Guidance

Prevent the introduction of oak lace bug into Great Britain: call for evidence

Call for evidence on controlling oak and sweet chestnut timber imports to prevent the introduction of oak lace bug into Great Britain (Corythucha arcuata).

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This call for evidence is to seek information from importers of oak and sweet chestnut timber to help the development of measures specifically on timber imports. These measures include further third country import requirements on unprocessed wood with bark and isolated bark of oak and sweet chestnut. The measures would also extend the plant passporting requirements which apply to the movements of these products between Member States within the EU.

The call for evidence is concerned only with the measures that are being introduced for unprocessed wood with bark and isolated bark of oak and sweet chestnut.

When can I provide my response?

The call for evidence is open for 6 weeks from 25 March 2019 and closes on 29 April 2019.

Where should I send my response?

Please send your responses for the attention of Nick Mainprize:

plant.health@forestrycommission.gov.uk

or

Forestry Commission
Plant Health Service
Silvan House
231 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7AT

Published 26 March 2019