(EU) 2020/887 amending (EU) 2019/66 post-import checks of plants for planting
Commencement: 29th June 2020
Amends: Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against pests of plants
Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against pests of plants implements controls on the movement of certain plants, plant pests and other material into, from and within the EU to help protect the environment from the spread of harmful pests and diseases.
These amendments primarily amend Regulation (EU) 2019/66 on rules on uniform practical arrangements for the performance of official controls on plants, plant products and other objects in order to verify compliance with Union rules on protective measures against pests of plants applicable to those goods planting but also have relevance to Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against pests of plants (“2016 Regulations”).
Since the presence or symptoms of pests may not be recognised at the time of checking at Border Control Posts or control points, additional physical checks are to be carried out on imported dormant plants for planting other than seeds during their first growing season. These checks will be carried out by the competent authorities at the operator’s premises.
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