Our use of Cookies

This site uses only cookies strictly necessary to ensure the site works correctly.

Please read about how we use cookies.

Hide this message

Strictly necessary and non-essential cookies

By clicking accept all cookies, you agree to our use of cookies and to our cookie policy.

We use third-party cookies on this site.

You have accepted necessary cookies only

You can change your cookie settings at any time
Hide this message

BETA Your feedback will help us improve the UK Plant Health Information Portal

Trade with Northern Ireland

Since the end of the transition period, EU Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) rules continue to apply in NI under the Northern Ireland Protocol, upholding the longstanding status of the island of Ireland as a single epidemiological unit.  

This means that since 1 January 2021, all regulated plants and plant products, including seeds, moving from GB to NI are required to meet the EU’s third country import requirements.  

As such, these goods must be accompanied by a Phytosanitary Certificate (PC), in accordance with internationally agreed standards on plant health. 

In recognition of these new requirements, the government have put in place a number of temporary operational measures to provide support to individuals and businesses moving goods to NI. 

You can find out more by following the below links.

Movements to GB from Northern Ireland

Qualifying NI goods (QNIGs) can continue to move from NI to GB in the same way as they did before 1 January 2021. 

Movements to GB from Northern Ireland

Movements to Northern Ireland from GB

Please see the below links for further information of movements of goods to Northern Ireland from GB.

Movements to Northern Ireland from GB