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The Plant Health (Great Britain) Order 1993

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Prohibition on importing into Great Britain from a third country plants, plant pests etc.

3.—(1) No person shall import into Great Britain from a third country—

(a)any plant pest of a description specified in Part A of Schedule 1;

(b)any plant or plant product of a description specified in the second column ofPart A of Schedule 2 carrying or infected with a plant pest of a description specified in the first column of that Part opposite the reference to that description of plant or plant product;

(c)any plant, plant product or other object of a description specified in the first column of Part A of Schedule 3 which originates in a country specified in the second column of that Part opposite the reference to that description of plant or plant product;

(d)subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this article, any plant, plant product or other object which is of a description specified in the first column of section 1 of Part A of Schedule 4 unless the special requirements specified in the second column of that section opposite the reference to that description of plant, plant product or other object have been satisfied;

(e)subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this article, any plant, plant product or other object which is of a description specified in section 1 of Part B of Schedule 5 unless it has been the subject of a satisfactory plant health inspection by an authorised officer in the country of origin or the consignor country and is accompanied by a valid phytosanitary certificate;

(f)any plant pest which, although not specified in Part A of Schedule 1, Part A of Schedule 2, or section 1 of Part A of Schedule 4, is a plant pest which is not normally present in Great Britain and which is likely to be injurious to plants in Great Britain.

(2) The requirements of paragraphs (1)(d) and (e) of this article shall not apply to any plants or plant products not showing any signs of any plant pest which are landed in Great Britain contained in the baggage of a passenger or other traveller and which:

(a)are not intended for use in the course of trade or business, and

(b)are intended for household use, and

(c)are in one of the following categories, not exceeding the stated quantities—

from all third countries,

(i)fruit and raw vegetables (other than potatoes)–together 2kg,

(ii)cut flowers and any parts of plants together forming a single bouquet–1 bouquet,

(iii)seeds (other than seeds of potatoes)–5 retail packets, that is to say packets in which the seed in question is normally sold to the consumer (other than for use in the course of a trade or business) or packets of similar size,

and, in addition, from non-European Community countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area,

(iv)bulbs, corms, tubers (other than potatoes) and rhizomes–together 2kg,

(v)other plants–5 plants.

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