Plant Passporting: Prepare with expert advice from APHA


31 May 2022
Webinar, via GoToWebinar
Opening times:
11:30am - 12:30pm

We're hosting a free webinar with Dan Munro, Technical Manager for Plant Passporting from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), to help prepare our members with everything they need to know, ahead of the additional plant import rules coming into force in the future.

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If you deal with plants professionally you need to be registered with the UK plant health service. Some operators may also need to be authorised to issue plant passports. You may be aware following the introduction of new plant import rules both this year and last year, and incoming additional new rules will apply to specific items imported to Great Britain (GB) from the EU, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland (Read more).

Great Britain operates a UK Plant Passport system for internal movements of plants both within and between GB and the Crown Dependencies. Northern Ireland continues to use the EU Plant Passport system (in line with the Northern Ireland Protocol), and EU Plant Passports apply for movements of Qualifying Northern Ireland Goods (QNIGs) from NI to GB. Phytosanitary certificates are required when moving goods from GB to NI.

The plant passport system has 2 pillars:

  • Traceability
  • Assurance

Therefore, a UK plant passport is not just a traceability document but attests that the plants the passport is attached to meet GB Plant Health Standards.

Dan Munro, Technical Manager for Plant Passporting from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) will be talking to us to impart his specialised knowledge on the changes that are coming, and what you need to know as an industry professional to be prepared. This webinar will also include a live Q&A for you to submit your questions.

Click HERE to register for the webinar. 

Further reading: 

Importing plants and plant products from the EU to GB

Registration and Plant Passports

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