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). 




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