Factsheet: Plant Health directive (Dir. 2000/29/EC)

Plant Health directive (Dir. 2000/29/EC)

Key Information


EU rules on plant health aim to protect crops, fruit, vegetables, flowers, ornamentals and forests from harmful pests and diseases (harmful organisms) by preventing their introduction into the EU or their spread within the EU. Also specific requirements on wood products. Depending on the origin and type, heat treatment, bark stripping and/or, drying is required.
Restrict imports of plants to protect domestic plants from pests and diseases.

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