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Statutory Instruments

2016 No. 1255

Plant Health, England

The Plant Health (Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

Made

19th December 2016

Laid before Parliament

21st December 2016

Coming into force

16th January 2017

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations, with the consent of the Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 56(1) of the Finance Act 1973(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Plant Health (Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 and come into force on 16th January 2017.

Amendment of the Plant Health (Fees) (England) Regulations 2014

2.  For Schedule 2 to the Plant Health (Fees) (England) Regulations 2014(2) substitute—

Regulation 2(2)(a)(ii)and (3)(b)

SCHEDULE 2Import Inspection Fees: Reduced Rates

Column 1

Genus

Column 2

Quantity

Column 3

Country of origin

Column 4

Fee for each consignment or relevant part of a consignment (daytime working hours)

(£)

Column 5

Fee for each consignment or relevant part of a consignment (non-daytime working hours)

(£)

Cut flowers
Asterup to 20,000 in numberZimbabwe35.9053.85
each additional 1,000 or part thereofZimbabwe0.27, up to a maximum of 287.190.41, up to a maximum of 430.78
Dianthusup to 20,000 in numberColombia1.432.15
Ecuador7.1810.77
Kenya2.393.59
Turkey7.1810.77
each additional 1,000 or part thereofColombia0.01, up to a maximum of 11.480.01, up to a maximum of 17.23
Ecuador0.05, up to a maximum of 57.430.08, up to a maximum of 86.15
Kenya0.01, up to a maximum of 19.140.02, up to a maximum of 28.71
Turkey0.05, up to a maximum of 57.430.08, up to a maximum of 86.15
Rosaup to 20,000 in numberColombia1.432.15
Ecuador1.432.15
Ethiopia2.393.59
Kenya2.393.59
Tanzania7.1810.77
Zambia4.787.18
each additional 1,000 or part thereofColombia0.01, up to a maximum of 11.480.01, up to a maximum of 17.23
Ecuador0.01, up to a maximum of 11.480.01, up to a maximum of 17.23
Ethiopia0.02, up to a maximum of 19.140.03, up to a maximum of 28.71
Kenya0.02, up to a maximum of 19.140.03, up to a maximum of 28.71
Tanzania0.05, up to a maximum of 57.430.08, up to a maximum of 86.15
Zambia0.04, up to a maximum of 38.290.06, up to a maximum of 57.43
Branches with foliage
Phoenixup to 100 kgCosta Rica16.7525.13
each additional 100 kg or part thereofCosta Rica1.66, up to a maximum of 134.022.49, up to a maximum of 201.03
Fruit
Citrusup to 25,000 kgEgypt11.8717.95
Israel4.787.18
Mexico4.787.18
Peru4.787.18
Turkey1.432.15
USA7.1810.77
each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofEgypt0.470.71
Israel0.190.28
Morocco0.090.14
Peru0.190.28
Turkey0.050.08
USA0.280.43
Malusup to 25,000 kgArgentina16.7525.13
Brazil11.9617.95
Chile2.393.59
New Zealand4.787.18
South Africa2.393.59
USA35.9053.85
each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofArgentina0.661.00
Brazil0.470.71
Chile0.090.14
New Zealand0.190.28
South Africa0.090.14
USA1.432.15
Passifloraup to 25,000 kgColombia3.355.02
Kenya11.9617.95
South Africa16.7525.13
Vietnam16.7525.13
Zimbabwe35.9053.85
each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofColombia0.130.20
Kenya0.470.71
South Africa0.661.00
Vietnam0.661.00
Zimbabwe1.432.15
Prunusup to 25,000 kgArgentina35.9053.85
Chile4.787.18
Morocco11.9617.95
South Africa4.787.18
Turkey4.787.18
USA11.9617.95
each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofArgentina1.432.15
Chile0.190.28
Morocco0.470.71
South Africa0.190.28
Turkey0.190.28
USA0.470.71
Pyrusup to 25,000 kgArgentina4.787.18
Chile7.1810.77
China35.9053.85
South Africa4.787.18
each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofArgentina0.190.28
Chile0.280.43
China1.432.15
South Africa0.190.28
Vacciniumup to 25,000 kgArgentina11.9617.95
each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofArgentina0.470.71
Vegetables
Capsicumup to 25,000 kgIsrael4.787.18
Morocco2.393.59
each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofIsrael0.190.28
Morocco0.090.14
Momordicaup to 25,000 kgSurinam16.7525.13
each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofSurinam0.661.00
Solanum melongenaup to 25,000 kgKenya4.787.18
Turkey2.623.59
each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofKenya0.190.28
Turkey0.090.14

Gardiner of Kimble

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

13th December 2016

We consent

David Evennett

Guy Opperman

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

19th December 2016

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Plant Health (Fees) (England) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/601) (“the principal Regulations”).

Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations (“Schedule 2”) sets out reduced rate fees for certain plants and plant products which are subject to reduced levels of plant health checks agreed under the procedure provided for in Articles 13a(2) and 18(2) of Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (OJ No L 169, 10.7.2000, p. 1). Regulation 2 of these Regulations amends Schedule 2 to give effect to the latest notification published by the European Commission of the reduced plant health checks which are applicable to certain plants and plant products.

The inspection rates in respect of the following commodities referred to in Schedule 2 have increased, with matching increases in fees: Citrus from Egypt (from 15% to 25%), Malus from Argentina (from 25% to 35%), Malus from the USA (from 50% to 75%), Passiflora from Kenya (from 15% to 25%), Capsicum from Israel (from 5% to 10%) and Momordica from Surinam (from 25% to 35%).

The inspection rates in respect of the following commodities referred to in Schedule 2 have decreased, with matching decreases in fees: Dianthus from Kenya (from 10% to 5%), Dianthus from Turkey (from 25% to 15%), Rosa from Zambia (from 15% to 10%), Passiflora from Colombia (from 10% to 7%), Prunus from Morocco (from 50% to 25%), Prunus from the USA (from 50% to 25%) and Solanum melongena from Turkey (from 10% to 5%).

Fruit of Citrus from Tunisia and Mexico are no longer eligible for reduced rate fees and are subject to an inspection rate of 100%. Accordingly, the relevant entries are removed from Schedule 2 and the fees in Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations are applied to these consignments.

Aster from Zimbabwe and Passiflora from Vietnam are eligible for reduced rate fees since those commodities are now subject to inspection rates of 75% and 35% respectively.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen.

(1)

1973 c.51; section 56(1) was amended by S.I. 2011/1043.

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