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Trade within the EU of plants, plant products and other objects

EU plant health rules cover the movement and trade within the EU of certain plants, plant products and other objects which are potential carriers of harmful organisms. These plants, plant products and other objects are listed in Part A, Annex V of Directive 2000/29/EC.

Within the EU, these rules include:

  • Production controls and inspections at the place of production during the growing season and immediately after harvest;
  • Official producer registration;
  • Plant passports, issued to accompany the plants, products and other objects once they have passed all the EU checks.

Registration of EU producers - Directives 92/90 EEC and 93/50 EC

Rules for issuing plant passports - Directive 92/105/EEC as amended by Directive 2005/17 /EC