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This Order amends the Plant Health (England) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/2530) so as—
- to clarify the scientific name for citrus longhorn beetle as Anoplophora chinensis (Forster);
- to prohibit imports of certain plant species originating in any third country where Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) is known to be present unless certain conditions are met (article 2(3)); and
- to require such plant species originating in such third countries or in the European Community to have a plant passport before being moved within the Community (article 2(4) and (5)).
It is an offence under the Plant Health (England) Order 2005 to contravene these requirements.
A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.
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