Brexit has given the United Kingdom permission to do what it was already trying to do when it was within the European Union: the need for greater phytosanitary control for Zelela in plant imports and against the risk of introducing Xella itself To save. For this reason, on 4 March, new measures came into effect that affect the trade of species sensitive to bacteria.
In March 2020, the United Kingdom adopted additional measures of phytosanetic passports for certain species sensitive to Xylella, which appeals to Article 52 of Regulation 2016/2031, which provides that Member States enter and establish plant pests May adopt temporary measures to prevent Or disease in his area. However, the European Commission approved an act to repeal these measures, which came into force on 21 April, based on the same article, considering them disproportionate or insufficiently justified, phytoma.com.
Now, outside the European Union, the United Kingdom has announced the application of these new measures, Effective from 4 March. Thus, it prohibits the importation of Polygala myrtifolia and coffee plants in countries with the presence of pests, and is not considered a risky vegetable by the European Union, olives, almonds, lavender, olives and even garlands Strengthens the requirements for import of.
To allow imports, a list of authorized nurseries must be reported to British phytosanitary authorities, their facilities inspected and at least 200 meters around them a year before export, export and More demand for analysis, visual inspection immediately before export. Phytosanetic treatments against vectors and sealing trees individually, along with other remedies. The Valencian community anticipating this situation has already sent a list of 52 authorized nurseries to the United Kingdom and the Plant Health Service has prepared to comply with the new requirements.
In a letter sent to members of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), Nicola Spence, head of British government plant health, justifies new regulations and phytosanetic controls for Zelela, the UK’s concern about the possibility of xylell Exposes.a Reach islands “in high-risk hosts, such as olive trees, and plant species commonly associated with sprouts. Long latency period of Xylella This means that without additional requirements, it can be transported to non-infected countries via plant imports long before infection is identified. “
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