New regulation on seed imports into Europe
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:09:49 PDT
Diane wrote:

>>Will phytos be required between EU countries, or just for imports from
outside the EU?

There is a section in the regulations about "plant passports" being used for
transfer of plants within the EU. I was focused on the phyto thing, so I
didn't try to figure out what those passports are, or if they apply to all
plants and seeds, or just certain situations.

David wrote:

>> First I have heard.

That's the thing that surprised me the most. The regulation was actually
enacted three years ago, to take effect in December 2019. So somehow we all
missed it for three years. Considering the potential effect on seed
exchanges, and seed exporters in places like South Africa (who rely a lot of
sales to Europe), you'd think we would have heard of this before.

It makes me worry about what other regulations around the world we might be


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