European Union member states
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,
Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro*, Netherlands, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland*, and the
*Note: Although not European Union member
countries, Montenegro and Switzerland follow the European Union requirements.
What are the high-risk plants?
The EU has
designated 35 genera of plants as high-risk – these groups will be
completely prohibited from entering the EU as of December 14, 2019, until the
US Department of Agriculture conducts pest risk analyses for these products.
These analyses are currently in progress. Read EU Regulation 2018/2019.
These include plants for planting, other than
seeds, in vitro material, and dwarfed
woody plants for planting of the following genera:
Acacia, Acer, Albizia, Alnus, Annona,
Bauhinia, Berberis, Betula, Caesalpinia, Cassia, Castanea, Cornus, Corylus,
Crataegus, Diospyros, Fagus, Ficus carica, Fraxinus, Hamamelis, Jasminum,
Juglans, Ligustrum, Lonicera, Malus, Nerium, Persea, Populus, Prunus, Quercus,
Robinia, Salix, Sorbus, Taxus, Tilia, andUlnus
How do I find out if my commodity or shipment is affected?
- If you are shipping fruits, vegetables, hops, or
you are shipping seeds
- If you are shipping cut flowers, trees, or nursery