Windsor Framework – Northern Ireland plant health label (NIPHL) Scheme

Windsor Framework – Northern Ireland plant health label (NIPHL) Scheme

31 Aug 2023

As previously communicated, the Northern Ireland Protocol is to be replaced by the Windsor Framework. This framework includes a Northern Ireland Plant Health Label (NIPHL) scheme which will allow plants for planting, seeds, seed potatoes, and used agricultural and forestry machinery to move from Great Britain to Northern Ireland between professional operators, without requiring phytosanitary certification.

You should have received an email about the Windsor Framework on 14 August, asking you to let Defra know whether you intend to move goods to Northern Ireland. If you haven’t yet responded please do so as soon as possible via this form.

Certain plant species require additional inspection during the growing season to permit subsequent movement to Northern Ireland. Whilst many of these plants can be inspected as part of plant passport inspections, there are a number which cannot. Your response will help Defra to plan any additional inspections required to enable goods to move to Northern Ireland under the NIPHL scheme.

Please send any queries on about the Windsor Framework to