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Country: European Union (EU)
Scientific Name:  
Group: Nursery stock
End Use: Bulbs / Tubers
NPPO Details:
European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Relevant Web Addresses:

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Export Criteria

Criteria Criteria Required?
Import Permit No
Phytosanitary Certificate Yes
Additional Declaration/Endorsement Yes
Protocol Market No

General Requirements

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

It is the exporters responsibility to ensure that the phytosanitary certificate is issued within 14 days of the consignment being exported from Australia. Refer to the departure date in the Request for Permit.

Xylella fastidiosa host species
The European Union has implemented measures to prevent the introduction and spread of Xylella fastidiosa. See Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/798 of 18 May 2015 for further information.

The EU has a list of approximately 220 plant species on the Commission database of Xylella fastidiosa host plants. 
If you are planning to send a plant from this list, and there is no MICoR case, please contact for further information.​


To meet requirements stated in 1) Annex VII, point 2.1 (a-b) the "registered established name and number" (ABC / XXXX) must be added in the additional product description field of the Request For Permit (RFP) to export.


Additional Declaration/Endorsements

​Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement 5988)

1) Consignment complies with Annex VII, point 2.1 (a-b) of EU Regulation - Plants have been grown in nurseries, which are registered and supervised by the national plant protection organization of the country of origin and have been inspected at appropriate times and prior to export.

2) Consignment complies with Annex VII, point 13 of EC Plant Health Directive 2019/2072; Official statement that the consignment or lot does not contain more than 1 % by net weight of soil and growing medium.


Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072.

Latest updates

05/12/2022 - Updated general requirements for additional product description field and amended text for endorsement 5988.

Initial Uploaded: 29/07/2014
Reviewed Uploaded: 05/12/2022