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Read how the NFU is working for growers on EU import inspection for plants and plant products

Early growth of perennials and biennials

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK Government has been phasing in new import controls on EU plant and plant products.

Phased controls

Progressive controls have been introduced since the start of January 2021, with the latest update being the introduction of inspection fees for imported high priority plant and plant products from the EU, implemented from 1 June. The next phase will be introduced from 1 January 2022 with the requirement to pre-notify and secure phytosanitary certificates (PCs) for consignments of