Factsheet: Plant Health directive (Dir. 2000/29/EC)

Plant Health directive (Dir. 2000/29/EC)

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Plant Health Directive 2000/29/EC - on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community
Description: 
EU rules on plant health aim to protect crops, fruit, vegetables, flowers, ornamentals and forests from harmful pests and diseases (harmful organisms) by preventing their introduction into the EU or their spread within the EU. Also specific requirements on wood products. Depending on the origin and type, heat treatment, bark stripping and/or, drying is required.
Goal/Aim: 
Restrict imports of plants to protect domestic plants from pests and diseases.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
DG Health and Consumer Protection

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2000