EU: New vegetable import requirements in connection with Spodoptera frugiperda

Published Jun 29, 2023

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Starting July 1st, a new regulation for vegetable imports will require a new entry on the phytosanitary certificate for certain types of vegetables. From September 1st, 2023, green asparagus will have additional certification and inspection requirements, while traceability information will no longer be necessary on the certificate. There are also specific import requirements for peppers, chillies, bitter melon, Christmas eggplant, African eggplant, and regular eggplant, as well as for plants and plant parts like leaves, stems, and maize cobs, with exceptions for tissue culture, live pollen, and seeds.
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The new requirements for the import of vegetables are described in the regulation that takes effect on July 1. The requirements apply to a limited number of types of vegetables. For these species, a new entry must be stated on the phytosanitary certificate upon import. A certificate and inspection obligation applies to green asparagus from 1 September 2023. Information about traceability no longer needs to be stated on the certificate. In addition, there are requirements for the import of a number of products from third countries except Switzerland. These relate to peppers and chillies, bitter melon, Christmas eggplant, African ...
Source: Agri Holland
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