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Phytosanitary inspections

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you import plants or plant-based products from outside the EU into the Netherlands, the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel en Waren Autoriteit, NVWA) inspects the shipment. This inspection usually takes place at the border with the EU. It is possible to have the inspection take place at a different location. However, the NVWA must first recognise this other location (which might be your company's premises, for example). You or a person or company authorised by you then becomes the operator of an inspection site.

Phytosanitary transport document (model 99)

If you want to transport (transfer) the plants from the external borders of the EU to an inspection location within or outside the Netherlands (or arrange for this to be done), you will need a phytosanitary transport document (model 99) from the NVWA.

Pre-registration via CLIENT Export

When you pre-register the shipment electronically using CLIENT ExportExternal link, you will receive permission to transfer by means of an electronic notice. You then no longer require a phytosanitary transport document (model 99). In order to be able to use CLIENT Export, you will have to login into your personal account at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency's Service CounterExternal link.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency