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Mandatory phytosanitary certificate for fruit and vegetables to the UK

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versieEffective date: end of 2023

What changes?

Do you export fruit, vegetables, or cut flowers to the United Kingdom? From the end of 2023, you must add a phytosanitary export certificate to the products you export. Your products must also be inspected by the Quality Control Bureau (KCB). This change is due to new rules introduced after Brexit.

The phytosanitary certificate is mandatory for export to countries outside the European Union.

For whom?

  • companies that export fruit, vegetables, and cut flowers to the UK


The date this change will come into effect has been postponed to the end of 2023.

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