If you import or export certain wood and timber products to or from the UK you will have to comply with plant health regulations, restrictions and requirements. The regulations are designed to protect the natural environment and plant-based industries of receiving countries from introductions of harmful organisms that can be present in wood. These include certain species of insects, bacteria and fungi.
If wood material or products are not classed as regulated there are no restrictions on their movement.
Plant Health News
Plant Health News keeps importers and exporters of wood, timber products, wood packaging and dunnage up to date with changes in legislation, regulations and requirements. Read past issues.
Find out what you must do if you want to import or export different types of regulated wood material. See also further guidance in ‘Publications’ below.