Specific information by country and/or product category

Specific information by country

Russian Federation

Import ban:

As from the 1 July 2013, the RU has imposed a temporary import ban on ware potatoes, seed potatoes and plants for planting originating from the EU. Annexed to the circular related to the export of cut flowers and potted plants to the Russian Federation, the CN codes of the concerned products are presented.

  • Cut Flowers and Potted Plants:
    • Circular concerning the export of cut flowers and potted plants to the Russian Federation and the requirement of an intra-EU phytosanitary communication document for potted plants (PCCB/S4/1095724) (FR)
  • Seed potatoes:

Specific information by product category

Specific by product category (a category includes products that can be considered in the same way regarding the phytosanitary regulations).

Product category 



Fruits and vegetables 
(Including ware potatoes) 

Product category for fresh parts of plants intended for consumption or processing and not for planting 

Circular concerning the notification and certification of fresh fruits and vegetables imported or exported (PCCB/S1/LSW/597024)


Product category for round-wood, sawn-wood, wood chips or wood accessories, with or without bark 

Wood packaging material (WPM) 
For the attention of all Belgian exporters (including those who are not part of the "food chain") using wood packaging material. 
Europe and most third countries have made international recommendations included in the ISPM 15 legal. Therefore, all companies that export their products with WPM (ex: pallets) must use treated wood.

  • List of Belgian enterprises with an official ISPM 15 authorization (EN) (April 2016) 
  • Specifications for the implementation of the ISPM 15 relating to wood packaging material intended for use in the international trade – Info (10/01/2017) (+ link announcement ISPM 15) 

Treatments allowed to export wood logs 

Last updated: 02/10/2019