The Phytosanitary Conditions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
Commencement: 2nd December 2021
- GB Retained: Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 establishing uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 as regards protective measures against pests of plants
The GB Retained: Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 establishing uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 as regards protective measures against pests of plants lists the different pests of plants and is supplementary to Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against pests of plants, which is known as the ‘EU Plant Health Regulation’. This is because this Regulation establishes a number of annexes that the EU Plant Health Regulation refers to that list relevant plant pests, measures needed to reduce the risk of those pests, and plants that are prohibited from entering the EU.
The EU Plant Health Regulation was brought into force in order to revise and improve current EU plant health legislation and implement uniform rules across all EU Member States. It continues to implement controls and restrictions which apply to the import from third countries (countries which are not EU Member States), and the internal movement within and between EU Member States, of certain plants, plant pests and other material (such as soil) to help reduce biosecurity risk, strengthen the current plant health regime, and protect the environment from the spread of harmful pests and diseases.
Polymnia sonchifolia is added to the list of regulated plants and pests.
Protective measures against the following pests are removed:
- Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. Savastanoil;
- Epidiaspis leperii;
- Heterodera foci;
- Aucuba mosaic agent and blackcurrant yellows agent combined; and
- apricot latent virus.
- Prodiplosis longifila;
- Agrilus fleischeri;
- Thekopsora minima; and
- Agrilus planipennis.
Plants imported to the UK that are known to be impacted by the above pests must be accompanied by an official statement declaring they were grown in an area free of these pests.
Plants exported from the Americas must have been officially inspected prior to export.
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