The Plant Health (England) (Amendment) (No.4) Order 2018

Commencement: 1st November 2018

Amends: The Plant Health (England) Order 2015


Mini Summary

The Plant Health (England) Order 2015 implements plant health legislation in England, namely Directive 2000/29/EC (Plant Health Directive) on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread, and a number of Commission implementing Decisions. The Plant Health Directive sets out the plant health regime in the European Union


This amendment implements the specific control measures of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/638 establishing emergency measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union of the harmful organism Spodoptera frugiperda commonly known as fall armyworm.

Amendments are also made to ensure that the following EU instruments are correctly implemented:
€¢ Commission Decision 98/109/EC authorising Member States temporarily to take emergency measures against the dissemination of Thrips palmi Karny as regards Thailand; and
€¢ Commission Decision 2004/200/EC on measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Community of Pepino mosaic virus.

Controls relating to Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2014/237 and Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/1849 which cover measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union of harmful organisms as regards certain fruits and vegetables originating in India and Ghana, are removed as these Decisions are no longer in force.


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