Protection against plant pests

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against pests of plants

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

It aims to help fight plant pests and diseases, as part of the EU Plant Health Regime, with more effective measures to protect the EU and its plants, ensuring safe trade and mitigating the impact of climate change, including:

KEY POINTS

Quarantine pests

Criteria are set out to identify quarantine pests which must be prevented from being introduced into and must not be allowed to spread through the EU. Protected zone quarantine pests are those for which control is needed in only parts of the EU.

Priority pests

Plant passports and phytosanitary certificates

Imports

The regulation seeks to prevent pests being introduced into the EU. It provides risk-based and preventive measures to protect the EU from pests that a plant, plant product or other object originating outside the EU might introduce, based on a preliminary assessment of the risk.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It applies from 14 December 2019.

BACKGROUND

See also:

KEY TERMS

Phytosanitary measure: official measure having the purpose to prevent the introduction or spread of quarantine pests or to limit the economic impact of regulated non-quarantine pests.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament of the Council of 26 October 2016 on protective measures against pests of plants, amending Regulations (EU) No 228/2013, (EU) No 652/2014 and (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 69/464/EEC, 74/647/EEC, 93/85/EEC, 98/57/EC, 2000/29/EC, 2006/91/EC and 2007/33/EC (OJ L 317, 23.11.2016, pp. 4-104)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, pp. 35-55)

Regulation (EU) No 652/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 laying down provisions for the management of expenditure relating to the food chain, animal health and animal welfare, and relating to plant health and plant reproductive material, amending Council Directives 98/56/EC, 2000/29/EC and 2008/90/EC, Regulations (EC) No 178/2002, (EC) No 882/2004 and (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Decisions 66/399/EEC, 76/894/EEC and 2009/470/EC (OJ L 189, 27.6.2014, pp. 1-32)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EU) No 652/2014 have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

Regulation (EU) No 228/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 March 2013 laying down specific measures for agriculture in the outermost regions of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 247/2006 (OJ L 78, 20.3.2013, pp. 23-40)

last update 12.07.2019