There are a lot of changes and these changes continue to be made as border controls are introduced. However, if you are already engaged with importing and exporting these will be largely familiar. If you move plants within Great Britain, or are just coming to import/export there will be new activities for you but there is a lot of advice available. Your first point of call should be your APHA Plant Health and Seeds Inspector.

The regulations are to increase biosecurity and protection from plant pests and diseases. Businesses who sell plants and plant products need to be aware, and if relevant to them, act on these regulations. It is essential that, where a business is involved in import or export, business-to-business trade, online trade and distance sales (including home deliveries), they understand the regulations. You will need to check for the latest updates through the UK Plant Health Information Portal.

For guidance and resources please click the links below:

Update on plant imports with high risk for Xylella fastidiosa- legislation (March 2021)

Importing, Exporting and Moving plants including passporting in Wales.