goods from all third countries 

 

Category and description of plant, plant product or other object Country of origin Fee: Physical check (£) Fee: Identity check (£) Fee: Documentary check (£)
Bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers (other than tubers of potatoes), onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, dormant, not in substrate
All genera intended for planting, other than commercial flower production, and not intended for final users Any third country 205.04 5.25 5.25
All genera intended for planting, and intended for commercial flower production, or for final users Any third country 20.5 0.52 5.25
Cuttings, seedlings intended for planting, not specified or included anywhere else in this table
All genera  Any third country 32.15 1.57 5.25
Plants for planting
Woody plants(2) (other than specified or included elsewhere in this table), intended for planting and intended for final users(1). All genera Any third country 32.15 1.57 5.25
Non-woody plants(3) (other than specified or included elsewhere in this table), intended for planting. All genera Any third country 32.15 1.57 5.25
Indoor plants(4). All genera Any third country 32.15 1.57 5.25
Other plants (other than specified or included elsewhere in this table), intended for planting. All genera Any third country 32.15 1.57 5.25
Cut flowers
Dendranthema (DC.) Des Moul. (Chrysanthemum L.)   Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.28 0.15 0.15
Columbia   or Ecuador 21.37 2.62 5.25
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Columbia  , Ecuador, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.13 0.26 5.25
Eryngium Tournier ex Linnaeus. Any third country other than an EU Member State  , European third country, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 4.27 0.52 5.25
Lisianthus L. Any third country other than an EU member state, European third country, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 4.27 0.52 5.25
Rosa L.   Colombia, Ecuador 1.28 0.15 5.25
Canada, India, Mexico or the USA 21.37 2.62 5.25
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Switzerland or the USA 2.13 0.26 5.25
Solidago L.  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.28 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 4.27 0.52 5.25
Other genera not specified or included elsewhere in this table  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.28 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.13 0.26 5.25
Branches with foliage, parts of Conifers (other than bark or cut Christmas trees)
All genera  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.01 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.69 0.26 5.25
Fruit, vegetables, leaves
Momordica L.  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 26.55 2.62 5.25
Ocimum L.  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.15 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 35.84 2.62 5.25
Solanaceae Juss. (other than Solanum tuberosum L. Solanum lycopersicum   , Solanum melongena L. and Capsicum sp.)  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 26.55 2.62 5.25
Solanum lycopersicum     Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Morocco 2.65 0.26 5.25
Canary Islands  13.27 1.31 5.25
Any third country other than the Canary Islands, an EU Member State, Liechtenstein, Morocco or Switzerland   53.1 5.25 5.25
Solanum melongena L.   Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Turkey   15.93 1.57 5.25
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or Turkey 26.55 2.62 5.25
Capsicum  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 53.1 5.25 5.25
Zea mays  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 53.1 5.25 5.25
Ipomoea batatas   Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than Cameroon, an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.65 0.26 5.25
Cameroon 53.1 5.25 5.25
Persea americana  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.65 0.26 5.25
Vitis  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.65 0.26 5.25
Malus       Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
European third countries(5) 7.96 0.78 5.25
Argentina 18.58 1.83 5.25
Chile 2.65 0.26 5.25
New Zealand 5.31 0.52 5.25
South Africa 7.96 0.78 5.25
Any third country other than Argentina, Chile, an EU Member State, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland or European Third countries(5) 53.1 5.25 5.25
Pyrus     Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Argentina 13.27 1.31 5.25
Chile 7.96 0.78 5.25
South Africa 5.31 0.52 5.25
Any third country other than Argentina, Chile, an EU Member State, Liechtenstein, South Africa or Switzerland 53.1 5.25 5.25
Fragaria  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.65 0.26 5.25
Rubus  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.65 0.26 5.25
Vaccinium      Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
European third countries(5) 26.55 2.62 5.25
Argentina 13.27 1.31 5.25
Chile 5.31 0.52 5.25
Peru 5.31 0.52 5.25
Any third country other than Argentina, Chile, an EU Member State, Liechtenstein, Peru, Switzerland or European Third Countries(5) 53.1 5.25 5.25
Zingiber officinale   Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than Cameroon, an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.65 0.26 5.25
Cameroon 53.1 5.25 5.25
Asparagus officinalis  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 53.1 5.25 5.25
Other genera or species of fruit or vegetables not specified or included elsewhere in this table  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 1.59 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.65 0.26 5.25
Other leaves not specified or included elsewhere in this table  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 2.15 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 3.58 0.26 5.25
Seeds (for sowing), tissue cultures
All genera, for trials or testing  Any third country 12.81 0.52 5.25
Brassicaceae (other than for trials or testing) Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand or Uruguay 128.13 5.25 5.25
Capsicum spp. L. (other than for trials or testing) Any third country 128.13 5.25 5.25
Poaceae (other than for trials or testing) Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand or Uruguay 128.13 5.25 5.25
Solanum lycopersicum L. (other than for trials or testing) Any third country 128.13 5.25 5.25
Solanum tuberosum L. (True seed) (other than for trials or testing) Any third country 128.13 5.25 5.25
Trifolium spp. (other than for trials or testing) Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand or Uruguay 128.13 5.25 5.25
Other genera or species not specified or included elsewhere in this table Any third country 6.4 0.26 5.25
Grain (other than seeds for sowing)
Secale L. Afghanistan, India, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa or the USA 142.98 5.25 5.25
Triticum L. Afghanistan, India, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa or the USA 142.98 5.25 5.25
X Triticosecale Wittm. ex A. Camus Afghanistan, India, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa or the USA 142.98 5.25 5.25
Tubers of potatoes
Solanum tuberosum L. (seed potatoes) Any third country 156.69 5.25 5.25
Solanum tuberosum L. (ware potatoes)   Egypt, Poland, Portugal or Romania 78.34 2.62 5.25
Spain 156.69 5.25 5.25
Any third country other than Egypt, Poland, Portugal, Romania or Spain 4.7 0.15 5.25
Cut Christmas trees (less than 3 metres in height)
All genera  Any EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 3.58 0.15 0.15
Any third country other than an EU Member State, Liechtenstein or Switzerland 5.98 0.26 5.25
Machinery or vehicles which have been operated for agricultural or forestry purposes
Machinery or vehicles which have been operated for agricultural or forestry purposes Any third country 5.98 0.26 5.25

 

(1)Intended for final users” means intended, by evidence from the packaging, labelling or by other means, for direct supply to final users. 

(2)“Woody plants” means plants which have a woody or partly woody stem, and includes all trees, forest reproductive material (other than seed), shrubs and palms, and those vines and perennial herbs with woody or partly woody stems; and for this purpose “perennial herbs” means herbs for which the average life exceeds two years. 

(3) “Non-woody plants” means plants which are not woody plants. 

(4) “Indoor plants” means plants which appear from their packaging, labelling or by other means to be intended for direct supply to final users for indoor use or use in aquaria. 

(5) European Countries = includes Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canary Islands, the Faeroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Russia (only the following parts: Central Federal District (Tsentralnyfederalny okrug), Federal District (Severo-Zapadny federalny okrug), Southern Federal District (Yuzhny federalny okrug), North Caucasian Federal District (Severo-Kavkazskyfederalny okrug) and Volga Federal District (Privolzhskyfederalny okrug), San Marino, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine). 

 

For the applicable fees in Scotland, please see Indicative fees for Plant Health Import Inspections in Scotland from 30 April 2024 [sasa.gov].