Plant health requirements for exporting seeds to non-EU countries

When exporting seeds to non-EU countries, the requirements set by destination countries must be complied with. These requirements are imposed in order to prevent plant diseases and pests from spreading among seeds. Exporters must familiarise themselves with the requirements of the destination country well in advance of exporting. For instance, an inspection during the growing season may be imposed as an export requirement.

A Phytosanitary Certificate, granted by Evira, is often required. Shipments may not be infested with any of the plant diseases or pests specified in the requirements of the destination country.

An exporter of seeds requiring a phytosanitary certificate must be registered with Evira’s plant health register.