Phytosanitary control

Phytosanitary control border control target is not to allow import of absent or limited existence plant quarantine pests in EU and Latvia.

Plants and plant products and subjects they come into contact with, which are imported from countries outside the European Union are subject to phytosanitary control, including:

• growing trees and other plants, tubers, bulbs, roots
• cut flowers and ornamental foliage
• seed material
• timber and timber products
• fruits and vegetables

The following is necessary importing cargo of phytosanitary controlled goods in Latvia or respective member states:

•    The exporting country`s phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for export back (re-export);

•    The importer must be registered in the register of persons involved in the movement of plants and plant products subject to phytosanitary control of the State Plant Protection Service;

•    At least 24 hours before the import of plants, plant products and subjects, which they come into contact with, mentioned in part B of Regulations No 218 "Plant Quarantine Regulations", Annex 1 of CM from 30.03.2004, through the  border control place, the representative of cargo fills in the information required at the first part of “Information on Cargo” of Annex 18 of those Regulations (The Overall Health Import Document CHED-PP), and using information System TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System), electronic mail or fax delivers it to the concrete import place of Food and Veterinary Service Border control point. The representative of the cargo is responsible for the truth of determined information and authenticity of documents attached.

•    To be able to perform the advanced notification filling in the Overall Health Import Document CHED-PP at the information system TRACES, the cargo representative must register as the user of the system. It can be done by phone 67027111 or sending the request to register a new TRACES user to e-mail address Necessary information to register a new user in TRACES system:
1.    Valid e-mail address
2.    Name, surname of the cargo representative
3.    Contact telephone number
4.    Organization that will be represented
5.    Border control point through which the cargo is to be imported

•    If the advanced notification is not made through TRACES, then filled in I Part of Overall Health Import Document CHED-PP is sent to FVS control point, through which the cargo is provided to be imported.  Filling in CHED-PP data are taken from Phytosanitary Certificate issued by exporter state.

Food and Veterinary Service does not perform phytosanitary control of export and transit cargos to the third countries. Phytosanitary control is performed if there is a reasonable suspicion that transit cargo is infested with plant carnitine organisms (quarantine pests) which during transportation are likely to spread.

State Plant Protection Service issues export and re-export phytosanitary certificates.

Wood packaging material in transportation of various goods is exposed to Phytosanitary border control. Importing into Latvia or the Member State concerned, wood packaging material used in cargos must be treated and marked in accordance with requirements of Regulation (ISPM15) for packaging used in the international trade of wood packaging.

The fee for phytosanitary control is charged in accordance with Annex of Regulation No 1070 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 28 December 2004 „Order in which Persons Cover Expenditure on Paid Services in Plant Protection Area, Compulsory Carrying out of Phytosanitary Measures and Phytosanitary Border Control”.

Additional information about:
•    FVS Phytosanitary Control

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