Guidance

Regulated EU wood trade and plant passporting requirements

This guide explains the plant health requirements for preventing the spread of pests and diseases in movements of wood materials within the European Union.

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Details

The guide explains:

  • plant passports, which are required to accompany consignments of some types of wood, timber and wood products moving within the EU and Switzerland
  • tree health checks and inspections
  • protected zones
  • country codes
  • the requirements for moving Christmas trees and Christmas tree foliage for decorative purposes
  • where you can get more information
Published 8 August 2017