New EU Plant Passport

Starting from 14 December 2019, a new EU legislations introduces an amalgamation in relation to plant health and official controls. It means that plants traded for planting require a plant passport for their movement within the EU

New EU Plant Passport: What are the big changes?

The new Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 includes a better harmonized plant passport system for movements of plants and plant products between companies within the Union territory. All plants for planting will have to be accompanied by an official label, containing the required information and ensuring traceability.

The EU Plant Health Regulation 2016/2031 can be found here.

In accordance with the Regulation, the following elements in particular are required on the plant passport label. It needs to travel together with the plant.

Schema del nuovo passaporto delle piante
A= Botanical name of the plant species
B= The two-letter country code for the Member State (IT) and the registration number of the operator (n° RUOP)
C= Company traceability code and other object concerned
D= The two-letter country code of the country of origin

It is very important to remember that the ne EU plant passport must be attached directly to the commercial unit (e.g. pot container, bundle, package), it must be clearly visible and legible, unchangeable and durable.

Following an exaple of how the labe will looks like:


The new plant health regulation doesn’t requires the label on each plant, but it asks to have the new passport together with the “commercial unit”. That’s why, in case of specifi request, our company can offers suitable commercial solutions for the application of the EU green passport on each plant. Only if it is required.

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