A range of chargeable services are available to help you to export plants, plant products (including grain and bulbs), fruit and vegetables, potatoes (including seed potatoes), seeds, soil or agricultural machinery to countries outside the European Community (EC). For further details please see our explanatory leaflets for export certification services, and, if you are interested in exporting grain, procedures for the phytosanitary certification of grain for export.
Please note that different arrangements apply for trade between EC member states. For further information refer to our section on Plant Passporting & Marketing.
Russian Federation ban on imports from EU Countries from the 1st June 2013
As a result of a disagreement with the EU Commission on the implementation of International Standards for phytosanitary measures, the Russian Federation have informed the Commission that from 1st June 2013, they intend to introduce a temporary ban on the import from EU countries of seed potatoes, ware potatoes, horticultural planting material, (including seed), and decorative plant/forest material. The ban is subject to ongoing negotiations between the Russian Federation and the EU Commission.
If you have any questions regarding this ban please contact
Export charges information
For information about export charges, please click here.
Please note - you will be invoiced after using our services, so there is no need make any payment until you receive an invoice from us.
Some plant species are considered endangered - please see the CITES website for information on export and import of these plants and plant products.