Additional declarations

Additional declarations on phytosanitary certificates for exports to the European Union as required in Article 71.2 of the Plant Health Regulation ((EU)2016/2031). The list of plants, plant products and other objects, originating from third countries, and the corresponding special requirements for their introduction into the Union territory is set out in Annex VII of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072.

Requirements for plants and plant products imported into the EU

The phytosanitary requirements for import of plant products into The Netherlands are based on Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072.  In case of alternative options for meeting import requirements as mentioned in annex VII of (EU)2019/2072 ( Article 71.2 of the Plant Health Regulation ((EU)2016/2031)), details of the option used must appear in the Additional Declaration box of the Phytosanitary Certificate accompanying the consignment. Reference must be made to annex VII of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/2072 (including the relevant position), as well as the required minimal additional declaration text as it should appear on the certificate (see bold text in the additional declaration document). The same approach has to be followed for Additional Declarations mentioned in other Commission Implementing Decisions.

Documentary checks of plant products at import in the Netherlands

At the point of entry in the Netherlands, documentary check is part of the import inspection, with focus on the required Additonal Declarations on the Phytosanitary Certificate. In case of incorrect additional declarations, i.e. the lack of reference to the relevant position, the consignment will be refused entry.

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Tables per sector with the required Additional Declaration (AD)