Plant health: Expansion of goods subject to phytosanitary control as of 1 January 2018

Pflanzenschutzdienst

Amendments to the Annexes to Directive 2000/29/EC will lead to an extension of the scope of goods subject to phytosanitary control at import.

The Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES) provides information on changes in the annexes to the EU Directive 2000/29/EC, which, among other things, implement an extension of goods subject to phytosanitary controls at import.

The following agricultural goods are subject to phytosanitary control from 1 January 2018 and must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin when imported from a third country:

    Fruits of Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) originating in all third countries
    Fruits of microcitrus, naringi, swinglea (citrus-like genera) and hybrids originating in all third countries
    Fruits of Punica granatum (pomegranate) from countries of the African continent, Cabo Verde, St Helena, Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius and Israel

In addition, for the following goods the indication of an "additional declaration" on the phytosanitary certificate is required:

    Fruits of Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) originating in all third countries
    Fruits of Capsicum (peppers, chilli peppers, chilli), Punica granatum (pomegranate), Prunus persica (peach, nectarine), originating in countries of the African continent, Cabo Verde, St Helena, Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius and Israel

For the following products, the requirements concerning the 'additional declarations' required on the phytosanitary certificate are amended or extended:

    Plants, intended for planting, of Amelanchier (rock pear), Aronia (apple berry), Cotoneaster (dwarf medlar), Crataegus (red or hawthorn), Cydonia (quince), Malus (apple), Prunus (various types of stone fruit such as Cherry, peach, apricot, almond, plum, ringlotte, sour cherry, etc.), pyracantha (firethorn), pyrus (pear) and sorbus (mountain ash, cranberry), originating in Canada and the USA (excluding slips, cuttings, tissue cultures, pollen and seeds)
    Fruits of citrus, fortunella (kumquats), poncirus (bitter orange) and their hybrids, originating in third countries
    Plants, intended for planting, and parts of plants of Casimiroa (White sapote), Microcitrus, Naringi, Swinglea (citrus-like genera), Solanum lycopersicum (tomato), Solanum melongena (eggplant, aubergine) and Zanthoxylum (Sichuan pepper), originating in third countries (excluding fruit and seeds)
    Fruits of Solanum melongena (aubergine, aubergine) from third countries

The legal basis for these changes is the Implementing Directive (EU) 2017/1279.

The staff of the Official Plant Protection Service are available for further information.

Here you will find further information on phytosanitary import controls.

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