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 July 2013
As a result of a disagreement with the EU Commission on the provision of pest status information by EU Member States, associated with a Russian request for a lifting of the EU ban on imports of ware potatoes and conifer plants into the EU, the Russian Federation have informed the Commission that from 1st July 2013, there is a ban on the imports from EU countries of plants with soil attached, potted plants, fruit and ornamental plants for planting, seed potatoes, as well as ware potatoes, except those packed for the final consumer or directly destined to industrial processing. Please see the full list of Customs codes affected which have been supplied by Russian authorities.
To assist in negotiations with the Russian Federation, the European Commission have requested that information on the procedures in place in the United Kingdom to meet the freedoms stipulated by the Russian Federation list of quarantine organisms for Potatoes, and also a list of the Plant Health Authority Client Reference Numbers for growers of seed and ware potatoes and planting material intended for export to the Russian Federation be placed on this website. These documents are available to view below:
- Guidance paper on the procedures in place in the United Kingdom to meet the freedoms stipulated by the list of quarantine organisms of the Russian Federation for Potatoes
- Seed Potato Growers
- Ware Potato Growers
- Growers of planting material
If you have any questions regarding this ban please contact
Export charges information
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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.