Imports of Regulated Material (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October 2019.

HMG updated instructions dating from 2015 (relating to importing from outside the EU) and issued these today (aligning with post Exit systems for imports from EU).

Here.

The instructions relate to importing (from outside the EU) :

(1) cut flowers

(2) plants

(3) fruit

(4) vegetables

(5) machinery

Plants, fruit, vegetables and plant material (like soil) from outside the EU fall into 3 categories:

• ‘unrestricted’ material you can bring to the UK without any conditions

• ‘controlled’ material that you can only bring into the UK with a ‘phytosanitary certificate’ to show it meets the requirements for entry to the EU

• ‘prohibited’ material that cannot be brought into the UK unless the importer gets a scientific research licence or an exception (‘derogation’) to the rules – contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) for a derogation.

The Instructions focus on Phytosanitary Certificates (controlled material) not machinery.

Plant passports for movements to and from the EU – here (also updated from 2015)

Small quantities in hand baggage – here.

Please examine the documents linking to the right of the Instructions page – these are also updated (and some relate to cross border with the EU).

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