Plant health requirements for importing seeds from non-EU countries
Certain seeds require a phytosanitary certificate and inspection when imported from non-EU countries. For certain seeds, this requirement is country-specific. This requirement is intended to prevent plant diseases and pests from spreading via seeds.
The importer of seeds requiring a phytosanitary certificate must register with Evira’s plant health register. Import is only permitted via specified points of import. A shipment of seeds requiring a phytosanitary certificate must be reported to a plant health inspector from Evira or the ELY-centre for inspection.
Instructions on import bans and plants requiring a phytosanitary certificate can be found on page forms and instructions for importing plants (link below).
- Registration with the plant health register
- Phytosanitary Certificate
- Import inspections
- Authorised points of entry
- Forms and instructions for importing plants
- Quarantine pests and diseases
- Plant health legislation
- Information for private persons
- Frequently asked questions
- Evira's Plant Health Unit contact information