The Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Jurisdiction: England, Scotland

Commencement: 15th July 2021

Amends: The Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) (England and Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/350)

Mini Summary

The Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) (England and Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/350) revoke and replace The Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2697) (as amended) in relation to England and Wales.

The Regulations implement fees that will be charged for:

  • Inspections relating to authorisations to issue plant passports under the Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005. See Schedule 1.
  • Applications and inspections relating to licences under that Order. See Schedule 2.
  • Plant health checks (physical inspections) on certain wood, wood products and bark imported from third countries (“controlled consignments”). See Schedule 3 and Regulation 3(5).
  • Documentary checks and identity checks on controlled consignments. See Schedule 4.
  • Conducting or monitoring remedial work on controlled consignments. See Schedule 5.

Schedule 3A in the 2006 Regulations (inserted by the 2008 amendment) set out reduced frequency of inspection fees for plant health checks of Canadian maple wood. This reduced frequency of inspections no longer applies and such consignments are no longer eligible for reduced rate fees. All other fees remain the same as they were in the now revoked The Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2697) as amended.


The fees for service in relation to plant passport authorities and applications for phytosanitary certificates (including those for re-export), are increased. This is to aid further cost recovery towards services for export certification to third countries and for inspections in connection with a plant passport authority provided in England.

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