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Import Requirements

Check whether plants or plant products you import from the EU (excluding Ireland), Liechtenstein, or Switzerland are subject to plant health controls in 2021 and 2022

Updated: October 2021

If your plants or plant products are exempt from a phytosanitary certificate (PC), then your goods are not subject to plant health controls. You can check this on Gov.uk

Are your regulated plants or plant products 'high priority'? See here

If your products are high priority:

  • Goods must be accompanied by a PC
  • Good must be pre-notified via PEACH
  • Goods will be subject to SPS checks (documentary, identity, physical) at PoDs

Are your plants or plant products 'regulated and notifiable?' (subject to Article 72 goods)?

If your products are regulated and notifiable, since 1 January 2022:

  • Goods must be pre-notified on the relevant IT system

Are your plants or plant products 'regulated'? (subject to Article 73 goods)?

 These products now fall under the remaining import controls to be set out in the Target Operating Model:

  • The Government has announced that the remaining import controls on EU goods, including plants and plant products, will no longer be introduced in July of this year. Instead, traders will continue to move their goods from the EU to GB as they do now.  This decision does not affect existing controls that were introduced in January 2021 and January 2022.
  • Further information on this can be found here.

 Please see here for information on special import requirements