WTO Notification -The Pests of Plants (Authorisations) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

WTO Notification -The Pests of Plants (Authorisations) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

10 Oct 2022

The WTO have received notification from GB regarding a proposed change to legislation.

This legislation will amend certain measures in these regulations in England, Wales and Scotland (Great Britain) to provide an improved application process by refining the operation and streamlining the provision of information for scientific authorisations.

The import requirements will be simplified by removing the requirement for the Letter of Authority (LoA) to be endorsed by the National Plant Protection Organisations (NPPO's) of the country of origin. Changes will also be made to the LoA to simplify these documents and streamline the information requirements removing the need for certain information to be obtained and reducing the administrative burden on authorisation holders and the Great Britain NPPO.

The amendments apply to LoAs issued on or after 1 November 2022. The introductions or movements of material under LoAs issued before 1 November 2022 will remain valid until 31 December 2022.