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Plant passport

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

You need a plant passport if you transport certain plants and plant products within the EU. These plants and plant products are listed in the register of products requiring a plant passport, kept bij the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA)External link. A plant passport guarantees that the product is free from harmful organisms included on the quarantine organisms list. The plant passport is issued by one of the following inspection services:

Exporting plants to the United Kingdom after Brexit

If you import plants from or export plants to the United Kingdom, you will need to take extra measures when the United Kingdom leaves the European UnionExternal link (in Dutch). This is because then the UK will be considered a third country. For instance, to export plants you will need a phytosanitary export certificate instead of a plant passport. Also check the Brexit Portal ExportExternal link and import pagesExternal link (in Dutch), the Get ready for Brexit websiteExternal link and What does Brexit mean for my customs matters?External link. Make sure you take steps to prepare in time.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency