Plant health: update of the list of invasive alien species

Pflanzenschutzdienst

The Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1263 extends the list of invasive alien species of major importance.

The Federal Office for Food Security (BAES) provides information on updating the list of invasive alien species:

The Commission's Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1263 updates the list of invasive alien species of EU-wide importance established by the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1141. A further 9 invasive plant species and 3* invasive animal species have been added to the Union list.

With the entry into force of the implementing regulation on 02.08.2017, categories of goods subject to control are additionally subject to import controls with regard to the new invasive species listed.

If invasive species are detected in the course of the controls, the goods may not be imported into the territory of the Union.

Further information on import controls for listed invasive species can be found here.

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