The task of phytosanitary import control is upon carrying out plant health control on the State border, to prevent from bringing into the European Union of harmful organisms thus increasing output and productivity of agriculture as well as protection of environment.
Subject of phytosanitary control are:
- standing trees and other plants, tubers, roots
- cut flowers and ornamental plants
- seed material
- wood and wood packaging material
- fruits and vegetables
Import into Latvia or through Latvia BIPs to another EU Member State phytosanitary consignment is required:
- Phytosanitary Certificate of exporting country or
- Phytosanitary re-export Certificate;
Importers shall register in State Plant Protection Service in the register of persons involved in the circulation of plants and plant products subject to phytosanitary control.
Operators, at least 24 hours prior notice to the Food and Veterinary Service inspectors of the plants, plant products import, either electronically via TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System ) by fax or e-mail by sending a Common Health Entry Document (CHEDPP) Part I to the points of entry, located in ports or airports.
Food and Veterinary Service does not control export and transit phytosanitary consignment going to third countries. Phytosanitary control shall be carried out if there is cause for suspicion that a transit consignment is infected with plant quarantine organisms and their spread is possible.
Export and re-export Phytosanitary Certificates for plants, plant products intended for export issues State Plant Protection Service.
Phytosanitary control shall be subject to different consignments with wood packaging material. Imports to Latvia or the Member States, the consignment with wood packaging materials, they must be processed and marked according to international standard ISPM 15.
Latvia Republic legislation:
COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2008/61/EC of 17 June 2008 establishing the conditions under which certain harmful organisms, plants, plant products and other objects listed in Annexes I to V to ouncil Directive 2000/29/EC may be introduced into or moved within the Community or certain protected zones thereof, for trial or scientific purposes and for work on varietal selections
Data bases of legislative acts
Website to other institution home page