Importing requirements for member countries of the European Union are laid out in Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament of The Council, and the accompanying Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072.
Individual member countries may choose to adopt or enforce additional requirements at their discretion. Exporters are responsible for independently verifying the importing country conditions with the importing NPPO. Known additional requirements will be published in individual country MICoR cases.
France does not accept electronically-produced phytosanitary certificates, and requires the hardcopy phytosanitary certificate to be manually signed and ink stamped by a departmental officer. Contact Assessment Services Group at PlantExportsNDH@agriculture.gov.au to confirm printing and collection of hard copy phytosanitary certificates.
Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.
It is the exporter’s responsibility to ensure that the phytosanitary certificate is issued within 14 days of the consignment being exported from Australia.
Refer to the departure date and inspection date in the Request for Permit.