Legislation

EU Legislation

Plant health:

Council Directive 2000/29/EC of 8 May 2000 provides the basis on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 136/2004 of 22 January 2004 lays down procedures for veterinary checks at Community border inspection posts on products imported from third countries.

Commission Directive 2008/61/EC of 17 June 2008 establishes the conditions under which certain harmful organisms, plants, plant products and other objects listed in Annexes I to V to Council 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.

Marketing standards:

Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishes a common organization of the markets for agricultural products, which means all the products listed in Annex I to the Treaties, with the exception of the fishery and aquaculture products as defined in Union legislative acts on the common organization of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 of 7 June 2011 lays down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 in respect of the fruit and vegetables and processed fruit and vegetables sectors.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1333/2011 of 19 December 2011 lays down marketing standards for bananas, rules on the verification of compliance with those marketing standards and requirements for notifications in the banana sector.

Wood packaging material

Council Directive 2005/15/EC of 28 February 2005 amending Annex IV to 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

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1137 of 10 August 2018 on the supervision, plant health checks and measures to be taken on wood packaging material for the transport of commodities originating in certain third countries

More information:

EU Plant Health Legislation (EC website)

Belgian Legislation

Royal Decree of 25 April 2017 concerning the phytosanitary controls at the first point of entry in the European Union.

Royal Decree of 10 August 2005 on the control of organisms harmful to plants and plant products.

Last updated: 21/08/2019