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Draft Commission Implementing Decision amending Annexes I to V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community
This text introduces amendments to the Annexes of the EU Plant Health Directive (Council Directive 2000/29/EC) listing the EU regulated harmful organisms (quarantine plant pests) and regulated articles, as well as laying down provisions for the introduction into, and movement within, the Union of plants, plant products and other objects.
The following harmful organisms are added to the list of EU quarantine pests: Aromia bungii (Faldermann), Elsinoë australis Bitanc. and Jenk., Elsinoë citricola X.L. Fan, R.W. Barreto & Crous., Elsinoë fawcettii Bitanc. and Jenk, Fusarium circinatum Nirenberg & O'Donnell, Geosmithia morbida Kolarík, Freeland, Utley & Tisserat, Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenée), Oemona hirta (Fabricius), Pityophthorus juglandis Blackman.
The listing of the following harmful organisms has been amended:
Ceratocystis platani (J. M. Walter) Engelbr. & T. C. Harr, Elsinoë spp. Bitanc. and Jenk. Mendes, Grapholita packardi Zeller, Liriomyza huidobrensis (Blanchard) and Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess).
The following new regulated articles are added to the EU list of plants, plant products and other objects that have to be accompanied by a Phytosanitary Certificate at import into the European Union, and are subject to phytosanitary import inspection: fruits of Actinidia Lindl., Carica papaya L., Fragaria L., Persea americana Mill., Rubus L. Solanaceae, and Vitis L.; part of plants of Convolvulus L., Ipomoea L., Micromeria Benth and Solanaceae; and machinery and vehicles, which have been operated for agricultural or forestry purposes. In addition, for already listed fruits of Annona L., Cydonia Mill., Diospyros L., Malus L., Mangifera L., Passiflora L., Prunus L., Psidium L., Pyrus L., Ribes L., Syzygium Gaertn. and Vaccinium L., the geographical scope has been broadened. Amendments in the Phytosanitary Certificate requirements for part of plants and wood of Fraxinus L., Juglans L., Platanus L., and Ulmus davidiana L. are included.
Import requirements for plants or plant products of the following plant orders/families/genera/species are introduced or are amended:
Capsicum L., Capsicum annuum L., Citrus L., Fortunella Swingle, Poncirus Raf., and their hybrids, Crataegus L., Cydonia Mill., Juglans L., Malus L., Mangifera L., Platanus L., Prunus L., Prunus persica (L.), Punica granatum L., Pyrus L., Pterocarya Kunth, Solanaceae, Solanum aethiopicum L., Solanum lycopersicum L., Solanum melongena L., Solanum tuberosum, and Vaccinium L.
Import requirements have also been introduced or amended for bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers, intended for planting, root and tubercle vegetables, soil and growing media. as well as for machinery and vehicles, which have been operated for agricultural or forestry purposes. Requirements for protected zones have been amended for plants of Begonia L., intended for planting, other than seeds, tubers and corms, and plants of Ajuga L., Crossandra Salisb., Dipladenia A.DC., Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd Ficus L., Hibiscus L., Mandevilla Lindl., Nerium oleander L. and Quercus L.