EU: New import requirements for vegetables in connection with Spodoptera frugiperda

Published Jun 29, 2023

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The new temporary implementing regulation (EU) 2023/1134 will replace the current regulation (EU) 2018/638 on July 1, 2023, in order to prevent the spread of Spodoptera frugiperda, or 'fall armyworm', in the EU. This species of moth is a significant pest for various vegetable and grain crops and has been found in Cyprus, the Canary Islands, and Turkey. The new regulation introduces requirements for the import of certain vegetables and mandates the inclusion of a new entry on phytosanitary certificates for these species starting from July 1, 2023.
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On 1 July 2023, the new temporary implementing regulation (EU) 2023/1134 will come into force to prevent the introduction and spread of Spodoptera frugiperda in the EU. Spodoptera frugiperda, called 'fall armyworm' in English, is a moth of the owl family. The caterpillar is an important pest of several vegetable and grain crops and is present in large parts of the world, NVWA reports. Photo: ©NVWA: Spodoptera frugiperda caterpillar The new regulation replaces the current (EU) 2018/638 and is necessary because the species continues to spread. The species is now also present in Cyprus, the Canary Islands and Turkey (source: EPPO global database). The new requirements for the import of vegetables are described in Article 10 of Regulation (EU) 2023/1134. The regulation takes effect on 1 July 2023 and applies to a limited number of types of vegetables. For these species, a new entry ...
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