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The Plant Health (Great Britain) Order 1993

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I.Plants, plant products and other objects which are potential carriers of plant pests of relevance for the entire Community.

1.  Plants, intended for planting, other than seeds or aquarium plants, but including seeds of Cruciferae, Gramineae,Trifolium spp., originating in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Chile, New Zealand and Uruguay,Capsicum spp.,Helianthus annuus L.,Lycopersicon lycopersicum(L.) Karsten ex Farw.,Medicago sativa L.,Prunus L.,Rubus L.,Oryza spp.,Zea mais L.,Allium cepa L.,Allium porrum L.,Allium schoenoprasum L., and Phaseolus L.

2.  Parts of plants, other than fruit and seeds of

  • Castanea Mill.,Dendranthema(DC) Des. Moul.,Dianthus L.,Pelargonium l'Herit ex Ait,Phoenix spp.,Populus L.,Quercus L.,

  • conifers (Coniferales),

  • Acer saccharum Marsh., originating in North American countries,

  • Prunus L., originating in non-European countries.

3.  Fruit of:

  • Citrus L.,Fortunella Swingle,Poncirus Raf., and their hybrids

  • Annona L.,Cydonia Mill.,Diospyros L.,Malus Mill.,Mangifera L.,Passiflora L.,Prunus L.,Psidium L.,Pyrus L.,Ribes L.,Syzygium Gaertn., and Vaccinium L., originating in non-European countries.

4.  Tubers of Solanum tuberosum L.

5.  Isolated bark of:

  • conifers (Coniferales)

  • Acer saccharum Marsh.,Castanea Mill.,Populus L. and Quercus L., other than Quercus suber L.

6  Wood where it:

(a)has been obtained in whole or part from one of the order, genera or species as described hereafter:

  • Castanea Mill.,

  • Castanea Mill.,Quercus L., including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in North American countries,

  • Platanus, including wood which has not kept its natural round surface,

  • Conifers (Coniferales), other than Pinus L., originating in non-European countries, including wood which has not kept its natural round surface

  • Pinus L., including wood which has not kept its natural round surface

  • Populus L., originating in countries of the American continent,

  • Acer saccharum Marsh., including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in North American countries, and

(b)meets one of the following descriptions laid down in Annex I Part II of Regulation (EEC) No.2658/87

CN CodeDescription
Pallets and box pallets (CN code ex441520) are also exempted where they satisfy the standard set up for 'UIC-Pallets' and are marked accordingly.
4401 10Fuel wood, in logs, in billets, in twigs, in faggots or in similar forms
ex 4401 21

Wood in chips or particles

= coniferous, originating in non-European countries

4401 22

Wood in chips or particles

= non-coniferous

ex 4401 30Wood waste and scrap, not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms
ex 4403 20

Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood or roughly squared

  • other than treated with paint, stains, creosote or other preservatives, coniferous originating in non-European countries

4403 91

Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood or roughly squared:

  • other than treated with paint, stains, creosote or other preservatives

    = oak (Quercus spp.)

4403 99

Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared:

  • other than treated with paint, stains, creosote or other preservatives,

    = other than coniferous, of oak (Quercus spp.) or of beech Fagus spp.)

Split poles: piles, pickets and stakes of wood, pointed but not sawn lengthwise:

  • coniferous, originating in non-European countries

ex 4404 10

Split poles: piles, pickets and stakes of wood, pointed but not sawn lengthwise:

  • coniferous, originating in non-European countries

ex 4404 20

Split poles: piles, pickets and stakes of wood, pointed but not sawn lengthwise:

  • non-coniferous

4406 10

Railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood

  • not impregnated

ex 4407 10

Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, not planed, sanded or finger-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6mm, in particular beams, planks, flitches, boards, laths:

  • coniferous, in non-European countries

ex 4407 91

Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, not planed, sanded or finger-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6mm, in particular beams, planks, flitches, boards, laths

  • oak (Quercus spp.)

ex 4407 99

Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, not planed, sanded or finger-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6mm, in particular beams, planks, flitches, boards, laths

  • other than coniferous, of tropical woods, of oak (Quercus spp.) or of beech (Fagus spp.)

ex 4415 10Packing cases, crates and drums of wood originating in non-European countries
ex 4415 50Pallets, box pallets and other load boards, of wood originating in non-European countries
ex 4416 00Barrels of wood, including staves, of oak (Quercus spp.)

7.—(a) Soil and growing medium as such, which consists in whole or in part of soil or solid organic substances such as parts of plants, humus including peat or bark, other than that composed entirely of peat.

(b)Soil and growing medium, attached to or associated with plants, consisting in whole or in part of material specified in (a) or consisting in whole or in part of peat or of any solid inorganic substance intended to sustain the vitality of the plants, originating in Turkey, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, and in non-European countries other than Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Libya, Malta, Morocco and Tunisia.

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