Import and export of seeds

When importing seeds from non-EU countries or exporting them to non-EU countries, the requirements of the Act on Protecting Plant Health and Seed Trade Act must be observed.

In the case of imports, plant health requirements apply to the seeds of certain plant species either from all non-EU countries, or from certain countries only. Export must comply with the requirements of the destination country.

The Seed Trade Act applies to all importers and exporters of seeds, regardless of the amount of seeds concerned. More specific instructions are available at ‘import from non-EU countries’ and ‘export to non-EU countries’.