EU lists of regulated plants and other goods

For the purpose of preventing the introduction and spread of new pest species and their eradication, containment, or suppression on the territory of the European Union Member States, the lists of regulated pests and lists of plants, plant products and other regulated articles which may carry pests have been regulated for last 45 years. Lists are quite often updated as a response to new plant health risks.

In this breif overview we introduce annexes of Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 establishing uniform conditions for the implementation of Plant Health Regulation ((EU) 2016/2031). These Annexes have been amended nine times in two years, last by Regulation (EU) 2021/2285, which is applied since 11 April 2022.

In practice, the Annexes are always used in combination of regulated pests (Annexes II, III, and IV), which have to be absent from plants and other regulated goods:

  • at internal movement in the EU (Annexes V, VIII, and XIII) or
  • in certain EU protected zones (Annexes X, XII, or XIV), or
  • the introduction of certain plants and other regulated goods is prohibited either at import and internal movement in the EU (Annex VI), or in certain protected zone  (Annex IX).

For plants and other regulated goods a phytosanitary certificate is required for the import into the EU (Annex XI.A and XI.B), or into a specific EU protected zone (Annex XII), while for their further movement inside the EU a plant passport has to be issued by and authorised operator for listed plants and other goods (Annex XIII) or a plant passport for specific protected zone (Annex XIV).

PHR Art. 37(4)PCR Art. 6Annex VMeasures to prevent the presence of RNQPs on specific plants for plantingRNQPs
        V#Part A: Measures to prevent the presence of RNQPs on fodder plant seed (31966L0401) Part B: Measures concerning cereal seed (31966L0402) Part C: Measures to prevent the presence of RNQPs on propagating material of ornamental plants and other plants for planting intended for ornamental purposes (31998L0056) Part D: Measures to prevent the presence of RNQPs on forest reproductive material, other than seeds (31999L0105) Part E: Measures to prevent the presence of the RNQPs on vegetable seed (32002L0055) Part F: Measures to prevent the presence of the RNQPs on seed potatoes (32002L0056) Part G: Measures to prevent the presence of RNQPs on seed of oil and fibre plants (32002L0057) Part H: Measures to prevent the presence of RNQPs on vegetable propagating and planting material, other than seeds (32008L0072) Part I: Measures to prevent the presence of RNQPs on seed of Solanum tuberosum L. Part J: Measures to prevent the presence of RNQPs on plants for planting of Humulus lupulus L., other than seeds            Production & Import
PHR Art. 40(2)PCR Art. 7Annex VIList of plants, plant products and other objects whose introduction into the Union from certain third countries is prohibitedImport
PHR Art. 41(2)PCR Art. 8Annex VIIList of plants, plant products and other objects, originating from third countries and the corresponding special requirements for their introduction into the Union territoryImport
PHR Art. 41(2)PCR Art. 8Annex VIIIList of plants, plant products and other objects, originating in the Union territory and the corresponding special requirements for their movement within the Union territory  EU Trade
PHR Art. 53(2)PCR Art. 9Annex IXList of plants, plant products and other objects, whose introduction into certain protected zones is prohibited  EU Trade in PZ
PHR Art. 54PCR Art. 10Annex XList of plants, plant products and other objects, to be introduced into, or moved within protected zones and corresponding special requirements for protected zonesEU Trade in PZ
Compendium of consolidated lists, which apply from 11 April 2022, can be ordered from Knapco Consultancy.
 PCR Art. 11ANNEX XIList of plants, plant products and other objects subject to phytosanitary certificates and those for which such certificates are not required for their introduction into the Union territoryImport
PHR Art. 72(1)PCR Art. 11(1)XIPART A – List of plants, plant products and other objects, as well as the respective third countries of origin or dispatch, for which, pursuant to Article 72(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 phytosanitary certificates are required for their introduction into the Union territory    PC
PHR Art. 73(1)PCR Art. 11(3)XIPART B – List of the respective CN codes of plants, as well as the respective third countries of their origin or dispatch, for which, pursuant to Article 73 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031, phytosanitary certificates are required for their introduction into the Union territory    PC
PHR Art. 73(2)PCR Art. 11(2)XIPART C – List of plants, as well as the respective third countries of origin or dispatch, for which a phytosanitary certificate IS NOT required for their introduction into the Union territory  Not regulated
PHR Art. 74(1)                  PCR Art. 12Annex XIIList of plants, plant products and other objects for which a phytosanitary certificate is required for their introduction into a protected zone from certain third countries of origin or dispatchPC for PZ
PHR Art. 79(1)PCR Art. 13ANNEX XIIIList of plants, plant products and other objects for which a plant passport is required for movement within the Union territory  Plant passport
PHR Art. 80(1)PCR Art. 14ANNEX XIVList of plants, plant products and other objects for which a plant passport with the designation ʽPZ’ is required for introduction into, and movement within certain protected zone  Plant passport for PZ
Compendium of consolidated lists, which apply from 11 April 2022, can be ordered from Knapco Consultancy.

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