EU lists of regulated pests

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 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 has been last amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/2285. These amendments apply from 11 April 2022.

An overview of listed regulated pests and where relevant, their host plants, plant products and other articles is given in the table below. These are:

  • Union quarantine pests (QPs)
  • Regulated non-quarantine pests (RNQPs)
  • Protected zone quarantine pests (PZQPs), which are listed with respective EU territories, established as protected zones for that particular pest.

#Lists of limited territory of the EU in which respective listed pests remained quarantine, while in the rest of the EU these pests may be regulated as RNQPs on plants for planting or even they are not regulated and Integrated Pest Management applies to them. The EU Protected Zones are established based on Pest Free Area ISPM 4 and recognised by the Commission and other Member States by listing in this regulation.

PHR Article[1]PCR Article[2]PCR AnnexPCR List titleUse
PHR Art. 36(d)PCR Art. 2Annex I  Definitions from Article 2(1) of Plant Health Regulation Part A List of terms Part B: List of Marketing Directives and AnnexesRNQPs
PHR Art. 5PCR Art. 3Annex IIList of Union quarantine pests and their respective codes Part A: Pests not known to occur in the Union territory Part B: Pests known to occur in the Union territory (see Regulation (EU) 2021/2285)QPs
PHR Art. 32(3)PCR Art. 4Annex IIIList of EU protected zones and the respective protected zone quarantine pests and their respective codes#PZQPs
PHR Art. 37(2)PCR Art. 5Annex IVList of Union regulated non-quarantine pests (‘RNQPs’) and specific plants for planting, with categories and thresholds  RNQPs
        IVPart A: RNQPs concerning fodder plant seeds (31966L0401, PP&OL[3]) Part B: RNQPs concerning cereal seeds (31966L0402, PP&OL) Part C: RNQPs concerning vine propagating material (31968L0193, PP&OL) Part D: RNQPs on propagating material of ornamental and other plants for planting intended for ornamental purposes (31998L0056) Part E: RNQPs of forest reproductive material, other than seeds (31999L0105) Part F: RNQPs concerning vegetable seeds (32002L0055, PP&OL) Part G: RNQPs concerning seed potato (32002L0056, PP&OL) Part H: RNQPs concerning seeds of oil and fiber plants (32002L0057, PP&OL) Part I: RNQPs concerning vegetable propagating and planting material other than seeds (32008L0072) Part J: RNQPs concerning fruit propagating material and fruit plants intended for fruit production (32008L0090, PP&OL) Part K: RNQPs concerning seeds of Solanum tuberosum L. Part L: RNQPs on plants for planting of Humulus lupulus, other than seedsRNQPs
PHR Art.37(4)PCR Art. 6Annex VMeasures to prevent the presence of RNQPs on specific plants for plantingRNQPs
Compendium of consolidated lists, which apply from 11 April 2022, can be ordered from Knapco Consultancy.

[1] Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament of the Council of 26 October 2016 on protective measures against pests of plants, amending Regulations (EU) No 228/2013, (EU) No 652/2014 and (EU) No 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 (Consolidated text) ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/2031/2019-12-14

[2] 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, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2019 (Consolidated text) ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2019/2072/2021-12-16

[3] PP&OL – plant passport combined with official label for EU trade according to PHR 2016/2031 Annex VII Part C (includes also beet seeds regulated by 32002L0054), at import these conditions are covered by PC-phytosanitary certificate, included into AD-additional declaration.

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