importing materials

The UK will lose access to the EU plant passport system post-Brexit, are you prepared?

Businesses responsible for importing plants or plant material to the UK from EU countries or third countries via the EU, or businesses who export plants or plant material to EU countries, face a different process after 30 October 2019. The UK will lose access to the EU plant passport system as part of Brexit, which means an alternative process must be followed.

It is essential that the necessary resources are in place to ensure the Government protect the nation’s plant biosecurity and support trade with the EU, facilitating the smooth flow of goods between the UK and the EU.

The attached documents, provided by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) are designed to help you determine if there is a No Deal Brexit, what the changes to import and export processes might mean for your business.

Further guidance is available on the Government website here. For any queries or advice, please email the APHA at planthealth.info@apha.gov.uk.