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This form must be completed and returned by post to the following address:

Horticulture & Plant Health Division
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
2nd Floor, Administration Building,
Backweston Campus,
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare.
W23 X3PH
 
and via email to:
                        plantimports@agriculture.gov.ie
 
Failure to complete and return this form to the above address may result in a delay in registration and subsequent certification of consignments of plant and plant produce

Only registered exporters may apply for phytosanitary certification of consignments of plant and plant produce to a Third Country. DAFM requires a minimum of 14 days notice prior to export to enable inspectors to arrange an inspection and allow for any laboratory testing that may be required to be completed. Applicants are required to complete and submit the following:

1. Phytosanitary Certificate Application Form (xls 135Kb) 

2. Written confirmation from the NPPO (National Plant Protection Organisation) of the country of destination confirming the Phytosanitary Import requirements (emails accepted).

Contact details for Countries NPPOs can be found here.

Phytosanitary certificates should only be issued for plants, plant products or other regulated articles. This statement should confirm the requirement for a Phytosanitary Certificate for the plant, plant product or other article concerned and should also detail any additional declarations that are required.

For Exports of Potatoes Only

3. Potato Export Growers Information Form (xls 137Kb) 

The above forms and documentation must me emailed directly into DAFM and an Inspector will contact you to arrange an inspection.  Please email them to the following address:

Exports of plant and plant produce to countries within the EU (Commercial)

Export of plants and plant produce to countries within the EU (Non-Commercial)

  • There are no movement restrictions on personal quantities however we do recommend that the plants or plant products are accompanied by a valid plant passport.  For details of the plants that require a plant passport please click here

Queries in relation to any of the matters mentioned above can be sent to   

Q: I want to exports plants and or plant products to another member state of the EU.

A: Follow the REGISTRATION & PROCEDURES FOR EXPORT link on the departments webpage www.agriculture.gov.ie/planthealthandtrade

Q: I want to export plants commercially to a country outside the EU?

A: Follow the REGISTRATION & PROCEDURES FOR EXPORT link on the departments webpage www.agriculture.gov.ie/planthealthandtrade 

Q: I want to bring a personal quantity of plants or plant products to a country outside the EU.  What do I do?

A: There is no special allowance for personal quantities of plants and plant products to be brought into a country outside the EU.  If you wish to do this you should follow  the same procedures for commercial produce on the REGISTRATION & PROCEDURES FOR EXPORT link on the DAFM’s webpage www.agriculture.gov.ie/planthealthandtrade 

Q: What is a Phytosanitary Certificate?

A: A Phytosanitary Certificate is an official document issued by the Horticulture and Plant Health Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to indicate that consignments of plants, plant products or other regulated articles meet specified phytosanitary import requirements, and are in conformity with the requirements of the National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) of the Importing Country.

Q: When should a Phytosanitary Certificate be required?

A: Importing Countries should only require phytosanitary certificates for regulated articles. These include commodities such as plants, bulbs and tubers, or seeds for propagation, fruits and vegetables, cut flowers and branches, grain, and growing medium.

Q: In what other circumstances can Phytosanitary Certificates be issued?

A: Phytosanitary certificates may also be issued for certain plant products that have been processed, where such products, by their nature or that of their processing, have a potential for introducing regulated pests (e.g. wood, cotton). A phytosanitary certificate may also be required for other regulated articles where phytosanitary measures are technically justified (e.g. empty containers, vehicles, and organisms).

Q: What circumstances should a Phytosanitary Certificate not be required?

A: Under ISPM 12 (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures) , importing countries should not require phytosanitary certificates for plant products that have been processed in such a way that they have no potential for introducing regulated pests.

Q: What is a Plant Passport?

A: A Plant Passport is an official label issued by a producer that has been authorised by the competent authority or NPPO (National Plant Protection Organisation). The Plant Passport is evidence that the provisions of the EU Directives relating to plant health standards and special requirements are satisfied and which are:

Standardised at Community level for different types of plants or plant products, and

Issued in accordance with the implementing rules governing the details of the procedure for issuing plant passports.

Plant Passports enable the producer to move plants within the EU subject to protected zone requirements.  For full details on a plant passport please click here.

Q: What does a Plant Passport look like? And where do i find it?

A: Typically a Plant Passport can be attached to the plant in the format below or referenced in the documentation associated with the consignment i.e. the invoice or the delivery docket.

 

Added 01.02.19