20 Jun 2023
• As of the 16 June the EU officially introduced legislation lifting the ban on the exports of Crataegus monogyna (common hawthorn) from the UK for ‘plants that are up to 15-years old and with a maximum diameter of 13 cm at the base of the stem - EUR-Lex - 32023R1174 - EN - EUR-Lex (europa.eu).
• The EFSA opinion for Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple) was published on 19 June 2023: https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/.... This will now move forward to the next stage of the process, consideration by the EU Standing Committee for Plants, Animals, Food & Feed and development of legislation.
• We are also anticipating in the near future, further news relating to the legislation for Malus domestica (apple)