What is plant passport?A UK plant passport is an official document you need to move plants and certain regulated wood within Great Britain, to the Isle of Man or to the Channel Islands. This includes: all plants for planting. some seeds. seed potatoes.
What is the purpose of a plant passport?PPs ensure that plants and plant products are traced throughout the supply chain and declare compliance with plant health requirements such as freedom from pests, which is essential for maintaining biosecurity.
Can I sell plants without a plant passport?Plant Passports are required for:
All passported plants and plant products when sold to the final user by means of sales through distance contracts (mail order sales, on-line sales, tele-sales etc.). Some high risk plants will require a plant passport to the final user in certain Protected Zones.
Is a plant passport the same as a phytosanitary certificate?The exporting country's national plant protection authorities issue the phytosanitary certificates. Once in the EU, a plant passport may replace the phytosanitary certificate for imported plants, plant products and other objects which are also listed in Annex XIII and XIV of Regulation (EU) 2019/2072.
Do you need a plant passport for seeds?Plant Passports (PP):
All other types of propagating material ('plants for planting') will need a PP. For seed and other propagating material, the PHR sets out a list of pests and their hosts, known as Regulated Non-Quarantine Pests (RNQPs).
Plant Passport System - Protected zones & traceability details
What is a plant passport in the UK?A UK plant passport is an official document you need to move plants and certain regulated wood within Great Britain, to the Isle of Man or to the Channel Islands. This includes: all plants for planting. some seeds.
How do I get a plant passport?Register as a professional operator with the Animal Plant Health Agency and get authorised so you can issue plant passports for: all plants for planting. some seeds.
How much is a phytosanitary certificate UK?Under the PHEATS scheme, you'll have to pay for: an initial site visit to include training, assessment and authorisation - £313.24 per authorisation. an auditing / monitoring fee - £178.92 per audit. the issue of a certificate - £25.52 per phytosanitary certificate.
Can you take seeds on a plane to UK?Apart from UK laws, you are not allowed to bring into the UK without a permit, any plants or parts of plants (including seeds) which are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
Can I bring seeds into UK from EU?Post Brexit you must have a phytosanitary certificate (PC) to import plant material from the EU. This includes almost all plants for planting, most seeds, cut flowers and tuber vegetables such as potatoes from the EU.
Is it legal to sell plants from home UK?If you only sell retail, you do not need to register to issue plant passports but you do need to register to become a plant health professional operator (free of charge). If you sell plants over the internet/mail order, or sell to another retailer, you need to issue plant passports with the lowest trade unit.
Do you need plant passport to sell on Etsy?Anyone may set up and sell plants on a portal such as Amazon, Ebay and Etsy without any Horticultural knowledge or following any of the Industry standards. It is online sales that the Plant Health Authority need to and will be focusing on. Plant Passports are a frustrating nuisance.
Can I take plants from my garden when I sell my house?Some plants are considered fixtures and fittings
He adds that sellers must be aware that garden plants often form part of the sales agreement, which means removing them without permission from the incoming owner could invalidate the whole transaction.
Do I need a license to sell plants online UK?If you only sell retail, you do not need to register to issue plant passports but you do need to register to become a plant health professional operator (free of charge). If you sell plants over the internet/mail order, or sell to another retailer, you need to issue plant passports with the lowest trade unit.
Can I bring plants from EU to UK for personal use?Individuals wanting to import plants for planting from the EU for personal use can do so by registering, free of charge, as an importer via the government's PEACH system. As part of the import process, the individual importer would need to obtain a phytosanitary certificate for the material they are importing.
How do I identify a plant UK?
How to identify your plant – don't let it be a mystery!
- Check for a plant tag. ...
- Use an internet image search. ...
- Plant websites. ...
- Plant identification apps. ...
- Check your books. ...
- Ask for help! ...
- Double check your answer.
Which seeds are not allowed in flight?Travellers are prohibited from bringing tree or shrub seeds. Seeds from fruit, vegetables, flowers and other types are allowed if they meet the following conditions: The seeds are not prohibited or protected or subject to special restrictions such as post-entry quarantine or treatment.
Can airport security detect seeds?Yes, they definitely can. And Customs (Customs, not Security, but your experience will be the same) really cares about the import of undeclared plant matter.
Can you take food in your suitcase abroad?Checked Bags: Yes
Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.
Can I take a plant on a plane UK?To import regulated plants, a signed phytosanitary certificate must be obtained from the country of origin. This is a statement from the authorities that the consignment has been officially inspected, is legally compliant for import and free from quarantine pests and diseases.
Can I bring soil UK?You must have authorisation to import, move, or keep soil from all countries apart from EU member states, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. This also applies to any organic material which is capable of sustaining plant life and which contains solid organic matter, for example: humus. peat, other than pure and unused peat.
How long does it take to get a phytosanitary certificate UK?PECOL is the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA's) online application system for phytosanitary certificates which replaces the older paper-based application method. DAERA will aim to provide the phytosanitary certificate within 10 working days of the online application being submitted.
How can I get free plants UK?
How to fill your garden with plants for free
- Take cuttings.
- Divide existing plants.
- Let existing plants go to seed.
- Join an allotment or local gardening club.
- Set up a swap shop with your neighbours.
- Search for second hand plants.
How do I get a passport form UK?
You can get a paper application form from either:
- a Post Office that offers the Passport Check and Send service.
- the Passport Adviceline.