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International Phytosanitary Consultancy. EU Plant Health Expertise. Sustainable Plant Protection in Practice. EU Data Protection Expertise.

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What We Do


Growing life

Protecting the growing plants against invasions of non-native pests, diseases and harmful plants by supporting National Plant Protection Organisations in statutory system approach to mitigation of the main risks in agriculture, forestry and nature.

Growing feed

Supporting safe import, production and export of agricultural plants used as natural feed and food, seeds or as ornamental plants. Providing with special requirements and additional declarations in phytosanitary certificates.

Growing food

Sharing experience in sustainable agriculture, good practices and integrated plant protection in plant production systems, including non-chemical, preventive and chemical methods, scouting, monitoring and prognostic methods.

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Expertise in Numbers


1355

pages of legal acts

21

years of experience

23

countries worked

100%

satisfied customers

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There has never been more difficult to import and export food of plant origin than in 2020. Especially, if we want to eat organic. Organic means working with nature, but also bringing nature with goods. Which is banned in international trade.

  • Local needs respected
  • Accurate content
  • Safety information
  • Technical support in procedures
  • Any countryWorlwide

Fruits of Momordica (CN ex 0709 99 90) originating from third countries where Thrips palmi is known to occur are banned for import to EU, unless…

Rating: 5 out of 5.

EU Projects

Phytosanitary expertise given in integrating the EU legislation into national law in several EU candidate countries, currently in

North Macedonia & Serbia

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Training of EU inspectors

BTSF training in the prevention and control of the spread of quarantine pests across the borders of the EU countries, currently Import control, Simulation exercises & New EU Plant Health regime

Rating: 4 out of 5.

International events

Lecturing and writing about plant health, quarantine, integrated pest managment, sustainable agriculture. New risks, Travelling & Transport; Information and Legal systems; EU Data Protection (GDPR)

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The Latest News


  • How to survey plants?
    The first EU guidelines for planning surveys of new and quarantine plant pests have been published in April 2020 by EFSA Plant health panel. Official surveys have been in place in EU Memeber States for two decades based on international standards. “How to organise a national detection survey?” is a question I have been often asked and provided answers.
  • Health is a global issue
    Global health security depends on the weakest points in the chain of public health, animal health and plant health. All countries of the world need to be at the certain level of preparedness for pandemic outbreaks in these sectors.
  • Once or twice
    The new year 2020 has a magic set of digits. It is bringing a unique awarness raising global campaign as the International Year of Plant Health. All this reminds me of the poem “Nothing twice” by Wislawa Szymborska. Nothing canContinue reading “Once or twice”