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Plant Health (Phytosanitary Certificates and UK Plant Passports) (Jersey) Order 2020

Article

general  3

1                 Interpretation. 3

2                 Application. 5

Phytosanitary certificates  5

3                 Introduction of plants, plant products and other objects into Jersey from a Member State   5

4                 Requirements for phytosanitary certificate. 6

5                 Invalidation of phytosanitary certificate. 7

UK plant passports  7

6                 UK plant passports. 7

7                 Requirement for a UK plant passport. 8

8                 Exceptions to requirement for UK plant passport. 8

9                 Content and format of UK plant passport. 8

10              Issuing of UK plant passport by authorised operators and the Minister. 9

11              Authorisation of registered operators to issue UK plant passports. 9

12              Substantive requirements for a UK plant passport. 10

13              Examinations for UK plant passports. 11

14              Other provisions regarding UK plant passports. 11

15              UK plant passports replacing phytosanitary certificates. 12

16              Plant passports issued in Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man. 12

17              Plants, plant products and other objects originating in Northern Ireland. 12

commencement and citation   13

18              Citation and commencement. 13

jersey pest-free area   14

Table of Endnote References. 19

 


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Plant Health (Phytosanitary Certificates and UK Plant Passports) (Jersey) Order 2020

Made                                                                                             31st December 2020

Coming into force                                                    in accordance with Article 18

THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT makes this Order under Articles 4 and 5 of the Plant Health (Jersey) Law 2003[1] –

PART 1

general

1        Interpretation

(1)     In this Order –

“authorised operator” means a registered operator authorised by the Minister to issue UK plant passports in accordance with Article 11;

“CD pest-free area” means an area of Guernsey or the Isle of Man established as pest free in accordance with ISPM4 in respect of CD quarantine pests and may cover the whole of Guernsey or the Isle of Man;

“CD quarantine pest” means a pest recognised as not present in either Guernsey or the Isle of Man in accordance with ISPM4 and which, under the legislation of Guernsey or the Isle of Man, must not be introduced into Guernsey or the Isle of Man;

“EPPO code”, in relation to a pest, means the code for that pest in the EPPO code database maintained by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization;

“EU Plant Health Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council on protective measures against pests of plants (OJ L 317, 23.11.2016, p.4), amending Regulations (EU) 228/2013, (EU) 652/2014 and (EU) 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 69/464/EEC, 74/647/EEC, 93/85/EEC, 98/57/EC, 2000/29/EC, 2006/91/EC and 2007/33/EC;

“GB pest-free area” means an area of Great Britain –

(a)     listed in column (2) of the table in Annex 3 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation in respect of the plants, plant products or other objects listed in column (1) of that table;

(b)     listed in column (3) of the table in Annex 10 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation in respect of the plants, plant products or other objects listed in column (1) of that table; or

(b)     listed in column (2) of the table in Annex 14 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation in respect of the plants, plant products or other objects listed in column (1) of that table;

“GB quarantine pest” means a pest listed in Annex 2 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation;

“GB regulated non-quarantine pest” means a pest listed in Annex 4 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation;

“ISPM4” means International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No. 4 of November 1995 on the requirements for the establishment of pest free areas, prepared by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;

“Jersey pest-free area” means the whole of Jersey in respect of a plant, plant product or other object listed in column (1) of the table in the Schedule and the pest listed in the corresponding entry in column (2) of that table;

“Jersey PFA quarantine pest” means a pest listed in column (2) of the table in the Schedule;

“Member State” means a Member State of the European Union;

“official statement” means a phytosanitary certificate or a UK plant passport;

“PFA quarantine pest” means a pest listed in column (1) of the table in Annex 3 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation;

“phytosanitary certificate” means a phytosanitary certificate complying with Article 4;

“Plant Health Regulations” means the EU Legislation (Plant Health) (Jersey) Regulations 2020[2];

“provisional GB quarantine pest” means a pest that is not a GB quarantine pest but is listed in Annex 2A to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation;

“registered operator” means an operator on the register of professional operators kept by the Minister under Regulation 7 of the Plant Health Regulations;

“relevant premises” means the premises, collective warehouses and dispatching centres under the responsibility of a registered operator and included in the register kept by the Minister under Regulation 7 of the Plant Health Regulations;

“UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation” means Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 of 28 November 2019 establishing uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and the Council, as regards protective measures against pests of plants, as retained by the United Kingdom under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 of the United Kingdom, and as amended from time to time;

“UK Plant Health Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on protective measures against pests of plants, as retained by the United Kingdom under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 of the United Kingdom, and as amended from time to time;

“UK plant passport” means a plant passport issued under Article 10;

“working day” means any day other than –

(a)     a Saturday or Sunday;

(b)     Christmas Day or Good Friday; or

(c)     a day that is a public holiday under the Public Holidays and Bank Holidays (Jersey) Act 2010[3];

“working hour” means a period of one hour between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. during a working day.

(2)     Unless defined in paragraph (1), terms used in this Order have the same respective meaning as in the EU Plant Health Regulation.

2        Application

(1)     This Order applies to plants, plant products and other objects that are –

(a)     brought into Jersey from a Member State;

(b)     brought into Jersey from Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man;

(c)     moved within Jersey; or

(d)     taken from Jersey to Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man.

(2)     Nothing in this Order derogates from the Plant Health Regulations.

PART 2

Phytosanitary certificates

3        Introduction of plants, plant products and other objects into Jersey from a Member State

(1)     Plants, plant products and other objects of a description specified in any entry in columns (1) and (2) of the table in Part A of Annex 11 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation which originate in a Member State listed in the corresponding entry in column (3) of that table must not be introduced into Jersey unless they satisfy the conditions in paragraph (4).

(2)     Plants, plant products and other objects of a description specified in any entry in columns (1) and (2) of the table in Annex 12 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation, which originate in a Member State specified in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the table and are destined for a GB pest-free area established in respect of those plants, plant products or other objects must not be introduced into Jersey unless they satisfy the conditions in paragraph (4).

(3)     Plants, plant products and other objects of a description specified in column (1) of the table in the Schedule to this Order which originate in a Member State must not be introduced into Jersey unless they satisfy the conditions in paragraph (4).

(4)     The conditions that must be satisfied are –

(a)     the plants, plant products or other objects are accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate;

(b)     the operator notifies the Minister of their forthcoming arrival into Jersey and supplies the Minister with a copy of the phytosanitary certificate –

(i)      where arrival is by air or by a ferry designed so that vehicles drive straight on and off it, not less than 4 working hours before that arrival, and

(ii)      in any other case, not less than 24 working hours before that arrival.

(5)     A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes paragraph (1), (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable to a fine.

4        Requirements for phytosanitary certificate

(1)     The phytosanitary certificate must include the contents set out in Part A or, in the case of re-export, Part B, of Annex 5 to the UK Plant Health Regulation and comply with the requirements set out in paragraph (4) of this Article.

(2)     The phytosanitary certificate must certify that –

(a)     the plant, plant product or other object is free from any pest listed in Annex 2 or 2A to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation or the Schedule to this Order;

(b)     in the case of plants for planting, the presence of any pest listed in column (1) of the tables in Annex 4 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation does not exceed the threshold specified in those tables for that pest and those plants for planting;

(c)     in the case of a plant, plant product or other object of a description specified in column (1) of the tables in Parts A and B of Annex 7 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation and which originates in a Member State listed in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the tables, any special requirement specified in column (3) of the tables has been fulfilled;

(d)     in the case of plants, plant products or other objects of a description specified in column (1) of the table in Annex 10 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation, the special requirements in column (2) of the table have been fulfilled;

(e)     in the case of plants, plant products or other objects specified in column (1) of the table in the Schedule to this Order, the special requirements in column (3) of the table have been fulfilled;

(f)      the plant, plant product or other object complies with any other requirements that the Minister considers appropriate.

(3)     Where a special requirement referred to in paragraph (2)(c), (d) or (e) can be satisfied using more than one method, the method used must be recorded on the certificate.

(4)     The certificate must be –

(a)     issued in English;

(b)     addressed to the national plant protection organisation of the United Kingdom;

(c)     issued by the national plant protection organisation of the Member State or an officer who is authorised by that national plant protection organisation; and

(d)     issued no more than 14 days before the date on which the plants, plant products or other objects covered by it have left the Member State in which it was issued.

5        Invalidation of phytosanitary certificate

(1)     Where a phytosanitary certificate has been issued under Article 4 and the Minister considers that any of the requirements have not been fulfilled, the Minister must invalidate the certificate and ensure that it does not accompany the plants, plant products or other objects to which it relates.

(2)     When a phytosanitary certificate is invalided, the certificate must bear on its face and in a prominent position a triangular stamp in red, marked “CERTIFICATE CANCELLED”, together with its denomination and the date of invalidation.

PART 3

UK plant passports

6        UK plant passports

A UK plant passport is an official label to be used for –

(a)     the introduction into Jersey from Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man of plants, plant products or other objects listed in Annex 13 or 14 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation or in the Schedule to this Order;

(b)     the movement within Jersey of plants, plant products or other objects listed in Annex 13 or 14 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation or in the Schedule to this Order; and

(c)     the movement of plants, plant products or other objects listed in Annex 8, 10, 13 or 14 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation from Jersey to Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man.

7        Requirement for a UK plant passport

(1)     Except where Article 8 applies, the plants, plant products and other objects listed in Annex 13 or 14 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation or the Schedule to this Order must not be moved within Jersey or introduced into Jersey from Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man unless they are accompanied by a UK plant passport that complies with the requirements of this Order.

(2)     A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes paragraph (1) commits an offence and is liable to a fine.

8        Exceptions to requirement for UK plant passport

(1)     A UK plant passport is not required for the movement of plants, plant products or other objects that are supplied directly to a final user, including home gardeners.

(2)     Paragraph (1) does not apply to –

(a)     final users receiving plants, plant products or other objects by means of sales through distance contracts;

(b)     final users of plants, plant products or other objects described in an entry in column (1) of the table in Annex 14 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation who are situated in a GB pest-free area specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the table; or

(c)     final users of plants, plant products or other objects described in an entry in column (1) of the table in the Schedule.

(3)     A UK plant passport is not required for the movement of plants, plant products and other objects within and between the premises of the same registered operator where those premises are in close proximity to each other.

(4)     For the purposes of paragraph (3), premises in Jersey of a registered operator are regarded as being in close proximity to any other premises of that operator in Jersey.

(5)     A UK plant passport is not required for the movement of a plant, plant product or other object from its place of entry into Jersey from a country other than Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man to its initial destination in Jersey if the plant, plant product or other object is accompanied by a copy, issued by the competent authority, of the original phytosanitary certificate that accompanied it on its arrival in Jersey.

9        Content and format of UK plant passport

(1)     A UK plant passport must take the form of a distinct label, made on any substrate suitable for printing the elements set out in Part A, B, C or D of Annex 7 to the UK Plant Health Regulation, provided that the UK plant passport is clearly distinguishable from any other information or label which may also be indicated on that substrate.

(2)     The UK plant passport must be easily visible and clearly legible, and the information on it must be unchangeable and durable.

(3)     The UK plant passport must contain the elements in Part A of Annex 7 to the UK Plant Health Regulation, except where paragraph (4) or (5) of this Article applies.

(4)     The traceability code referred to in paragraph 1(e) of Part A of Annex 7 to the UK Plant Health Regulation is not required where plants for planting are prepared in such a way that they are ready for sale to final users without any further preparation and no risk exists concerning the spread of GB quarantine pests or provisional GB quarantine pests.

(5)     A UK plant passport for introduction into, and movement within, a GB pest-free area, CD pest-free area or Jersey pest-free area must contain the elements set out in Part B of Annex 7 to the UK Plant Health Regulation.

(6)     In the case of seed potatoes, a UK plant passport must be included, in a distinct form, in the official label required by the competent authority of the jurisdiction from which the seed potatoes originate.

(7)     Where paragraph (6) applies, the UK plant passport must contain –

(a)     the elements set out in Part C of Annex 7 to the UK Plant Health Regulation; or

(b)     in the case of plants, plant products or other objects which are to be introduced into a GB pest-free area, CD pest-free area or Jersey pest-free area, the elements set out in Part D of that Annex.

(8)     A UK plant passport must comply with the requirements of  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2313 setting out the format specifications of the plant passport for movement within the European Union territory and the plant passport for introduction into, and movement within, a protected zone, as retained by the United Kingdom under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 of the United Kingdom, and as amended from time to time.

(9)     A UK plant passport may also be issued in an electronic form provided that it contains all the elements set out in Part A, B, C or D (as the case may be) of Annex 7 to the UK Plant Health Regulation.

10      Issuing of UK plant passport by authorised operators and the Minister

(1)     UK plant passports may only be issued by authorised operators or the Minister.

(2)     An authorised operator may issue a UK plant passport –

(a)     only for the plants, plant products or other objects for which it is responsible; and

(b)     only in relevant premises.

(3)     An authorised operator who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes paragraph (2) commits an offence and is liable to a fine.

11      Authorisation of registered operators to issue UK plant passports

The Minister must grant an authorisation to a registered operator to issue UK plant passports for particular families, genera or species, and commodity types of plants, plant products and other objects where that operator –

(a)     possesses the necessary knowledge to carry out the examinations referred to in Article 13 concerning –

(i)      the GB quarantine pests, provisional GB quarantine pests, PFA quarantine pests, CD quarantine pests, Jersey PFA quarantine pests and GB regulated non-quarantine pests that could affect the plants, plant products and other objects concerned, and

(ii)      the signs of the presence of those pests, the symptoms caused by them, and the means to prevent the presence and spread of those pests; and

(b)     has in place systems and procedures enabling it to fulfil the obligations of registered operators concerning traceability under Articles 69 and 70 of the EU Plant Health Regulation.

12      Substantive requirements for a UK plant passport

(1)     A UK plant passport may be issued only if the plant, plant product or other object satisfies the following requirements –

(a)     it is free from GB quarantine pests and provisional GB quarantine pests;

(b)     in the case of plants for planting –

(i)      the presence of any pest listed in column (1) of the tables in Annex 4 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulations does not exceed the threshold specified in those tables for that pest and those plants for planting, and

(ii)      in the case of any plant for planting listed in Annex 5 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation, the measures specified in respect of those plants for planting to prevent the presence of GB regulated non-quarantine pests have been taken;

(c)     in the case of plants, plant products or other objects of a description specified in column (1) of the tables in Part As and B of Annex 8 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation which originate in Great Britain, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, the special requirements specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of those tables are satisfied;

(d)     in the case of a plant, plant product or other object of a description specified in column (1) of the table in Annex 14 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation which is to be introduced into, or moved within, a GB pest-free area specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the table –

(i)      it is free from the PFA quarantine pests which relate to that GB pest-free area, and

(ii)      in the case of plants, plant products or other objects of a description specified in column (1) of the table in Annex 10 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulations, the special requirements in column (2) of the table have been fulfilled;

(e)     in the case of a plant, plant product or other object of a description specified in column (1) of the table in the Schedule to this Order, that is to be introduced into, or moved within, Jersey –

(i)      it is free from the pests specified in column (2) of the table, and

(ii)      the special requirements in column (3) of the table have been fulfilled;

(f)      the plant, plant product or other object complies with any other requirements that the Minister considers appropriate.

(2)     A UK plant passport must not be issued for plants, plant products or other objects originating in a zone demarcated by the Minister under Article 33 of the EU Plant Health Regulation.

13      Examinations for UK plant passports

(1)     A UK plant passport may be issued for plants, plant products and other objects only if an examination in accordance with paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) shows that they satisfy the requirements of Article 12.

(2)     Plants, plant products and other objects must be examined individually or by representative samples and the examination must also cover the packaging material of the plants, plant products or other objects concerned.

(3)     The examination must be carried out by the authorised operator or, where the Minister issues the UK plant passport, the Minister, and satisfy the following conditions –

(a)     it must be carried out at appropriate times and take into account the risks involved;

(b)     it must be carried out at the relevant premises;

(c)     it must be made at least by visual examination;

(d)     its results must be recorded and stored for at least 3 years.

(4)     The Minister must inspect, sample and test the plant, plant product or other object if –

(a)     presence of a GB quarantine pest, a provisional GB quarantine pest, a CD quarantine pest or a Jersey PFA quarantine pest is suspected; or

(b)     the presence of a GB regulated non-quarantine pest above the respective thresholds in Annex 4 to the UK Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation is suspected.

14      Other provisions regarding UK plant passports

Articles 88, 90 to 93 and 95 of the EU Plant Health Regulation apply to UK plant passports and a person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a requirement of those Articles commits an offence and is liable to a fine.

15      UK plant passports replacing phytosanitary certificates

(1)     Where a plant, plant product or other object is introduced into Jersey from a Member State or a third country and a UK plant passport is required for the movement of the plant, plant product or other object within Jersey, a UK plant passport must be issued by the Minister if –

(a)     the checks under Article 49(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products (OJ L 95, 7.4.2017, p.1) concerning its introduction have been completed satisfactorily; and

(b)     those checks indicate that the plant, plant product or other object concerned fulfils the substantive requirements for a UK plant passport according to Article 12 of this Order.

(2)     The replacement of a phytosanitary certificate by a UK plant passport may be carried out at the place of destination of the plant, plant product or other object concerned, instead of the point of entry, where checking at the place of destination is allowed.

(3)     The Minister must retain the phytosanitary certificate for at least 3 years.

16      Plant passports issued in Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man

A plant passport issued in Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man may accompany plants, plant products or other objects that are introduced to Jersey from Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man if it –

(a)     has been issued in accordance with the legislation of Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man by the competent authority or by a professional operator under the supervision of the competent authority;

(b)     is in the relevant form and has the content specified in Article 12; and

(c)     is attached to the trade unit of the plants, plant products or other objects or, where the plants, plant products or other objects are moved in a package, bundle or container, to that package, bundle or container.

17      Plants, plant products and other objects originating in Northern Ireland

(1)     Plants, plant products and other objects originating in Northern Ireland that pass through Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man into Jersey may be treated as if they originated in Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, as the case may be.

(2)     Where plants, plant products and other objects originating in Northern Ireland are treated as originating in Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, they must be accompanied by –

(a)     a plant passport issued in Great Britain, Guernsey or the Isle of Man; or

(b)     a certificate in the form and containing such information as the Minister considers appropriate.

PART 4

commencement and citation

18      Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Plant Health (Phytosanitary Certificates and UK Plant Passports) (Jersey) Order 2020 and comes into force on the commencement of Article 2 of the European Union (Repeal and Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2018[4].

Deputy J.H. Young of St. Brelade

Minister for the Environment


 SCHEDULE

(Articles 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 11)

jersey pest-free area

(1)

Plant, plant product or other object

(2)

Pest with EPPO codes

(3)

Special requirements

Plants for planting of Larix Mill., other than seeds

Cephalcia lariciphila (CEPCAL)

The plants must be accompanied by an official statement that the plants have been produced in nurseries and that the place of production is free from Cephalcia lariciphila (Klug.).

Plants for planting of Picea A. Dietr., other than seeds

Gilpinia hercyniae (GILPPO)

The plants must be accompanied by an official statement that the plants have been produced in nurseries and that the place of production is free from Gilpinia hercyniae (Hartig.).

Plants for planting, seeds and wood that retains any of its natural round surface of: Fraxinus excelsior (common ash), Fraxinus angustifolia (narrow-leaved ash), Fraxinus ornus (manna ash), Fraxinus chinensis (Chinese ash), Fraxinus mandshurica (Manchurian ash), Fraxinus nigra (black ash), Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash) and Fraxinus americana (white ash)

Hymenoscyphus fraxeineus (CHAAFR)

The wood must be accompanied by an official statement that the wood has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time and temperature schedule and indicated by the mark ‘Kiln-dried’ or ‘K.D.’ or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage or is accompanied by an official statement that the wood originates in an area recognised as being free from Hymenoscyphus fraxeineus, established by the national plant protection organisation in the country of origin, in accordance with relevant International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures.

Plants and live pollen for pollination of: Amelanchier Med., Chaenomeles Lindl., Cotoneaster Ehrh., Crataegus L., Cydonia Mill., Eriobotrya Lindl., Malus Mill., Mespilus L., Photinia davidiana Decne., Cardot, Pyracantha Roem., Pyrus L. and Sorbus L., other than fruit and seeds

Erwinia amylovora (ERWIAM)

The plants must be accompanied by an official statement that –

(a)    the plants originate in countries recognised as being free from Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al. by the respective national plant protection organisation and officially notified to the national plant protection organisation of the United Kingdom;

(b)    the plants originate in pest free areas which have been established in relation to Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al., in accordance with the relevant International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures and recognised as such by the respective national plant protection organisation; or

(c)    the plants have been produced, or, if moved into a ‘buffer zone’, kept and maintained for a period of at least 7 months, including the period from 1st April to 31st October of the last complete cycle of vegetation, on a field –

(i)     located at least 1km inside the border of an officially designated ‘buffer zone’ of at least 50km2, where host plants are subject to an officially approved and supervised control regime established at the latest before the beginning of the complete cycle of vegetation, preceding the last complete cycle of vegetation, with the object of minimising the risk of Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al. being spread from the plants grown there,

(ii)    which has been officially approved, as well as the ‘buffer zone’, before the beginning of the complete cycle of vegetation preceding the last complete cycle of vegetation, for the cultivation of plants under the requirements laid down in this point,

(iii)   which, as well as the surrounding zone of a width of at least 500m, has been found free from Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al. since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation, at official inspection carried out at least –

(A)   twice in the field at the most appropriate time, i.e. once in the period from June to August and once from August to November, and

(B)    once in the surrounding zone at the most appropriate time from August to November, and

(iv)   from which plants were officially tested for latent infections in accordance with an appropriate laboratory method on samples officially drawn at the most appropriate period.

Plants for planting, other than fruits and seeds, of Quercus L., other than Quercus suber L., of a girth of at least 8cm measured at a height of 1.2m from the root collar

Thaumetopoea processionea L. (THAUPR)

The plants must be accompanied by an official statement –

(a)    that the plants have been grown throughout their life in places of production in countries where Thaumetopoea processionea L. is not known to occur;

(b)    that the plants have been grown throughout their life in an area free from Thaumetopoea processionea L. established by the national plant protection organisation in accordance with ISPM4 as an area that is free from Thaumetopoea processionea L.;or

(c)    that the plants have been grown throughout their life in a site with complete physical protection against the introduction of Thaumetopoea processionea L. and have been inspected at appropriate times and found to be free from Thaumetopoea processionea L..

Plants of Abies Mill., Larix Mill., Picea A. Dietr., Pinus L. and Pseudotsuga Carr., over 3m in height, other than fruit and seed

 

Dendroctonus micans (DENCMI)

The plants must be accompanied by an official statement that the place of production is free from Dendroctonus micans Kugelan.

Plants of Abies Mill., Larix Mill., Picea A. Dietr., Pinus L., Pseudotsuga Carr., over 3m in height, other than fruit and seeds

Ips cembrae (IPSXCE)

The plants must be accompanied by an official statement that the place of production is free from Ips cembrae Heer.

Wood of conifers (Pinales)

Dendroctonus micans (DENCMI) and Ips cembrae (IPSXCE)

The wood must –

(a)    be bark-free;

(b)    be accompanied by an official statement that the wood originates in areas known to be free from Dendroctonus micans Kugelan and Ips cembrae Heer; or

(c)    have a mark ‘Kiln-dried’, ‘K.D.’ or another internationally recognised mark put on it or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage to prove that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time and temperature schedule.

Isolated bark of conifers (Pinales)

Dendroctonus micans (DENCMI) and Ips cembrae (IPSXCE)

The bark must be accompanied by an official statement that the bark –

(a)    has been subjected to fumigation or other appropriate treatments against bark beetles; or

(b)    originates in areas known to be free from Dendroctonus micans Kugelan and Ips cembrae Heer.

 

 

 




[1]                                     chapter 01.885

[2]                                     R&O.20/2020

[3]                                     chapter 15.560.20

[4]                                     chapter 17.270


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