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.

How to import apples to the EU?

European Union has implemented stricter phytosanitary rules for imports of several species of fruits, including apples. Since 1st of September 2019 a phytosanitary certificate has been required for import from all third countries for apples. Quarantine pests, which must be absent from apple fruits, were listed in Annex I to the Directive 2000/29/EC and specialContinue reading “How to import apples to the EU?”

Welcome to the green blog

Do you know that some plants need a passport to travel across the European Union? Internationally, a phytosanitary certificates have been agreed to be documents, which confirm, that plants in transfer of state borders are healthy and do not threaten the plant health in a country of destination. Regulated plants from third countries may notContinue reading “Welcome to the green blog”